Join the Syndax Team

Syndax offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter with a statement of interest, availability, and experience in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

Syndax is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  • Controller

    Position Reports to:

    Chief Financial Officer

    Position Purpose

    Oversee the entire internal and external accounting function and overall day-to-day management of accounting and controls of this dynamic, high-growth company. Ensure the accounting department serves the accounting needs of strategic partners, investors, the overall company and the various operating groups within the organization. Also ensure that the monthly, quarterly and annual financial, regulatory and management reporting is completed on a timely basis and in accordance with GAAP. Position is located in offices in either Waltham, Massachusetts, or New York, NY.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including optimizing the departmental organizational structure and processes to achieve department’s goals and objectives.
    • Manage the accounting team.
    • Serve as primary contact for and manage external audit, valuation and tax service providers.
    • Drive financial and administrative projects.
    • Create detailed financial forecasts and analysis.
      Implement and ensure adherence to accounting policies and procedures.
    • Identify and execute opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve processes.
      Perform SEC reporting, maintain internal controls for key reporting processes, and drive processes and controls towards SOX compliance.
    • Assist in leading policy, procedure and process development and improvements.
    • Oversee equity accounting and third-party equity administration.
    • Manage financial information systems monitoring and controls.
    • Develop, implement and evolve business processes (e.g., purchase to pay) to support organizational growth/complexity.
    • Assess, implement/install and maintain accounting systems and business tools.

    Position Requirements

    (Skills, Knowledge, Education and Work Experience)

    • Experience with SEC reporting required; Big Four public accounting experience preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree and CPA required.
    • At least 8 years of relevant experience; biotech industry experience required.
    • Thorough technical accounting knowledge of issues, procedures and practices.
    • Highly analytical with proven ability to identify and resolve problems with sound and accurate judgment.
    • Initiative to take ownership of this key function; demonstrated hands-on execution skills.
    • Able to relate and communicate effectively with executive management as well as all other functions in the organization.
    • SEC financial reporting as well as clinical trials accounting experience required.
    • Excellent written and oral skills; proven skills and success in managing accounting staff.
    • Involvement with developmental stage companies, with particular exposure to clinical operations is preferred.
  • Clinical Scientist

    Position Reports to:

    Sr. Vice President, Chief Development Officer (CDO)

    Position Purpose

    As a member of the Clinical Development team, work on the design, execution, and reporting of clinical trials. Monitor and analyze effects of drugs in various patient groups; develop and review clinical study protocols. Conduct first-level medical review of patient data in all development phases of clinical studies.  Participate in development of clinical operating guidelines for study sites and SOPs for internal use.  Review results of evaluations with management.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Review, interpret and generate study report of clinical trial data, according to GCP;
    • Develop and deliver presentations and reports;
    • Review and interpret data for annual updates of safety reports, IBs, IND/NDA submissions and responses to questions from regulatory agencies;
    • Collaborate with pre-clinical, clinical operations, regulatory, drug safety, statistics and data management in the development of clinical study protocols; review and provide input on other protocol related material (CRFs, DMP, SAP, etc.)
    • Participate in clinical development team meetings and the execution of clinical trials;
    • Secure, analyze and report on competitive intelligence related to successful conduct/execution of studies sponsored by other organizations and new data that may impact Syndax studies;
    • Present findings to senior development staff and clinical study management.
    • Partner with clinical operations team, as appropriate, to ensure study investigators and site staff are fully trained on protocol requirements

    Position Requirements

    (Skills, Knowledge, Education and Work Experience)

    • PhD in Life Sciences discipline, PharmD, or advanced degree in medical sciences or nursing, minimum 3 years of experience in clinical research in a biotech/pharma organization required;
    • Working knowledge of clinical trial management and medical review of oncology patient data;
    • Ability to communicate scientific and clinical information in documents and presentations;
    • Proven ability to effectively communicate with co-workers in a team-based environment;
    • Ability to work independently to achieve objectives and work on more than one project simultaneously.