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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

Managing Recruitment Consultant

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.
Jack Caffrey

Recruitment Resourcer

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079279
Email: [email protected]

Jack entered the recruitment industry coming from a fitness background where he holds an MSc in Sports Management from UCD. His previous experience of working with clients and understanding their needs and goals in the fitness industry helps him deliver the right candidates to our clients as a resourser.
Niamh Hlubek
IPASS certified

Managing Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 (0)1 5079270
Email: [email protected]

Niamh originally comes from a trade qualified background and has over 10 years experience within the Engineering Industry and 4 years experience in agency recruitment within that area also. With a strong financial acumen, paired with a genuine understanding of different engineering fields, Niamh works with hiring managers directly and can tailor a solution focussed on our clients needs.
Katherine Slawski

Recruitment Resourcer

Tel: +353 87 215 2471
Email: [email protected]

Katherine is a Recruitment Resourcer at Life Science Recruitment and have recently graduated with a B.A. (Mod.) Genetics from Trinity College Dublin. Katherine works to provide recruitment and administrative support to the recruitment team, creating, posting and managing job adverts, processing and filtering job applications, conducting pre-screen candidate telephone interviews and more!
Outside of work you will find Katherine tending to her houseplants or at her local farmers market.
Ruth Holland
BSoc (Hons)

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 1 507 9255
Email: [email protected]

Ruth holds a BSoc in Social Science is and has a keen interest connecting candidates to their ideal employer. In her career to date, Ruth has specialised is quality and engineering contract recruitment and has worked with clients across the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology sectors over the past 5yrs.
Ruth endeavors to deliver excellent customer service to both client and candidate at every stage of the hiring process.
Siobhan Ryan

Managing Recruitment Consultant

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.
Joan O'Malley

Recruitment Consultant

Tel: +353 87 189 7333
Email: [email protected]

Joan holds a B.Eng. in Industrial Engineering and from NUIG and a H Dip in Quality Management Systems also from NUIG. Joan is a Galwegian who has worked in the Medical Device Industry in the West for more than 10 years. Specialising in Quality Engineering and Process/Software Validation. Joan's strong Engineering background, means she has an excellent understanding, of both the needs of her clients and candidates in Engineering and the Medical Device Industry.
Outside of work Joan enjoy travelling, gardening, Gaelic Football and walking.