• Scientific Recruiter

    Job Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
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  • Job Overview

    We are seeking a scientific recruiter to sit on-site in Indianapolis to provide support in the hiring of laboratory professionals.  This individual will screen, select and secure candidates for a wide range of positions, including senior level and technical positions. Partners with assigned Business Unit(s) on recruiting needs and strategies.  May specialize in a particular area of recruitment (e.g. assessment techniques, functional recruitment, international recruitment or executive search).

    • Facilitates recruiting process with hiring manager (recruitment plans, job launch, interviewing and selection).
    • Builds/establishes open communication with supervisors and managers in determining recruiting needs.
    • Partners with business units to develop recruiting plans and strategies.
    • Sources and screens candidates, consistently evaluates current and new sourcing opportunities.
    • Job posting/advertising of each position managing
    • Passive candidate calling
    • Telephone screens all qualified candidates
    • Develops and maintains an effective recruiting network, via college and job fair recruiting, conference or meeting attendance, trade journal use, relationships with agencies / vendors and social networking.
    • Determines job offer, working with hiring manager and business unit HR as appropriate.
    • Ensures all pre-employment screening is completed.
    • Trains and orientates supervisors and employees with respect to recruiting procedures, effective interviewing skills, and applicable laws.
    • Communicates recruiting initiatives to business unit HR, employees and hiring managers.
    • Maintains legally required files for job openings and candidate selection.
    • Implements local ERP / ecards in conjunction with Talent Attraction
    • Inputs into Microsite content
    • Input into Covance careers & intranet portal
    • Attendance at professional associations, professional conferences and networking events as required
    • Recruitment agency liaison
    • Assist with Focus groups as needed
    • Produces requested information for monthly reports as needed.
    • Performs project work related to ongoing recruiting initiatives.
    • Ensures metrics are achieved within Service Level Agreement.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelors degree (or country equivalent) or at least 4 years of relevant work experience in an HR function (in lieu of a degree)
    • Relevant HR Qualifications ( CIPD, SPHR or PHR) strongly preferred


    • Typically, 5+ years of HR experience, including a minimum of 3+ years of recruiting experience
    • Attention to detail, organization and follow up skills are critical to this position.
    • Resourceful, decisive and proactive. Innovative and change adaptive. Results orientated, with excellent organizational skills whilst working in an environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking.
    • Demonstrated success in driving results in a matrix environment and through cross-functional teams
    • Ability to work well with others and approaches job responsibilities considering all team members (within department and external to department).
    • Ability to work with team members and hiring managers in a “virtual” setting. May be physically remote from recruiting team members, hiring managers and/or supervisor.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with capability to utilize these in developing effective interpersonal relationships.
    • Well-developed client management skills.
    • Able to interact and build relationships with candidates and all levels of the organization (including senior management).
    • Excellent interpersonal qualities, including problem solving, influencing, negotiating, facilitating and strong partnership skills.
    • Ability to deal with unusual or unexpected issues in an independent manner; ability to multi-task several priorities simultaneously.
    • Demonstrated basic project management skills
    • Demonstrated facilitation skills; willingness and capability to conduct presentations.
    • Logical and analytical thinking skills; ability to apply these to developing practical, yet creative problem-solving approaches.
    • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
    • Strong basic computer skills (Microsoft Office software, PeopleSoft).
    • Thorough knowledge of applicant tracking systems.
    • Extensive knowledge of Human Resources practices, laws and regulations in geographic areas of operation, especially related to recruiting.
    • Experience gained from within a scientific or pharmaceutical sector, but not essential.
    • Experience managing clients and volume workload / tasks.


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