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Executive Director, Information Security

Eikon Therapeutics
Hayward, CA
Start date
Jun 7, 2024

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Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Executive Director, Information Security to lead our cybersecurity and compliance efforts. Reporting directly to the Vice President, Information Technology Services and Operations the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in safeguarding our sensitive data, protecting our digital assets, and ensuring regulatory compliance across all aspects of our operations. 

About you: 

The ideal candidate is an accomplished cybersecurity leader with a strong track record in information security management. They possess extensive knowledge of cybersecurity technologies, including network security and threat detection. With exceptional problem-solving and decision-making abilities, they are well-equipped to lead the development and execution of a comprehensive information security strategy while fostering a culture of collaboration and security awareness among employees. 

What You’ll Do 

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive information security strategy aligned with business objectives, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. 
  • Oversee the implementation and maintenance of robust cybersecurity measures, including but not limited to network security, endpoint protection, data encryption, access controls, and incident response protocols. 
  • Lead the development and enforcement of information security policies, procedures, and standards to mitigate risks and protect against cyber threats. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security into the design, development, and deployment of new products and technologies. 
  • Provide strategic guidance and direction on compliance initiatives, ensuring adherence to relevant regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, FDA guidelines, and other global data protection laws. 
  • Conduct regular risk assessments and security audits to identify vulnerabilities, assess the effectiveness of controls, and recommend remediation actions as needed. 
  • Foster a culture of security awareness and compliance throughout the organization through training, communication, and employee engagement initiatives. 
  • Ensure that security policies and standards are understood and applied in contracts, engineering projects, and infrastructure. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for security incidents, breaches, and regulatory inquiries, leading investigations and coordinating response efforts as necessary. 
  • Collaborate closely with Cyber SOC for incidence response. 
  • Stay abreast of emerging threats, trends, and technologies in the cybersecurity landscape, continuously evaluating and enhancing the company's security posture. 
  • Represent the company in discussions with regulators, industry partners, and stakeholders on matters related to information security and compliance. 


  • Post Graduate Degree with 15+ years of relevant experience or a Bachelor’s degree with 18+ years of relevant experience.  
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to manage up, down and to the sides. 
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and compliance standards relevant to the biotech and healthcare industries, such as HIPAA, GDPR, FDA regulations, etc. 
  • Proven track record of designing and implementing effective cybersecurity programs, including risk management, threat detection, and incident response. 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate across all levels of the organization. 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, with a demonstrated ability to foster a culture of belonging and respect in the workplace. 
  • Strong background in biotech, pharmaceuticals, or healthcare, with specific experience in global clinical trials preferred. 
  • Relevant industry certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CRISC) highly desirable. 

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $258,000 to $282,150 depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization. You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date. If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.


Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

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