Scientific Recruiter

Northern British Columbia Fort Nelson, BRITISH COLUMBIA | 23 days

Job Summary

Job Description

Job Description Summary

The Scientific Recruiter works in partnership with STEMCELL hiring managers and the Talent Acquisition Team to source, attract and hire PhD, scientific and technical talent. This role provides an opportunity to strengthen our employer brand and develop scientific candidate pipelines to continue fueling our company growth. As of today, STEMCELL employs more than 1,400 people globally, with over one-third of those holding a PhD or MSc and the majority holding BSc or Engineering degrees. Reporting to the Manager, Recruitment, the Scientific Recruiter is a relationship builder who enjoys the challenge of finding the best scientific talent, while working in a team based and fast paced environment.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Manager,Recruitment, develop and implement global sourcing strategies to recruit top scientists to STEMCELL. Ensuring strategies are in place to build a strong scientific thought leadership talent pipeline across STEMCELL.

  • Implement robust scientific recruitment strategies to support STEMCELL’s growth objectives.

  • Deliver superior client service. Successfully execute STEMCELL’s recruitment process by understanding current and future business needs and providing proactive, day-to-day recruitment services and support.

  • Establish effective client relationships at all levels based on trust and provide recruiting related consultation, advice and counsel.

  • Provide full-cycle recruitment for scientific roles including sourcing, screening, behavioural based interview support, reference and background checks and offer of employment. 

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the business, key stakeholders including executives, and the extended HR team (HR Business Partners and HR Operations) to facilitate information sharing during the recruitment process. 

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with candidates during all phases of the recruitment process to enhance the candidate experience.

  • Contribute to the development of recruiting related training tools. Support delivery of training to new and existing hiring managers and other interviewers with the goal of increasing hiring manager capability.

  • Oversee the effective coordination and communication of interview schedules with internal stakeholders and candidates and provide frequent updates as required, resulting in an outstanding candidate and hiring manager experience. 

  • Manage the recruitment process and related activities using the HRIS system (e.g. Workday) and TalentBrew tools, including recommending improvements to achieve process excellence and maintaining data integrity and accuracy in the Workday system. 

  • Report on and respond to recruiting related KPIs and metrics to inform the business and to drive recruitment strategies and tactics.


  • PhD is strongly preferred with direct lab-based experience in relevant field, such as cell biology, immunology, biotechnology, biochemistry.  A minimum of a BSc is required.

  • 1-3 years of recruitment experience in a technical environment with strong attention to detail and quality. 

  • A team-player with proven ability to build strong meaningful relationships with all levels of an organization.

  • Customer service oriented with focus on providing a high level of service delivery and partnership.

  • Ability to facilitate, influence and negotiate in order to reach consensus, and achieve desired outcomes. 

  • Excellent judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.

  • Comfortable networking, building new relationships and representing STEMCELL in the external scientific and technical communities.

  • Agile with the ability to work in an autonomous environment, handle multiple competing priorities and easily adapt to shifting priorities to meet deadlines.  

  • Excellent organization, prioritization, time management and project management skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and presentation) coupled with strong interpersonal skills both in one-on-one and in group settings.

  • Strong technical, presentation and facilitation skills. 

  • Passionate about meeting or exceeding goals and expectations.

  • Experience using G Suite and Workday is an asset.

  • Knowledge of STEMCELL scientific product portfolio is an asset.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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