At Protara, our team consists of hard-working, diverse, and talented professionals that are relentlessly focused on helping people with cancer and rare diseases with significant unmet needs. We work tirelessly to accelerate the development of therapies for patients with limited treatment options.

Located in New York City, we implement a modern and collaborative working environment where productivity, compassion, focus, and respect take precedence.

Our shared purpose drives us toward a better future for our patients. We strive to bring profound changes to the treatment of cancer and rare diseases with significant unmet needs.

We are seeking highly motivated, skilled, compassionate professionals to become an essential part of our growing team.

Protara is passionately committed to equality for all people.

A career at Protara is an opportunity to join a vibrant and authentic company with a commitment to people and culture. You will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing team. Anyone that possesses the skills, experience and requirements for any of the listed positions is invited to please send your CV to Careers@protaratx.com.

Department: Research & Development
Reports to: SVP, R&D Operations
Location: Based in NYC

Job Overview

The Director – Program Management is responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of development program(s) having an internal focus from initiation through delivery. The Director Program Management is accountable for the leadership of cross functional drug development teams to achieve key strategic objectives. This individual is responsible for developing the overall direction to the operational teams supporting program(s) and works cross-functionally and collaboratively with Medical, Regulatory, CMC, R & D, Finance and Legal to support development and Life Cycle Management activities. The Director – Program Management will be a key coach and mentor to other project managers and team members and may also have direct reports.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Interfaces will multiple departments to facilitate timely completion of projects.
  • Establish and maintain functionally integrated project schedules to enable accurate project analyses, identification of critical path activities and areas of resource constraint.
  • Drives team to decisions at pre-defined/established milestones.
  • Manages relationships with senior management to ensure the effective capturing of business requirements and commitment to project/program objectives.
  • Responsible for communication of status, issues, risks.
  • Tracks project progress and develops performance metrics.
  • Identifies issues and risks; escalates as necessary to senior management.
  • Prepares key project documentation.
  • Assists in regulatory submission activities.
  • Establishes procedures and document templates within Project Office function.
  • Manages external collaborators and contractors as required.
  • Drives effective risks and issues management, ensuring processes are in place and effectively used.
  • Oversees plans for projects/programs, including activities, resources, and costs.
  • Manages and coordinates project/program budgets, schedules, risks, and status to support effective decisions and ensure appropriate resource allocation.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experienced in project management with successful track record of delivering complex/ high business impact drug development projects within agreed time, quality, and cost.
  • Bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in scientific discipline or related field; or Ph.D. preferred.
  • Minimum of eight years of Project/Program Management substantial experience leading drug development projects
  • Prior experience with regulatory submissions required.

Qualifications:

  • In depth understanding of drug development process.
  • Must have previous development team leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines, submission content and process.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite; with specific experience in Microsoft Project required.
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Project Server preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • PMP certification preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with close attention to details.
  • Must be self motivated, able to work autonomously and have a proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and a proven ability to work on multiple projects at any given time in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be flexible and able to cope with constantly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to stay abreast of trends and new information.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project/program management skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to develop, communicate, and implement successful strategic initiatives for multiple constituents with sometimes conflicting / competing objectives and goals.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5-10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business.

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Department: G&A: Finance
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Based in NYC

Job Overview

The Director – Financial Analysis provides financial planning and analytical support to Protara’s CFO. This individual manages the FP&A function and supports the financial aspects of Protara by providing forecasting, business modeling, valuation, financial analysis, benchmarking of industry practices, tracking of deal outcomes and other analytic techniques as needed. The Director – Financial Planning and Analysis handles and generates complex analyses, solicits key information, challenges assumptions, generates financial models/business cases, and assembles/ prepares information for Senior Management and Board approval. This individual participates in the preparation of Audit Committee and Board presentations and back-up materials.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Manages all activities related to long-term forecasting.
  • Maintains the Company’s long-term model.
  • Provides support and oversees analysis for execution of capital markets activities and transactions.
  • Assists the CFO in the annual strategic planning process and adds value by identifying new opportunities for the business as well as new ways to view the existing business differently.
  • Compiles competitor and industry data for use in analyses, trend detection, and strategy development.
  • Provides support for Investor Relations activities, as appropriate.
  • Serves as Finance liaison with Business Development to assist in the development of operating and valuation models for new opportunities. In addition, supports team in due diligence and transaction execution, as appropriate.
  • Represents Finance on Project Management teams, as appropriate.
  • Provides financial guidance, analyzes, and reports financial information to support recommendations that lead to informed and effective business decisions.
  • Builds strong relationships with other key operating departments including Research, Development, Business Operations, Business Development, Project Management, Commercial, Legal and other key functional departments.
  • Effectively partners with the Accounting function to develop a high performing, first class Financial Organization.
  • Manages the FP&A function.
  • Provides ongoing feedback, development, and performance reviews of staff.
  • Assists with talent recruitment and leads a highly motivated, efficient, and effective team.
  • Oversees preparation of the annual budget, short-term forecasting, and monthly, quarterly, and annual variance analysis.
  • Oversees preparation of Audit Committee and Board presentations and back-up materials.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business, or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of six to ten years of financial analysis experience.
  • Prior experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities: The Director – Financial Planning and Analysis may supervise one associate in FP&A

