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Sr. Director/VP Executive Search



Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Overview

Curie.Bio is a founder-focused seed-stage venture firm combined with an industry-grade therapeutics accelerator focused on one thing: helping entrepreneurial founders launch viable therapeutics companies. Curie.Bio does this by giving founders access to a team of the world’s best drug hunters and drug makers, seed capital, and best-of-breed services - everything a founder needs to get from concept to a compelling dataset that enables an awesome Series A financing. In a nutshell, we want founders in control of their own company and focused on their area of expertise and creativity, while we help make the rest happen smoothly.

Curie.Bio was designed by founders for founders. Our founding team of Zach Weinberg, Christoph Lengauer and Alexis Borisy, has collectively helped start numerous therapeutics companies and been intimately involved with the Series A financing of many more. We have witnessed first hand the difficulty of going from a seed stage concept to generating the data package necessary for a successful Series A raise; targets need to be properly selected, experiment plans designed, vendors selected and contracted, experiments need to be run, people need to be hired - all with a few million dollars. These perennial challenges are what led to the creation of Curie.Bio. If we want to dramatically increase the number of viable drug companies created every year - we’re going to have to reduce the complexity of getting to a compelling POC data package required for a Series A. Reducing this complexity requires us to provide real support to these new companies - support that is both strategic (think target selection, unique access to strategic partnerships, early introductions to top Series A investors) and operational (experiment execution, vendor management, back office support).

As an early employee joining us on this mission, you will see first hand what it takes to successfully bring a company from concept at the seed stage to compelling wet-lab derived POC data with an industry-grade progressible drug (candidate) that enables a Series A financing. You will work alongside the world’s best drug hunters and industry veterans whose experience spans all facets of drug discovery and preclinical drug development - from disease biology to medicinal chemistry, to recruiting, to business development, and more.

In order for Curie.Bio to achieve its mission, we need the best people. Companies are nothing more than a group of people working together on a shared objective. Great companies are when those individuals come together to form something larger than the sum of its parts.

The Role

We are looking to hire an experienced Executive Talent Partner to join our Talent Acquisition team. You will be responsible for partnering with our most senior stakeholders, including the Co-Founders of Curie.Bio along with the founders of our portfolio companies, to set and execute against the talent strategy for hiring executive level roles. In a nutshell you will be responsible for identifying, attracting, and closing senior talent. Our ideal candidate is a true hunter of talent that pushes the pace on searches, a true brand ambassador that can compellingly represent Curie, and is an exceptional closer.

This role will report into the Chief People Officer of Curie.Bio.


  • Full Cycle Executive Search: manage and execute all talent activities for the most senior internal searches at Curie and all executive hires for the portfolio companies ranging from sourcing to closing.
  • Stakeholder Management: build and foster meaningful partnerships with the Co-Founders of Curie and the founders of our portfolio companies.
  • Strategic Talent Advisor / Partner: Ability to understand business needs and existing leadership and team dynamics to provide thoughtful advice and guidance on roles, role requirements and leadership phenotypes.
  • Brand Ambassadorship: be a credible extension of the Curie brand with a compelling capability to speak to our model and the science.

Our Ideal Candidate has…

  • Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years of full search lifecycle experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of either executive search or biotech; experience in venture is a plus.
  • A hunter mentality and is able to withstand the high demands of a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written, organizational, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven and successful track record of closing C-level candidates through the entire candidate lifecycle: from identification to close.
  • An ability to come up the curve quickly on different industries and domains

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