Recruiting Lead, Science

Remote/San Francisco /
Operations & Exec /
Full Time
About Loyal
Loyal is developing drugs to extend dog lifespan; we aim to build the defining aging company. Loyal was founded in early 2020 and has raised over $50M from Khosla, First Round Capital, Collaborative Fund, Longevity Fund, Quiet Capital, BoxGroup, and more. 

Loyal is working on bringing to market the first drugs intended to extend lifespan (years of life) and healthspan (quality of life). We aspire to build a pharma brand people love around deeply technical products.  

While we are currently focusing on dog drugs, our ultimate aim is to take what we learn in dogs to leapfrog into human aging drugs, and build the company that catalyzes and captures the public’s excitement around aging therapeutics.  

About the role
We are hiring a recruiting lead with a focus on science. You will act as the right-hand (wo)man to Loyal’s managers as they scale the Research and Development team. You will be a force multiplier, ensuring our recruiting funnel runs efficiently and is an excellent experience for candidates and team members equally. You will also help optimize our meta recruiting strategy. You will report to the Director of People Operations.

Your day to day may include:

    • Work with the Director of People Operations to build out Loyal’s recruiting strategy for the Research & Development team
    • Writing JDs for science roles
    • Outbound and relationship management
    • Interview science team candidates
    • Manage all aspects of the candidate funnel
    • Managing all aspects of LinkedIn Recruiter and Lever
    • Helping the team design take-home tests, conduct reference calls, culture interviews 
    • Coming up with and tracking various metrics relevant to hiring
    • Present regular hiring updates to the leadership team

Who you are:

    • You have several years experience as a recruiter, and have recruited for various levels of roles within the science and/or biotech space
    • You have strong opinions on what excellence looks like in a recruiting process
    • Ambitious - you want to build something big 
    • Fast learner, high output, hustle, impatient 
    • Comfortable managing across and up 
    • Super high quality bar - you will push us to build better teams than we thought possible 
    • Incredibly reliable and organized
    • Scientific background necessary

Reasons you may not like this role:

    • We are ~65 people - a startup experiencing the requisite growing pains
    • You will work with most of the team, but rather independently - member of all the teams and none of them at once
    • You will need to build a working proficiency in aging science and drug development
    • We are a lean team, if you need a lot of guidance and/or oversight, this likely won’t be the role for you 
Our Values

Health | Good health is critical to every other human (and animal!) experience. We believe health is a fundamental right and are dedicating our lives to maximizing health and developing better medicines for the worst diseases. 
Seeking & Feedback Loops | Uniquely in biology, there is a predetermined truth of whether a specific drug will work or not — we just have to catch up with biology! We seek out this truth and do not shy away from inconvenient truths. This holds for personal development too: we are always searching for feedback loops and embody a perpetual growth mindset.
Transparency | We believe full transparency in thoughts, opinions, intentions, and actions (both good ones and mistakes) is a better way to build a business and work together.
Morality & Empathy | We are developing medicines that may one day be given to a living animal, medicines that if designed badly could hurt that animal instead of help. This is a huge responsibility and should be respected as such. Our work needs to adhere to the strictest moral code and always integrate empathy for the patient.
Kindness | Great business(wo)men do not need to be ruthless — you can execute excellently with kindness.
Dog gifs | We love them.