Research /
Talent Mapping

A research and talent mapping solution that identifies candidates that can make an immediate impact. Gain the market insights needed to find and recruit unique life science talent.



Headcount’s recruiters use their in-depth background knowledge in Pharma, Biotech, and Medtech to drive their recruitment decisions to find the optimal candidates.

Research at Headcount

We specialize in identifying talent, pipeline development, long/shortlist generation, organizational/individual intelligence, as well as outreach to potential candidates.

Additionally, we have surveyed certain markets to better understand the competitor’s processes and structures more completely. We also conduct opinion surveys to understand how potential candidates view your organization.

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Our methodology is characterized by an open, hands-on approach, complemented by consultancy services in order to identify the right person for your open position.

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Expert Market Monitoring

Headcount has been providing market knowledge and insights on executives, specialists, experts, top performers, leaders, and talents within the life-science sector for more than 8 years.

Our continuous, long-lasting relationship with thousands of candidates and clients allows us to build individualized recruitment and research strategies.

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Tailored Candidate Search

We can identify target pools of candidates according to your set criteria, for example by title, education, experience, seniority, or location.

The extent and depth to which we conduct our research is completely up to you. This allows you to make better use of your time by focusing on targets that may be the most promising.

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Multichannel Research

We rely on a vast set of channels to conduct our research.

This includes utilizing our existing database, which is confirmed, telephone research, typical online resources such as social media, further use of academic repositories (PubMed, Google Scholar, etc.), conference attendance lists, poster publications, further apps, and licensed software.


Our team of search consultants will be able to provide shortlists of candidates who have the best experience for your vacancy based on skills and experience. Once we have done this, we will present our shortlists of potential candidates to you for approval.

Time Frame


  • We can normally be up and running within a calendar week on a particular project (100% dedicated FTE).
  • Time frames vary based on the volume of candidates, type of role, the extent of information required, and total manpower required
  • For example, a large volume name generation project in Medical Affairs will be completed more quickly than a full detail mapping in for a targeted group in Regulatory.
  • Our rule of thumb is two business days to one day of mapping for completion of the project.
  • With two week’s notice, it is usually possible to dedicate three FTEs to a project.



  • Results are normally delivered in Excel format with candidate’s details as required (i.e. Name, Position, email, phone number, short interview notes).
  • Results can also be delivered as a PowerPoint presentation with insights, conclusions, and graphics to be delivered to an internal audience.
  • Another option is to deliver an organizational chart for various departments within a competitor.
  • We can also deliver CVs of candidates who have already been pre-screened for a particular role (this is similar to regular recruitment, but there is no placement fee, just the initial cost of the mapping, regardless of how many people are hired).

Research and Talent Mapping Services
Driven By Scientists


And we feel the same way about our clients and candidates. Here are some of the testimonials we have received so far:

Anna Rogucka
Head of Talent Acquisition

Fantastic service! Good candidates, timely responses, high attention to the needs of companies. Highly recommended.

Ulrike Klein
Chief of Staff

The Headcount Team has always put forth a big effort in finding the best fit for our biotech company. Maurice and his team are super professional and reliable, they really care about finding the right fit and building a relationship with their clients, and I truly appreciate that. I would absolutely recommend them for your recruitment needs.

Gleb Iatsenia
Senior Talent Acquisition Partner Europe

I have known Maurice for many years. Maurice is not only a recruitment vendor but also a general sounding board for policy ideas, salary, and benefits questions. When I need to benchmark something or ask a general question about Swiss employment law, Maurice is frequently the first person I call. His deep recruitment experience and network of complementary vendors that he can introduce as needed are second to none. I know I can count on Maurice and his team at headcount to leverage their broad network of candidates in Switzerland and Europe to fill tricky roles in a timely manner. I would not hesitate to recommend Maurice’s team to any potential new client.

Thomas Romieu
Global Head of Digital Commerce

A ”Boutique executive search”. As a candidate, I was impressed by their professionalism, quality of follow up and honest feedback.

Ilija Vukadin
Key Account Manager Hematology

High-Quality Recruitment, especially for Pharma and Biotech. I can highly recommend it.