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Scientific Recruiter

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Batavia, Illinois 60510
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We Are:

Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most advanced particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

Fermilab’s Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Inclusion department in the Workforce Development and Resources Section has an opening for a Scientific Recruiter. Under general direction and based on academic training and/or experience, the Scientific Recruiter specializes in translating scientific information and building relationships among groups of people, such as internal scientific hiring managers and human resources personnel and external scientific candidates, scientific professional associations, and student career counselors to attract and secure scientific talent.


You Will:

  • Provide high level full-cycle talent acquisition expertise to hiring managers at all levels of the organization to source quality scientific candidates by analyzing job specifications, reviewing required skills and identifying leadership qualities needed to build strategic recruitment plans.
  • Use bold recruiting and sourcing methodologies to primarily identify qualified scientific, and also identify engineering, technical, information technology and operations talent.
  • Invest in the long-term growth and success of hiring teams by developing positive relationships and empowering hiring managers to make informed hiring decisions using behavioral interviewing techniques. You will serve on interview committees.
  • Use strong consultative communication to signal a sense of urgency for both hiring manager and prospective scientific candidate priorities.
  • Conduct workshops, prepare written materials including regular email blast to doctorial students and other prospective scientific candidates. Participate in professional association and university conferences and job fairs, which may include presentations to said groups.
  • Champion and drive a diversity and inclusion agenda throughout the recruiting and onboarding processes.



We Are Looking For:

  • An advanced degree in a STEM field preferred.
  • 2 years of related work experience.
  • Ability to understand and contribute to Fermilab scientific culture.
  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Confidence in advising and collaborating with all levels of internal and external partners.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Respect and understanding of the value of individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
  • Strong physics knowledge and experience preferred.


Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.


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