Life At Xentria

Our Culture

Any business will have its days of dealing with the unknown: factors change, people must pivot, schedules don’t always go as planned. The question of culture becomes how people working together respond and adapt in the face of change, unpredictability and even adversity.

Xentria is a group of professionals with diverse talents yet similar minds in overcoming challenges. Achievement calls for swimming with the tide of transition rather than against it. We complete projects and goals by maintaining equal parts structure and flexibility in pursuing the desired outcome for patients. We also know and embrace that progress remains closer when team members are friendly, responsive and accessible to one another.

At Xentria, we can’t promise that one day will be just like the next – but we can ensure that whatever tomorrow brings, we’ll share the challenges and triumphs alike as a team.

Diversity & Inclusion

Located in the new Lincoln Yards development in Chicago, Xentria, Inc. is a biotech company focused on solving unmet clinical needs through meaningful patient engagement and novel scientific strategy.

We promote a culture of innovation, collaboration, inclusion and compassion. At all levels of the company, we are working to advance our diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) practices.

This starts with company-wide DEIA learning and education and continues with encouraging an inclusive environment. We value diverse perspectives, experience and ideas and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure fair treatment of our employees, our patients and our community.

Corporate Responsibility

We are committed to developing therapeutics that will solve unmet patient needs. We strive to do this in a sustainable way by establishing a value-based culture with a focus on our people and our community. We know that our people are our greatest assets, and we are proud to support their involvement in community initiatives and volunteering.

Equal Opportunity

Xentria, Inc. is committed to equal employment for all. In line with that commitment, Xentria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability and all other protections.

We strictly prohibit the harassment or discrimination of any employee or job candidate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other protected classes. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits and training. We make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit and current business requirements.

Our Benefits

We strive to offer a robust benefits program that meets the needs of each of our team members.

We Offer:
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competitive wages
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flexible work arrangements
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annual performance-bonus opportunity
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short and long-term disability
extensive health offerings including medical, dental, vision icon
extensive health offerings including medical, dental, vision
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paid time off (PTO)
401(k) retirement savings with employer contribution icon
401(k) retirement savings with employer contribution
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paid parental leave
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employee wellness resources
(11) company-paid holidays icon
(11) company-paid holidays
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life and AD&D insurance
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onsite gym membership
Kathleen Shanahan, Associate Director, Human Resources

Kathleen Shanahan

Associate Director, Human Resources

The culture here is one of support and empowerment with a focus on employee life balance.  Xentria values each and every employee and that is evident in all aspects of the business, from extensive benefit offerings to opportunities for both personal and professional development.  Xentria truly cares about its employees as individuals and supports us in our endeavors in the office and in the community.

Victoria Simonnet, Clinical Research Associate

Victoria Simonnet

Clinical Research Associate

At Xentria, I get to work with really smart people who are experts in clinical research. I learn from them every day. But beyond the collective knowledge and creativity, I love the collaborative spirit at Xentria. Every role on the team is respected and every person is valued and encouraged to do their best work.

Job Openings

1/10/2024

Medical Writer

Location: Remote

Summary

Our name, Xentria, is inspired by “centrality.” It describes our dedication to delivering adaptive approaches to ambitious drug innovation through authentic life-sciences partnerships. Established in 2020, we are a patient-centric biotech company focused on development of novel biologics and biosimilars. We collaborate with biopharmaceutic communities to create innovative solutions to challenging drug development. Our first program, XT MAB 16, is a monoclonal antibody for sarcoidosis, that has received Orphan Drug Designation. Xentria is seeking a clinical-focused Medical Writer to contribute to clinical document and manuscript development across Xentria's portfolio.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as primary author who writes and provides input on routine documents such as clinical study reports and study protocols, investigator brochures, manuscripts.
  • Researches scientific and regulatory information in order to write submission documents, edit complex clinical and scientific and program level documents, including IBs, INDs, and regulatory submissions.
  • Reviews routine documents prepared by junior team members. May provide training and mentorship for junior writers on document preparation, the use of software for document development, document types, regulatory requirements, and therapeutic area knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain Xentria Style Guide and insure consistency across all documents.
  • Ensures compliance with quality processes and requirements for assigned documents. Provides input on and independently develops best practices, methods and techniques for achieving optimal results, including various client-specific processes.
  • Work with data management, statisticians, and clinical teams, as well as potentially sponsors and KOLs to review protocol development and interpret clinical trial data for study summaries and reports.
  • Collaborate Interface with other departments (Clinical, R&D, Clinical Operations, Operations, etc.) as needed.
  • Maintain chronological and operational trackers as needed. and perform other appropriate administrative duties, such as preparing correspondence (records of contact), filing, submissions to conferences and journals and related follow-up, where necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No direct reports associated at this time.

