Scientific Staffing and Recruiting Services

Astrix has been a trusted provider of scientific staffing services to governmental agencies for over a decade. We provide governmental agencies with highly capable personnel using a combination of current employees, recruited workforce, and subcontractor personnel that may fill niche areas of technical expertise. Our scientific recruiters source professionals from a variety of disciplines who offer the necessary skills, education, experience, professionalism and dedication required to meet your specifications. We recruit and place a full range of scientists, specialists and technicians.

Our recruiting team has expertise in a number of disciplines, including: Laboratory Specialists, Engineers, Information Technology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Medical and Clinical. Though still a Small Business as defined by the Small Business Administration under NAICS Code 541712, Astrix has experienced significant growth and has staffed offices throughout North America.

Currently, Astrix employs a ready resource of more than 500 personnel qualified scientific personnel in applicable labor categories, and we have extensive experience placing these staff on past contracts. Additionally, Astrix has a database of over 100,000 potential candidates, and we add resumes daily to this resource. Our ability to recruit and retain staff, with over 500 deployed currently, has resulted in an average fill rate of 94.6% and average retention rate of 95.4% from 2012 to 2016.

Staff Retention: Retention of successful, skilled employees is a primary Astrix corporate objective. A high level of staff stability is maintained by establishing a progressive work environment with competitive compensation and benefits packages, continuous education, and internal placement programs. We personally recognize holidays, health/personal issues, and accomplishments (graduations, etc.) of contract staff. Making all employees feel like a part of the Astrix “family” has been a critical factor in our ability to retain quality staff.

Contract Turnover Transitions: Astrix will successfully execute contract turnover transitions to ensure mission continuity. As the primary contractor for the DHS BioWatch Program, for example, we transitioned and retained 100% of the incumbent 126 staff members. Our transition plans provide a collaborative, disciplined approach based on experience and our understanding of the governmental agency community culture, processes, procedures, and requirements. We focus on no impact transitions where 100% of our staff will be working on contract day one, as reflected in our positive CPARS for the DHS BioWatch Laboratory Staffing Contract.

Security Clearance: Astrix possesses an active Department of Defense Facility Security Clearance and subsequently has the ability to provide individuals with a Secret Clearance. Our Facility Security Officer will coordinate the application, review, approval process for Secret Clearances, as required by the government. Prior to providing a candidate for your consideration, Astrix will determine the eligibility for an individual to receive a Secret Clearance. This approach eliminates the uncertainties of a contractor commencing work prior to achieving cleared status.

Flexible Staffing Models: Astrix provides flexible and coordinated staffing models that facilitate the identification and hiring of highly-skilled scientists:

Temporary Staffing: This solution helps to reduce fixed cost and get you through a period of increased activity. If you choose, you can transition this trained and successful employee to your full-time staff when the time is right.

Consulting: Hire our experts to deal with a staff shortage or work load fluctuation.

Direct Hire: Continue to focus on your core mission, and allow Astrix to identify and recruit the best candidates in the market.

Payrolling: We employ (pay and provide top-tier benefits including health insurance, 401k, PTO and more) individuals that you identify.

Postdoc to Contractor: We provide you with a vehicle to ensure continuity of support within your lab.

Immigration Services: We support and sponsor F-1 and H-1b visas, as well as Green Cards, thus reducing turnover in your lab and minimizing your training efforts and expenses.