Careers

To join the Petra Pharma team, please send your resume to:

Petra Pharma Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
450 E 29th St., Suite 506
New York, NY 10016
careers@petrapharmacorp.com

Current Openings:

HEAD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 

Petra Pharma is an emerging biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for treatments for a variety of human diseases. Petra Pharma is seeking a Project Manager/Senior Project Manager committed to building a new company focused on cutting edge technology. The candidate will play a key role in supporting preclinical and clinical development of several small molecule drug discovery and development programs. The position reports directly to the CSO.  This is a rare opportunity to join a high-profile and well-financed start-up biopharmaceutical company as one of the earliest employees.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

The primary responsibilities for the candidate will be to:

  • Manage external resources to budget and timelines
  • Coordinate internal and external efforts to accomplish drug development milestones
  • Work closely with cross-functional product development team
  • Liaise with vendors and corporate partners

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience with management of preclinical drug discovery/development programs
  • Science degree a plus
  • Experience with management of external vendors and partners
  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping
  • Good communication skills and the ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute wherever required

SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

 

Petra Pharma is an emerging biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for treatments for a variety of human diseases. Petra Pharma is seeking a Scientist/Senior Research Associate committed to building a new company focused on cutting edge technology. The candidate will play a key role in supporting laboratory efforts in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology. The position reports directly to the CSO. This is a rare opportunity to join a high-profile and well-financed start-up biopharmaceutical company as one of the earliest employees.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

The primary responsibilities for the candidate will be to:

  • Execute cell-based assays and biochemical assays to identify and validate drug targets
  • Analyze data and create data slides for presentations
  • Closely work with the team in designing, planning, and performing experiments and analyzing data
  • Significant laboratory effort will be required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ideally seeking PhD scientist with 0-3 years post-doc or industry experience looking to build a career in biopharmaceutical research and development
  • Alternatively, an experienced and independent BA/BS scientist with 3 or more years of academic and/or industry experience with excellent understanding of essential cell biology techniques
  • Experience in:
    • Mammalian cell culture and basic cellular assays including DNA transformation, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, etc.
    • Molecular biology techniques including cloning, transfection, and western blotting
    • Generation of CRISPR knockout cell lines is a plus
    • Data analysis and data presentation using Excel, ImageJ, Photoshop and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to function effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility and willingness to contribute wherever required

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