CAREERS

Olaris is looking for high performing and outgoing individuals to join our team, come join us.

CFO

Are you an experienced life-science financial professional excited about working for a high-growth company?  Are you looking to have a significant impact on the future of medicine?  Does the idea of working for a start-up company that could deliver on the promise of precision medicine interest you? If so, we want to meet you. 

 

Working for a venture-backed precision medicine company poised for significant growth, the CFO will report to the CEO, be a key member of the Management team, and assume a key strategic and operational role.  The CFO will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company.  This will include direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, legal, property management, deal analysis and negotiations, fundraising, investor relationships, compliance and more. 

 

To be considered, you must have a successful track record as financial executive within the Life Sciences, Diagnostics or Pharmaceutical industry, and have led successful venture capital fundraising rounds.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy and Planning

  • Advise executive team on the financial implications of business activities

  • Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives

  • Develop strategies to enhance financial performance of the company

  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile

 

Finance and Accounting

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting

  • Manage all Finance activities, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing and payroll

  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization, providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.

  • Monitor banking activities of the organization including cash balances and forecasts; maintain banking relationships; ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs, and manage investment opportunities 

  

Fundraising

  • In full partnership with the CEO drive Series B fundraising

  • Create valuation model that reflects our significant business opportunity

 

Contracts and Projects

  • Assist in the development and negotiation of contracts 

  • Assess the financial and strategic benefits of all prospective contracts and advise on project design and implementation matters

  • Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive project costing system.

  • In collaboration with HR, evaluate cost-effective benefit plans with the goal of attracting and retaining qualified employees

 

Taxes/ Compliance/ Risk Management

  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure state and local compliance, and with regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting

  • Ensure taxes are completed in a timely way 

  • Monitor legal issues affecting the industry

  • Ensure company has adequate insurance coverage as it grows

  • Oversee the coordination and activities of auditors when applicable

 

Other

  • Manage employee stock option plan

  • Manage 401K compliance

  • Prepare Board reports

  • Legal strategy and oversight

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or business administration, MBA preferred

  • 5+ years' experience in a senior financial managerial position in the Life Sciences. Diagnostics or Pharmaceutical industry

  • Prior private company fundraising experience and relationships are critical

  • Strong financial and accounting background, including an understanding of profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow management and general finance and budgeting

  • Strategic thinker with ability to develop a long-term strategy while balancing near-term priorities

  • Experienced leader and team builder

  • Demonstrated ability to implement positive change in a dynamic and growing organization

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

To learn more about this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to CEO and Founder Dr. Elizabeth O’Day at careers@olarisBoR.com

Sr. Director of R&D

Are you an experienced life-science professional who knows how to turn a cool science idea into a bona fide product impacting the lives of patients? Do terms like NMR, MS, machine learning and metabolism bring a smile to your face? Do you believe that omic technologies and analytical methods have the potential to unlock complex biological problems? Have you led teams to success? If so, we want to meet you.  

 

The Position

Olaris is a venture-backed precision medicine company poised for rapid and significant growth. We are looking to hire a Senior Director of Research & Development. This individual will be an energetic leader with strong interpersonal skills, comfortably integrating into a senior-level, high profile role within a growing team. Responsibilities include providing direct input into R&D strategy, design and execution of that strategy, and management and mentorship of the science team. This is a hands-on position that is expected to deliver top quality research leading to the continued development of Olaris’ innovative products. The ideal candidate will have established strong relationships in academia and industry.  A self-motivated, approachable, articulate team player, the Sr. Director of R&D, will have the highest level of integrity and core value system that is consistent with Olaris’ values. The Sr. Director of R&D will report directly to the CEO. 

 

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with the CEO and executive team on the R&D strategy of the company

  • Design and oversee R&D efforts to meet Olaris standards of scientific rigor, excellence for ethics, as well as satisfy corporate goals leading to the approval of innovative products

  • Manage and mentor a highly interdisciplinary team of scientists with expertise in NMR, MS, ML, metabolism, cancer and biology. 

