HR/People Business Partner (m/f/d)

As a People team, our work is focused entirely on impacting the lives of more than 200 employees, so they can impact the 20 million lives of our existing scientific researchers and therefore the lives of 8 billion people worldwide! This is an HR role like no other! 
To succeed in touching the lives of 8 billion people, our vision for People & Culture is to have the right people at RG with the right skills and values in place at the right time. We need exceptional leaders who champion our culture, live our values and facilitate high performance and a highly talented, diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce who are empowered and engaged through working in a developmental, collaborative, inclusive, safe, and supportive working environment.

With that in mind, these are the themes that drive all of our People-based activity in 2022:

  • Continue to attract, identify, and hire high-performing talent across all business areas.
  • Develop and support the growth of inspiring and transformational leadership and management.
  • Enable the development of a high-performance culture where employee performance can be supported and enhanced effectively.
  • Foster a values-based culture focused on diversity, equity, inclusivity, wellbeing, and positive engagement.
  • Continue to develop a total reward approach that is valued by employees and facilitates organizational objectives.
  • Provide excellent core people services across all business areas to enable the effective operation of the organization.

What we’re looking for:

  • A naturally intuitive HR/people professional who is a great team player and excels at stakeholder management across all seniority levels. 
  • Previous experience in at least two of the following areas: HR operations, learning, organizational design and development, employee relations, organizational change, compensation & benefits, DE&I, HR consultancy, programme or project management, and coaching. 
  • Incredible attention to detail: a willingness to own the entire end-to-end execution of tasks within the employee lifecycle whilst matching this operational execution with exceptional levels of emotional intelligence as you partner with key stakeholders in your designated business unit.  
  • Native or C2 German and English.
What you can expect from us:
Work with impact
At ResearchGate your input can help over 20 million scientists and researchers to solve global challenges. Whether studying the first moments of our universe or tracking global warming, our users are making a real difference.
Grow at work
At ResearchGate we put people first. You’ll join an environment where your personal development is very important to us. In regular one to ones & regular feedback talks, you and your manager will identify possible paths for you to grow, plan the actionable steps forward and agree on the right amount of guidance needed to reach your goals.
Have ownership
As a member of the People team, you’ll be given the opportunity to own short, medium, and long-term initiatives and drive the continuous improvement of our culture. Your thinking, your feedback on our processes, and your execution will be key to the success of new ideas. 

Our Story
ResearchGate was founded in 2008 by three friends who believed it was possible to connect all of the world’s scientists. 
By 2015, four complete rounds of financing had fueled ResearchGate’s growth and investors included Benchmark Capital, Founders Fund, Bill Gates, Tenaya Capital, Goldman Sachs, Wellcome Trust, and Four Rivers Group. 
Today, more than 20 million members connect on the network, collaborate, and share their research. They report on their research as it happens and get feedback to make progress faster, post questions and answers, and find new jobs that fit their interest and research profiles. 
At ResearchGate we are a bunch of pragmatic optimists from all around the world and many different backgrounds. Together, we focus on taking the web back to its original mission and changing the way scientists communicate for the better, created by scientists, to foster scientific collaboration and drive progress for a better world.
Our goal is to connect the world of science and make research open to all.

Hiring Process
Our hiring process is transparent and uncomplicated. We are very aware that interview processes are a taxing phase in your life and respect your time and effort. We aim to have “just enough” process to ensure that we all can make an informed decision if it’s a mutual fit for both of us.