King's College London use ResearchGate Scientific Recruiting to hire great candidate for Research Associate role

King’s is one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities based in the heart of London.

The department of Analytical and Environmental Sciences were looking to find a Research Associate, and needed to attract qualified candidates.

The successful candidate would need to complete a variety of complex scientific tasks with the objective of developing analytical methods and small molecule metabolite identification workflows.

After using a few other platforms, Angela Lewis of KCL, who was responsible for hiring for the role, found ResearchGate.

Angela provided the job description and other necessary details, and the job was posted on ResearchGate.
"The person we hired from ResearchGate has settled in very well and we are extremely pleased with him. I have already recommended ResearchGate to all Division Managers across the faculty and to staff within my division and we have recently used ResearchGate for another position." - Angela Lewis, KCL

From here, it was displayed to members who fitted the criteria whilst they browsed ResearchGate, and included in targeted job digests distributed by email. Members who were looking for a job could also find the job listing.

The posting received 1,600 page views over 30 days, and received 18 applicants. The job received 23 applicants from all channels, and so ResearchGate provided a large majority of the candidates. “We were impressed with the calibre of candidates,” said Angela.

After vetting the applications, Angela interviewed four candidates, two of whom came from ResearchGate.

When the interviews had been conducted, KCL decided to hire a candidate from ResearchGate for the position, and the hire has been successful: “He has settled in very well and we are extremely pleased with him,” said Angela.

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