  • Ensure deliverables for both internal research and external partnerships 

  • Lead the interpretation and presentation of results for publication, presentations, filings, and other forms of dissemination

  • Ensure scientifically appropriate data analysis, interpretation, and reporting are prepared and available in a timely manner 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with KOLs

  • Represent Olaris as a senior spokesperson at scientific, medical, regulatory, business and other professional meetings

Qualifications/Experience:

  • PhD and +10 years of product development experience is required

  • Strong foundational knowledge of NMR, MS, machine learning, data analytics, diagnostics and metabolism

  • Significant leadership/management experience

  • Unafraid to pursue cutting edge science and innovation

  • Demonstrated excellence in successfully leading multiple projects concurrently

  • Ability to handle ambiguity and uncertainty, make appropriate prioritization decisions, and drive projects to completion

  • An energetic, forward thinking and creative individual who is a team player

  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with internal and external constituencies is required.

  • Results-orientated with a bias to act and an innovative approach to address challenges

 

To learn more about this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to CEO and Founder Dr. Elizabeth O’Day at careers@olarisBoR.com

Laboratory Technician

Are you passionate about having an impact on the future of medicine? Does working in a start-up pioneering new way to treat and diagnoses disease get you excited? Is the lab bench your happy place? If so, then we want to talk to you. Olaris is hiring a high-performing, motivated individual(s) for a Laboratory Technician position.

 

The Position

The successful candidate will be responsible for a broad range of activities including metabolite extraction from patient biofluids, NMR and MS sample preparation, sample organization and handling. You will be responsible for maintaining a proper lab notebook. You will be expected to maintain a clean lab space and follow all safety guidelines. This position includes the opportunity to learn advanced NMR and MS techniques

 

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package.

 

Requirements

  • B.S. or MS Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related field

  • Wet-lab techniques of handling biological samples including human biofluids or natural products

  • Experience working with NMR and MS

  • Ability to follow and execute SOPs

  • Ability to multi-task, communicate effectively, work well in a team and learn quickly

 

Preferred Experience

  • Metabolomics knowledge

To learn more about this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to CEO and Founder Dr. Elizabeth O’Day at careers@olarisBoR.com

DATA SCIENTIST

If you like diving into data, love R, have used statistical and machine learning techniques to find new insights into complex biological problems and are passionate about having a profound impact on an early stage company we want to meet you.  To learn more about this position please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@olarisBoR.com

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in CS, Machine Learning, Statistics or related field

  • 2-5 years related experience

  • Deep understanding of statistics, machine learning, and other analytical methods to gain biological insight from large datasets

  • Experience with R, Ruby, Matlab, Python

**Olaris is not currently hiring for this position. However if you're a data science rock star we encourage you to submit a resume and we will alert you to new openings. 

METABOLITE SCIENTIST

Do you believe metabolic processes provide the basis to understand complex biological problems? Do you get excited about developing novel NMR and MS methods that push the boundaries of what metabolites we can detect? Are you passionate about having a profound impact on an early stage company? If so, we want to meet you. Olaris is looking for high-performing and outgoing individuals to join our research and development team. The successful candidate(s) will be responsible for a broad range of research activities including preparing samples, running custom NMR experiments, and data analysis. There will be opportunities to develop new NMR and MS methodologies to integrate into our platform. To learn more about this position please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@olarisBoR.com

 

Requirements:

  • M.S. or PhD Degree in Biological Sciences, Chemical Biology, Biophysics, or related field

  • 2-5 years related NMR experience required, additional MS knowledge ideal

  • Deep understanding of metabolism, biochemical mapping and network analysis

  • Knowledge of NMR theory, pulse programs and data analysis including 1D, 2D and 3D experiments

  • Experience with NMRPipe, Chenomix, MNova and processing NUS data

  • Familiarity with statistics and bioinformatics tools