If you want to become a successful drug hunter or best biotech/new drug investment managers, you can join us and will be supported and surrounded by the top teams from around world.

Opportunities with Viva Ventures Biotech

 

We are a biotech VC fund focused on NewCo Building. With the best possible experts together, investments in global first-in-class, discovery-stage biotech startups with significant growth potentials, and help them from 0 to 1, idea to NewCo. With extensive industry know-how, we have invested in more than 13 portfolio companies at discovery stage with exit plan at IND/Phase I/II stage, which is comparatively safe and profitable. 

By joining us, you may have the opportunity to work closely with the best experts in wide range of fields of new drug developing frontier, our close circle of advisory partners who are the well-recognized top scientists in their own particular scientific field. Our experts have invented, in total, 9 listed drugs and more than 80 clinical-stage drugs. As a team, they will share with you their averaged 20 years of working experience in global big pharmas, innovative drug discovery companies and other well-known research institutions. 

We are highly supported by Viva Biotech (HKSE: 01873) who owns 70% of global market shares of SBDD technology and has independently studied on more than 1000+ drug targets and delivered more than 11,000 protein structures.

With expertise accumulated in many years, our expert team makes the new drug development process modularized and completes it in less time which could only be done by those genius in the past, especial for those projects with genetic linkage, biomarkers and SBDD (Structure based drug discovery) technology. We believe more and more first-in-class and best-in-class drugs will come out of our portfolio companies with accelerated speed and with more affordable cost, which will finally benefit the human society.

Our portfolio companies are new drug discovery startups targeting various indications and diseases, involving early cancer detection, leukemia, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, dry eye, skin diseases, antibodies, analgesic compounds, and more. Some of them may change the entire life of us in future by saving life with breakthrough new drugs and treatment to the fatal diseases we are still striving for a solution today, as well as providing improved drugs with better performance and lower price. 

Our fund’s contributions to the portfolio companies are not limited to financing their research and development to IND. We have experts familiar with new drug discoveries and commercialization involved from the very beginning of our investment. In this way, we make sure good drugs won’t die in the early stage just because the lack of money and team. We also benefit the entire pharmaceutical ecosystem by providing large pharmas with high potential deals through M&A. 

 

As a dynamic and busy team, our happiness comes from contributing to the well-being and longevity of mankind. We will be so excited to see the drugs from our portfolio companies in the future may save people’s life including our beloved ones or relieve them from pain of certain disease. We are proud that we could be a part of the synergy that improves the social medical conditions and enhances human health. Welcome to join us if you share the same vision.

Entrepreneur in Residence 


HK/SH/Boston        HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com


We are looking for a growth-focused Entrepreneur In Residence (EIR) to support our fund’s efforts to Newco creation, guide new drug R&D and clinical development trial, encourage novel overall new drug commercialization, and identify exit opportunities. The EIR will work closely with the founders of the Newcos and serve as coach and mentor in key activities related to new drug R&D including team formation, business development and commercialization strategies. 

This role has high upward mobility as there will be opportunities to grow with the Newco and you will also be considered for positions in other portfolio companies of our fund when we exit successfully. If you're passionate about obsessed with new drug discovery and building startups, this role is for you.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with our fund’s Managing Partners to establish business plan including setting the courses for short-term milestones and for those more long-term goals

  • Build and manage team effectively

  • Mentor the team in developing the roadmap of new drug R&D and clinical strategies. Evaluate the commercialization potential of companies

  • Develop business processes

  • Seek exit opportunities

Requirements 

  • PhD or PostDoc in a core discipline of drug discovery (biology or chemistry) related area in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, enzymology, or with demonstrated entrepreneurial experience

  • Strong industry background, 15-20 years experiences with pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical companies, or experiences leading  drug discovery department 

  • Familiar with licensing and M&A activities in biopharmaceutical industry

  • Familiar with new drug development process and related laws and regulations

  • The role may base in China/Boston/HK and involves regular international travel


Abilities

 

  • Productive in work volume, speed, quality and consistency

  • Strong sense of ethical conduct 

  • Strong communication skills; includes active listening and critical thinking.

  • Skilled business development tactics to persuade and influence.

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and have a tremendous drive to succeed

 

 

New drug development manager 

HK/SH/Boston        HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Duties & Responsibilities

 

  • The new drug development manager will work closely with R&D scientists, business executives, suppliers, partner CROs and CMOs, and other parties to lead new drug development.

  • The candidate will be involved in the whole process from the early stage of drug development to clinical proof-of-concept (PoC), including the screening and optimization of lead compounds, the determination of preclinical candidate compounds, regulatory filings, and completion of first-in-human trials  

  • The candidate needs to be familiar with registration and filings procedures with the FDA and NMPA and other key regulatory agencies, as well as various funding organizations

  • The candidate will also be responsible to manage annual planning and budgeting for drug development. 

  • Knowledge related fields include pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, chemistry and manufacturing control, non-clinical safety evaluation, and more.


