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Meet the Team

James Cassidy
BSc(Analytical Science), HDipBus

Director Life Science

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079250
Email: [email protected]

James is the holder of an honours degree in analytical science from DCU and a higher diploma from DBS. He has worked in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries here in Ireland and in Australia. James has also a number of years experience in the recruitment sector in Ireland. Outside of work, his interests include Gaelic Football, Soccer and Rugby.
Sinéad Cullen
BSc(Hons) MSc


Tel: +353 (0)1 5079252
Email: [email protected]

Sinéad holds a BSc(Hons) in Neuroscience from UCC and a Masters in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin. Sinéad also spent 2 years in academia carrying out research in the field of Bionanotechnolgy and the development of Point-of-Care devices. As Sinéad has spent a number of years in the Scientific Arena she has an excellent understanding of the needs of her clients and her candidates. Outside of work Sinéads interests include athletics with her club United Striders AC, tag rugby, cycling, adventure racing and is a self-confessed music lover.
Karen Shiel
BSc(Hons) PhD


Tel: +353 (0)1 5079256
Email: [email protected]

Karen holds a BSc(Hons) & PhD in Molecular Biology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Having a strong scientific background gives her an in-depth understanding of her clients requirements. She has extensive experience in recruitment within the Healthcare, Medical Device, Regulatory, Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Clinical Research & Food sectors. Karens main focus is building strong working relationships with both her clients and job seekers. Outside of work, Karen enjoys horse riding & running.
Paula O'Reilly
Cips Associate

Associate Director

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079265
Email: [email protected]

Paula O’Reilly leads the Life Science Procurement division. Operating on a global basis, identifying top procurement talent for clients across the Life Science sector.
With a thorough understanding of the dynamics of procurement, Paula understands not only the technical requirements for the role but the interpersonal and cultural fit needed to guarantee that the right person joins the right organisation; ensuring that both the candidate and client are delighted with the end result.
Sean McCarthy

Associate Director

Tel: + 353 (0) 212339371
Email: [email protected]

Sean heads up the contract recruitment division with Life Science Recruitment. Based in Cork, Sean works closely with clients across the Life Sciences industry in Ireland on contract recruitment mandates. Utilizing his local knowledge, and connections and insight gained from international recruitment experience, he can offer broad-ranging support and insight to the companies and professionals with whom he works.
Siobhan Ryan

Associate Director

Tel: +353 1 507 9254
Email: [email protected]

Siobhan is a Talent Acquisition and Recruitment professional with 10 years’ industry experience. Specialising in the Lifesciences and Medical Devices Sector, she believes that the recruitment partnering strategy is instrumental to the successful implementation strategy of any organisation.
Rachel Kent

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 87 427 8808
Email: [email protected]

Holding a Degree in Business and a Msc in Supply Chain Management, Rachel has been with Life Science recruitment since May 2021 working on the contract team. Coming from a Sales and Supply Chain background, Rachel works closely with Pharmaceutical and Medical device industries here in Ireland, specialising in Scientific and Supply Chain roles. She has a comprehensive understanding that challenging yourself with new endeavours is a positive thing and enjoys connecting the right candidate to the right company. Outside of work, you’ll find her enjoying the outdoors and socialising with family and friends.
Thomas Gallagher

Managing Consultant

Tel: +353 87 061 2325
Email: [email protected]

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Maynooth and a Higher Diploma in Irish History, starting off my career as a Secondary school teacher before moving into the Medical Device recruitment industry. I have recruited in this industry for the past 8 years joining LifeScience Recruitment at the start of 2023. Areas I have specialised in include R&D, Quality, Design Assurance and Reg Affairs. Outside of work I am big into sports playing GAA and Soccer.
Colin Clare

Senior Consultant

Tel: +353 87 060 8656
Email: [email protected]

Colin is a Senior Recruitment Consultant at Life Science Recruitment with 5 years’ experience within the medical device industry having previously worked at Real Life Sciences. Specialising in Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Colin has built a fantastic network of clients from start up to multinational and continues to grow his patch within medical device engineering. Colin is a keen Arsenal fan and musician. He spent 2 years at Brighton Institute of Modern Music and gigs regularly playing guitar and drums.