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Move from Boston to San Francisco

In case you haven’t heard, the Sonder Group relocated to San Francisco a month ago. Although this signals some big changes, our mission remains unchanged: retained & contingency searches across North America and Western Europe for early stage and growing life science companies. We are continuing to recruit leadership positions ranging from “C” level to managers for R&D, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Product Managers, Field Applications, and Scientific Advisors. San Francisco and Boston are Biotech hubs so even though Karen is now on the west coast, she will be in Boston and on the east coast often to meet with clients and candidates.

2015 has been incredibly strong in terms of venture funding for life science companies. We are happy to announce that we have an expanded line up of exciting clients who are true technology innovators in synthetic biology, next gen sequencing, miniaturized mass spec systems and custom bioprocessing purification services. Would you like to learn more about one of our open positions or talk about how we can help you build your team? Just give us a call or send an e-mail to Here are examples of positions we are currently working on:

Director, Program Management Drug Delivery – Boston, MA Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, our client, a Boston biotech with cutting edge drug delivery platform and a focus on women’s health seeks Program Management leader. Be responsible for planning and execution of product development projects spanning feasibility to pre-clinical through post-commercialization.

VP of Manufacturing & Operations – Boston, MA Dynamic molecular biology services company seeks operations and production leader to scale the company’s output of custom products. Ideal candidate has developed and scaled manufacturing operations, knows how to work closely with bioinformatics, has experience working in a regulated environments and thrives in early stage companies.

Director of Research & Development – Boston, MA

Dynamic molecular biology company seeks R&D leader with excellent project and scientific management skills. Experience developing nucleic acid based products and assays as well as techniques such as Next Generation sequencing & cloning. Strong product development skills and a true understanding of how to run a tools based development team.

VP/Director Affinity Resin Manufacturing – New England New custom purification discovery service company seeks to expand their offering. Seeking manufacturing leader who has built pilot plants, has excellent project management and technology transfer skills plus has worked with CMO partners. A great opportunity to develop a strategy from the ground up and implement it.

Director North America Phama Automation- (ideally based on East coast) Small, privately owned automation solutions company seeks sales hunter to sell their solution to Pharma manufacturing/QC. Great opportunity with uncapped commission in highly specialized niche market. Looking for capital equipment sales person who understands applications/solutions sales ideally based in NY/NJ/PA.

Mass Spec Business Development- (US Field) Exciting Newco has miniaturized Mass spec to make it available for all. Be part of the team to launch their solution in the life sciences market. Identify LCMS core lab customers and KOL leaders. Write initial white papers, marketing pieces and develop commercial plans for entering the life science market. Candidates need sales, product management and LCMS or HPLC metabolite & protein/peptide market experience.

Executive Account Manager -Next Generations Sequencing Services Sales (Southeast) Leader in NGS sequencing technology seeks a sales hunter to sell research services to pharmaceutical clients and diagnostic testing services to the south east medical centers. Must have a solid understanding of exome and whole genome sequencing and a proven track record of sales accomplishments.

West Coast Sales Manager- (San Diego) Join a dynamic life science team within a multi-billion dollar company to grow revenue in a recently acquired business. As Sales Manager, train and work with local distributor sales representatives while managing key accounts directly. 7+ yrs sales experience as well as knowledge of consumables and the storage market.

Multiple Sales roles- (San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, North Carolina/Florida) Additional sales roles available for a host of genomics, Next Gen Sequencing, protein instrumentation

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