Join Our Growing Team Manager of Human Resources & Business Administration Watertown, MA · Full time

We are seeking a dynamic, collaborative Manager of Human Resources and Business Administration to align HR and operational infrastructure goals with the business strategies of a rapidly growing scale-up organization. In this hybrid-schedule role reporting to the Vice President of Operations, he/she/they will partner with leadership and external vendor resourcing to develop and implement sustainable process frameworks in support of the company’s cross-functional G & A needs with an initial concentration on people and culture. The successful candidate will be a true “Manager of the Miscellaneous” who thrives in collaborative interactions guided by a high EQ (emotional intelligence), has a continuous learning mindset, and personifies a passion for solving complex people and organizational process challenges.


The Responsibilities:


Identify and implement best practices across all general areas of HR associated with the employee life-cycle, including:

  • Partner with the VP of Operations to champion, operationalize and sustain an inclusive work environment
  • Manage recruitment efforts (and/or liaise with outside recruitment firms).
  • Streamline onboarding processes to ensure an exemplary new hire experience. 
  • In partnership with external Human Resources consultant, support the design and execution of new policies, and communicate company-wide changes in policy, practice, and resources
  • Manage annual HR cycle deliverables related to benefits enrollment, performance management and merit and bonus awards 
  • Assist with team building initiatives to support a culture and work environment that encourages employee engagement 
  • Support the development and deployment of a workplace recognition strategy that empowers staff to live out the organization's values and execute on its mission and vision


Identify and implement best practices across broader G & A units of the company ensure continuous organizational improvement through:

  • Monitoring and tracking of office management needs including supplies, equipment, and miscellaneous day-to-day troubleshooting requests.
  • Coordination (and when needed, creation of) internal communications for the roll-out of new policies and culture-building initiatives.
  • Partner with VP of Operations on external branding communication efforts including website support, PR and social media efforts.
  • Oversight and tracking of IT and security needs for our growing workforce
  • Organization and quality control of data collaboration platforms (i.e. Sharepoint/Sharevault folders, contracts documentation filing, etc.)
  • Partnering with VP of Operations on lab management and building facilities support (i.e. EH&S, Safety & International Building Code (IBC))

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of relevant experience (Start-up and scale-up biotech experience preferred).
  • Broad business experience driving execution and adoption of key scale-up programs across varied organizational departments/teams.
  • Previous experience in a human resources environment or project ownership of early stage HR infrastructure build-outs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills guided by a passion for collaboration, continuous learning and mutual mentorship.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, simultaneous, complex tasks and to meet deadlines.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented with expertise in the Microsoft office suite, with particular fluency in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook calendar, and SharePoint.
  • Experienced and comfortable interacting at all levels including Board members and senior management.
  • Possess a high degree of poise, judgment, discretion, empathy and professionalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work with minimal direction and be able to exercise judgment, creativity, and analytical thinking.

The Culture:

We at Corner Therapeutics seek to attract individuals who believe in delivering exponential hope and impact for patients living with devastating disease.

Guided by a shared love of learning and aspirations for scientific excellence, we hold a common belief that work communities should be a place of diverse ideas, mindful focus and authentic fun. We take a shared ownership approach towards building and amazing people and patient-centric culture.

Game-changing science and bold business scaling can only be achieved when passionate people commit collaboratively to an extraordinary vision and to each other. We hope you will join us!

Let’s build something bold, TOGETHER.

The Benefits:

Corner Therapeutics also seeks to build a robust total rewards and benefits package that supports the physical, mental and financial wellness of every team member with:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and company-supplemented Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 4 weeks vacation (with roll-over available), 5 sick days and 12 paid holidays 
  • 401K with company match
  • Long- and short-term disability, Life insurance.
  • Amazing colleagues in a dynamic start-up environment and a new biotech building with FREE parking near Watertown’s vibrant Arsenal Yards!

About Corner Therapeutics:

At Corner Therapeutics, Inc., our mission is to transform standard of care, ushering in a new era of robust, rapid, patient-friendly and low-cost immunotherapies – even for the most difficult to treat diseases. Our versatile dendritic cell hyperactivation (hDC) platform is unique in its ability to address a virtually unbounded range of cancers and infectious diseases which induces exceptional memory T cell responses that provide robust and durable immunity. Our dynamic workplace has tremendous opportunity for growth, and we are seeking talented individuals that are inspired and motivated to make exponential strides in curing disease through immunotherapy treatments.

Corner Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.