Sourcing Specialist - PHD Recruitment

Central London
£66K negotiable
Start date:
Posted By:
Nicole De Jong
11 months

Job Description:

PhD and research recruiting is a core strategic driver of our client's success. They have a world-class team working together to help drive ambitions and scale to the next level. They are seeking a dynamic, curious and highly motivated sourcer to join in this mission. As a technical sourcer, you will work closely with recruiters and researchers to develop, drive and execute on staffing strategies for research-focused groups, specifically Machine Learning. They conceive practical and creative ways to surface leading PhD talent, and we invest a lot of time activating passive candidates through a highly engaged approach. We're passionate about delivering an awesome candidate experience, and that starts with the first interaction.


  • Work closely with recruiters and researchers to deeply understand technical requirements of the role, the function and how it fits into the organization
  • Strategize different ways to build PhD talent pipelines and execute on referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Map the PhD talent space through tactical research, the use of Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques
  • Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
  • Recommend and drive improvements that impact local pipeline areas


  • BA/BS degree
  • 3+ years technical sourcing experience
  • At least 1 year experience with recruiting PhDs and researchers
  • Passionate about machine learning research and able to speak to the language of the technology industry
  • Excellent research/sourcing skills with ability to dive deep into searches for very unique candidate profiles
  • Solid tech and industry knowledge with ability to understand relevant tech skills, research conferences, academic labs, and communities
  • Good eye for talent with ability to quickly screen CVs to identify fit
  • Sound candidate engagement approach with ability to activate passive candidates
  • Patient, communicative, team player that is detail oriented and has outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed
  • Flexibility and willingness to thrive in a nimble work environment

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