Meet Callum

Senior Consultant

New England , USA

Callum Sparkes

Senior Consultant

After gaining a BSc in Mathematics and his MA in Creative Writing, Callum took the logical next step and entered the world of life sciences recruitment. He joined Catalyst Life Sciences in 2018 and since then has led the market in recruiting for Quality & Regulatory talent in New England’s Medical Device and Diagnostic industries.

Recent placements

SVP Quality & Regulatory Affairs

In-Vitro Diagnostics, Billerica, MA

Senior Regulatory Affairs Manager

Class III Cardiology Devices, Boston, MA

IVDR Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Vitro Diagnostics, Remote, US

Quality Assurance Manager

Combination Products, Newton, MA

Callum's areas of focus

I work with exceptional candidates with the following skill sets

  • Vitro Diagnostics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Companion Diagnostics
  • Medical Devices
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Engineering
  • Software Quality
  • MDD/MDR
  • IVDD/IVDR

Our latest jobs

Permanent

Senior Quality Engineer

MA,

$90,000 - $125,000

Position Summary This is an opportunity for an ambitious Quality Engineer looking to make the step up…

Read More

Permanent

Senior Regulatory Manager – Combined Product

Baden-Württemberg, Baden-Württemberg

Up to 110,000€

Vacancy Details My client, a global Regulatory Affairs firm for Medical Devices in Baden-Württemberg is looking for…

Read More

Permanent

Senior Quality Manager EMEA

Frankfurt,

85000

This is the opportunity to join an international, fast-growing medical device company that are leaders within their…

Read More

Get to know Callum

What is the biggest problem your clients have when recruiting?

They feel as though they’re constantly trying to fit round pegs into square holes because that’s all that is available when the hole appears. They don’t need to have this headache because I’m lucky enough to spend all day speaking with the best talent (even when they’re not actively looking) in these niche markets so that when you need it, I know where the right round peg is for a perfect fit.

What is the most important skill as a recruiter?

To constantly be aware of the fact that everybody has their own professional problems they’re tackling and it is our job as recruitment partners to understand where the pain is and provide the solutions to the problem, not create more problems.

What's the last book you read?

Mastery by Robert Greene. Awesome read about the philosophy of ‘getting better at something’ – it answered a lot of questions I didn’t know I had!

What’s the most sought after skill set in your market at present?

2020 illuminated cracks that existed in global medical care, and the incredible amount of public interest and investment into the diagnostics space – coupled with the IVDR compliance deadline – has lead to high demand for talent with Regulatory Affairs experience in the in vitro diagnostics space that outweighs the supply. That’s where I’m able to help.

Why work with us

We have the expertise to help you deliver projects, grow teams and accelerate business growth. Financial services recruitment specialists, we have an extensive network of skilled candidates, from graduates to C-suite, and a range of talent solutions to ensure you receive a service tailored for you. Whether you need a single employee or whole project team, we deliver people capable of making an impact from day one.

Excellence

Industry specialist

You’ll only ever work with a genuine sector specialist with a strong industry network

delivery

Fast delivery

You’ll always receive a quick response and be presented with the most relevant CVs

Hands

Hiring partnership

We’ll work in partnership to plan, forecast and budget your hiring requirements

Talentsolution

Talent Solution

We can support you with single placements, project teams, staff augmentation and more

Latest insights

JCW named in inc. 5000 for 3rd year

JCW named in Inc. 5000 for 3rd consecutive year, ranking #673 with Three-Year Revenue Growth of 697.58% Inc. magazine…

Read More

JCW named a Great Place to Work® certified company

94% of employees at JCW Search say it is a great place to work compared to 59%…

Read More

JCW Group Awarded Investor in People Gold Accreditation

The JCW Group has received Investors in People Gold accreditation. IIP Gold accreditation means that an organisation…

Read More