Ops Generalist

Octant Bio

Octant Bio

Emeryville, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Octant is a well-backed team of experienced scientists and entrepreneurs building a new type of biotech company. We are a small molecule therapeutics company scaling drug discovery to navigate the complexity of human diseases using an integrated platform combining synthetic biology, genomics, computation and high-throughput chemistry.

Octant is an equal opportunity company that deeply values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcomes applicants of all backgrounds. We’re committed to growing the company with a diversity of talented individuals and our team is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment for everyone.


Octant is looking for an experienced project manager and problem solver to take on important company projects as a member of our Operations team. Our Ops team is building out and running the operational and administrative functions of the company to ensure Octant is executing across HR, recruiting, legal, marketing/communications, business operations, office management, lab operations, and facilities.


  • work across all aspects of Octant operations and collaborate closely with our finance, legal and business development teams
  • support the planning and execution of performance review and career development processes, recruiting coordination, and onboarding new hires
  • oversee our contract management system, including automating our contract review processes and designing and deploying repeatable workflows for high-volume contracts so contracts are timely and efficiently reviewed
  • drive integration of data into our financial dashboards, ensuring the right audiences receive the right information at the right time; and
  • alternate wearing different functional hats and routinely tackle essential administrative tasks while moving the ball forward on high impact projects

This is a good role for you if you like managing projects, getting things done, and want to learn about building a company and how multiple parts of an organization interact. You have a team-first mindset and are keen to diversify your skillset. You’re detail-oriented, and thoughtful about clarifying prioritization and ensuring projects are completed to specification. You love to learn new things, are eager to troubleshoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.


  • have two to eight years of experience in startups, professional services, or management consulting
  • have a background in science and/or are excited about biotechnology
  • have an aptitude for managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • enjoy flexing your process execution skills and working seamlessly across functions
  • effectively communicate with varied stakeholders
  • have strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • are excited about working on projects that help to build a company

Optional: In your application, we'd love to hear about things you've been proud to build.

The expected annual base salary for this role is in the range of $92,500 to $162,500, depending on experience level. We offer health benefits (medical, dental, vision), equity, and 401(k) matching.

Octant is located in Emeryville, California and our team works onsite.

We want to find the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. We may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. We know that confidence-gap and imposter syndrome can get in the way of meeting spectacular candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply — we’d love to hear from you.