Associate/Senior Associate, Asset Acquisition

San Francisco, California
Jul 09, 2021
Administration, Finance
Biotech Bay
Required Education
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 aim 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:

The Asset Acquisition team is responsible for finding existing and developing novel therapeutic ideas for BridgeBio to pursue. The team works closely with BridgeBio’s Investment Committee members, which is composed of veteran drug developers and renowned academic scientists. As a vital member of the group, you will research, evaluate, and advocate for both particular investment opportunities and broader therapeutic areas that BridgeBio is considering.

  • Deeply evaluate all aspects of a therapeutic program—from genetic rationale and pre-clinical evidence all the way to the development plan and clinical trial design
  • Advocate for those that fit our goal of targeting the genetic source of a disease by building a scientific and business case for each potential investment
  • Interface with leading academics, patient advocacy groups, biotechs, and entrepreneurs
  • Lead internal discussions with management and the Investment Committee
  • Coordinate and work with a talented team of internal subject-matter experts and R&D leaders—including clinical, commercial, and disease experts—to dive as deeply as needed for each project

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • A strong aptitude for and interest in science
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to express ideas concisely and cogently in writing and with PowerPoint
  • An advanced technical degree; MD or Ph.D. is preferred
  • A background in chemistry or biochemistry is a plus
  • Previous experience working at one of the following: Top tier consulting firm in the life sciences, venture capital, business development role in a biotech or life science startup, post-docs with some experience or strong interest in the business of biotech
  • Experience in and confidence with working across a wide range of therapeutic areas
  • Broad knowledge of biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the precision medicine area
  • Curiosity, a strong work ethic, a team player, and the ability to deal with uncertainty with grace
  • A self-starter who is enthusiastic and loves to learn
  • A passion for helping patients

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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