Houston TX 77035



About Solugen:

At Solugen, we believe planet-scale change starts with the chemistry we use every day. So, we’ve built the world’s first carbon negative molecule factory. Fusing biology with chemistry and technology to make the materials we need to sustain life on Earth.

Solugen, Inc. is a revolutionary product and technology company seeking to use biology to transform the chemicals industry. Solugen was founded in 2016 and is a post-Series C venture-backed biotechnology company supported by renowned venture capital firms including Founders Fund, FiftyYears, Refactor, Y Combinator, Temasek, GIC, and Baillie-Gifford. Located in Houston, Texas, Solugen has recently started-up a first-of-its-kind carbon-negative manufacturing facility - The BioforgeTM - that uses a novel chemienzymatic technology to manufacture bio-based chemistries for a wide range of applications including water treatment, agriculture, personal care, and other applications. Solugen currently has 100+ full time employees.


The Contract Recruiter will research and attract a diverse pool of qualified and capable talent for the organization. The incumbent will provide support to all of the organization, with Corporate and Operations as their primary focus. Fostering relationships that display collaboration with internal stakeholders. In addition, the incumbent should facilitate a candidate experience that is engaging and highlights the culture of Solugen.

Key Outcomes

  • Develops, facilitates, and implements all phases of the recruitment process
    • This begins with:
      • Consulting and collaborating with hiring managers on their staffing needs
      • Sourcing, targeting, recruiting and delivery of high-quality candidates

    Key Competencies

    Job Specific

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent people skills
    • Understanding of recruiting methods and best practices, as well as applicable policies and federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    • Source, target, recruit and deliver highly qualified candidates using techniques and resources

    Company Specific

    - Ask a lot of questions, be curious, and have insights into your work

    - Be nimble, embrace the speed and ambiguity of startup culture.

    - A passion for green chemistry and fighting climate change.

    - Ability to self-manage and set your own priorities and schedule.

    - Be comfortable working in multiple roles.

    - Emphasize safety above all else.

    - Respect for others.

    - Creative problem solving.

    - Willingness to learn and research new engineering/science concepts.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field, or equivalent work experience, required
    • At least 2 years of experience in a Human Resources role, preferably focused on Talent Acquisition
    • Experience using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
    • Demonstrated technical skills/abilities related to recruiting, using job boards and other recruitment tools
    • SHRM’s Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential a plus

    Solugen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.