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HR Manager

BioSpace, Inc.
Urbandale, IA
Start date
Nov 10, 2022

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Administration, Human Resources/Recruiting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

BioSpace has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Manager to help us attract and develop amazing talent, develop employee engagement initiatives and develop a strong collaborative culture.

This is both a strategic and hands-on role. You will be predominantly responsible for talent acquisition, and refining our hiring and onboarding processes. Additionally, we are looking for an HR Manager who would like to expand the scope of their role to build a strong employer brand, develop culture and improve employee engagement. BioSpace is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and it is essential that both our culture and hiring practices reflect that.

Our teams and open roles are based mostly in Des Moines though we do recruit and support remote team members. Our preference for this role is to have someone based in Des Moines. We operate on a hybrid basis, working 3 days a week in the office and 2 days a week at home.

In this position you will:

  • Full cycle recruitment and hiring for full-time, part-time & contract positions from sourcing, pre-screening, phone interviews, interview scheduling, hiring and onboarding
  • Optimizing hiring processes to ensure recruitment and hiring processes are pushed through effectively and efficiently
  • Workforce planning and forecasting with leadership team
  • Devising strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, career development, compensation
  • Building an employer brand strategy in partnership with company’s Marketing and leadership team
  • Acting as a brand ambassador to promote our employer brand on social media platforms and public events
  • Championing and driving a culture of high performance, innovation and accountability

Position requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in human resources or recruitment experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field
  • SHRM designations preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and interact with all levels in the organization
  • Strong understanding of the interviewing process, benefits administration and other HR functions
  • Must be detail, solution and process oriented
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to be an independent and creative thinker
  • The ability to work as a team player in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial atmosphere


BioSpace champions the Life Sciences industry as a digital hub for news and careers. Since 1985, BioSpace has provided essential insights, opportunities and tools to connect the innovative organizations and talented professionals who advance health and quality of life across the globe. offers a multi-faceted venue for industry professionals to come together on the Web with several unique and reliable resources. It has become the centralized source for information and job listings for the Life Sciences industry.


  • Daily news and job postings is a comprehensive source of information for Life Sciences professionals. Reliable news content is posted daily, keeping followers and investors up to date on the latest in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Along with breaking news, jobs are posted daily from some of the best companies in the industry. There are several opt-in emails, like GenePool, that provide daily news and career opportunities.


  • Talent Connect BioSpace offers career events for life science recruiting professionals who want to take the recruiting process to the next level. Talent Connect career events are next generation networking events. The events bring together top companies and thousands of highly qualified candidates across various disciplines, giving hiring managers and candidates the opportunity to meet face-to-face. Several Talent Connect events are held across the country throughout the year in some of the most thriving Life Sciences communities.


  • Hotbed Communities For over 30 years, BioSpace’s world-renowned Hotbed communities have highlighted specific regions or “Hotbeds” of industry activity. Each year-long Hotbed campaign features innovative Life Sciences communities on a country-wide map. The map features company logos and original artwork with renderings of company buildings, depicting their location on the map. On, Hotbed Maps are interactive linking the company image to their online profiles.

A spot on the Hotbed map is a coveted position. The map and individual Hotbed regions are printed on thousands of promotional materials annually and distributed across the nation. In fact, the original Biotech Bay™ map from 1989 hangs on permanent display in the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
BioSpace Hotbeds include: Biotech Bay Biotech Beach BioCapital BioMidwest Bio NC BioForest Genetown, Ideal EmployerPharm Country, NextGen Bio 


  • Branding Solutions Deliver your message to our audience of industry professionals through our targeted channels. Use banners, Skyscrapers, e-mails, and more to promote your brand to job seekers and other relevant industry professionals.

Having a company profile includes an online description of your business with contact information, development pipeline, and key management. It also includes reciprocal links to your clinical trials, press releases, jobs, events, and corporate URL (where applicable).

BioSpace has been, and continues to be, the go-to website for reliable and up to date information on all things biotech and pharmaceuticals for over 30 years. Promoting your company with BioSpace’s advertising and recruitment solutions not only reaches a large audience, but a passionate and experienced audience of job seekers and Life Sciences professionals.

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10506 Justin Drive
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