Chief of Staff

Job Location

14 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Job Type

Full Time


General & Administrative

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About the Role

Job Description:

Iterative Scopes is an early-growth stage startup focused on revolutionizing the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases with computer vision.

We are looking for a dynamic Chief of Staff to support the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the company. You will be the right hand to the CEO – monitoring progress on key initiatives throughout the company, supporting key action items to completion and identifying and unblocking areas of risk. You would be responsible for keeping the CEO appraised of key initiatives, projects and jumping in to move things forward whenever appropriate. The right person for this role will be creative, passionate, extraordinarily organized and have the ability to influence and manage wide-scale projects.

This newly created and highly visible position will support and partner with our CEO and the Iterative Scopes leadership team to ensure the successful delivery of organizational objectives; via the effective definition of strategy, timely operational implementation by the leadership team and effective interaction and communication with leadership to influence business strategy.

This role will partner with key stakeholders across the entire organization at the senior leadership level. The Chief of Staff will also support and interface with the Iterative Scopes Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordination and preparation of CEO for key internal meetings; and proactive management of the interfaces (senior leadership team and core functions) to enhance communication, execution and delivery.

  • Direct and manage a broad range of projects to help ensure organizational effectiveness and attainment of strategic priorities consistent with the long-range plan by building and applying comprehensive understanding of all core business functions.

  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business to support and lead change efforts.

  • Manage overall communication across the business to ensure appropriate timing and delivery of key objectives.

  • Track key initiatives by monitoring progress towards meeting goals, ensuring follow-through on the part of relevant players and sustaining momentum needed to drive these initiatives.

  • Directly prepare CEO for upcoming management meetings, internal (eg. Town Hall, Board of Director, Management meetings) and external meetings, including that of partner meetings with clients as well as investor presentations.

  • Define key messages to be cascaded across the organization as appropriate.


Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • You dive head first into accepting diverse and challenging assignments with rigor, intellectual curiosity and tenacity.

  • You consistently find connections between seemingly unrelated concepts.

  • You are able to take an idea or problem that may not necessarily have a defined home within the organization, and go figure it out with little to no direction.

  • You have the ability to build a sphere of influence at all levels.

  • You identify operational gaps, plug the holes, and just make things work.

  • You are innovative, resourceful and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, post-graduated degree preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry/Bio+IT industry (including consulting assignments) with experience in leadership roles, especially in matrixed environments.

  • Excellent planning, analytical, time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent leadership, influencing and communication skills.

  • Ability to manage conflict within teams objectively, and drive teams towards resolution through influence.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills required.

  • Problem solving, negotiating and decision-making skills; ability to implement decisions quickly.

  • Critical thinking skills are critical.

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About the Company

Company Mission:

Iterative Scopes is an early-growth stage startup on a mission to revolutionize the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases with computer vision. We are backed by leading venture firms, top pharmaceutical companies as well as category defining healthcare leaders including; Obvious Ventures, Eli Lilly, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Founders of Flatiron Health, Livongo, Path.AI, PAIGE, WHOOP!, Okta, and Recursion Pharmaceuticals.

Iterative Scopes is a venture backed company established by Jonathan Ng, MD a second time founder. The scientific advisory board includes world-class gastroenterologists and leading MIT computer vision and machine learning researchers and faculty.

Additional Info: 

The Iterative Scopes advisory board includes leading MIT computer vision and machine learning researchers/faculty and world-class Boston-area physicians and gastroenterology experts.oston-area physicians and gastroenterology experts.

Recruitment & Staffing: 

Agencies - Iterative Scopes does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Iterative Scopes or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Iterative Scopes' internal operations team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Iterative Scopes, and Iterative Scopes will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.