Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter - Contract

Emeryville, CA, United States
Nov 08, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT) is a gene therapy company with a transformative discovery platform—Therapeutic Vector Evolution—that enables our “disease first” approach to product discovery and development, thereby allowing us to customize our AAV vectors to target specific tissue types associated with the underlying disease.

4DMT is focused on attracting and retaining the best people in the industry who identify with our mission and innovative results-driven approach. We offer an inspiring and collaborative environment that encourages individual contributions, recognizes performance in multiple ways, offers uniquely generous benefits, and provides challenging opportunities for career development. Join us in creating the ultimate gene therapy products to cure genetic diseases in children and adults. 4D Molecular Therapeutics, located in Emeryville, CA.


4DMT currently has an opportunity available for a Contract Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist/Recruiter to carry out the operations of its staffing function for at least the remainder of 2020. This position will partner with HR and hiring managers to support recruiting efforts within Clinical, Manufacturing, R&D, Administration, Finance and Research.

  • Talent Acquisition: 90% of TIME
  • Manage full lifecycle recruiting for technical, business and administrative roles
  • Consult with hiring managers to scope open positions and manage requisition approval process
  • Train, coach, and provide support to hiring managers on writing job descriptions
  • Develop sourcing strategies in conjunction with hiring managers
  • Source qualified candidates for approved job openings via traditional and non-traditional channels, such as LinkedIn, job boards, and professional networks.
  • Conduct phone and in-person (for now, via Ring Central) interviews with candidates using behavioral interviewing techniques; maintain written documentation of all interviews according to 4DMT's standards
  • Advise and train hiring managers and interview team members on 4DMT's recruiting process including behavioral interviewing techniques
  • Coordinate with hiring managers, interview team members, departmental administrative assistants, and HR Coordinator to create and manage candidate interview schedules and ensure responsibilities are clear; facilitate pre-brief and debrief sessions with interview teams
  • Conduct pre-employment reference checks as needed
  • Create and obtain approval for candidate offer letters
  • Complete all administrative responsibilities related to sourcing, screening and managing offers with candidates, including but not limited to: maintain accurate records that meet legal compliance requirements and follow 4DMT's recruitment policies; serve as the expert on the Company's Applicant Tracking System, Lever; ensure applicant completion of required documents such as employment applications, background check forms, etc.
  • Communicate/coordinate/collaborate with other Human Resources and cross-functional 4DMT business partners ( Finance, Legal, IT, Facilities, etc.) as required to ensure seamless pre-employment and onboarding experience for all applicants
  • Act as liaison/single point of contact with recruitment agencies that have established business relationships with 4DMT Inc.
  • Document and report on required recruitment metrics.
  • Prepare reports and presentations for 4DMT management as required
  • Market 4DMT's Employer Brand through various channels.
  • Build pipeline for upcoming positions to speed time to hire

  • HR Team Support: 10% of TIME
  • Support all recruitment efforts, activities, and special projects as needed; drive assigned projects to successful completion
  • Manage our LinkedIn Careers/Glass Door pages with updates, posts, photos
  • Support the team with general HR initiatives as time allows
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Education:
  • BA/BS required

  • Experience:
  • 3+ years of recruiting experience
  • Experience managing a full life cycle recruiting desk preferably in the pharma, biotech or medical device industry
  • Proven track record of recruiting candidates in the areas of administration, manufacturing, research & development, clinical operations
  • Previous experience with an Applicant Tracking System strongly preferred
  • Extensive experience with LinkedIn as a sourcing and recruiting platform
  • Previous experience leveraging a diversity of social media platforms for recruiting
  • Experience with techniques to access diverse pools of applicants and minimize bias in recruiting efforts

  • Skills:
  • (non-technical and technical skills)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent listening skills
  • Excellent interviewing and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions in response to challenges
  • Proven track record of adapting to change with resilience; ability to multi-task with ease
  • Ability to speak and to interact with a diverse group of individuals at all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated proficiency at the intermediate level or above with Microsoft Office Suite software, with special emphasis on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Other Position information:
  • Ability to work remotely with limited supervision following 4DMT's Covid-19 Work from Home Policy, and ability to work in the 4DMT's Emeryville office when the company and county deems it safe to return to our office space
  • Flexibly on scheduled can be accommodated (possibility of 60% and up) recognizing that schedule may change due to staffing needs of the company

4DMT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities