Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed Term)

Human Resources · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Human Resources
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Competitive

OXGENE is now looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist initially on a 6-month basis to help us resource our rapidly growing business. Given the growth ambitions of the business, we envisage there will be opportunities for the successful individual to become a permanent member of the team.

This opportunity will suit someone with in-house recruitment experience, ideally with a background in scientific or technical environments, excellent stakeholder management and direct sourcing experience. We believe that success in achieving our mission will be determined by the quality of people that join our team. We are looking for a full-cycle recruitment specialist who knows how to identify and engage high-quality people across specific technical fields. Working from our Oxford, UK office, you will work with hiring managers to fill critical roles for OXGENE.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing awareness of the business and functional areas to target and hire best talent
  • Managing the full lifecycle of recruitment processes including creating job postings, performing candidate sourcing, managing the candidate experience, and maintenance of candidate records in the applicant tracking system (ATS)
  • Organising and scheduling interviews, phone screening potential candidates where relevant
  • Updating all activities within the ATS to ensure that progress is tracked in a single location
  • Providing coaching and guidance to hiring managers and teams to improve the recruitment processes
  • Being the point of contact for and building relationships with candidates during the selection process, maintaining a positive reputation of the company as an employer
  • Liaising with recruitment agencies on specific roles
  • Providing regular updates to the leadership team
  • Building effective relationships with hiring managers and candidates

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Ideally experience of recruiting in life sciences or biotechnology or a demonstrable interest in this area
  • A track record of achieving ambitious hiring goals
  • Experience developing candidate pipelines through sourcing
  • Experience filling challenging roles that have small candidate pools
  • Excellent communication skills and proven experience of communicating complicated ideas in a way that is easily understood by others
  • Previous experience using BambooHR is desirable


OXGENE, a WuXi Advanced Therapies (WuXi ATU) company, develops pioneering technologies to accelerate the discovery and biomanufacture of cell and gene therapies. We recruit only the best from across the globe to join us on our mission. We are focussed on providing our employees with a rich and rewarding work life, developing their skills sets and supporting their own personal aspirations. Our discovery technologies help pioneers advance their CAR-T, CRISPR, capsid or promoter discovery programmes. Our biomanufacturing solutions further accelerate the development and scalable manufacture of lentiviral, AAV or adenoviral vector based therapeutics.

OXGENE Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with service and 8 UK bank/public holidays per annual leave year and a day off on your birthday
  • Pension with salary exchange and generous employer contribution
  • Group life cover
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Private medical insurance with additional wellness benefits (as a benefit in kind)
  • Group Income Protection 

Notes to all applicants: 

To apply please visit our website and complete our application form with a copy of your CV. 

By the start of employment, the successful candidate must have, and be able to demonstrate, permission to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to provide sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route for candidates.

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Human Resources
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation