PhD Recruiting, Research Internship Recruiter

(Redmond, WA)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

PhD and research recruiting is a core strategic driver of Facebook’s success. We have a world-class team working together to help achieve our ambitions and scale to the next level. We’re seeking a dynamic and highly motivated staffing professional to join in this mission. Candidates should be patient, communicative, and detail-oriented, as well as passionate about virtual, augmented and mixed reality research and able to speak to Facebook’s technology. In this hybrid role, you will work closely with PhD recruiters, researchers, and university programs managers to develop, drive and execute on internship program strategies aimed at attracting and retaining top PhD talent. You will also be responsible for hiring world-class groups of PhD interns capable of furthering many of our research areas. Your work will have a direct impact on the team, culture, and identity of Facebook. This role is located in Redmond, WA.


  • Manage the full-cycle recruiting process for PhD interns across multiple locations
  • Develop PhD Internship Program strategies
  • Partner with Facebooks Internship Program team on the programmatic execution of the PhD Internship Program
  • Work closely with recruiters and researchers to deeply understand technical requirements of internship roles, their function and how they fit into the organization
  • Strategize different ways to build PhD talent pipelines and execute on referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Drive offer process – including extending offers, closing candidates, and generating offer letters
  • Facilitate interview and hiring discussions with interviewers and hiring managers
  • Act as a resource to PhD interns throughout their internship including on-boarding, performance evaluation, and conversion process
  • Partner with Academic Relations team to leverage and build relationships resulting in candidate pipelines
  • Embody the company culture: Be Bold, Move Fast and Focus on Impact

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3+ years technical sourcing experience
  • 2+ years of nuanced program development and be able to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, high volume environment
  • 1+ years of experience managing events, programs or large scale processes
  • Problem solving skills, business acumen and ability to handle ambiguous situations
  • Tech and industry knowledge with ability to understand relevant tech skills, research conferences, academic labs, and communities
  • Ability to screen CVs
  • Sound candidate engagement approach with ability to activate passive candidates
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous work environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with recruiting PhDs and researchers
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

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