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David Jolley MIRP

Head of Life Sciences

David Jolley leads the Life Sciences Division at Compass Associates, where he brings a wealth of experience having established a career working in big Pharma, CROs, and in recruitment agency.

David’s team are focused on supporting distinct pillars within the sector, supporting clients and candidates alike in the fields of Research and Development, Clinical Research, and underpinning both, Data incorporating Biometrics, Bioinformatics, and Clinical Technologies.

Recently Completed Assignments:

Clinical Research

  • Senior Operations Clinical Project Manager – CRO
  • Director Clinical Science – Pharma

Biostatistics + Data Management

  • Global Head Biostatistics – Consumer Health / Pharma
  • Lead Clinical Data Manager – Emerging Biotech

Research + Development

  • Metabolomics Scientist – Global Scientific FMCG
  • Bioinformatics Scientist – Pharma
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David provided an impeccable level of service when I was recently transitioning roles.  The level of support and communication were exceptional and there wasn’t one moment where I felt that I couldn’t ask further questions.  I could be assured that David was constantly monitoring the progress of the application and feeding back in a proactive manner.


Director, Clinical Data Management

Professional, utterly reliable, and genuinely desirous of seeing the best possible outcomes, David is a model for the industry. Working with David is a real pleasure, as he gives constant and relevant feedback, is openly curious about what is possible, and seeks to create ideal solutions. His deep experience enhances his creative approach to solution generation, and fills the client with confidence.


Dr Karl Birthistle

Senior Pharmaceutical Executive
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