Connecting people for a brighter future.
Our story started in 2017…
… when our founders Mark and Caroline O’Brien decided to utilise their expertise and create a Biometrics recruitment consultancy.
Since 2017, we have expanded globally and successfully placed candidates in +25 countries. With over 25,000 candidates registered on our database, we provide unrivalled coverage when you are looking for new talent.
In a heavily candidate-driven market, our goal is to make sure we find a perfect match for Life Sciences professionals with a hard-to-find skill set and complex job offers from pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Warman O’Brien Founded
Launched in a shed near near Twickenham, London, UK, Mark and Caroline O’Brien founded Warman O’Brien, an agency that brought real ex-industry experience into the hiring process across the UK & Europe.
We grew our team and extended our recruitment capabilities to cover the US and Canada.
Wider Life Sciences Capability
We expanded our specialism capability to recruit talent in Biometrics, Clinical Research, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Data Sciences, C-suite, Discovery Sciences, and Medical Affairs.
New HQ in Twickenham, UK
We moved to the new and shiny office in Twickenham, a hidden gem in West London, UK.
Opening the New Zealand Office
We launched a new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Our New Zealand team focuses on connecting top-tier talent to Biotech and Pharma companies across the US West Coast.
Our 6 year anniversary
We celebrated our 6 year anniversary and had some extra office fun planned for each day of the work week.
What We Stand For
We foster a friendly and inclusive culture that encourages you to reach your personal goals and company-wide targets as a team. Our culture is all about trust, passion and collaboration.
We take great pride in supporting your work-life balance and offering flexible hours to our employees. Our 4-day work week has no impact to pay, holiday, or work hours. Just think of what you could do with a long weekend, every week!
What Makes Us Different
We have cultivated an ambitious, inclusive, and positive working environment that enables our people to achieve their career goals and enjoy working within the Life Sciences Recruitment world.
We are lucky enough to have ex-industry experts amongst our Senior Leadership Team.
Work shouldn't be boring! So we aim to add a little extra fun to every day.
Our industry-leading commission structure is designed to maximise the money you earn, not to put money in the company bank!
Our core philosophy stands on four key values- supportive, collaborative and trusting and passionate, which influence the way we interact internally and how we serve our candidates and clients.
Empowering you, and your success
Uniting people, delivering excellence
Reliable, responsible and respected
Driven by science, enhancing lives
Our contribution for the better
Making an impact
Supporting charities is not just empty words for us; it’s a way to contribute to the broader Life Sciences community (which is close to our hearts), to those amazing people who are committed to finding the cure, to the industry's progress, and supporting those who need help in any way.
Every year the Warman O’Brien team chooses a charity partner of the year and makes a donation at the end of each quarter, contributed by each member of our passionate team. In 2022, we donated over £10,000 to the Institute of Cancer Research and Movember movement, and took part in some fun activities throughout the year.
Over the last two years, our team supported the Institute of Cancer Research, Movember and Jigsaw Youth Mental Health charities. In support of their remarkable efforts, we ran in the mud, cycled, and even swam in the wild Atlantic Ocean. In total, we raised and donated over £17,000 and are incredibly thankful to everyone involved.
This year, we are delighted to announce our new Charity Partner for 2024 – Alzheimer’s Research UK. Our team is planning some fun fundraising activities throughout the year, which we are going to announce soon.
Great Place To Work Certified
We're thrilled to announce that Warman O’Brien has officially earned the Great Place to Work® and the Great Place to Work for Women Certification™. We take pride in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued and supported, and we're committed to keeping it that way. We'll use the feedback we received to keep improving and remain the top destination for talented individuals in our industry.
My experience with Warman O'Brien was very good. They have supported me throughout the whole process of application, interview and the final offer stage. The team is very professional, while also being very friendly and transparently explaining each step of the process. With their help, I have managed to find a great opportunity for me and I will definitely recommend them to my peers."
My personal experience with Warman O'Brien has been very good. They contacted me and asked me what I was looking for and rapidly offered me possibilities that matched what I wanted. They put me in contact with a very good company and helped me with the interviews, and followed up all the process. I could even talk with people related to the company that gave me some hints for the interview. The result is that I was offered very good conditions and I got hired quite fast. I am very satisfied because of their efficiency and professionalism."
Have used and recommended Warman O’Brien to most people I know. So helpful, professional and always great to speak to. If you’re looking for work, this team is what you need."
I have really enjoyed working with Warman O'Brien. The team was incredibly supportive in my job search, offering to help me in the preparation process, for example, testing the video call software and guiding me on key points to focus on for the different interview steps. Having someone this supportive to back me up during the intense and difficult times of doing job applications and interviews was reassuring and motivational. The Warman O’Brien team was very friendly and kind yet also professional, which is what I look for in good recruiters. I would definitely recommend working with them."
Absolutely recommend them! Through them, I found a position great position very quickly. They made sure I was a good fit and provided great support and transparency during the whole process."
Warman O’Brien are very professional, supportive, and easy to talk to. They helped me to improve my CV, gave some useful hints and tips before the technical interview and were ready to answer my questions throughout the recruitment process. Even after I got my new job, they are always in touch and ready to help. I would highly recommend Warman O’Brien to any of my colleagues without hesitation."