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PhD Recruiting, Technical Sourcer (NYC)

We have a world-class team working together to help drive our ambitions and scale research recruiting to the next level. We're seeking a dynamic, curious and highly motivated sourcer to join in this mission. As a technical sourcer, you will work closely with recruiters and researchers to develop, drive, and execute on hiring strategies for Facebook's research engineering groups, specifically Machine Learning and AI Research. We conceive practical and creative ways to surface leading PhD talent, and we invest a lot of time activating passive candidates through a highly engaged approach. We're passionate about delivering an awesome candidate experience, and that starts with the first interaction. We’re looking for a patient, communicative team player that is detail-oriented and has outstanding interpersonal skills. This role is located in New York, NY.


  • Work closely with recruiters and researchers to deeply understand technical requirements of the role, the function and how it fits into the organization
  • Strategize different ways to build PhD talent pipelines and execute on referral generation, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Map the PhD talent space through tactical research, the use of Boolean, LinkedIn and alternative search techniques
  • Regularly track pipeline activity to share with internal stakeholders
  • Recommend and drive improvements that impact local pipeline areas
  • Embody the company culture: Be Bold, Move Fast and Focus on Impact


  • BA/BS degree
  • 2+ years technical sourcing experience (experience with recruiting PhDs and researchers a plus)
  • Research and sourcing skills with ability to dive deep into searches for specialized candidate profiles
  • Tech and industry knowledge with ability to understand relevant engineering skills, research conferences, academic labs, and communities
  • Ability to effectively screen CVs to identify opportunities
  • Creative candidate engagement approaches with ability to activate passive candidates
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed
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