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BioPharma Strategy & Operations Lead

Boston, MA or Remote

Who we are: PathAI is a health-tech startup focused on utilizing AI-powered pathology to improve patient outcomes. PathAI applies deep learning to the medical field of pathology, which is the “ground truth” for most disease diagnoses including for cancer. PathAI’s 220+ person cross-functional business is the global leader in AI-powered diagnostics and works with the leading biopharma companies and laboratories to improve drug development and clinical care. PathAI is venture backed by leading funds including: General Catalyst and General Atlantic, as well as by strategic investors like Kaiser Permanente, Merck, BMS, and LabCorp.


What You'll Do

This role will be responsible for driving the Biopharma business unit’s top strategic priorities, including scoping and managing special projects to enable sustainable growth in our Biopharma business as well as building and iterating on scalable operational processes that facilitate excellence in execution against our business priorities, and robust decision-making in key strategic decisions. The Biopharma Strategy and Operations Lead will report to the VP of Biopharma Business Operations & Strategy, and work closely with a diverse set of cross-functional stakeholders, including Biopharma Partnerships, Biopharma Lab, Product, Finance, and Marketing. Specifically, this role will:

  • Identify, scope, and execute strategic projects against our Biopharma priorities and growth objectives in partnership with the Biopharma Leadership Team
  • Structure and execute research and analyses to enable data-backed decision-making 
  • Support the development of new tools, processes, and resources for the Biopharma team to enable execution against business goals 
  • Serve as a thought and accountability partner to cross-functional initiatives, and track progress against BU and corporate OKRs
  • Support annual strategic planning (e.g., prioritization and allocation of resourcing, identifying and scoping annual strategic imperatives, assessing biopharma business performance against financial and operational goals)
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline, initiate, and/or uplevel company processes for planning, coordination, and decision-making  
  • Create executive-level communications (including presentations and reports) to secure buy-in of strategic recommendations and ensure cross-functional alignment and coordination against execution of major BU/company-level projects


Who You Are. 

  • Strategic problem solver: able to quickly assess a problem and identify necessary next steps to advance the company towards a robust, data-driven solution
  • Agile and entrepreneurial: comfortable with ambiguity, excited to operate in a rapidly evolving market and company, and willing to consistently propose suggestions for improving our business 
  • Structured and logical communicator: able to synthesize and simplify complex concepts and details for a variety of audiences
  • Solution-oriented: proactively anticipate and manage roadblocks, identifying and articulating alternative solutions to the problem at hand
  • Cross-functional collaborator: able to empathize with and adapt to working style and needs of various stakeholders from a range of professional backgrounds and disciplines, and drive towards consensus 
  • Industry insider: have a working knowledge of the life sciences landscape, and excited to work at the intersection of life sciences and AI/ML


  • Experience working in a top-tier management consulting firm, with significant project work in the life sciences industry
  • Direct knowledge of drug discovery, drug development, and/or diagnostics 
  • Experience working in an earlier stage company 

While most PathAI employees are based in the Boston area, we are open to remote work for this position. 



For the right candidate, we'll offer a competitive salary plus equity. Your compensation is rounded out by a strong benefits package:

  • Flexible work hours, with work-from-home options available 
  • Three weeks of paid leave per year, an additional two weeks of sick time, plus extended holidays and team-approved leave
  • Ten days of 100% subsidized childcare per year
  • Healthcare, vision, and dental insurance plans (HMO or PPO), with voluntary add-ons available for dependent care, life, and accident coverage
  • Commuter benefit available for public transit or parking

Most importantly, you'll be doing important work with a team of people you'll genuinely enjoy spending the day with. 

PathAI is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace that is free of harassment and discrimination. We base our employment decisions on business needs, job requirements, and qualifications — that's all. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, health, personal beliefs, age, family or parental status, or any other status. We don't tolerate any kind of discrimination or bias, and we are looking for teammates who feel the same way.

PathAI does not accept unsolicited submissions from third-parties. 

With the rise of employment phishing scams, especially during the current COVID-19 situation, we ask candidates to be extra vigilant. Be careful about providing any kind of personal information, such as location, age, or financial information to recruiters who may be impersonating PathAI employees. PathAI does not require payment for interviews or for applicants to purchase their own work supplies for reimbursement.