The Biosciences Area has several recruitment actions to help us select the best-qualified candidate(s) while ensuring we have the most diverse candidate pool possible. The following actions are intended to help us minimize any implicit biases we may unconsciously have:
- During the hiring process, each search committee member will watch a couple of implicit bias videos to improve their self-awareness about implicit bias. The two recommended are in our LinkedIn Learning Tool and can be pulled up by typing in the below titles.
- In addition, Search Committee members will watch the online 25-minute seminar from Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research prior to the kick-off meeting. Note: while the seminar focuses on gender bias (given the Institute’s mission), many of the findings and recommendations to mitigate bias are relevant for any sort of bias.
- Each Search Committee should have a diverse representation within the Division or User Facility and at least one member either from:
- outside the Division or User Facility within Biosciences,
- outside Biosciences from an Employee Resource Group (ERG), or
- other relevant organization, Division, or User Facility.
We have a list of ERG members who have expressed interest via a survey questionnaire to participate in the Biosciences search committee/interview panels, please reach out to your Human Resources Division Partner (HRDP) and we can discuss how to connect with an ERG member for your recruitment needs.
- The Biosciences recruiter will work with hiring managers to recommend paid advertising websites that provide an opportunity for a more robust, diverse applicant pool. The standard free websites are noted below, but often additional outreach is necessary to attract competitive applicants. The Biosciences recruiter can provide suggestions of industry-specific, Bay Area-based and additional diversity websites to consider for outreach efforts.
- Hiring managers must select an on-boarding mentor who has been at the Lab for greater than a year and is available to help the new hire in navigating the Lab and act as a resource for them.
Contact the appropriate HRDP or recruiter with any questions about these recruitment actions:
- Alex Degg, Biosciences Area Office and Biological Systems and Engineering Division Principal HR Division Partner
- Tina Clarke, DOE Joint Genome Institute Sr. HR Division Partner
- Sandy Roth, Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division and Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging Division Sr. HR Division Partner
- Jenny Quan, Biosciences HR Partner
- Sapana Kanakia, Biosciences Sr. Recruiter
Free employment-related websites
America’s Job Exchange
NorCal Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
University of California Office of the President (UCOP)
California Employment Development Department (EDD)