Head of Human Resources | Karius

Head of Human Resources

Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed.  Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turn around time in one business day. By introducing liquid biopsy into the diagnosis of infectious diseases, we're helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.

As a member of the core executive team, the Head of Human Resources plans and directs the organization’s HR strategic objectives and holds the overall company responsibility for leadership development,  retention, training, performance management, organizational development, succession planning, compensation and benefits administration.

The Head of Human Resources will be a nimble, adaptive, hands-on business partner that can build a powerful HR function and shape a growing and successful business. This individual should possess strong leadership skills, sharp organizational EQ, have a sense of urgency and be proactive in his or her approach. He or she will demonstrate highly effective decision making, judgment, communication, and modeling of the Karius values.

You Will:
·       Develop people initiatives: retention, engagement, training, resource planning, company culture enhancement, team building, employee development, etc.
·       Provide valued consultation, build partnerships, coach and influence senior leadership team and play the role of trusted advisor
·       Streamline HR systems, onboarding programs, other policies and procedures
·       Set up and administer the HR policies and procedures
·       Ensure HR compliance with all regulations (I9, FMLA, Worker’s Compensation, COBRA, etc)
·       Shape and nurture Karius' culture and values

You Bring:
·       The right person will thrive in a "roll up your sleeves" environment, loves solving people problems and can pivot quickly
·       At least 10 years of HR experience in a high tech and/or start-up environment, preferably with large and small companies
·       Expertise and hands-on experience across a number of human resources operational areas
·       Data-driven and analytical approach when making decisions
·       Deep experience scaling teams and navigating complex organizational structures
·       Strong business acumen and the ability to translate business strategy into HR initiatives
·       Ability to use situational appropriate communication techniques including consulting, influence, information sharing and negotiating on complex topics

Full-time
Redwood Shores