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Are you looking for a positive and stimulating work environment? Joining Aridis Pharmaceuticals means choosing a fast growing, innovative and collaborative company committed to advancing transformative, first-in-class anti-infectives for life-threatening respiratory infections. We are always looking for passionate and talented individuals to join our dedicated team to help us achieve our mission.

 

Explore our open positions below:

 

Senior Accountant and Clinical Trial Expert

 

Department:    Finance/Accounting

Reports to:      Corporate Controller

 

Overview:      

 

Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.aridispharma.com) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, based in Los Gatos, CA, focused on the development of novel, differentiated therapies for infectious diseases. Complementing the product pipeline is a disruptive platform technology to discover rare, potent human monoclonal antibodies from patients. Our scientists and leadership team have a proven track record of innovation and successful drug development of therapeutic candidates from early discovery to commercial implementation.

 

The Company’s mission is to introduce much needed innovations to infectious disease treatment using an anti-infective product portfolio that includes four clinical stage and two preclinical drug candidates.  Our antimicrobial product candidates are highly differentiated from conventional antibiotics in mechanisms of action and are being developed using clinical study designs that allow for clear demonstration of superiority over standard of care antibiotics.

 

Aridis is looking for a senior accounting professional with strong understanding of clinical trial accruals. Prior experience owning the clinical trial process is a must, i.e., clinical trial model creation and accrual preparation. The best candidate has a high sense of urgency, strictly adheres to close timelines, and comfortable working with all the key internal and external clinical trial teams. This person will assist the company in improving the current clinical trial models and processes and be responsible for preparing all clinical trial and research accruals at quarter end, and will collaborate with the clinical operations teams, project management, and finance/accounting.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work with multiple clinical operation teams, CROs, CMO’s, and vendors monthly regarding:
  • overall progress of clinical trials,
  • completion of work at period end by CROs, CMO’s, labs, and other vendors, and
  • number of patient visits completed, and site costs incurred, including investigator fees
  • Collaborate with clinical operations to gain an understanding of all contracts around all clinical trial projects
  • Improve, design and maintain clinical trial accrual models in MS Excel
  • Propose automated solutions to accrual model and accounting for future consideration
  • Assist the senior finance team in the review of clinical and research contracts

 

  • Analyze invoice data and compare to contracts and change orders to derive needed accruals and/or prepaid expenses at each period end
  • Compile monthly account reconciliations and work with FP&A on detailed clinical rollforwards
  • Prepare reports and presentations to management on the status of each accrual area
  • Document desktop procedures and perform required steps under SOX for each quarter/month-end close
  • Aid senior finance team on ad hoc projects as needed

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 12+ years relevant professional experience in pharmaceutical of biotechnology industry is required
  • Experience working for a publicly traded company is required, preferably in a SOX 404(b) environment
  • Knowledge of clinical drug development process and operational aspects of clinical studies is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills, high attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously is required
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel
  • FP&A background highly desirable
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently to meet timelines is required
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on an unrestricted basis

 

 

Aridis Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

 

CONTACT

Tamara Allen

allent@aridispharma.com

Associate Director: Antibody Discovery and Analytical Development

 

Job Description

 

Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.aridispharma.com) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, based in Los Gatos, CA, that focuses on developing innovative immunotherapies for infectious diseases. Complementing the product pipeline is a platform technology to discover rare, potent human monoclonal antibodies from patients. Aridis’ portfolio of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) is comprised of eight programs, four of which are in late clinical development. Our antimicrobial product candidates are highly differentiated from conventional antibiotics in mechanisms of action, and are being developed using clinical study designs that allow for clear demonstration of superiority over standard of care antibiotics.

 

Aridis Pharmaceuticals is currently seeking an Associate Director to contribute to our efforts in antibody discovery and analytical development. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the antibody discovery efforts for antibacterial and antiviral programs as well as method development for potency, PK and ADA assays. We are looking for a self-motivated team player with relevant experience who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced working environment.

 

responsibilities

  • Lead the design and execution of analytical development for potency, PK and immunogenicity assays
  • Take a leading role in antibody discovery efforts
  • Design protein expression and purification experiments from bacterial, insect and mammalian cell expression systems
  • Direct assay transfer to CRO as well as validation and sample analysis
  • Work closely with Senior Management to develop internal deliverables and timelines for antibody discovery and analytical development efforts
  • Work closely with Antibody Discovery and Analytical Team to ensure alignment of work effort/results with internal deliverables and timelines
  • Effectively communicate research progress to Senior Management
  • Guidance and mentoring of junior staff
  • Actively contribute to all R&D efforts at Aridis

Qualifications

  • PhD with 5+ years of industry experience, both in relevant field
  • Detailed understanding of and experience with antibody discovery
  • Technical expertise in protein/antibody purification
  • Experience with development of antibody potency assays and, GLP PK andADA assays
  • Experience working with CROs on assay transfer and validation
  • Basic understanding of GMP regulations, FDA and ICH guidelines with regard to potency/PK/ADA assay development and validation
  • Experience with single B-cell workflows, analysis of genomics data, or structural modelling would be a plus
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Well organized with excellent record keeping
  • Team player with ability to work independently
  • Must be eligible to work in the US on an unrestricted basis

 

Aridis Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

 

CONTACT

Phil Lovalenti

lovalentip@aridispharma.com