Requirements

 

  • Must be PhD or Post Doc in drug discovery relevant scientific discipline

  • With 5-10 years’ industrial experience in drug discovery, which may include academic experience at drug discovery institutions

  • Demonstrated track record in new drug development and research field

  • Has a strong grasp over budgeting and project planning and control 

 

Abilities

  • Ability for critical thinking, problem solving and innovation

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Clear and concise communication skills, both oral and written; good interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, a strong desire to learn, contribute and collaborate

Researcher 


HK/SH/Boston            HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com


Our portfolio companies are engaging in novel drug development addressing diseases like various types of cancers, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, dermatology, and more. 


Research Scientists will work in a specific portfolio company and be responsible for scientific research leading to development of new drugs and related technologies. The role includes direct design of experiments as well as review of experiments designed by team members.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establish an efficient lab infrastructure for portfolio companies to perform in-house experiments

  • Design and conduct experiments, collect data and analyze results

  • Establish a high-quality partner lab network to efficiently leverage contract research organization capabilities

  • Critically evaluate data and drive projects towards decisive go/no-go experiments

  • Embrace a rigorous, thorough data-driven approach

  • Regularly monitor relevant scientific literature and provide in-depth analysis of state-of-the-art

  • Engage in continuous learning and skill development, including both scientific and laboratory technology education. 

 

Requirements

  • PhD or PostDoc (or equivalent research or industrial experience) in a core discipline of drug discovery (biology or chemistry) 

  • Ability to set accurate research budgets and maintain fiscal efficiency

  • Very strong sense of responsibility, excellent scientific communication skills

  • Ability to interpret complex directions and understand complicated scientific project plans.

  • Detail-oriented with ability to capture and record complex scientific data accurately and reliably

  • Strong understanding of scientific process, including hypothesis development, experimental design, selection of controls, etc.

Analyst/Associate 

 

HK/SH/Boston                HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

The responsibilities of the analyst/associate will involve portfolio company management, investor relationship management, fund marketing and fundraising. The candidates will be working closely with the fund management team of over 10 full-time finance professionals dedicating to add value to our portfolio companies, mitigate risk and generate handsome return for investors. Young people in our team, will learn the best practice with the best people, and become a sophisticated venture capitalist fast.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fundraising: Proposing potential investor list, preparing for roadshow materials (including website, PPT, multi-media production);

  • Providing services to investors: Keep in contact with investors, regularly update news;

  • Providing services to portfolio startups: Consolidate resources, participate in post investment management, assist updating portfolio new valuation;

  • Assisting scientific team with deal sourcing according to the latest strategy of the fund;

  • Assisting due diligence, including competitor research, deal structuring, and investment assessment based on potential risk and return;

  • Assisting investment administration.

Requirements

  • Academic and work experience:

    • Fresh Master or Ph.D. graduate from global top universities

    • No limitations on majors/areas of expertise so long as there is a strong ability to learn. All science majors welcome. Biology, Chemistry, medical science and other biomedical-related professions or physics, applied mathematics professional background are plus;

    • For liberal arts majors, prefer graduates with mathematical and economic backgrounds; other preferred majors include finance, law, management. With MBA or accounting degree is a plus

  • Work experience in venture capital/ private equity fund will be a plus

  • Mainly based in Hong Kong and Shanghai (dual location), extensive global travelling will be involved

Abilities

  • Must have bilingual (English and Chinese) communication and work ability

  • Require strong interpersonal skill and presentation skills in writing PPT for pitch deck, speech and articles for publication, Due Diligence files

  • Has the ability to work independently, work proactively, be good at critical thinking, and result-oriented. Applicants should have strong skills in fast-learning logics, strategic thinking, communication and teamwork. Ability to work under pressure and adapt to frequent business trips

  • Applicants should have solid writing skills, good language skills, strong coordination, negotiation and communication skills

Legal professional 


HK/SH/Boston                HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fundraising: Draft and amend legal documents such as NDA, LPA, TS and subscription agreement; help with negotiation and finalization on business terms; review legal documents related to investors’ transactions

  • New project investment: Assist the investment team to conduct legal due diligence on the project to be invested, evaluate the business situation and legal risks of the enterprise, and issue a legal due diligence report

  • Provide legal support for investment projects, assist in investment scheme design,draft TS,participate in transaction negotiation, etc

  • Post investment management: assist to assess the legal risks of portfolio companies regularly, review and provide legal advice on business activities of portfolio companies concerning the rights and interests of the fund

  • Review other Chinese / English contracts and control risks

  • Coordinate with external legal firm on outsourcing projects, manage budget and control service quality

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or above in law

  • 3-5 years working experience in law firm or in financial institutions related to equity investment business is preferred

  • Familiar with company law, partnership law, tax law and other relevant laws and regulations 

  • In-depth understanding of supervision laws and regulations on private equity by China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Securities Investment Fund Association

  • Those who pass the legal professional qualification examination are preferred

  • Independent thinking and judgment

  • Team player, excellent presentation and communication skills

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