Recruiting Scam Alert

Recruiting Scam Alert

Cogent Biosciences has become aware of the fraudulent use of its name and branding on job sites not associated with the company. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any recruiting communications or offer letters that appear to come from Cogent or any other employer to help stop fraud and avoid falling victim to online recruitment scams. Some of these communications are being sent unsolicited, while others appear to target real candidates. If you received a communication that appears to be from Cogent and you question its legitimacy, please contact us at

Be Suspicious If…

  • You receive communications from non-Cogent email addresses that end in something other than “” (e.g.,,,,,,
  • There are typos or poor grammar.
  • Anything seems even slightly out of place.
  • You receive an offer of employment without ever applying for a job.
  • You receive any unsolicited employment offers and/or unsolicited employment contracts.
  • You receive requests for sensitive personal information such as Social Security Number, bank 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.

Cogent 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-only interviews, particularly in internet chat rooms (e.g., RingCentral, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp).

Cogent Will Always:

  • Require applicants to apply for jobs online via our website:
  • Require applicants to interview with a Cogent representative in person or via Zoom/Teams prior to the extension of any job offer.
  • Use an email address ending in‍

Helpful Resources:

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 (

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Cole Pinnow

Chief Commercial Officer

Cole is an accomplished executive with extensive commercial development, new product launch, P&L, and strategic leadership experience over a 20 plus year career in the pharmaceutical industry, with a specific focus on oncology. Before joining Cogent as Chief Commercial Officer, he served at Pfizer as the Global Franchise Lead for its Genitourinary, Lung and Breast Oncology Businesses. In this role, he oversaw the global launch and lifecycle strategy for Xtandi® + Talzenna® in mCRPC. Before that, he was President of Pfizer Canada where he was accountable for the company’s operations within the country, including sales, marketing, access and government relations. He was also VP of a US commercial business unit which had tremendous growth under his leadership. Prior to working at Pfizer, Cole held management positions at both Hospira, Inc., a global pharmaceutical and medical device company, in global pharmaceuticals, global marketing and commercial development. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Iowa State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. Olaf College. In his spare time, Cole enjoys swimming, hiking and skiing.