Competencies

• Teamwork

• Professionalism

• Judgement

• Ethics

• Interpersonal

• Project Management

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to write, edit, or otherwise facilitate completion of all documents including final reports, data summaries, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, slide decks, etc.
  • Ability to analytically evaluate and interpret references in literature, and clinical and scientific data; ability to define data presentation to meet key messages developed by the clinical and therapeutic teams.
  • Goal-oriented with an ability to set detailed timelines for completion of assigned projects and ensure efficient, timely completion.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, negotiation and project management skills
  • Strong attention to detail with well-developed organization, research, and investigative skills.
  • Experience with interpretation of data, summarizing data analyses.
  • Ability to work in an ever-changing environment; demonstrated ability to multitask and achieve deadlines and targets under time constraints.
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, with the ability to work effectively independently.

Education and / or Experience Required

  • BS/BA in biological science, engineering or a similar technical discipline preferred.
  • 3+ years of related experience required
  • Experience required in medical writing, clinical affairs, regulatory affairs, with a strong preference to those with similar work experience in the biopharmaceutic industry.

Travel

Ability to travel up to 10% (domestic and international)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, TrackWise Digital and/or ACE preferred but not required

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment

This is a remote role.


AAP/ EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

2/20/2024

Accounting Manager

Location: Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

Summary

Our name, Xentria, is inspired by “centrality.” It describes our dedication to delivering adaptive approaches to ambitious drug innovation through authentic life-sciences partnerships. Established in 2020, we are a patient-centric biotech company focused on development of novel biologics and biosimilars. We collaborate with biopharmaceutic communities to create innovative solutions to challenging drug development. Our first program, XT MAB 16, is a monoclonal antibody for sarcoidosis, that has received Orphan Drug Designation.


Xentria is seeking an experienced Accounting Manager to support the Company’s high growth objectives, goals and strategies under the guidance of the VP of Finance. The Accounting Manager position will lead the month end close process, accounts payable, and will be responsible for delivering accurate and timely financial information to the business leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversight of corporate accounts payable function
  • Prepare journal entry and reconciliations
  • Corporate cash, prepaids, fixed assets, accounts payable and accruals/reserves (including chargebacks, prompt pay discounts, product returns etc.) accounting
  • Corporate financial statements, including balance sheet, income statement, and related analytics, including cost center review and comparison to budget and forecast
  • Review results on a monthly basis and provide variance analysis
  • Develop/ maintain accounting policies, procedures and tools/templates to comply with GAAP
  • Implement changes in accounting policies, procedures and system changes
  • Prepare and maintain accounting documentation, including technical accounting research on complex accounting issues and document the position papers
  • Review contracts and determine the accounting impact including the new ASC 606 impact
  • Coordination with independent auditors for interim and annual audit
  • Draft/ maintain new accounting disclosures to comply with the newly issued accounting standards
  • Develop, implement and review documentation for internal control compliance and testing
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to focus on the overall objective for a given process or accounting area, while at the same time be able to dive into transactional detail if needed to resolve questions or issues. Must have a curious mindset that proactively seeks understanding and feedback.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No direct reports associated at this time.

Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Positive Attitude
  • Business/Financial Acumen
  • Ethics and Values
  • Motivation
  • Critical Thinker
  • Team Player
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Technologically Proficient
  • Professionalism

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP, SEC financial reporting, and management reporting and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills; able to quickly establish a personal brand within the organization to drive cross functional collaboration
  • Able to focus on the overall objective for a given process or accounting area, while at the same time able to dive into transactional detail if needed to resolve questions or issues
  • Curious mindset that proactively seeks understanding and feedback
  • US GAAP and technical accounting research experience
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Education and / or Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree (accounting or finance preferred).
  • CPA required
  • Pharma experience preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with a mixture of public accounting (Big Four preferred) and industry experience that includes technical accounting or reporting responsibilities

Travel

Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

AAP/ EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

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