Human Resources Business Partner


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 555 Montgomery Street Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA, 94111

About Benchling

Benchling makes life science research faster and more collaborative.

Biotechnology has the potential to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges, such as disease, renewable energy, clean water, and hunger. The brightest minds are working on these problems but they are equipped with archaic tools. We aspire to fix this and increase the rate of scientific output with a web-based platform that allows researchers to design and run experiments, analyze data, and share results.

Job Description

Over the next 10 years, biotech will fundamentally rewrite the way we live. Gene editing and cell therapy will dramatically change how we treat cancer and other major illnesses. Biofuels and biomaterials will transform the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the makeup of everyday objects. Crop science and synthetic biology will produce sustainable and ethical food. 

Benchling’s mission is to accelerate the research that propels us towards this future, and magnify its impact, through modern software. Every day, scientists around the world use Benchling in their efforts to solve humanity's most pressing problems. For these scientists, Benchling is the central technology they use to conduct their research.

Benchling was founded by a team of MIT graduates and has raised funding from Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Y Combinator. Our customers include pharmaceutical giants, leading biotechs, and the world's most renowned research institutes.



Benchling HRBPs are part of the Learning and Growth team. As part of the larger People team, they drive program development and the associated rollout and change management initiatives and are the main points of contact for coaching and mentorship across their assigned functional teams.

In partnership with the Director of Learning and Growth, you will be working with leadership to shape Growth and Development plans within your group’s function, while coaching and mentoring Benchlings toward ever-increasing levels of excellence. 

We are a growing team of professionals who thrive wearing multiple hats and rolling up our sleeves to develop scalable programs. 



  • Build trusted relationships with managers and leaders, providing deep insights to help them see around corners.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth understanding of business units' short- and long-range business strategies and resource needs.
  • Partner with the Director of Learning and Growth, developing and implementing People programs across the company (engagement, performance, onboarding, etc.).
  • Provide strategic business partnership, thought leadership, and coaching to all levels of the business unit.
  • Act as a people and culture champion and change agent.
  • Proactively assess team and employee development needs, provide  recommendations, and implement appropriate solutions.
  • In partnership with leadership, proactively plan for, design and implement employee motivation, growth and other applicable People programs for the teams you support.
  • Where applicable, assist with or independently deliver training programs for your functional groups.
  • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, and conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the broader People team to develop solutions, programs and policies.



  • BS/BA in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development or related.
  • 4+ years applicable experience as an HRBP, partnering with teams in a growing environment, similar to Benchling.
  • Deep understanding of human behavior, high performing teams and building programs. 
  • Ability to easily build relationships with people across levels and functions.
  • Deep understanding of SaaS businesses and their drivers, practices and appropriate levers to influence towards effective outcomes.
  • Excellent communication skills.



  • Empower through information. We explain the “why” behind every decision, unless there are highly sensitive circumstances. We're honest about how we're doing, especially in difficult times. We believe that sharing information builds trust and enables better decision-making.
  • Rely on tenacity. Hard work is one of the greatest factors to determine success and is fully under our control. We must make the most of every day by bringing the highest level of determination. Dreaming big is not enough.
  • Raise the bar. Pushing ourselves and others to improve will be uncomfortable and at times result in failure. However, it's critical to our success. We're dedicated to creating a place where everyone feels challenged to improve.
  • Build a lever. We choose to build tools and infrastructure that will help others make world-changing innovations. There's less glory in it, but in the words of Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."



  • Work with a talented yet humble team
  • Competitive compensation & equity package
  • Monthly health & wellness stipend
  • 401k
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Weekly virtual social events, and annual company retreats
  • *$1,000 work-from-home stipend 

*In following best practices and safety protocols, all Benchling employees are expected to work remotely until we are further advised that it is safe for employees to resume work in their respective office locations. To support remote work conditions, Benchling provides each employee a one-time stipend of $1,000 upon commencing employment, and additional discounted employee purchase plans for home-office equipment. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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