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Chief of Staff (Boulder, Colorado)

Company: Patient Zero Pty Ltd
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionOVERVIEWPsylo is a biotechnology company developing next-generation therapeutics inspired by psychedelic compounds that exist in nature. Psylo is targeting the 5-HT2A receptor for the treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions based on the emerging promise of psilocybin. Our goal is to produce novel medications which are accessible to a broader patient population. The company is headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and is now expanding with a US presence in Boulder, Colorado.Psylo is looking for a Chief of Staff, working closely with the founders. This management team role involves wearing many hats: company strategy, fundraising, R&D operations, marketing, hiring - whatever is the top priority. The ideal candidate is someone with high energy who thrives with ambiguity and constantly changing priorities. They will also be relentless in their pursuit of operational excellence in all areas of the business.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Scale Effectiveness: Work closely with the founding team to prioritise and oversee the day-to-day operations of the company. Act as an internal and external gatekeeper and buffer to ensure focus and efficiency.
  • Operational Rigour: Develop and enforce structure for our globally distributed multi-disciplinary team. Promote a mindset of perpetual improvement in the way we work. Enforce a culture of reliability and accountability in how we execute.
  • Project Management: Sit across all projects in the business, ensuring team members and external collaborators are clear on task ownership, deadlines, and contingencies.
  • Team Alignment and Growth: Leverage technology and processes to ensure Psylo's mix of full-time and part-time employees, advisors, and consultants have clarity of purpose and are collaborating effectively. Initiate and execute recruitment efforts as required.
  • Outside the Box Thinking: if you have read this far but not sure if you have the exact fit of experience and skills, but are a strategic thinker with a great attitude, and a connector who makes things happen, we encourage you to apply!NOTE: This is not an EA role. The chief of staff works autonomously and will not handle routine correspondence or manage the CEO/CSO's day-to-day schedule.KEY TRAITS
    • Excellent organisational skills: innate ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, virtual environment with competing priorities
    • Strong project management skills: down to earth and pragmatic in their approach
    • Strategic mindset: align detailed work to the big picture, what is urgent vs important
    • GSD track record: a reputation for being reliable and never dropping the ball
    • Trusted operator: appreciation for how to manage confidential information in confidence
    • Expert Facilitator: ability to synthesise multiple points of view, and align on direction
    • Strong technical skills: ability to leverage digital tools to achieve your objectivesQUALIFICATIONS
      • Educational experience: Bachelor's degree in business, management, or a related field
      • Relevant work experience: 4-5 years experience in drug-development, either in the pharmaceutical industry or biotech. Start-up experience a plusLOCATIONThis position is based in Boulder, Colorado, where Psylo is establishing a US presence.MORE ABOUT PSYLO
        • Psylo ( is an Australian based biotech start-up developing psychedelic-inspired compounds capable of inducing neuroplasticity via 5-HT2A-mediated signalling. Our goal is to develop mechanistically novel, rapid-acting antidepressants.
        • Psylo closes $5m Seed round, led by Main Sequence Ventures -
        • CSIRO, Australia's national health agency, collaborates with Psylo to evaluate neuroplasticity of lead candidates -
        • Psylo are based at the University of New South Wales and recently named a Top 100 Innovator -
        • Our Chief Scientist Sam Banister speaks with Hamilton Morris about medical chemistry and Psylo -
        • Our CEO Josh Ismin is interviewed by Psychedelic Alpha - TypeCompany OverviewPsylo is a biotech company developing medications inspired by psychedelics found in nature. Our goal is to produce next-generation neuropsychiatric therapeutics which are accessible to a broader patient population. Psylo is based at the University of New South Wales, and was named a Top 100 Innovator by The Australian Business Review.

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