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Senior Manage/ Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis - (Job Code 201605-FA)

Description: We are seeking a highly organized, deadline driven, multi-tasker to be key member of the Accounting and Finance team. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to accurate and timely reporting of financials with a focus on integrity and teamwork to support Ra Pharma’s growth strategy. This person will be responsible for all financial reporting activities, including but not limited to, monthly BOD packages, forecasting/budgeting, reporting related to Licensing/R&D collaborations, project reporting, ad-hoc analyses (valuation, analyst reports/models, licensing term sheets) and periodic tax reporting. Specifically, this person will ensure the financial organization delivers timely and accurate financials in accordance with GAAP, ensure Ra Pharma has adequate documented internal controls for NASDAQ and JOBS Act-level SOX compliance.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a BS degree in finance, accounting, or a related discipline. Candidates must have strong accounting and financial leadership experience with a minimum of 8 years total experience. This experience must include time in biotechnology or pharma setting. A CPA is strongly preferred.

Candidates should have the following:

  • Strong technical acumen and well versed in U.S. GAAP
  • Strong work ethic
  • Tenacity, with the emotional intelligence to know when to push hard and when to look for alternative approaches
  • Intelligence with excellent analytical and strategic skills, good business judgment and problem solving skills
  • Excellent business and analytical skills with a high degree of intelligence and creativity
  • Well-rounded technical financial skills, balanced with sound business judgment
  • The ability to assist other leaders with non- financial backgrounds
  • A results-oriented, high-energy, approach
  • The ability to build trust and confidence through clear communication and by producing accurate and timely deliverables in a professional manner
  • Excellent people management skills, verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to apply “best practice” business, process improvement and financial controls

Title and salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to hr at rapharma dot com.

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Research Associate or Post-Doctoral Scientist, Chemical Biology - (Job Code RASCB2016)

Description: We are seeking a multi-talented and creative chemical biologist to help us further develop our Extreme DiversityTM platform for directly selecting drug-like macrocyclic peptides against a wide range of protein targets. In particular, this scientist will help optimize the translation of non-natural peptides through the engineering and directed evolution of the translation machinery. This exciting work requires a multi-disciplinary approach involving molecular biology, protein biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and protein biochemistry.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD degree in biochemistry, chemistry, or a related discipline or a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience. Candidates must have a demonstrable history of success integrating chemistry and biology to solve challenging scientific or technological problems.

Candidates should have experience with protein engineering and directed evolution, as well as some or all of the following:

  • In vitro selection technologies like mRNA display, phage display, and SELEX
  • RNA biochemistry, including in vitro transcription and gel electrophoresis
  • High resolution LC-MS analysis of peptides
  • Bioinformatics analysis in Python, R, or a similar language
  • Basic synthetic organic chemistry

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

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Scientist-Target Biology - (Job Code TBS2016)

Description: We are currently seeking a Scientist with expertise in the innate immune system to join our Target Biology group. Primary responsibilities will include the design, development, and execution of biochemical and cell-based assays for the validation of therapeutic targets and characterization of drug candidates. Additional responsibilities will include developing expertise in biology of targets and disease areas of interest and using this knowledge to advance projects as a member of a project team.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline with demonstrated scientific expertise in the biology of the innate immune system. The successful candidate will be a flexible and careful scientist with leadership potential who is eager to learn and excited by the challenges and rewards of working in a highly demanding start-up environment.

(Title and compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.)

To apply, please send your résumé and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

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Associate Scientist/Scientist/Manager Analytical Development - (Job Code ASAD2016)

Description: We are currently looking for a resourceful and motivated individual to join our team as an Associate Scientist, Scientist or Manager. This candidate will have a supportive role in Analytical Development by coordinating and potentially supervising outsourced analytical testing, developing analytical methods and generating reports for regulatory filings. Based upon experience, the candidate may oversee outsourced analytical method development, technical transfers, GMP material release and stability studies. This person will also be responsible for supporting non-GMP in-house stability studies and materials release and will be expected to contribute to method development by developing and improving assays, reviewing data as well as investigating and troubleshooting assays and equipment issues and recommending improvements.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD or a BS/MS in Analytical Sciences or a closely related field and 2-7+ years of industry experience in analytical development or quality control. Experience with analytical development for peptides as well as experience in technical transfers and managing stability studies. Experience with preparing analytical sections of regulatory documents (IND/IMPD) is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to thrive and develop in a dynamic biotechnology start-up environment, to complete tasks with a sense of urgency, and have a passion for scientific excellence.

  • BS/MS/PhD in Analytical Sciences or a related field
  • 2 to 7 years of industry experience
  • Experience with Peptide, small molecule and/or protein analytical and characterization techniques
  • Strong understanding of HPLC and UPLC methods (reverse phase, size exclusion, ion exchange)
  • General familiarity with USP and EP compendial methods
  • Driven to solve problems and able to work independently
  • Possess excellent communication skills

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr at rapharma dot com.

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Ra Pharma™ is building a dynamic team of scientists to solve the most difficult problems in drug discovery today. We seek highly motivated individuals who enjoy working in a collaborative atmosphere and a goal-oriented environment.

Ra Pharma™ is an equal opportunity employer offering competitive cash and stock compensation, excellent employee benefits and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in an outstanding and intellectually challenging work environment.