Pliant Therapeutics is a public, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel therapies for fibrotic diseases. Founded by Third Rock Ventures with world-renowned academic thought leaders, Pliant is raising the bar to meet the unmet medical needs of physicians, patients and families impacted by fibrotic disease. The Company’s focus is on mechanism-based intervention in the fibrotic process using small molecules. The Company’s lead product candidate, PLN-74809, is an oral, small molecule selective inhibitor of the αvβ1 and αvβ6 integrins that play a key role in multiple fibrotic pathways. PLN-74809 has received Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), and are currently in Phase 2a clinical trials for these indications. Pliant’s second product candidate, PLN-1474, is an oral, small molecule selective inhibitor of the αvβ1 integrin, in development as a potential treatment for late-stage liver fibrosis under a partnership with Novartis. The Company also has discovery and development programs in oncology and muscular dystrophies. The Company is seeking passionate, creative, and dedicated individuals to join our team and contribute to our mission.




Pliant Therapeutics is seeking an experienced, full-time Executive Assistant to join our team.

  • Do you love being an Executive’s righthand person?
  • Are you an Outlook scheduling wizard?
  • Are you generally two-steps ahead of everyone else when it comes to planning meetings and events?

The ideal candidate is highly personable, thrives in a fast-paced environment, has great attention to detail, possesses strong organization and communication skills, and can handle multiple priorities and projects all at once. The Executive Assistant will report to the Chief of Staff who currently oversees the Executive Operations & Administrative Team at Pliant. This role will primarily support our Finance, Business Development and Legal departments.




  • Actively manage Chief Financial Officer’s and Chief Business Officer’s calendars and schedules. There will be a high volume of external and internal meeting requests that will typically require cross-functional participation. As the Executive Assistant, you will be required to wrangle many schedules, across multiple time zones, while ensuring executives are prioritizing meetings effectively. All scheduling requests will need to be handled in a timely manner.
  • Prepare for meetings, which may include creating and sharing agendas, create PowerPoint presentations, and handle catering, if needed for group meetings.
  • Serve as go-to person on all administrative tasks to support the Finance, Business Development and Legal departments.
  • Proactively resolve scheduling conflicts and competing demands, while ensuring timely follow-up where needed.
  • Design, organize, and execute on team events and team offsites regularly.
  • Maintain and organize confidential files in data rooms.
  • Manage and book all aspects of travel for executives, including flights, hotels, transportation, and travel expenses.
  • Provide office management support as needed, including welcoming visitors and ensuring conference rooms are presentable before scheduled meetings take place.
  • Support the Chief of Staff and the Executive Operations team on various internal and external events.
  • Collaborate with Administrative/Executive Operations team to ensure consistency, alignment and provide coverage for other team members, as needed.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, abilities and prior experience required.

  • 3-5 years of experience supporting c-suite and/or higher-level executives.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in biotech, finance, legal, or a highly regulated industry preferred.
  • As you will be working closely with Finance, Legal and Business Development, having the ability to exercise discretion and maintaining strict confidentiality on certain matters is of utmost importance.
  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and especially Outlook).
  • Proficient in operation of office equipment, AV systems, and virtual meeting platforms, especially Zoom.
  • Exceptional time management, planning, problem-solving, project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize effectively and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to continuously shift focus and priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, directed, and able to work both independently and in close collaboration with others.
  • Must be a highly motivated individual; no job is too big or too small. “See it, fix it” mentality.
  • Strong EQ and sound judgment and a keen ability to see around the corner.



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