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Lead Candidate Partners with List Biotherapeutics to Support Specialist Recruitment for $125M US Microbiome Manufacturing Facility

Lead Candidate is delighted to confirm that it is partnering with List Biotherapeutics to support specialist talent acquisition for several new pharmaceutical roles at List’s planned multi-million-dollar microbiome manufacturing facility in the USA.

List Biotherapeutics recently announced its plans to invest more than $125M into the city of Fishers, Indianapolis to develop a new 110,000 square foot lab and office space. The contract manufacturing organisation (CMO) plans to hire up to 210 local employees and has partnered with the global talent and acquisition specialist to oversee the recruitment of several key appointments.

Established in 2020, Lead Candidate provides organisations working across the global pharmaceutical outsourcing space with a new approach to hiring. Combining industry and talent acquisition expertise with high-quality client delivery Lead Candidate supports major change and growth agendas by developing long-term partnerships with ambitious organisations.

Having reached an agreement with List Biotherapeutics to support their hiring needs, Andrew Mears Chief Executive Officer at Lead Candidate said:

“We are delighted to be working with Jonathan and the team at List Biotherapeutics on this critical phase of their journey. Our sector expertise and hiring strategies will allow us to build a team that will bring vital expertise needed today and for the businesses exciting future”.

List Biotherapeutics, whose parent company is South Korea-based Genome & Company, will invest millions in the Fishers Life Science & Innovation Park to support its global expansion plans. Cementing Indiana as an epicentre for medical innovation by adding to the vibrant life sciences sector and a first-class business climate.

Talking about the investment and subsequent hiring needs Jonathan Yongwan Jo, President and CEO of List Biotherapeutics said:

“We’re excited to establish our new manufacturing operations in Fishers, a growing life sciences hub with access to top-tier talent that can support our international expansion. Partnering with Lead Candidate gives us access to sector recruitment specialists that understand our challenges and people who are championing the talent agenda in pharma.” 

Jonathan goes on to say: “Our objective for the new facility is to manufacture live biotherapeutic products (LBP) for Phase 3 clinical trials and for commercial use. We aim to become the market leader and premier CMO to bring LBPs to market as we harness bacterial science to help our customers create a healthier world by leveraging List Lab’s 40-plus years of experience and expertise in the industry. Lead Candidate will be instrumental in sourcing the finest talent to drive forwards our business objectives.”

The new Fishers facility will expand the CMO’s ability to offer an end-to-end manufacturing solution from early-stage development to late-stage clinical trials and commercialization.

The team at Lead Candidate is currently working with List to hire a Project Director, Director of Process Engineering and Director of Engineering & Facilities. 

Candidates are invited to review the details relating to the roles and apply via the Lead Candidate website at

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Last Updated: 01-Apr-2022