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Below are the currently available openings at Appili. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to

Scientific Analyst (6 Month Contract)

Appili Therapeutics (TSXV: APLI) is a clinical-stage pharma focused exclusively on unmet needs in infectious disease. Appili’s diversified pipeline of anti-infective programs includes a clinical-stage antifungal for the treatment of invasive disease, a biodefense vaccine, and a novel Gram-negative antibiotic candidate.  The Appili team has also recently joined the fight against COVID-19, sponsoring a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating favipiravir for COVID-19 outbreak control in long-term care. 


Appili offers an environment that is committed to growing and advancing our employees’ careers and provides continued training and mentorship opportunities throughout the company. We are currently looking to add a Scientific Analyst to our team.


Reporting to the Director, Business Development, the Scientific Analyst will review and analyse key scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial, intellectual property, financial data to support internal Appili program advancement and identify external programs suitable for partnership, as well as provide writing and project management support for grant funding applications, regulatory documents for submission to the US FDA and/or Health Canada, and other external communications.


We are seeking an individual with a strong interest in a career in the business of drug development. This position can be located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or Toronto, Ontario.  Work will be conducted in an office environment with limited (< 5%) travel.



  • Source, review, and manage scientific, clinical, regulatory, commercial/sales, patent, financial and other data pertaining to the life science and healthcare industry

  • Maintain database of peer companies and external programs to support new program identification, competitive analyses, and partnering activities

  • Generate reports on competitors and external programs as required

  • Identify, review, and recommend external programs suitable for partnership

  • Support generation of target product profiles for internal Appili programs, provide input on study design to maximize program value

  • Identify, research, and master information pertaining to various granting agencies and potential funding opportunities

  • Support preparation of grant applications, including the background knowledge, proposed research, and budget development

  • Coordinate the assembly of required documents for grant applications and regulatory submissions

  • Summarize information and results via preparation of reports, presentations, and regulatory documents for submission to investors, principal investigators, key opinion leaders, and regulatory agencies

  • Support business development and drug development teams as required


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.





Qualified candidates will have one of the following: 

  • an advanced degree in Life Sciences or Medicine (PhD, PharmD or MD) preferably in microbiology, pharmacology, or toxicology

  • a Master’s degree in Life Sciences with at least 3 years of experience with a pharmaceutical company, CRO or other relevant clinical research institutions;

  • a Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences with at least 5 years of experience with a pharmaceutical company, CRO or other relevant clinical research institutions.



  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Health Canada, FDA and ICH regulatory requirements and procedures applicable to Clinical Research and Product Development.

  • At least 4 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with direct experience in designing and managing clinical studies.

  • Previous experience working in a matrix environment is highly desirable. Experience in clinical operations, biostatistics or data management is an asset.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with literature searching

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills

  • Familiarity with the commercial biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry, work experience in healthcare, biotechnology, or pharmaceutical industry preferred

  • A strong ability to approach new areas of science, learn key concepts, and synthesize ideas, coupled with strong organizational skills

  • An ability to be effective in a highly productive team environment and within high-pressure deadline oriented situations, is self-motivated

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

  • Excellent computer skills, experience with statistical data analysis and Excel preferred

  • Opportunistic thinker with strong judgement and analytical mindset


Additional Requirements:

  • Successful Completion of a Criminal Record Check.