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Vice President

Catalys Pacific

Remote/Flexible | San Francisco, CA

Posted November 20

Job Description

Catalys Pacific is one of the largest independent biotech venture capital firms in Japan. Leveraging our networks in academia, biotech, venture capital and the pharmaceutical industry, we build breakthrough startups using innovative assets.

Our team members are all bilingual and bicultural and bring decades of experience in life sciences investment and R&D. Working side by side with global top-tier venture capital firms, highly regarded academic collaborators, exceptional scientists, and experienced entrepreneurs, we pursue an asset-centric venture creation strategy, rigorously focusing investment on the most compelling opportunities to build scalable companies and realize value for patients.

We are currently looking for a talented individual to join our team as a Vice President to represent our company creation efforts from the West Coast. The firm maintains offices in Tokyo, Japan and in San Francisco, California. The position can be done 100% remotely. 

Website can be found at www.catalyspacific.com.

The Position:

The Vice President is a key member of the global entrepreneurial management team at Catalys Pacific. This includes playing a key role in all aspects of sourcing, diligence, company construction, and operations in collaboration with other members of the investment team, scientific experts and entrepreneurs globally. 

The Vice President evaluates deal flow of cutting-edge drugs in the pipeline of leading pharmaceutical/biotech companies and universities in Japan, US and EU. As a member the company creation efforts, this role requires an ambitious person who demonstrates a passion for biotechnology and medicine in combination with the practical and analytical experience needed to create successful companies. 


Sourcing of opportunities

Diligence of sourced opportunities

Co-leading company creation

Supporting seed company operations

This role will require a highly resourceful and motivated individual with a strong scientific background, gravitas, business orientation, leadership experience and proven analytical skills. 

Ideal candidates should:


Catalys Pacific is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, disability, political ideology, or veteran status, or other protected class.


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