CONTRACTOR Research Associate, Frontier Biology Director/Associate Director of Analytical Development

BRIS 1.003

Unity Biotechnology, Inc (UNITY) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing therapeutics to extend healthspan by slowing, halting or reversing diseases of aging.  We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area and are seeking to hire a highly motivated senior associate / manager of Development Finance to support our Clinical Development teams. The successful candidate will have strong finance skills with experience in early clinical trial start-up activities.

Responsibilities :

  • Partner with the Development organization to develop and maintain all aspects of financial planning and month end reporting for Clinical Development
  • Acts as key point person for invoices, payments and financial reconciliations for clinical trials, applying an in-depth knowledge of Unity’s development programs and protocols
  • Assists clinical teams in resolving financial issues as they relate to either site or vendor contracts. May have contact with external customers in regards to payment issues.
  • Work in close collaboration with Development, Finance and Project Management to build financial models for clinical development programs, including analysis of key cost model drivers and scenario planning
  • Prepares month-end cost accruals based on operational data, invoice and reconciliation tracking
  • Collaborates with the Accounting organization to accurately record month-end entries in support of the preparation of regulatory & securities filings (e.g., 10-K, 10-Q and Proxy)
  • Champion process improvement initiatives within financial planning and reporting processes related to Clinical Development


  • The ideal candidate will have a background in finance with prior experience in clinical development organizations
  • Bachelors degree required
  • 3+ years finance experience, including minimum of 1-2 years with experience in biotechnology or pharma industries
  • Familiarity with the overall drug discovery and development process up to initial clinical trial initiation and execution (Phase 1)
  • Evidence of problem-solving, innovative thinking, strategic planning to deliver creative solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively on multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to form and maintain strong relationships
  • Willingness and dedication to go above and beyond in pursuit of team goals

Please send resume and cover letter