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Lead Technical Recruiter

Formation Bio

Formation Bio

IT, People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

About Formation Bio

At Formation Bio, we are building the pharma company of the future , redefining drug development with our proprietary, tech-driven platform, focused on bringing new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

At Formation Bio we license clinical stage drug assets and develop them in-house using our proprietary, technology-driven platform. Over the past few years, we have been able to significantly expedite the drug development process, evidenced by our acceleration of over 300 clinical trials and reducing trial durations by up to 50%. This innovation translates to getting life-saving drugs to market 1-3 years faster, where we specialize in partnering with and nurturing in-house clinical-stage drugs. Our diverse team of experts come from across multiple industries, combining the best of tech and pharma talent.

Join our culture of innovation where your work directly contributes to transforming patient care in areas such as rheumatology, dermatology, CNS, and cardiometabolic diseases. Our dynamic environment blends advanced technology with strategic drug development, speeding up the delivery of new treatments. Here, every role plays a part in our mission to bring new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

About the Position

As a Lead Recruiter at Formation Bio, you will be at the forefront of attracting and securing top tech talent for our engineering and product teams. Your role will involve developing and executing comprehensive tech recruiting strategies to meet our ambitious hiring goals. You will be responsible for sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates for mission-critical positions, ensuring a seamless and efficient recruitment process.

Collaboration with internal stakeholders is key to refining and improving our recruitment strategies. You will work closely with hiring managers to understand their needs, prioritize roles, and develop innovative solutions for hiring challenges. Additionally, you will act as a strategic partner, advising on market trends, salary benchmarks, and best practices in tech recruiting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage your own requisition load, including sourcing, screening, and making offers to candidates.
  • Meet internal stakeholders to discuss headcount, new requisitions, and hiring strategies.
  • Collaborate with team members and stakeholders to develop innovative solutions for hiring needs.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to prioritize roles and work together to achieve hiring targets.
  • Act as a thought leader on tech talent, identifying and participating in events, partnerships, and other initiatives to discover new candidate channels.
  • Support and drive talent process improvements, leveraging data to enhance recruitment strategies.
  • Develop and implement employer branding strategies to attract top tech talent.
  • Stay at the forefront of AI and tech advancements to ensure we attract the best talent in the industry.
  • Organize and participate in tech career fairs and other industry events to connect with potential candidates.
  • Analyze recruitment metrics and KPIs to identify areas for improvement and report on recruitment effectiveness.


  • At least 5 years of experience in tech recruiting, with a focus on in-house recruitment for tech-based startups, preferably those specializing in AI.
  • Experience filling roles at all levels, from senior engineers to management.
  • Experience being a true business partner advising directors, VPs, and CTOs.
  • Strong project management skills, with a proven track record of delivering recruiting projects that elevated the overall hiring process. .
  • Demonstrated expertise in non-standard recruiting methods.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with both hiring managers and candidates.
  • A data-oriented approach to recruitment, with the ability to analyze and leverage data to improve talent processes.
  • Passion for staying at the forefront of AI and technology, continuously seeking innovative methods to attract top talent.
  • Ability to multi-task and operate with little direction while remaining an active team member.

We offer competitive compensation because we want to hire the best people and reward them for their contributions to our mission. We pay all employees competitively relative to the New York City market, regardless of their location. In compliance with NYC’s pay transparency law and in pursuit of pay equity and fairness, we publish salary ranges for all open roles at Formation Bio. The target salary range for this role is $155,000 - $185,000.

On top of base salary, we also offer equity, generous perks, location flexibility, and comprehensive benefits – learn more about them and our compensation philosophy here.

If this range doesn’t match your expectations, please still apply because we may have something else for you.


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.