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Industry Executives & Advisors



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2023

Recruitment Initiative for Industry Executives and Advisors

FACIT has launched a recruitment campaign targeting individuals who possess strong clinical development, commercial and fundraising experience in the technology and life sciences sectors. FACIT is expanding and updating its database of US-based industry advisors for roles ranging from investment diligence to full time management roles in Ontario-based biotech start-ups. While Canadian biotechnology expatriates are the focus of this initiative, FACIT continues to attract worldwide leaders in oncology research to the province, a shared mandate well established by its strategic partner, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR).

The recruitment drive capitalizes on the recent surge in entrepreneurial innovation in the Canadian province of Ontario, and a need for executives and advisors to fill a growing number of vacancies. The US pool of biotech industry experience is deep, with many Canadians playing important roles in both senior management and oncology product development. FACIT is targeting this group as they are already aware of the scientific excellence and rich quality of life in the province.

“FACIT invests in innovative cancer technologies and surrounds them with commercial teams that have the experience to build sustainable companies and deliver benefits to both cancer patients and investors. Having founded/co-founded nearly 20 new companies, including Turnstone Biologics and Fusion Pharmaceuticals, there is an urgent demand to continue to accelerate the next generation of cancer breakthroughs,” said David O’Neill, PhD, President of FACIT.

“We are eager to deepen our reach into expert networks in clinical development, medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics and digital health to benefit our existing start-ups and those in the pipeline. Further, creating awareness about Ontario’s welcoming environment for industry scientists is important as we tap into sources of human capital to keep pace with FACIT’s growing businesses,” continued Dr. O’Neill.

In your cover letter, please indicate the type(s) of role(s) (e.g. contractual investment diligence, full time management role) in which you are interested.

FACIT has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Recruiter to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


FACIT is an award-winning commercialization venture firm that builds companies with entrepreneurs to accelerate oncology innovation, with a portfolio that has attracted more than $1 billion in investment to Ontario. Blending industry experience, capital and the unsurpassed clinician-scientist network of its strategic partner the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), FACIT capitalizes on the province’s investment in research and healthcare to the benefit of the local economy and patients worldwide. FACIT’s commercialization portfolio includes Turnstone Biologics, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, and other biotechnology organizations. Cancer Breakthroughs. Realized.