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Operations and Alliance Manager

Company: Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

WHO WE AREAquinnah Pharmaceuticals is a vibrant biotechnology company located at IPSEN Biolabs, a new state of the art facility in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, with a focus on developing novel treatments for ALS and Alzheimer's disease. We are harnessing our years of experience studying biomolecular condensates, stress granules and RNA binding proteins to discover and develop small molecules for neurodegenerative diseases with clear unmet medical need. Our investors include three world class pharmaceutical companies dedicated to curing neurodegeneration: AbbVie, Pfizer, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.POSITION SUMMARYWe are seeking a highly motivated and professional individual contributor reporting to the CEO. This is a high impact role, that combines alliance and project management responsibilities and operational support functions, to advance drug candidates to the clinic in partnership with Roche, a successful global pharmaceutical company. A science background and understanding of small molecule development is highly desirable, but not requiredWHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Partners with the CEO to effectively manage day to day operations and ensure that a wide variety of projects and activities across the company are completed on time and to our high quality expectations
  • Partners closely with our internal team, as well as consultants and external collaborators, to make sure that Aquinnah projects are set-up and executed successfully. You will drive projects toward success by keeping the team on track and highly motivated and will lead project planning, team coordination and dashboard updates, and communicating with any external partners
  • Coordinate scheduling and communication across all levels of the project team, providing project status to the team, including meeting minutes and updates, performance-to-program plan, resourcing, project risks and other critical details and data as warranted
  • Serve as Alliance Director and take a lead role in all collaboration and communication with Aquinnah partners, managing project work and touching base frequently with partner staff, facilitating and leading meetings with members of a global pharmaceutical joint review committee (JRC)
  • Lead (with the internal team) and expertly prepare Board of Director and Partner presentations, correspondence, and related materials, including editing for content and clarity as well as professional presentation
  • You will be a role model for professionalism and confidentiality, self-directed prioritization of work and projects, and demonstrating measurable progress through open communication to leaders and team members
  • Operational activities may include coordinating lab management activities and contract IT staff, and administrative activities such as SAB scheduling and meeting logistics on- or offsite; budgeting and financial summaries working with our controller, travel arrangements, room reservations, meeting room logistics and materials, cateringWHAT YOU WILL NEED
    • Minimum of a bachelor's degree with 7+ years of professional experience in industry, with small molecule drug development experience and an advanced science degree desirable
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills; able to adapt to different communication styles
    • Self-motivated team player with the ability to work independently under minimal supervision
    • Able to work in a high paced, demanding environment, and interact effectively with leaders, partners, and team members, maintaining professionalism at all times
    • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, management, and organizational skills with attention to detail
    • Superior service orientation and quality/accuracy focus
    • Excellent problem-solving skills; able to respond to requests promptly and act proactively
    • Exhibits decisiveness and good judgment
    • Attentive to details and displays strong follow-up skills
    • Part time schedule possible for the right candidateWHAT YOU WILL GET
      • This is an excellent opportunity to join a promising biotechnology company at an early stage.
      • Aquinnah will provide a competitive salary, health insurance, 401K, bonus plan and other benefits.
      • Share options as approved by our board.
      • Ample opportunity for learning, promotion and career development.
      • Work in a fun, collaborative and inclusive environment where you will shape the company's future and help deliver new medicines to patients! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, and national origin, disability or protected veteran status.For further information, visit our website at

Keywords: Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge , Operations and Alliance Manager, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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