Director of Talent Acquisition

Who is Castor?

“Making clinical research faster and more patient-focussed requires top-talent. In the last 12 months, we’ve gone remote-first, doubled our team, welcomed our 100th Castorian, and secured a $45million Series B. Ensuring our purpose-driven mission continues to scale, we have the opportunity for a Head of Talent Acquisition to set the strategy behind our growth from 100 - 300 in the coming 18 - 24 months.” - Edwin Schreuder, Head of People

Who is Castor?

Castor is a leading cloud-based clinical data platform working with some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, biopharmas, and renowned academic institutes.

We simplify the clinical trial process, from recruitment to analysis, with user-friendly, patient-centric technology. Our mission is to bring medical research into the digital age. Why? Because medical research is still largely run using free-text, paper, and legacy technology.

Our self-service platform enables our users to run decentralized, device-enabled, patient-centric trials. By helping our users capture high-quality data and making it machine-readable, we are fundamentally changing the flawed evidence-based medicine process.

The Role

What you’ll do

By joining our wider People and Culture team, you’ll not only set the talent strategy but ensure our Talent Team is set for success in delivering against ambitious hiring goals. You will:

  • Set the Talent Acquisition and Employer Branding strategy

  • Manage, lead and continuously develop the Castor's Talent Acquisition team. You’ll work with our Talent Acquisition Specialist and Talent Partners to help them define their goals, growth trajectory and align ambitions with our company goals;

  • Build, lead and form new strategic partnerships with providers, agencies, and events that help us to expand our pipeline of talent across all levels of the organization;

  • Work closely with our c-level management team and senior leadership to deeply understand their business objectives and play a key role in supporting them to translate their objectives into clear hiring plans;

  • Act as Castor’s leadership Recruiter for all C-level and senior management hiring;

  • Create and instill best practices within your team as well as broadly within the People & Talent Team to ensure that Castor’s recruiting is highly effective and inclusive;

  • Partner with the broader People Team and Finance Team to ensure accurate and realistic, but agile, resource planning, budgeting, and forecasting;

What you’ll bring

As an experienced leader with demonstrated experience in talent strategy, having worked with senior stakeholders in high-growth, tech-focused companies, you’ll play a pivotal role in ensuring we attract the best talent on our mission to faster, smarter medical research. To do this, you’ll:

  • Extensive experience in leading and growing the global Talent Acquisition topic in a fast-paced technology scale-up

  • Extensive experience in full-cycle in-house recruitment, ideally in a high volume, hyper-growth (tech) environment

  • Experience in running executive-level and senior talent searches

  • Proven success in managing and developing Talent Acquisition Teams to deliver on very ambitious hiring goals, including a strong understanding of Tech and metric-driven recruitment

  • Excellent understanding of hiring metrics and being able to analyze data, KPI’s and metrics and translate this to measurable and actionable goals for your team and your business stakeholders

What you’ll learn

It’s a crucial time for Castor. We’re on ‘full power mode’ and scaling up at an exponential rate. For you, the opportunities are endless:

  • Lead and grow a large international talent team for a fast-growing SaaS start-up;
  • The opportunity to build your experience in setting strategy for remote-first teams;
  • Be involved in maximizing the impact of medical research and improving healthcare worldwide.

What you’ll get

At Castor, we truly live our core values, believing we can achieve anything with a healthy and happy team. With this in mind, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexible and remote working opportunity
  • A competitive salary and a guaranteed 'happy holidays' bonus
  • Depending on your location we also contribute to a pension plan or 401k and medical benefits (for US candidates only)
  • Investing in our talent with a strong Employee Stock Option Plan
  • Up to 30 days annual leave (plus national holiday days)
  • Interested in ‘lifelong learning’? You’ll love using our development and training budget
  • Flexible approach to working - nobody is tracking your time
  • A MacBook or Dell laptop, we’re a tech start-up after all ;)
  • Like to feel zen? You’ll love our company subscription to Calm for meditation and yoga

Castor continues to grow as an Equal Opportunities Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of colour, and people from the LGBTQ(+) community. In your application, please feel free to share the pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/the
m/theirs, etc.).

Our Interview Process


Fill out a short application on our careers website.

Telephone Call
Telephone Call

If your application is successful, we’ll invite you to an intitial call with a member of our talent team.

Manager interview
Manager interview

Great news! You’re invited to meet the hiring team.

Interview Day
Interview Day

Now we’ve got even better acquanted, we’d like to invite you to a final stage interview day.


Congratulations! We’re making you a formal offer to join as our next Castorian!

Meet Your Future Colleagues

Yulia Bondar
Yulia Bondar
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
Eric Carroll-Stonehewer
Eric Carroll-Stonehewer
Talent Team Lead