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Executive Assistant

Zai Lab (US) LLC
San Francisco, CA
Start date
Aug 1, 2022

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Administration, Clerical
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Job Description

The Executive Assistant will provide comprehensive executive support to Zai’s Global Development, Oncology C-suite and Senior-Level Oncology Development executives as well as managing the Palo, Alto office.

Executive Assistant

  • Provide administrative support to Global Development, Oncology C-Suite and their respective teams.
  • Assume ownership of calendars utilizing strategic gatekeeping & prioritization. Apply thorough context & knowledge of priorities on an org and company level, with awareness of broader org, company & external events. 
  • Plan, coordinate and book complex travel, virtual and in-person global meetings with complex calendaring required. Anticipate and monitor external factors that could impact travel and proactively addresses. 
  • Complete and submit expense reports as prescribed by T&E policy in a timely manner. Facilitate expense approvals on behalf of the manager as appropriate. Actively resolve expense issues with internal and external partners. Submit and track invoices. Work with procurement teams as needed.
  • Support meeting logistics including global calendaring coordination. May also support facilitation, meeting materials, agenda, notes/follow ups, and supplemental needs, live streaming/recording, or IT support as needed. 
  • Logistical support and planning of external team events and activities (offsites, meals, milestone & quarterly team activities, seasonal celebrations). 
  • Assist with legal document preparation.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Office Manager

  • Manage and organize the day-to-day operations of Zai’s Palo Alto office, ensuring things are running efficiently
  • Maintain a tidy and pleasant office environment. Keep the kitchen organized and stocked with snacks and pantry supplies and well organized.
  • Welcome visitors and appropriately handle their experience. Reception management includes incoming phone calls, mail, receiving and distributing packages, when necessary, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School/Secondary Education or Equivalent
  • 6+ years relevant experience working at a Senior or Executive level  
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook Mail & Calendar; Office 365 Applications (Excel, PPT, Word, Teams, OneDrive, OneNote, SharePoint), collaboration applications (Slack, Teams, Zoom,, etc.)
  • Ability to work standard office hours and be onsite in the Palo Alto, CA office a minimum of 4 days/week
  • Manage and organize the day-to-day operations of Zai’s Palo Alto, CA office, ensuring things are running efficiently
  • Ability to independently work on complex issues 
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication and operations management, specifically related to time management, budgets and projects.
  • Ability to exercise appropriate discretion in all circumstances regarding materials or information of a confidential nature, respecting Zai’s policies and procedures. 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills to work with a variety of personalities and adapt to different styles.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities, effective time management skills, pro-active approach, high attention to detail, results and solutions oriented.
  • Zai Lab requires all employees who are working onsite or who are in customer facing positions to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to any legally required exemptions)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry preferred
  • Executive level personal assistant experience preferred
  • Notary license is a plus

Additional information


Zai Lab is an innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to patients in China and around the world. To quickly target the large, fast-growing segments of China’s pharmaceutical market and address unmet medical needs, Zai Lab’s experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharma companies, generating a broad pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Zai Lab has also built an in-house team with strong drug discovery and translational research capabilities, aiming to establish a global pipeline of proprietary drug candidates against targets in our focus areas. Zai Lab’s vision is to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing its portfolio in order to impact human health worldwide.

For additional information about the company, please visit

Stock Symbol: ZLAB

Stock Exchange: NYSE



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