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.


New Drug Development Manager

Hong Kong

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 biology/pharmacology or 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

Research Analyst /Associate/Scientist

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The candidates will conduct R&D activities, and work closely with R&D scientists, business executives, suppliers, partner CROs and CMOs, and other relevant parties

  • The candidate will be involved in the whole progress of drug discovery from the early stage of drug development to clinical proof-of-concept (PoC), including the screening and optimization of hit/lead compounds in terms of PK/PD, efficacy, safety etc., the determination of preclinical candidate compounds (PCC), regulatory filings, and 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

 

Requirements

  • A PhD degree is required for Research Scientist, and an MPhil degree is needed to be a Research Associate or Analyst

  • The candidates’ education background should be drug discovery/development relevant scientific/biotechnology disciplines including pharmacology, oncology immunology, AI-based drug discovery, gene/cell therapy, molecular/cellular biology, or small/big animal experiments. Experience in PK/PD and IND-enabling GLP studies will be a plus

  • With 1-2 years’ industrial experience in drug discovery, which may include academic experience at drug discovery institutions.

  • Fresh graduates are also welcome

  • 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

Project Assistant

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

The responsibilities of project assistant is to coordinate and complete activities related to R&D project, provide necessary administration support to R&D scientists and monitor the progress.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of project manager, collect latest information, monitor the milestone achievement of pipelines of portfolio companies in time,and update investment database

  • On behalf of project manager, establish and maintain close relationship with scientific founders of the portfolio companies and potential target companies,organize and prepare for project-related meetings and events,and follow up key decisions and actions resulting from the meetings

  • As liaison with Hongkong Science Park, assist with new tenant application of portfolio biotech companies, application for government funds to new drug R&D projects, application for Research Talent Hub program, employee Visa renewal, housing program application, etc.

  • Assist with fundraising activities, prepare project-related materials to roadshows, due diligence, investor report, etc.

  • Arrange logistics for meetings and events for HK team

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor degree from global top universities. Prefer majors in Biology, Chemistry, medical science and other biomedical-related

  • Fresh graduates are welcome

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

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

  • 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

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

Legal professional

​Shanghai

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

Researcher in biologic drugs-Design and construct antibody display libraries

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Our portfolio companies are engaging in antibody drug screening aimed to discovery of new drugs for cancer treatment and other diseases. Researcher will work in a portfolio company and be responsible for scientific R&D including construction of antibody libraries such as mRNA display libraries, phage display libraries, yeast display libraries and mammalian cell display libraries, gene editing such as CRISPR technology-based gene editing, performing molecular cloning-related experiments. The main role includes design of experiments, carrying out experiments and reporting results to directors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and construct antibody display libraries for screening

  • Use genetic tools/recombination techniques for gene editing and protein engineering

 

Requirements

  • Master degree or above or equivalent research experience in antibody industry

  • PROFOUND EXPERIENCE in design and construction of antibody display libraries (≥3 years academic or industrial experience)

  • Proactively engage in experiment protocol design and scientific problem solving

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

  • Good communication skills and having sense of team building

Researcher in biologic drugs-Construct yeast antibody display libraries

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Our portfolio companies are engaging in antibody drug screening aimed to discovery of new drugs for cancer treatment and other diseases. Researcher will work in a portfolio company and be responsible for scientific R&D including antibody screening, construction of yeast antibody libraries performing cellular biology-related experiments. The main role includes design of experiments, carrying out experiments and reporting results to directors.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Construct yeast antibody display libraries for screening

  • Perform yeast surface display for antibody selection and discovery

  • Use FACS and other techniques to identify good antibodies

  • Conduct yeast transformation and other cellular biology-related experiments

  • Identify/Characterize antibody hits and leads by functional assay

 

Requirements

  • Master degree or above or equivalent research experience in antibody industry

  • PROFOUND EXPERIENCE in yeast display, phage display etc techniques (≥3 years academic or industrial experience)

  • Proactively engage in experiment protocol design and scientific problem solving

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

  • Good communication skills and having sense of team building

Researcher-Antibody Production and Function Evaluation

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Duties & Responsibilities

  • DNA construction, transient transfection for expression, purification of proteins

  • Binding affinity analysis of antibodies by ELISA, FACS, or SPR (Biacore) etc

  • Perform biological cell-based functional assays for antibody drug candidates

  • The biological assays may include efficacy determination, animal experiments to evaluate the effects in animal models such as human tumor xenograft models.

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

  • Other laboratory relevant duties such as lab maintenance, SOP preparation etc

 

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or above (or equivalent research or industrial experience) in a core discipline of drug discovery (biology or chemistry)

  • 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

  • Competence of scientific process, including hypothesis development, experimental design, selection of control etc.

Clinical Trial Consultant 

Hong Kong

HR@VivaVenturesBiotech.com

Duties & Responsibilities

  • We are now recruiting a consultant who has extensive experience in leading and designing clinical trials that were conducted in Hong Kong.

  • The consultant should provide strong expert advice on clinical trial designs, data collection, business, technical and administrative support for our pharmaceutical companies.

Requirements

  • The applicant must be very familiar with the regulatory affairs regarding clinical trials/ drug development that will be conducted in Hong Kong.

  • The applicant should have successfully led >10 clinical studies ranging from first-in-human Phase 1 to pivotal Phase 3 and post-approval programs that were conducted in Hong Kong.

  • Strong understanding of primary or secondary end to clinical trials process.

  • Strong knowledge of clinical trial protocol, trial design, randomization, clinical trial supply chain business.

  • Have good health professional networks in hospitals in Hong Kong.

  • Desired years of experience: Above 10 years

  • Education/ Certifications(Required): BS OR MS or Above

  • Education degree preferably in health-related field