Innovate without boundaries

ArmaGen pioneered the science of delivering biologics non-invasively across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), an advancement previously believed to be unattainable. That spirit of scientific curiosity and drive to challenge the impossible defines who we are today. We work tirelessly to advance discovery and development of revolutionary therapies for the brain.

We are passionate about science and driven by the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients. Our people work with speed and skill to advance innovative therapies for severe neurological disorders.

Contact by email: contact@armagen.com. Recruitment Policy: ArmaGen accepts unsolicited resumes directly only from candidates.

ArmaGen is currently hiring for the following positions:

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  • Controller

    Description:

    We are looking for an experienced controller to be responsible for accounting, internal and external reporting, tax, internal controls, financial policies and procedures and stock administration. The controller will also participate in the treasury and FP&A functions. Public company experience required. Biopharm experience is highly desired, particularly clinical trial accounting. The ideal candidate will initially be available to work 80%, expanding to 100% later this year, but we are willing to consider a full-time position from the outset. This position is located in Calabasas.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Accounting and financial reporting.
      o Maintain robust accounting records, policies and procedures
      o Close the books in a timely manner in accordance with US GAAP
      o Generate and improve monthly reporting package
      o Monthly: general ledger; proper cutoff; journal entries; account reconciliations
      o Work with Clinical, Preclinical and CMC groups to oversee accruals
      o Distribute financial statements internally and externally
      o Prepare US GAAP compliant annual financial statements and footnotes
      o Manage technical accounting specialists to research accounting literature and prepare accounting and financial reporting position papers
    • Internal controls—design, implement and oversee internal controls.
    • Treasury/cash management—monitor bank funds to ensure accounts have adequate cash to support needs; approve wire transfers; reconcile bank accounts, provide cash activity summary to management; all journal entries surrounding cash/investments.
    • Audits—manage annual financial statement audit and government grant audits with external auditors.
    • Tax—manage tax returns and tax provision with external tax advisor; orphan drug and R&D tax credits; other annual tasks include 1099’s, property tax filings, sales and use tax, CA SOS filing, Delaware annual filing, US Census reports, etc.
    • Accounts Payable—supervise part-time AP clerk.
    • Payroll—supervise office manager.
    • Revenue—oversee preparation of invoices; determine and document proper revenue recognition on license, collaboration, and research agreements and government grants.
    • Stock Administration— oversee outside vendors for stock administration and annual stock compensation calculation.
    • Business Support—review significant company contracts; provide financial expertise to other departments.
    • Financial Planning & Analysis—assist with the budgeting and forecasting process; prepare BvA reports.
    • 401(k)—As necessary, perform all 401(k) “administrator” duties and manage 401K audit process and annual Form 5500 filing; with plan provider and external audit firm.
    • Longer term—upgrade financial reporting and systems to support public company reporting.

    Qualifications:

    • 10 years’ minimum experience of general accounting, financial statement preparation, stock compensation accounting and revenue recognition.
    • Public company controller or SEC reporting experience.
    • Knowledge of US GAAP and internal control frameworks.
    • BS/MBA in accounting and CPA are helpful.
    • Knowledge and understanding of biopharm industry highly desired.
    • Experience with QuickBooks and Bill.com.
    • Experience with accounting system implementation.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and Word.
    • Experience in the preparation of multi-currency consolidated financial statements a plus.
    • Experience in working well within a small team environment.
    • Must be hands on and detailed oriented.

     

    ArmaGen is a privately held, clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing revolutionary therapies for severe neurological disorders. ArmaGen’s platform allows it to deliver biologics and other drugs across the blood brain barrier. The company is advancing innovative therapies for the treatment of currently unaddressed neurological complications of lysosomal storage disorders, as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The company’s lead product candidates are AGT-182 for Hunter syndrome, which is in Phase 1 clinical trials, and AGT-181 for Hurler syndrome, which is in Phase 2 trials. ArmaGen’s headquarters and research operations are located in Calabasas, California, near Los Angeles.

    Competitive salary, stock options and benefits are provided for the successful candidate.

    Please submit resume and cover letter to Linda Rubinstein at lrubinstein@armagen.com

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  • Head of Clinical Development

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    The Head of Clinical Development will be responsible for the overarching clinical development strategy, and the successful execution of clinical trials.  The candidate will also interface with the regulatory authorities (FDA, EMA), and build relationships with scientific and medical communities as well as patient advocacy groups. This is a critical role within our organization and requires the candidate to be both hands-on and a strong leader demonstrating strategic thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Develop strategy and lead execution of clinical research programs, comprising internal and external teams, consultants and advisors. Integrate scientific rationale, regulatory requirements, risks, and product development to build a solid strategic framework.
    • Ensure patient safety in studies through excellence in design and ongoing safety and medical monitoring.
    • Provide medical and scientific expertise for the interpretation of scientific concepts and data, and interpretation of study results.
    • Maintain and expand strong collaborations, relationships with investigators, advisors and patient advocacy groups.
    • Prepare the department budget and forecast resources needed, including hiring of key talent.
    • Clinical and scientific reviewer of all company scientific publications and product labeling.
    • Be an inspirational member of the leadership team, helping set company business strategy, methods of operation and policies and communicate the company’s vision.

    Qualifications:

    • MD strongly preferred or PhD with extensive experience in clinical programs/development, with 10+ years of relevant professional experience in the development of investigational new drugs. Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry experience preferred.
    • Ability to engage with individuals across a wide range of professional and cultural background (e.g. clinicians, patient advocacy groups, investors).
    • Experience in designing, conducting, and reporting phase 1-3 clinical trials.
    • Regulatory submission experience in US and Europe will be an advantage.
    • Excellent communication, organization and management skills.
    • Demonstrates flexible work style, initiative and good business judgement.
    • Proven track record of delivering results and demonstrating a sense of urgency.
    • Experience in lysosomal storage disease or breakthrough therapies preferred.
    • Ability to travel (20%).

    ArmaGen is a privately held, clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing revolutionary therapies for severe neurological disorders. ArmaGen’s platform allows it to deliver biologics and other drugs across the blood brain barrier. The company is advancing innovative therapies for the treatment of currently unaddressed neurological complications of lysosomal storage disorders, as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The company’s lead product candidates are AGT-182 for Hunter syndrome, which is in Phase 1 clinical trials, and AGT-181 for Hurler syndrome, which is in Phase 2 trials. ArmaGen’s headquarters and research operations are located in Calabasas, California, near Los Angeles.

    Competitive salary, stock options and benefits are provided for the successful candidate.

    Please submit resume and cover letter to Shawna Nagler at snagler@armagen.com.

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ArmaGen CEO Mathias Schmidt describes the company’s ideal job candidate.