Recruiting Scam Alert

Like many other public organizations, Pieris Pharmaceuticals has recently become aware of the fraudulent use of its name and branding in relation to recruitment activity not associated with the company. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from Pieris or any other employer to help stop fraud and avoid falling victim to online recruitment scams.

  • Pieris will always communicate with you from a email address. We will never use other e-mail services (e.g.,,,, in our communications with applicants
  • Pieris will never send you an offer of employment before having conducted a minimum of 2 telephone or videoconference interviews.

Be suspicious if…

  • You haven't applied for a job with Pieris but receive an offer of employment
  • The role that appears to be offered to you does not appear on our list of openings
  • You receive any unsolicited employment offers and/or unsolicited employment contracts from Pieris
  • You receive requests for sensitive personal information such as Social Security Number, account numbers or requests to access accounts or transfer any funds or to make or receive payments to or from a third party of any kind

We will never…

  • Send unsolicited job offers or employment contracts of any kind
  • Require any fees, payments or access to any of your financial, bank or any other types of accounts
  • Conduct text-based interviews, but you will always be in direct contact with either a Pieris Human Resources Representative or the hiring manager for a specific role.

Pieris will always:

  • Post all available openings online via our website:
  • Require applicants to interview with a minimum of two Pieris Pharmaceuticals representatives prior to the extension of any job offer
  • Use a e-mail address for any communication with applicants

The Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with free tips and information on how to avoid being scammed online and what to do if you feel you have been scammed. You may view those tips and information via the Federal Trade Commission's website ( If you have been scammed online, you may report the crime through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center's website (