Head of Business Operations

Job Type: Full-time

Work Authorization: United States (Required)

Company Description

Teon Therapeutics is a global biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops small molecule drugs for cancer immunotherapy. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and backed by Venture Capitals, Teon is committed to advance innovative therapeutic agents to address unmet global medical needs and improve the lives of patients. Our programs target novel GPCR pathways that modulate specific immune responses and metabolic immune checkpoints with the goal of restoring the body’s natural ability to fight cancer. 

 

Teon is seeking a talented and highly motivated Head of Business Operations.  The successful candidate will lead and manage external strategic partnerships at all stages of drug discovery and development. 

 

Responsibilities

·       Manage all phases of the business development deal cycle, including opportunity development, pitch presentations, proposal development, negotiation of term sheets and definitive agreements

·       Lead strategic analysis, market research, and financial analysis; provide guidance to the development of analytical models and work with finance to perform financial analyses to comprehensively evaluate opportunities

·       Identify, evaluate and pursue strategic transaction opportunities with larger pharmaceutical companies through partnerships/licensing

·       Develop external corporate/BD communications activities, including preparing presentations tailored for each potential VC and partner

·       Maintain a strong network of industry contacts and continually keep abreast  of competitive intelligence

 

Qualifications

·       10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

·       A scientific background with strong analytical capabilities and understanding of oncology products 

·       Strong leadership and communications skills, problem-solving ability and creativity

·       Ability to effectively interface with R&D, finance, legal, and executive management

·       Demonstrated success in initiating and managing significant business/corporate development transactions 

·       A bachelor’s degree is required, MBA or JD preferred

 

Teon is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and comprehensive package, including medical, dental and vision care, paid vacation and holiday time. Title and salary is commensurate with experience.

To be considered as an applicant, please send a cover letter and your resume/CV to hr@teonthera.com. Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions. 

Scientist/Senior Scientist: Immuno-Oncology 

Job Type: Full -Time
Work Authorization: United States (Required)

Teon is dedicated to the discovery and development of innovative small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer. Our science is the key to our success, and our pipeline of developing novel compounds and investigative therapies reflects our commitment to bring innovative products to address unmet global medical needs and improve the lives of patients. Our programs target novel GPCR pathways that modulate specific immune responses and metabolic immune checkpoints with the goal of restoring the body’s natural ability to fight cancer. We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated scientist with an extensive experience and knowledge in Immunology or Cancer Biology to join our drug discovery and development team. The qualified candidate will support the discovery and characterization of novel, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer.  The selected candidate will have knowledge and experience in immunology and cancer research with extensive hands-on experience in the development of new cellular and functional assays. The job title will depend on years of experience.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for performing and optimizing in vitro cellular assays for advancement of lead compounds for drug discovery program
  • Responsible for data analysis, thorough documentation of work, and clear communication of results in group settings
  • Independently design and conduct cellular and functional assays to evaluate immune mechanisms of our small molecules
  • Support and operate laboratory equipment and manage the ordering and maintenance of stocks of lab supplies and reagents
  • Create and maintain a safe, innovative, and positive environment

Job Qualifications

  • PhD in Immunology, Cancer Biology, Cell Biology, or equivalent with 4+ years of laboratory research experience in immunology, cancer immunology, or related field
  • Expertise in a wide variety of immunological techniques, cell culture and multi-color flow cytometry as well as biochemistry techniques (ELISA, western blotting, PCR) is a must
  • Experience with assay development, including optimization and troubleshooting
  • Proficiency with software for graphical data analysis, statistical analysis, FACS plots, and presentations
  • Desire to learn and tackle new challenges
  • Ability to work as a part of a fast-paced team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to present data to project teams
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Teon is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and comprehensive package, including medical, dental and vision care, paid vacation and holiday time. Title and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and your resume/CV to

helena.haberstock@teonthera.com

Applicants whose qualifications and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be reviewed. Candidates will only be contacted for evaluative discussions.