Associate, Academic Partnering

San Francisco, California
May 20, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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Who You Are:

We seek a passionate and energetic scientist interested in applying their technical understanding to build bridges with leading academic investigators and evaluate new therapeutic ideas from academia. The Associate of Academic Program Sourcing will be a critical, external-facing member of the BridgeBio business development team, with responsibilities focused on managing our current academic alliances and outreach to new universities. The applicant would grow into an expert on the therapeutic and research landscape in genetic disease and precision oncology, building critical business development, entrepreneurial and analytical skills along the way.

  • Work as a point of contact for our university partners to ensure we are working harmoniously with them and their investigators
  • Lead the logistical planning of alliances with leading universities and research institutions
  • Implement “Focus Days” with investigators at universities, where we engage in deep scientific conversations around translational research proposals
  • Support our search and evaluation of new therapeutic assets from academia by speaking with investigators and codifying the basic and translational aspects of their research
  • Work with our business development team to generate new therapeutic ideas inspired by academia from our university partners or the scientific literature
  • Eventually, represent BridgeBio on steering committees, advisory committees, or as a judge for our university partners seeking industry guidance

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • Ph.D. preferred, will consider Masters/Bachelors degree with enough relevant work experience
  • High comfort level reading and discussing scientific literature
  • Previous experience working with technology transfer offices or closely with academic investigators in some capacity
  • Familiarity and confidence working across a wide breadth of life science concepts (molecular biology, genetics, etc.)
  • A strong aptitude for and interest in finding and translating academic innovation into real therapies for patients
  • A self-starter who loves to learn and will bring great energy to work every day

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so

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