HR Program Coordinator

Human Resources Research Triangle Park, North Carolina


Position at Premier Research

Premier Research helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform life-changing ideas into reality, targeting unmet needs in analgesia, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare diseases.


We’re looking for an exceptional HR Programs Coordinator to bring your passion to our team. You will be encouraged to grow professionally and personally while enjoying cross-functional partnerships with genuinely supportive colleagues, regardless of location or seniority. Most importantly, you will be using your skills to bring tangible hope to critically ill patients around the world.


At Premier Research, we are science-minded and heart-centered. Join us.


The HR Program Coordinator possess a basic understanding of Human Resources policies and Premier specific operating procedures. In this position, the HR Program Coordinator provides administrative support to the recruiting and human resources teams 

Within the hiring process, the HR Program coordinator will handle all pre-hire on-boarding tasks; including offer letter administration, sending of new hire paperwork, initiating of background screenings, and data entry for new hires. 

Other ad-hoc tasks within Human Resources will be handled by the HR Program Coordinator, including driving employee engagement and improving processes and procedures within the HR department. 


  • JobVite administration: sets up users in the applicant tracking system, updates back-end information to feed requisition approval workflows, creates templates and screening/feedback forms  

  • Schedules interviews, arranges candidate travel, and handles submissions of expense reimbursement reports 

  • Prepares offer letters and executive contracts, initiates candidate background checks and screen final reports  

  • Communicates with recruiters, new employees, and hiring managers to ensure all on-boarding is smooth and efficient 

  • Administers, collects and reviews all new hire paperwork 

  • Ensures completion, accuracy, and organization of employee files 

  • Manages the data entry in to Workday HRIS for incoming new hires and personnel changes 

  • Oversee submission and maintenance of I-9 forms and ensures timely entries in to EVerify 

  • Assist the analytics team with reports 

  • Support with preparation of new and renewal employment contracts 

  • Support in employee engagement activities  

  • Support in the creation and update of work flow processes and procedures as needed 

  • Creates and prepares various departmental reports and maintain updated spreadsheets 

  • Updates and maintains various sections of the company extranet website 

You'll need

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Sciences, HR, Psychology, or related field 

  • Five years’ experience in HR operations or equivalent Project Administration or Management experience 

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications and advanced spreadsheet and PowerPoint skills (preferred) 

  • Familiarity with Human Resources systems, e.g., applicant tracking systems, human resources information systems, EVerify 

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with highly sensitive matters 

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills including verbal and written 

  • Experience proofreading and editing for spelling, punctuation, grammar and meaning 

  • Experience providing excellent customer service while interacting with the public as well as diverse employee group 

  • Excellent team player and shows willingness to back-up others in the HR department 

  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities. 

  • Ability to gain comprehensive knowledge of department functions, resources and practices 

  • Skilled at dealing with frequent interruptions and varying phone calls 

  • Ability to work as a self-starter and think beyond the task at hand 

  • Ability to learn and convey Premier’s policies and procedures to staff as needed