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Work In Biotech | Recruiting top talent for your biotech startup.

If you're working at a growing, early-stage biotechnology company, you need to hire your research teams. You may be a founder who needs help hiring your first employees; you may be a Scientist yourself who needs to grow your team; you may be in HR but you're too busy managing employees to think about hiring more of them!

No matter who you are - if need help finding, attracting, and hiring talent in biotechnology - we want to hear from you.

About Work In Biotech

Work In Biotech is a recruiting agency and consultancy for young biotechnology companies. We recruit for biotechs in various fields: small molecule, biologics, gene therapy, cell therapy, diagnostics, research products/tools. We specialize in hiring for research and engineering departments but have experience in G&A roles as well. We also built the only job board specifically for biotech startups.

Placements include:

  • Research Associates in Immunology, Oncology, Cell Biology, Protein Science, Analytical Development, Process Development, Formulations, Manufacturing, and more.
  • Scientists and Engineers in Autoimmunity, Oncology, Protein Biochemistry and Conjugation, Upstream and Downstream Process Development, Analytical Development, Drug Product, Data Science, Bioinformatics, and more.
  • Directors in Tissue Targeting, Vector Production, Upstream and Downstream Process Development, Analytical Development, Toxicology, Bioinformatics, Supply Chain, IT, and more.

Principal Recruiter

Kelly Burke, Founder and Principal Recruiter at Work in biotech

My name is Kelly Burke. I'm the Founder and Principal Recruiter at Work In Biotech. I have experience hiring 250+ biotech professionals over the past 5+ years.

I completed my PhD in Chemistry and Molecular Biology at Caltech in 2017. Since then, I have been hiring biotechnology companies -- from startups as small as 3 employees to early clinical-stage companies with over 250 employees. My recruiting experience includes both agency and in-house.

If you need a full cycle recruiter who can scale up and down with your hiring needs, a general talent acquisition consultant, or you simply want to connect -- feel free to schedule a call with me.

What people say

Hiring manager feedback

  • A great TA Partner when working with the Autoimmune team to overcome the challenges of this crazy labor market!
  • Great suggestions and diligent work on our Engineer III recruitment!
  • What perserverance! Thank you very much for your hard work to find the best candidate to join Oncology.
  • Thank you for the support and communication with the Sr. Analyst position. Such a pleasure working with you and I really appreciate all your help and feedback.

Candidate feedback

  • I am sure that you are the best recruiter I have ever met so far who knows the scientific applications... I felt like I was talking with the hiring manager in the discovery department.
  • Thanks so much for helping throughout the job application process. Loving it here at [company] and I owe you a big thanks for that.
  • I had a great hiring experience! Thank you for that.

Contact us

If you are a company looking for recruiting support, schedule a 15 minute consultation.

If you are a recruiter with experience or interest in biotechnology, email us at recruit@workinbiotech.com.

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