Among the TA leaders who shared their stories at the 2021 conference

Grace Niwa

Vice President Global Talent Acquisition & Employee Experience

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Ian Ide

Vice President Talent Acquisition

Foundation Medicine

Peter Greco

Senior Director Total Talent


Sangeeth Jayanthan

Global Head of Talent Acquisition

Takeda Oncology

Suzanne Volkert

Head of Talent Acquisition

Daiichi Sankyo

LEAP HR Fall (1)

Now in its third year, LEAP TA: Life Sciences is the only forum dedicated to helping biopharma recruitment leaders discover innovative ways to find better people faster in an increasingly competitive talent market.

It is a unique opportunity to engage in a genuinely disruptive dialogue with your peers around how the most radical new talent acquisition strategies are helping redefine recruitment in an uncertain world and successfully navigate the new normal operating environment.

Explore the detailed agenda here

Designed for anyone with a stake in talent acquisition at the heart of biopharma businesses of all sizes, those who take part will find out how to rewrite the rules of talent acquisition to balance speed with fit in finding brilliant people to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.

So whether you work in the newest start-up biotech or the largest big pharma company, there’s something at this event for you. Secure your place now to save time, money and add vital efficiencies to your talent acquisition activities. 

Among the Highlights at the 2021 Conference

For Larger Life Sciences Companies


Hear how Sanofi’s TA transformation journey can help transform the strategic role you play in your business, no matter how big it is.


Find out from AbbVie how life sciences companies of all sizes can leverage new digital tools to transform TA effectiveness to find better talent faster.

For Mid-Sized Life Sciences Companies


Hear how Daiichi Sankyo is thinking differently to attract the right talent at the right time to support a growing pipeline and future launches.


Step inside the Oxford Biomedica journey as it ramped up in extraordinary conditions to allow it to manufacture one of the world’s first Covid vaccines.

For Emerging Life Sciences Companies


Find out how Acadia Pharmaceuticals leveraged design thinking to create a more scientific and structured recruitment process which allowed it to build a scalable talent engine without external help.


Find out what lessons Ultivue is applying from outside life sciences to give it a competitive talent advantage in recruiting the best and the brightest.


“A fantastic opportunity to connect with and learn from other Talent Acquisition leaders - validating...that many are working through similar challenges and inspiring given the level of passion, commitment and innovation” – Matt McSherry Head of Global Talent Acquisition Alexion Pharmaceuticals

“As a first time attendee , I can honestly say this was one of the best conferences I've attended and this wont be my last” –Jodi Gallagher Senior Partner - Global Talent Acquisition CSL Behring

“A great opportunity to network with peers in the same space and to learn from them.” – Tracie Fleischer Senior Manager - Talent ACell

“Provocative, thought provoking and dynamic. TA needs to be more disruptive, and this is the perfect environment to encourage that. 10 out of 10.” - Erica Briody, Senior Vice President Global Talent Acquisition, IQVIA