The Biosciences Area is launching a few new 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:
- 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.
- Each Search Committee member will watch the online ~20-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 and at least one member from outside the Division within Biosciences or outside Biosciences from an Employee Resource Group (ERG) or other relevant organization or Division. 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 (HR) Division Partner and we can discuss how to connect with an ERG member for your recruitment needs.
- Lastly, please 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.
Additionally, the Biosciences Recruiter will work with you 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 your outreach efforts.
If you have any questions about our new recruitment actions, please feel free to contact your respective HR Division Partner or Biosciences Sr. Recruiter:
- Alex Degg, Biosciences Area Office and Biological Systems and Engineering Division Sr. 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
- Natalya McCool, 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),
Indeed, and the
California Employment Development Department (EDD).