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At Autobahn, our mission, approach and commitments are centered entirely around people…

People affected by CNS disorders, including their families and physicians, who deserve to feel hopeful about their treatment options and future.

People who work tirelessly each day to create life-changing medicines.

People who collaborate with us, not just to improve, but fundamentally transform the lives of patients with CNS disorders.

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Our Team

Our team is a group of extraordinarily talented individuals with the passion and commitment required to move mountains. We’re serious about our work but always make sure that we pause to breathe and to recognize that the journey is as important as the destination. Our sunny San Diego location is the perfect environment to help us get outside and take a moment for ourselves.

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Our Values

Culture of Integrity

Thoughtful purpose yields trusted outcomes. We abide by an inherent obligation to do the right thing for the right reasons, every time. Our journey is paved by being open, balanced and respectful in all of our actions, engagements and decisions.

Spirited Collaboration

Ambitious goals require teams to collaborate at the highest level – uniting our diverse knowledge, ideas and talents to accomplish a singular mission. Collaboration drives innovation, efficiency and success. It’s also fun!

Results-Driven

We work with exceptional people who do exceptional things. With a bold vision and a can-do attitude, we challenge the notion of what’s possible, not just to meet the needs of those we touch, but to exceed them.

Join us in our mission

As a start-up company, we are always seeking exceptional people who do exceptional things to take us to exceptional levels. Just because we may not have your ideal position posted at this moment, doesn’t mean we won’t have a position matching your talent in the near future.

Autobahn is headquartered in brand new facilities at Alexandria GradLabs in San Diego. In addition to a competitive compensation package that includes equity incentives, we offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes:

  • Robust benefits – broad range of medical, dental and vision plans, plus FSA
  • Wellness – free membership to fitness centers and classes
  • Life – unlimited PTO, holidays, discounted tickets
  • Financial security – 401(k) plan, life and disability insurance
  • Having fun – team building events and great GradLabs amenities, including catered lunches and food trucks

Controller

Join Autobahn Therapeutics! We are seeking high-performing individuals who are passionate about science and excited to work in a collaborative environment with an experienced team fueled by a rigorous and entrepreneurial culture. Take part in our mission to restore hope for people affected by CNS disorders.

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About

Autobahn Therapeutics is focused on improving life health for people affected by CNS disorders. Autobahn is leveraging a deep understanding of validated human biology coupled with its brain-targeting chemistry platform to develop thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist therapies that harness the regenerative power of the human body. The company’s pipeline is led by ABX-002 for the treatment of adrenomyeloneuropathy, a rare genetic disorder, and ABX-003, a remyelinating agent for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Autobahn Therapeutics has a deep investor base, anchored by ARCH Venture Partners, and is located in San Diego. For more information, visit www.autobahntx.com.

Responsibilities

The controller will lead Autobahn’s finance team, implementing best practices across all relevant aspects of the organization including financial controls, reporting, budgeting/forecasting and procurement.  The controller will partner with executive management on long-range financial matters including financial planning and analysis as well as in the support of financing activities.

Reporting to the chief business officer, this is a highly visible role that will partner across functions on finance and budgeting activities and lead the continued buildout of the accounting team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of the accounting organization, including financial controls, reporting, budgeting, forecasting and procurement
  • Manage and lead the monthly close, including general ledger maintenance, reconciliations, account analysis and preparation and posting journal entries for transactional areas, such as clinical trial accruals and stock-based compensation.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes and the preparation of internal and external financial statements in accordance with GAAP
  • Coordinate the annual audit and quarterly reviews and act as the main contact for external audits, including managing the preparation and submission of required schedules and supporting documentation
  • Research and resolve financial reporting issues, draft accounting position papers and facilitate effective implementation of new accounting pronouncements
  • Coordinate the preparation of tax returns including R&D tax credit calculations
  • Assist in preparation of budgets and forecasts and prepare budget vs. actual analysis and reports as required
  • Facilitate continuous process improvement, including acceleration of period end closes and reducing audit related time and costs

Requirements

Education

  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or equivalent required

Experience

  • Licensed CPA with 10+ years accounting experience in progressive roles
  • Big 4 Public Accounting and SEC reporting experience preferred
  • Four plus (4+) years of SEC reporting experience (10-Q’s, 10-K’s, 8-K’s and Proxy Statements)
  • 5+ years of biotech industry experience is strongly preferred

Attributes

  • Experience with financial systems implementation and optimization
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and collaboration skills are critical to the role
  • Strong eye for detail and a work ethic with “get it done” hands-on approach
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Established leader who can work effectively with cross-functional teams

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and a 401(k) plan.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job #025 to careers@autobahntx.com

Director, Program Management

Join Autobahn Therapeutics! We are seeking high-performing individuals who are passionate about science and excited to work in a collaborative environment with an experienced team fueled by a rigorous and entrepreneurial culture. Take part in our mission to restore hope for people affected by CNS disorders.

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About

Autobahn Therapeutics is focused on improving life health for people affected by CNS disorders. Autobahn is leveraging a deep understanding of validated human biology coupled with its brain-targeting chemistry platform to develop thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist therapies that harness the regenerative power of the human body. The company’s pipeline is led by ABX-002 for the treatment of adrenomyeloneuropathy, a rare genetic disorder, and ABX-003, a remyelinating agent for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Autobahn Therapeutics has a deep investor base, anchored by ARCH Venture Partners, and is located in San Diego. For more information, visit www.autobahntx.com.

