Associate Director, Business Development & Operations

Palo Alto, California
Oct 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About BridgeBioX and BridgeBio Pharma

Leveraging extensive inherited disease experience and an established drug development infrastructure, BridgeBio recently formed a discovery research group called BridgeBioX. The vision of BridgeBioX is to use cutting-edge biology to develop breakthrough medicines in genetic diseases with high unmet needs across multiple therapeutic areas including oncology, neurology, pulmonology, and cardiology. BridgeBioX is building out lab space on the Stanford Life Sciences campus to create a hybrid industry-academic environment where scientists from the top labs around the world can collaborate with senior BridgeBio leadership and advisors.

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 30+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada and Zug, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at

Who You Are:

Do you want to be a key partner on the next-level discovery team to test “moonshots” in genetic disease at BridgeBio? We seek an innovative, collaborative, and detail-oriented Associate of Discovery Research to work on high-risk, high-reward genetic programs within a culture that celebrates failures as long as they were scientifically rigorous and conclusive. The projects within this team need a scientist with strong communication skills to transform novel scientific hypotheses into testable experimental plans, summarize relevant literature and competitive intelligence, and attend conferences to keep up to date on the latest advances. We’re looking for a scientist who loves coming up with conclusive go/no-go experimental plans, who then collaborates with our laboratory team to execute the details.

This is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with our business development team alongside brilliant scientists while learning more about the drug discovery process. If you want to be on the ground floor as we build our early discovery capability at BridgeBio, we want to hear from you.

  • Translate high-level program development outlines into detailed experimental plans
  • Interface with internal and external R&D teams to guide the design and execution of experiments
  • Review, analyze, and interpret data with the guidance of leading academic experts
  • Summarize and communicate experimental results to senior leadership in writing and with GraphPad and PowerPoint
  • Identify KOLs and subject area experts for advisory roles and collaborations
  • Perform due diligence on competitors
  • Develop theses recommending mechanistic hypotheses for diseases of interest
  • Regularly review and summarize relevant literature and competitive intelligence
  • Attend relevant conferences and communicate key developments to leadership
  • Collaborate with the multiple teams within the BridgeBio environment to assess and understand a variety of genetic diseases
  • No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive towards practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • Ph.D. from top tier academic institutions or scientific undergrad with commensurate work experience
  • Operating/Program management experience working with a close-knit team at a biotech startup or top tier pharma
  • Management Consulting or Banking experience from leading tier firm
  • A willingness to spend hours digging into the scientific literature and reporting on key findings and hypotheses

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn 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
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard

We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.