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Human Resources Manager/Part-Time or Consultant

Viracta Therapeutics is looking for a part-time or consultant Human Resources Manager, who will work directly with our employees and management team on day-to-day HR operational projects. The ideal candidate will be onsite at least one half day per week to provide consistent HR support.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with management to build HR infrastructure, programs and initiatives.
  • Partner with internal teams to drive employee engagement.
  • Recommend, manage, lead and execute a wide variety of day to day tactical HR operational programs.
  • Lead Talent Management efforts to attract and retain top talent.
  • Recommend, develop, and administer best practice programs (often from the ground up) to close any gaps and support efficient scaling.
  • Compensation and market assessments.
  • Manage and administer employee benefit programs.
  • Implement employee performance management programs.
  • Manage employee relations.
  • Provide employee coaching.
  • Policy and compliance projects.

Required Experience for this role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of HR. Must have previous HR experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Prior experience as an internal member of HR, and experience in a public company environment is preferred.
  • BA in Business, Human Resources, or a related field or equivalent.
  • Experience managing the planning, development, implementation and administration of HR programs in the function of employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, or training.
  • Impeccable client service orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear, concise written and oral communication, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Ability to facilitate interactions and resolve conflicts.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, ability to operate in a virtual setting with the ability to leverage technology.
  • Ability to support the Company on average 10 hours per week

Responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with management to build HR infrastructure, programs and initiatives.
  • Partner with internal teams to drive employee engagement.
  • Recommend, manage, lead and execute a wide variety of day to day tactical HR operational programs.
  • Lead Talent Management efforts to attract and retain top talent.
  • Recommend, develop, and administer best practice programs (often from the ground up) to close any gaps and support efficient scaling.
  • Compensation and market assessments.
  • Manage and administer employee benefit programs.
  • Implement employee performance management programs.
  • Manage employee relations.
  • Provide employee coaching.
  • Policy and compliance projects.

Required Experience for this role:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the field of HR. Must have previous HR experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical or medical device industries.
  • Prior experience as an internal member of HR, and experience in a public company environment is preferred.
  • BA in Business, Human Resources, or a related field or equivalent.
  • Experience managing the planning, development, implementation and administration of HR programs in the function of employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations, or training.
  • Impeccable client service orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate clear, concise written and oral communication, good judgment, and discretion.
  • Ability to facilitate interactions and resolve conflicts.
  • Well organized and detail oriented, ability to operate in a virtual setting with the
    ability to leverage technology.
  • Ability to support the Company on average 10 hours per week

Associate Director/Director Clinical Pharmacologist

Job Summary:

  • The Clinical Pharmacologist will contribute to the development and/or optimization of proprietary drug candidates by providing pharmacokinetic and toxicokinetic evaluation in non-clinical and clinical studies.
  • This team member will provide oversight to relevant CROs and consultants in conjunction with the R&D leadership. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Establishing pharmacokinetic testing strategies and analyzing pharmacokinetic-related data generated during clinical trials, providing summaries as requested.
  • Thorough understanding of pharmacokinetic principles, including in-life aspects, modeling procedures (e.g., noncompartmental and compartmental), and interpretation of pharmacokinetic data
  • Development and characterization of bioanalytical assay systems to be used in pharmacokinetic studies
  • Identifying suitable CROs for PK studies, establishing good working relationships and installing contracts for respective studies
  • Supervising monitoring of contracted pharmacokinetic studies as well as data interpretation
  • Provides strategic and scientific advice regarding DMPK to Peer Review Committees and   Senior Leadership
  • Reporting of pharmacokinetic studies including integration of results in summary documents (e.g. IB, NDA and IMPD)
  • Planning, monitoring and reporting of studies on time, on budget and by meeting highest scientific and regulatory quality standards
  • Represent the PK/PD/ADME discipline on project teams
  • Responsibility for PK assessments in toxicology and clinical studies and managing related activities at CROs including assay validation, sample analysis and reporting
  • Contributing to Project Team activities by providing overviews, strategic planning and expert advice related to pharmacokinetic topics and tasks

Qualifications:

  • PhD or advanced degree in Life Sciences (e.g. pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, biochemistry,  pharmaceutical sciences, or related)
  • A minimum of 8+ year’s relevant experience in the field, with a minimum of 5 years industry experience. In-depth knowledge of pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology (including drug metabolism and PK/PD evaluation) and familiarity with standard ADME/PK modelling tools
  • Significant experience designing, interpreting, and reporting nonclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic and PKPD modeling studies required to support regulatory submissions
  • Experience in authoring regulatory documents with knowledge of global regulatory requirements and the relevant guidance documents
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills, attention to detail, and strong problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Experience in working in project teams
  • Understanding of GXP compliance and ICH guidelines

Manager, Accounting

 Job Summary: 

Viracta is seeking an Accounting Manager to support the Company’s accounting operations in a growing biotechnology company. This newly created position will support the Accounting & Finance team in key areas, including the monthly financial statement close process and financial reporting. The candidate will interact with external auditors and other internal and external stakeholders. The candidate should have a foundational knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), operate with a strong attention to detail, have the ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet deadlines. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Prepare complex month end accruals 
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations 
  • Review/verify accounts payable transactions for consistency with the invoice, PO matching, appropriate expense period and accurate account coding 
  • Assist with equity-related transactions, including option grants and exercises, and employee stock option and ESPP inquiries 
  • Coordinate the provision of auditor-requested SOX/audit testing selections 
  • Perform SEC filing tie-out activities 
  • Perform accounts payable processing (AP backup). 
  • Perform payroll processing (payroll backup) 
  • Process expense reports (expense report backup) 
  • Ensure adherence to Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) internal control policies and procedures 
  • Support Finance Management Team, as needed 
  • Perform other duties as required 

Preferred educational background and skills required: 

  • The successful candidate will possess a mindset of continuous improvement and play a key role in maintaining the company’s accounting records, ensuring compliance with GAAP and internal controls 
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and high attention to detail; able to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines 
  • Ability to work in a team setting and also independently; able to provide quality output with minimal supervision 
  • Four-year accounting or business degree or equivalent experience 
  • Knowledge of basic principles of GAAP 
  • Strong attention to detail, computer and financial system skills 
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization 
  • Experience in biotechnology industry preferred