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About


We are a specialist scientific recruitment agency, our client base is fine chemical and pharmaceutical companies. Our specialisms are in analytical, formulation, production and synthesis chemistry functions.   

Our mission is to match scientists with organisations based on technical, career or life goals, for the benefit of the individual candidate and client company. This results in reduced turnover for companies we work with and greater satisfaction amongst the people we place who go on to perform all the better in their roles.

The company vision is to be highly specialised in finding the right scientist for the right role, while working in the most supportive and professional manner for all concerned.

We work with talented individuals from the candidate market, interview and understand their skills and background, and then respond quickly and accurately to clients asking for our support. Relationships are core to our success, and by taking the time and investment in understanding our clients and the candidates we represent, we are better able to match both. 

At LiCa Scientific we use the latest recruitment technology, social media connectivity and advanced search technology for ease of engagement by candidates to deliver a fast and effective recruitment service. 

Who we are:

Louise Hall - Scientific Recruiter

Highly experienced laboratory manager, 3 years scientific recruitment experience and client following in the multinational fine chemical area especially. Expertise in HPLC, LCMS, GC-FID and GCMS, NMR, ICP-OES, FT-IR, UV-VIS, KF and many wet chemistry techniques, bringing a unique understanding of roles from bench to senior leadership. 

Previously managed a large team of analysts & responsible for their recruitment giving her insight into recruitment from a clients perspective as well as her knowledge and experience as a consultant of several years experience. 

Simon Claessens – Scientific Recruiter

I hold circa 20 years’ experience in technical roles and sales/recruitment positions within the scientific sector.

A strong background in Quality, Manufacturing and R&D within large biotech and pharma organisations having worked as a quality analyst, production chemist and new product introduction scientist.  Solid hands on analytical experience in HPLC , GC, FT-IR coupled with hands on  large scale formulation holding a vast level of GMP experience within Quality and Production most of which has been in a class A-C clean room environment.

In addition to hands on experience within pharma I hold a wealth of experience in commercial roles within the scientific sector having worked as UK sales manager for an analytical instrument supplier and worked within several recruitment organisations in varied positions as a scientific recruiter and in senior positions having successfully set up and staffed departments several times within recruitment businesses.

Matthew Rollinson - Scientific Recruiter / Director

15 years scientific recruitment experience in multinational recruitment companies, 5 years of which are as entrepreneur and expert in the UK running my own successful recruitment businesses. I mainly cover the fine chemical/pharma recruitment market. Like everyone at LiCa I’m focussed for 90% of my time on covering synthesis, production and formulation roles from a Europe-wide candidate base. Additional expertise in short term temporary recruitment alongside permanent staffing.

Into 2019 - having established fantastic roots and earned a wonderful client list in the UK since 2016, LiCa has been adding focus to the international markets where we believe we can have a strong impact.

This has led to a lot more travelling for us to Germany, Spain and the USA with plans in 2019 to head to Austria, Switzerland, and the USA on a couple more occasions as we develop our presence on a more global platform.

We look forward to you reading about our successes on www.licasci.com