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Operating Advisor



Posted on Monday, March 20, 2023

We are a biotechnology-focused venture capital firm seeking Operating Advisors driven to use their networks and expertise to source and improve therapeutics companies.

Location: Global biotechnology hub, such as San Francisco/San Diego, CA, Boston, MA, London/Oxford/Cambridge, UK or Basel/Zurich, Switzerland


  • Develop relationships with biotechnology entrepreneurs, operators, and investors, and source potential new investments
  • Assist the team in scientific, technical, and operational due diligence—both directly, and by sourcing relevant subject matter experts
  • Work with portfolio companies as a board member, board observer, consultant, or fractional executive
  • Serve as a subject matter expert with respect to your scientific and operational areas of expertise, as well as your geographic area

About You

You are passionate about connecting with entrepreneurs, building world-class organizations, and developing lifesaving medicines for patients.

You have:

  • An MD, PharmD, or PhD in a relevant discipline such as biology, chemistry, or bioinformatics
  • A robust network and deep operational expertise in the biopharma sector developed from experience as a biopharma CEO, CMO, CSO, or CTO, or a direct report to any of the foregoing

You can dedicate 90 hours per quarter to SymBiosis on a non-exclusive basis, with a weekly minimum of two hours, and a weekly maximum of twenty hours when engaged in deep due diligence.

About SymBiosis

We are long-term investors in engineering biology to treat—or better, cure—human disease.

We invest in groundbreaking medicines across disease area, financing stage, and geography, with a focus on programs in, or about to enter, human trials.

We are curious, rigorous, collaborative, and passionate about our work; we are also long-term investors in our team.

The Opportunity

  • Be an early core team member in a well-capitalized, long-term investor in lifesaving medicines
  • Work in an engaging environment, with a great team committed to building a great organization
  • Contribute to the development of a high-return portfolio of biotechnology investments
  • Work remotely in an engaging environment, with a great team committed to building a great organization
  • Grow into a Venture Partner role

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover email to talent@symbiosis.vc.

SymBiosis is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability status, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.