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Internal Recruiter - Biotech

Cognate BioServices, Inc.
Memphis, Tennessee 38118
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Cognate is looking for an energetic life sciences recruiter to help grow our dynamic teams. This individual will lead all the recruiting efforts and in partnership with HR and the hiring managers will help improve processes, focus on candidate experience and filling vacant roles in a timely fashion. Must be passionate about people and the biotech space! 


  • Work closely with HR and the hiring managers to define requirements for open roles
  • Take ownership of end to end process from sourcing to closing candidates
  • Identify and source top talent across multiple departments, including but not limited to QA, QC, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Operations
  • Build and maintain a strong candidate pipeline through various channels by utilizing
  • Develop a pool of qualified candidates in advance of need
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting
  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates
  • Maintain accurate and thorough documentation
  • Schedule phone and onsite interviews and follow up with each candidate
  • Focus on branding efforts and creating an exceptional candidate experience
  • Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements
  • Conduct prescreening interviews
  • Assist in performing reference and background checks
  • Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters
  • Assist in interviewing 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years recruiting in biopharma, diagnostics or medical device required
  • Strong project management skills: ability to juggle multiple open requisitions
  • Experience and knowledge of life sciences job market required
  • Working knowledge of JobVite ATS a plus
  • Self-driven and motivated individual who is comfortable working with changing priorities
  • Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • General knowledge of various employment laws and practices
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Ability to work with various departments and foster teamwork
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to collect and interpret data-based measurements to demonstrate the effectiveness or failure of the recruitment system from position opening to onboarding

About Cognate

Cognate is a dynamic organization focused on providing a broad range of commercialization services to regenerative medicine and advance cell therapy organizations. Cognate provides specialized services to companies across all points of clinical and commercial development ranging from early preclinical studies through commercial manufacturing. Cognate applies the expertise of its business, scientific and technical teams to successfully develop biotechnology products across multiple cell-based technology platforms from start to finish.

Employees are our most valuable resource. We are committed to fostering an environment where innovation, teamwork, communication, and recognition are encouraged and rewarded. Cognate offers a competitive base salary, tuition reimbursement, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription, FSA, short/long term disability, life, voluntary life and 401(k). Cognate is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. 


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Internal Recruiter - Biotech

Cognate BioServices, Inc.
Memphis, Tennessee 38118

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