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Scientific Research Recruiter (Sign-On Bonus $2500)

Weill Cornell Medicine
Job Location:
New York, New York
Human Resources
Title: Scientific Research Recruiter (Sign-On Bonus $2500)  

Location: Midtown  

Org Unit: Recruitment 

Work Days:  

Exemption Status:  Exempt

Position Summary

Weill Cornell Medicine scientists target some of the most formidable health challenges of the 21st century, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic diseases, neurogenerative diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, diseases affecting children and infectious diseases, especially those with significant impact on the developing world.  Our researchers are pushing scientific discoveries forward, quickly applying laboratory breakthroughs made in the laboratory to the clinic.

The Scientific Research Recruiter will partner with our scientist to identify top candidates to support their specific research studies and assist with all aspects of full-cycle recruitment for non-academic research vacancies.  The goal of this role is to find the most qualified, interested and affordable candidates, maintain stakeholder relationships and develop candidate pipelines for current and future openings. The role needsknowledge of research related activities such as fluorescence microscopy, assay development, qPCR or digital PCR technology, quantitative microscopy, image analysis, data analysis, preparing research, writing scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowship/NIH grants, to source, recruit and place candidates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and uses proven, cost-effective recruitment strategies to screen, recruit and place all levels of non-academic employees. Makes appropriate salary recommendations (based on applicants' experience and other internal equity considerations).
  • Consults with hiring managers regarding newly posted positions. Discusses internal/external recruitment strategies; drafts advertisements & recommends advertising sources. Develops search plan agreements to confirm shared responsibilities of search.
  • Partners with hiring managers to develop concise and accurate job descriptions for posted vacancies. Collaborates with the development of skills and abilities to help identify the most highly qualified candidates.
  • Facilitates and participates in panel interviews with candidates, hiring managers and other hiring constituents. Serves as the primary contact for candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Meets with internal applicants regarding transfers/promotional opportunities within the institution to assess applicants' qualifications for vacant positions.
  • Ensures that all internal and external applicants comply with institutional and governmental employment requirements.
  • Maintains contact with external employment-related agencies and attends career fairs/consortiums and related events to continually build a pipeline of quality candidates.
  • Verifies applicant educational and employment references.
  • Assists in the compilation of statistics for periodic and/or special reports.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field


Approximately 2 years of recruitment/interviewing experience.

PhD preferred

Demonstrated and proven experience recruiting qualified candidates using a variety of sources.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people skills".
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain focus despite frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Demonstrates ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including appearance, presentation and demeanor.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional representatives.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands






Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.
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