• Associate, New Venture Creation in Curative Therapeutics London
  • Deep Science Ventures in London, , United Kingdom
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

jobs description

The role

At DSV, we deal in solving constraints which hold back meaningful innovation. This applies to our hiring strategy too. Requiring candidates to have vast venture capital experience can impede the recruitment of brilliant minds. To overcome this constraint, we look beyond bulky CVs. Instead, we place greater emphasis on first principles thinking- the ability to solve diverse therapeutic challenges through logical reasoning, informed by a systems-level understanding of cellular and molecular biology. We believe intellectual curiosity, creativity and problem-solving acumen are the key traits required for venture building. If you have this, along with a genuine interest in entrepreneurship and outcomes-driven impact, it is likely your mind-set resonates deeply with ours.

Do you have an outstanding scientific background at PhD level or beyond? Have you demonstrated the ability to solve complex biological challenges, driving scientific innovation? DSV could be the right next step... for you. Help us drive transformative advancements in biotech and apply today.

Our work in Pharma:

We work across a broad range of opportunity areas (OAs) including immune-mediated inflammatory disease (IMID), monogenic diseases, stem cell therapies, neurodegeneration, oncology and cardiovascular health. We continue to line up exciting new opportunities for venture creation. A list of our portfolio companies can be found here.

Our Associates are responsible for driving venture creation end-to-end, from scoping new opportunity areas to recruiting Founders in Residence to managing new venture projects pre-spinout, putting them at the heart of science entrepreneurship.


What we're typically looking for (essential):
• Deep understanding of fundamental biology at the molecular, cellular and systems level
• PhD in a biological/medical discipline (ideally translationally-focussed);
• Aptitude for logical problem solving
• Ability to assimilate new information rapidly and apply first principles thinking to novel challenges
• Creativity
• Demonstrated interest in scientific innovation

Other skills we value:
• Computational expertise and an interest in machine learning tools applied to solve biological problems
• A working knowledge of venture capital and startup ecosystems
• An understanding of relevant commercial landscapes
• Project management and/or business development experience

• Working with some of the most ambitious and impact-driven individuals you'll ever meet;
• Being part of building global scalable businesses solving for human and planetary outcomes;
• Rapid personal development and massive learning opportunities;
• Competitive baseline salary + bonus scheme
• Flexible working environment (remote or hybrid);
• Vitality health insurance cover;
• & other many other perks
London UK


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