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About Us

The Carolan Group is an executive search and recruitment firm located in Fairfield, New Jersey. The organization was founded in 2002 for the purpose of providing the pharmaceutical and industries with top industry talent and leadership at various senior levels. Founded by senior career services and pharmaceutical recruitment experts, The Carolan Group has developed highly effective search strategies and an outstanding nationwide candidate network of top industry talent. Committed to matching the right candidates with the right clients, Carolan has become the choice executive search firm for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Our executive recruiters specialize in finding the right talent to fill some of our clients most critical functions. As a result, Carolan can consistently meet our client’s specific needs for specialized talent and diversity.

The Carolan Groups offers a comprehensive array of talent acquisition services including: Contingency and retained search services. The Carolan Group specializes in the placement of advanced degree medical and clinical affairs professionals such as Medical Science Liaisons and MSL Management, Medical Directors (Industry MD’s), Executives in R & D, HEOR, Managed Care, Medical and Clinical Affairs as well as various other in house and field based industry roles.

Recruiting Methodology

Given that the needs of each search are unique, our approach is both consultative and adaptive. Carolan’s search methodology is characterized by a flexible, organized process; an aggressive recruitment program; thorough candidate assessment; and continued support during and after the on-boarding process. We believe in minimizing the risks in the recruitment and appointment process by identifying candidates who have the appropriate blend of competence, credibility and character to succeed in the context of our client’s values and culture.

Diversity Recruiting: The Carolan Group

The Carolan Group understands that attracting and recruiting a multicultural and diverse workforce is an important aspect of the services we provide our clients. To this end, The Carolan Group has enforced the following EEO policy:

The Carolan Group is committed to the policies of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employment for minorities, women, handicapped individuals, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. We are also committed to protecting all employees protected under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. We actively assist our client in the implementation of these policies in their employment practices and decisions. The Carolan Group evaluates all candidates identified during an assignment on the basis of job qualifications and past performance – not age, classification as a handicapped person, color, national ancestry/origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or as a veteran of the Vietnam era”.


"The Carolan Group is second to none when identifying top Medical Science Liaison and Global Medical Affairs talent. They are my “go to agency” for recruiting MSL and GMA professionals. Working with Tom and his team is a pleasure! What I appreciate most is their approach...never pushy or over aggressive. They also partner closely with me during the lifetime of each search and present only the most qualified applicants. If a resume comes from The Carolan Group, I know it is someone we need to get in front of the hiring manager. They’re that good!"

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