Human Resources Project Coordinator (Contract)

Menlo Park, CA
May 20, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Corcept is engaged in the discovery and development of drugs that treat severe endocrine, metabolic, oncologic and neurological disorders by modulating the effects of the hormone cortisol. Since 2012, we have marketed Korlym® for the treatment of patients suffering from Cushing’s syndrome, a life-threatening orphan disorder caused by excess cortisol activity.

In addition to our commercial product, Korlym, we have discovered a portfolio of more than 1,000 proprietary selective cortisol modulators.  Lead compounds are in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials for the treatment of patients with Cushing’s syndrome, advanced ovarian cancer, castration-resistant prostate cancer, weight gain caused by antipsychotic medications and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (“NASH”).  We are about to start a Phase 2 trial in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (“ALS”).

In 2021, we generated revenue of $366 million and net income of $112 million.

Human Resources Project Coordinator (Contract)

Corcept is committed to improving patient lives through the discovery and development of drugs that address serious unmet medical needs related to excess cortisol activity.

Cortisol dysregulation plays an important role in a variety of endocrine, metabolic, oncologic, psychiatric, and ophthalmologic diseases. Corcept leads the field in the research and development of selective glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonists, having discovered more than 500 proprietary molecules since its founding in 1998.

Reporting to the Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, this position will work with the HR staff, including HR business partners, and Talent Acquisition team, as well as with cross-functional partners like IT, Finance, and Facilities teams. The Project Coordinator will have a passion for HR and continuous process improvement along with a customer-service orientation.


  • Act as the first line of support for all email and in-person inquiries regarding programs, policies, and procedures
  • Support the execution of various human resources initiatives
  • Responsible for data entry in HRIS
  • Assist with collecting confidential human resource data and reporting for internal audits
  • Maintain accurate associate data in ADP including, but not limited to, new hire information, termination details, updating organizational structure changes, job titles, and other personnel-related data
  • Compile and format reports and data from HRIS
  • Responsible for new employee on-boarding including conducting New Hire Orientation, processing new hire paperwork, background checks and I-9s
  • Manage temporary worker process for client groups, on-board new temporary workers, and convert and/or extend workers as applicable
  • Ensure all processes are executed in accordance with government regulations (application of Federal, state and local labor laws)

Preferred Skills, Qualifications and Technical Proficiencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex information in a straightforward, understandable manner
  • Discreet in handling confidential/sensitive information
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, team environment
  • Self-directed, detail-oriented, problem solver with strong critical thinking skills and the ability to come up-to-speed rapidly
  • Exceptional customer service focus, including attention to producing quality results with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple tasks and manage time and work efficiently

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Proficient skill in using a variety of computer applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • HRIS Systems: ADP, SAP, etc.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent experience) with 5+ years of related work experience

Our work is anchored in leading the discovery and development of drugs that modulate the effects of cortisol. Through our collaborations with researchers around the world, more than 30 studies are underway to investigate the potential benefits GR antagonists may have in the treatment of serious and life-threatening diseases.

We have gratitude and appreciation for the commitments and convictions of our employees who share a sense of responsibility to find better ways to improve patients’ lives.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read this important information for California residents linked here.

Corcept appreciates the commitment and hard work of all our team members as we strive to discover and develop novel treatments for patients with serious unmet medical needs.

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Corcept is an Equal Opportunity Employer