About Peptilogics: Leaders in Scalable, Rational Design

Peptilogics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that designs and develops novel peptide therapeutics. The company leverages machine learning, automation, and peptide synthesis to build platforms for science at scale. With its foundations in drug development and engineering, the company’s platforms vertically integrate proprietary hardware, software, bioinformatics, chemistry, and molecular biology to advance basic research, target validation, and clinical trials.

Position Overview

The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee all of Peptilogics’ financial and administrative matters. You will be a key part of the Leadership Team tasked with driving all financing efforts, executing our financial strategy, and working directly with the Board of Directors. You will lead our fund-raising and operational initiatives that are critical to the Company’s success.

Essential Functions

  • Lead the financial, accounting, treasury, and investor relations activities of the Company
  • Provide leadership and guidance in strategic planning and execution to drive aggressive company goals
  • Develop financial operations to clinical pathways and AI-driven peptide discovery
  • Develop processes for effective management of working capital
  • Work closely with the CEO on fundraising activities
  • Work closely with CEO and business development team to drive revenue opportunities and strategic partnerships
  • Participate and collaborate with the Company's projects and objectives, requiring extensive communication with senior management, board of directors, and legal to improve overall company performance
  • Partner with senior leadership to design and develop long-range objectives
  • Work with executive team to develop the annual corporate financial budget, including administering the underlying departmental budgets
  • Responsible for financial reporting, tax, and systems compliance
  • Identify and address financial risks and opportunities
  • Support the audit team and help set audit objectives
  • Oversee the accounting for equity awards
  • Coordinate with insurance broker and carriers to properly mitigate risk
  • Work Safety – Ensures that all tasks and functions of position are performed in a safe manner at all times and that all procedures and requirements are properly followed to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, MBA/CPA preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in life sciences/biotech environment with progressive financial responsibilities
  • IPO/S-1 or M&A and/or start-up exit experience within biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent communication skills both internally and externally
  • Experience in fundraising activities
  • Analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to remain flexible in a fast paced, high-growth environment
  • Understands the demands of a high growth company, flexible and can thrive with ambiguity and changing priorities
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting, required
  • Thorough knowledge of financial laws and regulations
  • Live near or willingness to travel to Pittsburgh, PA

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