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Nicole Leinders

Associate Director

Nicole Leinders is a Senior Vice President within GQR’s Life Sciences division, operating out of New York City.

Nicole joined GQR in 2016 and leads the division’s R&D practice spanning Drug Discovery, Translational Sciences, Clinical Development, and Regulatory Affairs. The team specializes in the cell and gene therapy space, but widely partners with biotech companies across Oncology, Immunology, Rare Disease, and CNS.

Nicole brings the best and brightest talent to her clients, developing long-term, trusting relationships with her candidates as they grow throughout their career. She is passionate about staying up-to-date on the latest industry news and applies that market knowledge to seek out new and talented individuals and companies working on cutting edge R&D programs.

Nicole is a graduate of St Lawrence University with a dual degree in English-Environmental Studies and Political Science.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York.

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