I'm currently looking for a job in pharma-biotech industry. What is the normal path to contact them? I've noticed people is normally not listed in their company webpages.

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  • The question has been reformulated – biotech Jan 22 '16 at 13:12
  • Does the company have a "careers" page or something similar? If not, continuing to seek a job there is sometimes called "cold calling". Are you asking us how to find a job using this method? – Brandin Jan 22 '16 at 13:55
  • While I'm having a hard time parsing "How to reach the head of Research and Development industry departments", I gather that you want to bypass nearly everyone in a corporate structure. If you really want to do this, I just typed "biotech" in to LinkedIn and it auto-corrected to "biotechnology" and populated a number of companies. Then I looked up "People that work at Monsanto" and their CTO was at the top of the next list. I suggest against this approach though. – HireThisMarine Jan 22 '16 at 13:59
  • I modified the question @HireThisMarine to be a bit more relaxed..., now I'm asking about people in general...Anyway, I think it was already answered by Jane S. – biotech Jan 22 '16 at 14:21

Short answer: You don't :)

It's not people you need to look for on their company web pages, but rather any job postings. If there are roles available and you get far enough, then you'll be contacted by the relevant people. Remember, there's a reason why they don't list contact details for these people on their websites, which is to prevent them being overwhelmed by potential candidates pestering them about jobs.

These organisations don't just create jobs for the "right" person, the role must exist first based on what they perceive to be a business need. So while perusing their web pages is the right place to start, focus on the "Jobs" section rather than contact details.

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