Business Operations Manager

Vancouver, WA

Absci is a generative AI drug creation company on a mission to create better biologics for patients, faster. We are the company unlocking the design of new antibodies on a computer from scratch, and we’re just getting started. It will take a state-of-the-art wet lab, artificial Intelligence, and above all else a team of brilliant Unlimiters working together to achieve our vision of breakthrough therapeutics at the click of a button, for everyone. We are gritty, creative, and we are pushing the limits of science in a way that no one has done before because that’s how we will save lives. Join us as we redefine what’s possible.

Absci is a global company with a state-of-the-art lab and headquarters in the beautiful Pacific Northwest US, ten minutes from Portland, Oregon, and its AI Research Lab in the heart of New York City. Check out this short video to learn more and see how #Unlimiters are creating drugs at the speed of AI.


Business Operations Manager

Onsite, Hybrid, Vancouver, WA

We seek a driven Business Operations Manager to join our Business Development team. You will significantly enable Absci’s sales and marketing process, supporting Business Development, Alliance and Growth Strategy, and Marketing. You will leverage your business and strategic mindset coupled with knowledge of life sciences to enable the team’s ability to foster new alliances, partnerships, and collaborations; evaluate competitors and new opportunities; and partner with the technical team to build out publication and conference attendance strategies with strong evidence creation for our platform and pipeline. In addition, you will use your attention to detail,  efficient communication skills, and software skills to support Business Development, Alliance and Growth Strategy, and Marketing operations by tracking and coordinating ongoing activities and generating status reports for our executive leadership team.

You work with a sense of urgency and thrive in a dynamic team and high-performance culture. Your passion for driving initiatives and ability to work autonomously will make you very successful. You have a strategic, systems mindset and are energized to execute daily project tasks.


Business Excellence

  • Work with the Business Development team to design, optimize, and implement a successful and repeatable sales process utilizing a CRM
  • Track and evaluate process effectiveness and implement continuous improvements for improved sales conversion rates
  • Support corporate strategy, long range planning and deal committee processes, including but not limited to:  asset and portfolio risk assessment, program valuation (ie., revenue and cost assessment, NPV calculation, etc), and departmental budget control and coordination of external secondary market research to inform internal market and program assessments.

Brand quality and awareness

  • In collaboration with the Innovation Center develop an evidence generation effort road map and conference strategy that amplifies business activities through scientific communication.
  • Coordinate the continuous updates to material highlighting Absci’s platform's unique functional capabilities through liaising with Marketing, Business Development and technical teams.

Competitive Intelligence

  • Support Alliance and Growth strategy through the generation of competitive intelligence reports; assessment of indication landscapes, and tracking the latest breakthroughs in the field

Day-to-day tasks include data entry, data maintenance, business analysis of potential partners and competitors, business project management associated with conference attendance, and running sales outreach workflows.


  • A Bachelor degree in a business, biology or related field with 3-5+ years experience in biotech/pharma, business development, or competitive intelligence. MBA preferred.
  • Background or basic understanding of biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate business data
  • Proficient  powerpoint, data analysis and excel skills with familiarity with Sharepoint and automation workflows preferred
  • Detail oriented, with a propensity to apply ‘systems thinking’ to your work
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, including an ability to combine attention to detail with a big picture perspective
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

The salary range for this position is $103,000 - $135,000/year. Competitive equity package applies. Pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to equity, compensation packages include a wide range of medical, dental, vision benefits and ability to participate in our employee stock purchase plan.

Absci offers highly competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision insurance, unlimited vacation, parental leave, breakfast and lunch for onsite employees, employee assistance program, voluntary life and disability insurance, annual bonus potential, and 401(k) with a generous company match.

We seek candidates who will dive into our creative company culture that’s collaborative, multidisciplinary, and committed to a big vision for positive impact. We are defying conventions and innovating without boundaries. We are disrupting an industry with bold ideas and passionate pursuit of new possibilities. We are looking for original thinkers, creative scientists, and data-devoted gurus. Successful candidates will be excited to work in a dynamic environment and contribute as a key member of a project team. If this sounds good to you, we invite you to join us in our quest to redefine possible.

Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. Absci is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Absci will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Absci offers a dog-friendly work environment - bring your pup along for the ride.