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Manager Business Development & Operations

Pangea Bio

Pangea Bio

Sales & Business Development, Operations
London, UK
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Pangea Bio is dedicated to discovering and developing transformative medicines for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders with substantial unmet needs. Nature is a rich source for potential treatments, with 84% of central nervous system small-molecule therapeutics being inspired by natural compounds, despite less than 1% of nature’s small molecules having been explored. To tap into this vast potential, we utilize AI to identify and develop promising neuroactive molecules from medicinal plants.

Our AI platform, PangeAITM, integrates technology across computational metabolomics, generative AI, cheminformatics, and knowledge graphs to efficiently discover therapeutic compounds from nature. Designed for scalable drug discovery, our platform facilitates the selection of therapeutically relevant species, automates chemical composition analysis of these species, and identifies potential therapeutic effects in humans.

Our lead program, a proprietary small molecule targeting the TrkB receptor — a pivotal neuroplasticity regulator— will enter Phase 1 trials in Q1-2025, and shows compelling data across schizophrenia, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. We are continuing to scale our pipeline of drugs via AI-driven discovery and development programs focused on a wide space of neurological conditions.

Our team has a successful track record of founding and building neuroscience and technology companies, including $CMPS, $ATAI, GW Pharma (sale to Jazz), and Healx.

We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Manager Business Development & Operations position in our team – based in London, UK, with flexibility for hybrid working. You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

Roles and responsibilities

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead applications for grant opportunities, including:
    • Project management of various grant writing agencies
    • Draft new grant applications
    • Project management of awarded grants
  • Work closely with the AI team to define project goals, develop strategic plans, and create product roadmaps for execution and development
  • Support with fundraising, including drafting of Q&A and investor updates
  • Support commercial activities in the company, including:
    • Indication reviews
    • Landscape analyses
  • Support cross-functional organizational growth activities, including:
    • Yearly company operating plan and short-term goals (Objectives and Key Results)
    • Supporting design and implementing organizational policies
    • Supporting hiring processes (e.g. interviews, onboarding)
    • Prepare annual impact report required for maintaining our B Corp status
    • Manage the company’s online presence (e.g. website, LinkedIn)

Required experience, skills

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience (ideally in management consulting or in a business development and/or strategy role in a life sciences company)
  • A strong life sciences background with at least a STEM undergraduate degree
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously within a cross-functional team, effectively managing tasks and contributing to team goals with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and lead / support several initiatives in parallel
  • Entrepreneurial and hands-on mentality
  • Flexible and self-starter
  • [Preferred] Experience in neuroscience field
  • [Preferred] Experience in grant writing

This is an opportunity to join a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, where you will have a significant influence on company strategy and performance. The compensation package will include base salary, options and benefits.

How to apply

If interested, please apply via this link our Bamboo HR system. You should have the right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Please note: We are not accepting submissions from Recruitment Agencies for this position – any candidates submitted will not be accepted by or on behalf of Pangea Bio.