How we hire

Thank you for your interest in BenchSci! Your next move is an important decision, and we appreciate being considered.

We're looking for candidates who want to make a positive impact on the world and are inspired by our mission to help scientists bring novel medicine to patients faster. We value and seek out diverse perspectives and backgrounds to strengthen our team and our work culture. We hope you feel the same, and can’t wait to talk to you!

Remember, our recruitment team is here to support you as much as we can through this process. We’re in your corner. We do our best to get back to you in a timely manner, and you will hear from us whether you are successful or not. In the spirit of Transparency, we are always open to providing feedback to you, if you’d like it!

Our hiring process

Step 1: Submit your application

Find a job that fits you! Submit an application and it will be reviewed by a member of our Talent Acquisition team—yes, a real life human—who will provide you with an update within 10 business days.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a top priority at BenchSci, so we do ask for some demographic information when you submit your application. This information is not required and is voluntary. It's also anonymous and not attached to your application. It helps to keep us accountable as well as identifying where we need to improve.

Step 2: Recruiter screening

If your application is a good match for the role, a member of our Talent Acquisition team will be in touch to arrange a first interview.

The interview is typically 30 minutes long and we'll use this opportunity to get to a high level overview of your background and experience. We'll also ask for examples of where and when you've demonstrated our values, as well as providing you with as much information about the opportunity as we can.

Recruitment is a two-way street, so this is also an opportunity for you to ask us questions about the role, BenchSci, and what to expect in the interview process. We want to make sure you have all the information you need to decide if this is a good fit for you.
TIP: Candidates that stand out have exemplary communication skills and have researched BenchSci's products and mission. Remember, we only have 30 minutes so when talking about your experience, focus on what is most relevant to the role you applied for.

Step 3: Hiring manager interview

Next, you'll be invited to a video interview with the hiring manager for the role. These interviews are typically 30-60 minutes. Here, you'll have a chance to meet your potential team leader and dive deeper into your technical skills, so be prepared to speak to those. These interviews are usually a combination of technical and behavioral questions.

This is the leader of your potential team, so it's a great opportunity for you to ask all of your questions around expectations, team dynamic, and any technical questions you have.
TIP: Be prepared for behavioral, situational, and case-based questions! We recommend using the STAR method.

Step 4: Skills assessment

Our skills assessments take different formats, depending on the role you're applying for. They can take the form of:
  • Case studies
  • Panel interviews
  • Take home tests
  • Paired programming/whiteboarding

This is where you'll have the chance to show off your knowledge, skills, and experience! This helps us understand how you approach problems, your thought process, technical expertise, and breadth of experience. It is also an opportunity for you to meet more members of the team you'd be working with.
TIP: We'll provide you with detailed instructions, but if you're unclear about anything in those instructions, be sure to reach out to us. We're here to help, and we want you to be successful!​​​​​​

Step 5: Final interview

After the skills assessment you will do a 30-45 minute video interview with a member of our senior leadership and/or stakeholders. This interview is predominantly focused around our values and SHOW UP Leadership Principles. By this time, you've spent a lot of time with us. Be sure to use this opportunity to ask any remaining questions you may have.

You're in!

As part of our final stages, we will work with you to conduct a background check and proceed to offer. If we make an offer and you accept, we'll set a start date with you to kick off our remote onboarding program: BenchCamp!

What candidates had to say

Speedy and personalized The overall experience is highly positive - the speed and quality of communication came with a personalized approach! I didn't feel like one of many. Thank you for that!
Open dialogue I actually enjoyed the process because it gave me a lot of opportunities to talk with different people and get my questions answered as well. Everyone was open and honest and the insights kept pulling me to the next step. Happy I made it through!
Fair proficiency test Overall it was one of the best interview processes I've been through. Setting up the presentation as a mock training allowed a minimum viable demonstration of proficiency which is far superior to traditional interviews.
A real human experience I am grateful for the kind treatment I received throughout the hiring process, especially the valuable feedback provided at the end. Even though I was not selected for the position, I truly appreciate the human touch and respectful treatment given by both the recruiter and hiring manager. Their support and guidance were exceptional, and I am sincerely thankful for the time and effort they took to provide me with valuable feedback. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Accessibility accomodations BenchSci provides accessibility accomodations during the recruitment process. If you require any accommodations at any point throughout the process, please let your talent acquisition contact know and we'll work with you to meet your needs. 
Diversity, equity, and inclusion We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. We expect moments of discomfort and may stumble along the way, but we are committed to creating equitable and systemic change.