Full Time
New York City
Posted 1 month ago

atai Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for mental health disorders so that everyone, everywhere can live a more fulfilled life. We operate a decentralized model whereby atai incubates, acquires, and supports individual platform companies by providing them strategic and operational functions centrally. This allows our platform companies to stay lean and agile in their clinical pursuits, whilst also being able to leverage the expertise of a multibillion-dollar global biotechnology company. Atai is pursuing a world-first strategy by deploying our clinical compounds together with our ecosystem of Digital Therapeutics, utilizing cutting-edge technology, clinical protocol, human-interaction psychology, and data science in order to enhance the safety and efficacy of our compounds. 

In the role of Director, Investments & Venture Management at atai Life Sciences, you will:

  • Support investment/venture management team to effectively manage deal flow
  • Conduct extensive and deep due diligence and prepare investment proposals for supervisory board
  • Manage deal execution together with legal
  • Be actively involved in the whole jump-start process after having incubated or acquired a treatment
  • Oversee our portfolio ventures and prepare reports for management
  • Produce ad hoc financial, industry, and competitive analyses for ATAI and subsidiary venture management
  • At later stage companies: support with strategic challenges and/or raising of additional funds via private or public financing rounds

These qualifications will get us excited to get to know you better:

  • BA or BS degree (neuroscience exposure is a plus)
  • 6-8years of experience in venture capital, private equity, top-tier consulting and/or investment banking (with particular focus on life sciences) 
  • Strong scientific background (PhD in neuroscience or relevant fields) 
  • Experience in biotech or life sciences is a strong plus
  • Strong track record in contributing to cross-functional teams in advancing projects 

We believe you’ll be successful in this role if you are this type of person:

  • Highly entrepreneurial – you act on your convictions and drive processes from start to finish 
  • Comfortable with an unstructured environment – you are self-motivated and autonomous with strong communication skills  
  • Excited about the opportunity set – you have a genuine interest in the future of and players in biotech, pharma, mental/neuro health industries 
  • Contributor to an environment of collaborative innovation – you are a team player willing to give and receive feedback on an ongoing basis in order to advance collective goals 
  • Committed to conscious care – you help foster a culture that supports the needs of everyone involved, including yourself 

At atai Life Sciences you will: 

  • Work in a fast-paced environment, on a wide range of topics   
  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech company   
  • Become part of creating a radically new and impactful paradigm shift in drug development and patient care   
  • Be part of  an open, results-driven, and meritocratic start-up culture   
  • Work from where you want when you want, and with the device and equipment you choose  
  • Have the opportunity to participate in the company’s success via a share option plan  

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