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Appili Therapeutics Inc. was founded to advance the global fight against infectious disease by matching clearly defined patient needs with drug development programs that provide solutions to existing challenges patients, doctors, and society face in this critical disease space. Appili has built a pipeline of assets designed to address a broad range of significant unmet medical needs in the infectious disease landscape. This diverse pipeline aims to address some of the most urgent threats in global public health.

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with offices in Toronto, Ontario, Appili is pursuing worldwide opportunities in collaboration with scientific and industry commercial partners, governments and government agencies. 

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Communication and Investor Relations Manager

The Communication and Investor Relations Manager is a strong strategic thinker with experience and knowledge in media and public communications, public relations and investor relations, specifically in the life science / biotechnology sector.  The candidate is responsible for working closely with the external PR firm to develop the Company’s brand positioning, messaging and profile to various stakeholder audiences. In addition, she/he will be responsible for managing the internal investor relations initiatives.





  • Working with the external PR firm and the senior leadership team, develop and execute a cohesive communications strategy including top level messaging on the Company’s strategy, goals and milestones.

  • Updating / creating the Company’s corporate presentations, website, one-page fact sheet etc. on a monthly basis.

  • Creating communications timeline and identifying new opportunities for additional press releases, external media outlets, etc.

  • Writing the first draft of the Company’s press releases and managing the signoff process with all the stakeholders (senior leadership team, legal, board of directors, etc.).

  • Manages the Company’s social media presence, including identifying and proposing the Company’s social media content.

  • Develop internal communication strategies for delivery of corporate culture, business strategy and regular updates on corporate activities.

  • Coach senior level executives and managers presentation skills and communications/change methodologies

  • Audit and monitor external communications on Company’s competitors, peers, and the Company’s media presence.

  • Develops a number of policies and process documents for use across the Company and within the senior leadership team.

  • Other duties as required.


Investor Relations:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the IR strategy and plan.

  • Oversee investor events including conferences, quarterly road shows/ meetings, and other miscellaneous events and projects.

  • Assist in the development and maintain core investor relations messages and presentation materials including executive Q&A materials.

  • Other duties as required.




Graduate degree in journalism, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field is preferred.



Knowledge & Skills

  • At least 5-10 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to perform compelling presentations.

  • Ability to multi-task (multiple projects/issues) and adapt to dynamic work situations where priorities are subject to change at any time.

  • Opportunistic thinker with strong judgement and analytical mindset

  • Experience with the biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience with public company communications.

  • Shows the ability to effectively engage in social media activities, including video sharing and blogging to promote the company.

  • Has strong negotiation and persuasion abilities.

  • Displays excellent leadership and management skills.

  • Enjoys working in a small collaborative team and across networks.

  • Knowledge of Computer Applications: Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Photoshop; MS Access; MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Word; MS Outlook Applications will be considered an asset.



Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

Accredited in Public Relations (APR)® designation is not a requirement, but will be considered an asset




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