Sr. Recruiter (Contract)

Working from Home
Oct 08, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit

As a Senior Technical Recruiter, you will partner with your client groups to attract and source great technical candidates and facilitate their journey to becoming outstanding new hires at GRAIL. This will require you to be consultative, creative, collaborative and results-oriented in your approach.
You will
  • In partnership with business leaders and People partners, develop and execute immediate and long-term hiring strategies to meet GRAIL's business objectives
  • Build a pipeline of top technical and scientific talent through researching and sourcing for candidates
  • Create a unique and memorable candidate experience
  • Contact and engage candidates, leading their experience throughout the process
  • Qualify candidates for technical and team fit
  • Lead and drive full-cycle recruitment process including interview, feedback, decision making, negotiations, and offer process
  • Stay abreast of relevant news in the biotech, tech, and startup space
  • Utilize, update and maintain Talent Acquisition tools and systems (e.g. Lever, LinkedIn Recruiter)
  • Special projects as assigned

Your background should include
  • Minimum 7+ years recruiting/sourcing experience in life sciences
  • Track record for successfully identifying, qualifying and closing exceptional candidates
  • Experience sourcing diverse candidates through multiple channels
  • Passion/interest and understanding of science and technology
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • BS/BA degree (Biology or science-related field a plus) or equivalent 

GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, GRAIL has made the decision to require all U.S. employees receive the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies (“Agency”), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings (“Agreement”).  GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place.  Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement.   Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes.  Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team.