Life Sciences Recruiter

Donna Gross

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In 2011, Donna joined The Bandish Group as a seasoned headhunter focusing her efforts on the placement of clinical development, medical affairs, compliance, data analytics, regulatory and marketing professionals. This is an area in which she has honed her skills due to her attention to detail, persistence and excellent communication skills. She thoroughly enjoys meeting new people through recruiting. Advancing the careers of candidates in a mutually satisfying fashion for the client and candidate is of the utmost importance to Donna.

Ms. Gross started her career as a CCU nurse at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. After moving to Philadelphia, she continued her nursing career at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on the CCU. She moved into pharmaceutical sales with Schering Plough, now Merck.

After leaving sales, she spent 14 years recruiting physicians, specializing in the placement of psychiatrists and internal medicine physicians. Having established relationships with psychiatric facilities nationally, Donna was recognized as the "recruiter of choice" in psychiatry placements.

Donna has been part of the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Race, raising money for Fox Chase Cancer Hospital, tutored for the Adult Literacy Program at The Abington Library and currently volunteers at her local library.



It is my pleasure to recommend Donna Gross. Her tenured professionalism was a great benefit to me during my recent candidate interview process. I have worked with several recruiters throughout my career as both a candidate and as a hiring manager. Donna is one of the few recruiters who truly had my best interests at the forefront of all of our interactions. She was always informative and clearly laid out detailed next steps and what the expectations were with the hiring team. Her attention to detail, responsiveness and coaching helped me best prepare and align my strengths with the position. I couldn’t be happier, and I thank Donna for all her support and coaching along the way. I would highly recommend Donna as an exemplary talent recruitment partner.
— Cindy R., National Account Director
Donna contacted me in the fall of 2017 (as recruiters tend to do) to present me with a great career opportunity. I knew the hiring company well, and felt my experiences aligned with their organizational goals. Donna agreed and presented me as a candidate. During the hiring process she took particular care to ensure I was thoroughly prepared for the interview process by providing background on the people I’d meet with during the interview and preparation materials to reflect on my strengths and experiences that make me an ideal candidate for the role. I was offered the position in December, and I’m excited to begin this new journey in my professional life. Many thanks to Donna!
— Jason W., Director, Business Development Sales
Donna was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is professional and diligent in her approach to interacting with clients and goes out of her way to understand her client’s needs and represent them accordingly. I greatly appreciate Donna’s efforts and recommend her highly.
— Ross G., MD, Director, Medical Affairs
I have worked with several recruiters during my career and consider Donna to be one of the best. She is both professional and personable. She is passionate about finding the best match for both corporate clients and candidates. Donna is a true joy.
— Lori O., Oncology Diagnostics Manager
It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation on behalf of Donna Gross. She recently helped me land a new job with one of her clients. I found Donna to be the consummate professional. She is passionate about what she does, helping prospects identify opportunities that are a good match for them, and will help them to advance in their career. Donna was a partner and an advocate. At every step in the process, it felt like she was working on my behalf. After each meeting with a representative of her client, she checked with me to make sure that the opportunity was still of interest to me. Also, she was very helpful as a resource to consult with throughout the interviews and the negotiations. Donna is an excellent recruiter. I would recommend her to anyone seeking new employment. It was a pleasure to work with her.
— Kern J., Medical Science Liaison
Donna provides exceptional support for job candidates. She is knowledgeable about the company/management she is supporting. This allows her to communicate important information to candidates during early conversations to assure a solid match. She is an excellent coach through all phases of the interview process. What is most impressive is that Donna reached out during week number two of my new role to check in and learn more about my first week with the company. This outstanding follow up speaks to her dedication to both management and candidates.
— Kimberly L., Medical Science Liaison

About The Bandish Group

The Bandish Group is global, boutique executive search firm with proven successes in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, device and diagnostic industries. We are professional and seasoned headhunters that recruit talented individuals with expertise in translational medicine, clinical development, medical affairs and commercialization.

Since 1996 we have been responsible for identifying and matching the top talent now serving these industries. We continue to find your best fit, not just any fit.

Our mission is to provide a wholly customer-focused recruiting experience with a professional, yet personal, touch. We measure our success against our core values which are based on honesty, respect and integrity. We are collaborative and hold ourselves accountable for the service we provide.