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competence to handle a wide range of finance related responsibilities.
  • Strong background in forecasting, valuation, and capital markets.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of financial accounting.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite, with advanced skills in Excel.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: none required

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential
  • It is essential that this individual demonstrates the ability to work with highly confidential information.
  • Ability to manage both day-to-day operations as well as project work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team setting.
  • Proficiency in data mining/data extraction.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and presenting to senior level management.
  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • This position requires minimal travel; average travel for this position is 5-10% with some variation based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

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Department: G&A: Finance
Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Location: Based in NYC

Job Overview

The Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications will be responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, media, and all other relevant internal and external stakeholders. This role will support Management in developing the overall investor relations and corporate communications strategy and will be responsible for its execution. This individual develops and manages all external corporate messaging for Protara, using mediums such as corporate website, press releases, annual and quarterly reports, and corporate presentations. The role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer and will have significant exposure to senior leadership.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work with CFO and the Company Leadership team to develop and execute a comprehensive, best-in-class IR and corporate communications program, that aligns with company strategy and leverages a strong understanding of the investment, biotech and pharmaceutical communities to enhance the perception and visibility of Protara
  • Prioritizes communications needs and directs appropriate and timely responses.
  • Responsible for strategy and execution of integrated corporate PR / IR program.
  • Responsible for corporate message development and creation of all communications materials including but not limited to press releases, and corporate presentations.
  • Collaborate with various functions within Protara, including finance, HR, R&D, regulatory, medical etc, to develop consistent messaging and flow across all internal and external collateral materials
  • Manage interactions and communications with existing and potential shareholders and sell-side analysts; be responsive to information needs in compliance with company policies and securities regulations
  • Gather real-time insights and analysis from analyst reports, investment sentiment and competitor activity, and effectively prepare Protara leadership team/other internal stakeholders for external interactions
  • Share market intelligence and investor perceptions of the company’s performance, and make sure investors are represented as a key stakeholder in the formation/execution of program strategy and communications
  • Partner with legal to develop securities filings/other disclosures and ensure compliance with company policies and securities regulations
  • Oversee routine analysis of shareholder base, refinement of investor targeting strategy,
  • Assist in development of strategic communications directed at the investment community related to corporate and product milestones, quarterly financial results, annual report, and other disclosures, including press releases, conference call scripts, slides and Q&A
  • Manage corporate overview presentation and the IR section of corporate website
  • Assist in the development of presentations for internal and external purposes specifically associated with updates on the Company’s development programs and strategy
  • Help organize, plan, attend and track Company road shows, presentations, speaking engagements and conferences
  • Serve as primary contact and resource for fielding investor calls, requests for information, and shareholder questions
  • Manage third party vendors and resources

Education and/or Experience:

  • BA/BS required, Degree in the life sciences, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or related field
  • Requires 7+ years of experience, 2+ years of IR/Corporate Communications experience at a public biotech/pharma/life science company
  • Requires excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, time and project management skills to prioritize and complete multiple assignments and coordinate workflow
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Concur, and Outlook
  • Must be able to anticipate needs, be proactive and exercise independent decision-making
  • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment, and be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Has superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle several projects at once, while paying close attention to details.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and have the capability to provide counsel to business leaders.
  • Expertise in planning and implementing strategic communications- internal and external as well as change management communication.
  • Ability to develop strong professional relationships with internal stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of the organization.

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