Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Portland, OR
Nov 22, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Schrödinger aims to revolutionize drug discovery through the use of breakthrough computational methods. We are looking for an outstanding Senior Human Resources Business Partner to join the Portland-based Human Resources team. The right candidate will enjoy working closely with employees at all levels, including executive-level leadership and managers, while also directly supporting individual contributors.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic partner in a matrixed organization with a proven record of developing exceptional HR practices. We seek someone with strong experience supporting and encouraging a positive, inclusive, and passionately mission-centric work culture. A history of developing positive and practical scaling programs during periods of rapid growth is essential. 


  • Work with teams in Portland and San Diego to continue to build an adaptive and highly productive matrixed org in a period of very rapid growth. (There is no recruiting requirement for this role, though there will be close coordination with the Company’s dedicated recruiting team)
  • Create and refine programming to maintain a strong, uplifting, highly collaborative environment
  • Spearhead initiatives in employee relations, onboarding and change management
  • Drive internal mobility and career pathing programs
  • Provide and coordinate learning and training experiences for managers and staff
  • Partner with managers on performance management initiatives, compensation matters and growth and development initiatives


  • 7-15 years of HR experience in these critical areas:
    • Proven track record of building strong, productive relationships with a portfolio of teams
    • Building manager experience and capabilities through training and support; drive staff development through elevated L&D initiatives 
    • Strong engagement and employee relations experience; build programs from inputs ranging from engagement survey data and comments to daily observations 
    • Exceptional communication skills
    • Coaching at all levels
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Prior experience working in biotechnology and/or pharma is preferred but not required

Pay and perks:

Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time.  Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. 

Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!

As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.