Responsibilities

The Director, Program Management will report directly to the SVP, Development Operations and Program Management and work closely with both the SVP, Development Operations and Program Management and Program Champion to implement and execute the strategy and plans to deliver our long-term objectives for key assets in the portfolio.  The Director, Program Management will have direct responsibility for leading an early stage product development team that is transitioning a compound from research to development, including long-range planning to support NDA approval(s) and launch.

Key Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Program Champion, develops and ensures successful execution of the Product Development Team’s (PDT) strategy and cross functional operational plans.
  • Leads the PDT, including overseeing program management activities, team meetings, scenario planning, managing project objectives and integrated program plans, and budget approvals for key activities
  • Responsible for providing formal and informal status updates to internal and external stakeholders, as needed.
  • Establishes and maintains program monthly dashboard and functionally integrated project schedules to enable accurate analyses, identification of critical path activities, and areas of resource constraint.
  • Manages risk mitigation strategies, assesses project risk and supports mitigation planning and tracking.
  • Leads and facilitates cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal functional groups and the executive leadership team.
  • Develops relationships with all key internal stakeholders across the organization as well as the external stakeholders (consultants) that are active participants on the PDT.
  • Identifies opportunities for business process improvements and recommends solutions.
  • Manages key external vendor activities and associated budget, when required.

Requirements

Education

  • Minimum of a BS/BA degree and 10-15 years of multi-disciplinary program management experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.

Experience

  • Experience with both early and late phase pharmaceutical program management, including leading teams through successful IND/CTA and NDA/MAA submissions.
  • Successful track record of managing complex cross-functional programs, including knowledge of drug development process and inter-dependencies of key functions to include research, pharmaceutical development, non-clinical, clinical research, clinical operations, manufacturing, regulatory, medical affairs, marketing and commercial operations
  • Excellent program leader (that can successfully manage a team virtually and in person) and team member with a strong willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of own function, business / commercial / scientific expertise to solve critical issues successfully and innovatively
  • Evaluates key business / scientific challenges and completes complex, ambiguous initiatives having cross-functional impact
  • Advanced knowledge of project management practices, tools and methodology is a plus.

Attributes

  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels across the organization
  • Ability to lead, drive consensus and decision-making

 

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and a 401(k) plan.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job PM024 to careers@autobahntx.com

Director, Translational Neuroscience

Join Us! We are seeking high-performing individuals who are passionate about science and excited to work in a collaborative environment with an experienced team fueled by a rigorous and entrepreneurial culture. Take part in our mission to restore hope for people affected by CNS disorders.

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About

Autobahn Therapeutics is focused on improving life health for people affected by CNS disorders. Autobahn is leveraging a deep understanding of validated human biology coupled with its brain-targeting chemistry platform to develop thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist therapies that harness the regenerative power of the human body. The company’s pipeline is led by ABX-002 for the treatment of adrenomyeloneuropathy, a rare genetic disorder, and ABX-003, a remyelinating agent for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Autobahn Therapeutics has a deep investor base, anchored by ARCH Venture Partners, and is located in San Diego. For more information, visit www.autobahntx.com.

Responsibilities

Join an experienced team with a track record of success! The successful candidate will design, implement, and interpret internal and external advanced preclinical pharmacology studies to support Autobahn’s preclinical programs. Develop and implement preclinical and clinical biomarker strategies to support clinical development of Autobahn CNS-driven drug discovery programs.As biomarkers can encompass many technical platforms and may have various levels of preclinical and clinical utility, the successful candidate will ably learn about new technologies and manage external consultants specific for those techniques.

Key Responsibilities

  • Take end-to-end responsibility for the selection of biomarker strategies and their integration into Discovery to inform compound selection and dose targets, and their utility to inform clinical decision-making.
  • Design and execute translational research plans that integrates both disease and pathway approaches
  • Develop biomarker strategies to enable preclinical programs to drive formulation of biomarker strategy at an early stage of development.
  • Conduct biomarker assay development. Oversee validation and suitability for clinical use. Work with clinical development experts to manage integration into clinical workstream and decision-making.
  • Provide expert guidance to multi-disciplinary teams and senior management; act as the Biomarker representative on Project teams.
  • Provide regular presentations of rationales, key data, issues, and accomplishments to members of the cross-functional discovery team and to the broader organization.
  • Manage pharmacology research studies at CROs and external academic collaborators.  External pharmacology studies will be strategically integrated to complement internal Discovery efforts, and will provide an opportunity for external visibility of Autobahn progress.

Requirements

Qualifications

Education

  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience with 5+ years industrial experience in CNS drug discovery

Experience

  • Significant experience in advanced models of CNS disorders, strong understanding of PK/PD and biomarker approaches to drug discovery, and biomarker discovery and development, assay development/validation. Knowledge of clinical discovery of biomarkers, and MoA/translational research.
  • Demonstrated ability to think-through and communicate criteria by which biomarkers should influence Discovery and Development.
  • A deep knowledge of biochemical, ADME, physicochemical, and pharmacological principles allowing for the independent design of translational studies and biomarker studies.

Attributes

  • Strong experimental background and experience in hypothesis-driven biological/translational research with demonstrated ability to execute well-designed, creative experiments.
  • Must be a highly flexible, results oriented, independent self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced and dynamic, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills are required to engage and be productive within a high achieving team environment.
  • Ability to integrate complex scientific ideas, generate testable hypotheses, and execute broad understanding of drug discovery and development in pre-clinical development
  • Proven scientific/leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people/projects commensurate with a senior level).
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a high level of creativity and productivity

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options, we also offer a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability and a 401(k) plan.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter referencing job 016MED to careers@autobahntx.com

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