Job Description



Scripps Research is a nonprofit biomedical institute ranked as one of the most influential in the world for its impact on innovation. We are celebrating our 100-year legacy in 2024. This significant milestone marks a century of seminal discoveries in immunology, infectious diseases (such as COVID-19, flu, HIV), neuroscience, heart disease, cancer, and more. Located in La Jolla, California, the institute houses six research departments, multiple Nobel laureates, a top-ranked graduate school and a leading postdoctoral training program. We work hand-in-hand with researchers of the Scripps Research Translational Institute and Calibr to merge foundational studies in biology, chemistry and computer science with translational science to produce pioneering drugs and advances in digital and precision medicine. Together, we cultivate new scientific leaders and expand the frontiers of knowledge to deliver medical breakthroughs impacting human health around the globe. If you have a passion for making a difference, this could be your opportunity to join our transformative team.

Celebrating a Century: https://100.scripps.edu/

POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, R&D Strategic Finance


We have an exciting opportunity for a R&D Strategic Finance, Sr. Manager. In this pivotal role, you will drive and support the development of financial strategies and related planning, reporting and analysis across Scripps Research Institute's scientific efforts. The successful candidate will have the ability to build strong partnerships with research leaders to influence both strategic decision making and tactical execution, and provide thought leadership for the Strategic Finance and Analysis (SF&A) team.


  • Drive forecasting, annual budgeting, and long-range financial planning.
  • Provide analyses and strategic direction to ensure Scripps Research Institute's financial commitments are met - internally and externally.
  • Develop and manage best-in-class forecasting and measurement tools and processes, defining KPIs and deriving insights to inform operational decision-making.
  • Improve performance by evaluating processes to drive efficiencies and/or maximize opportunities in new initiatives / strategic investments and measure results.
  • Support Scripps Research Institute's leadership to evaluate new opportunities and initiatives.
  • Prepare presentations for the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, executive team and senior staff, and perform complex financial analyses on tight deadlines.
  • Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance or similar field, master's degree a plus.
  • 7+ years of financial planning and analysis (FP&A) experience in a biotech/pharmaceutical organization required, venture capital experience a plus.
  • Strong analytic skills and a track record of growing and managing organizations in fast-paced, fluid environments.
  • Ability to understand complex business drivers, develop insights utilizing a data-driven approach and communicate succinctly to a range of different audiences (principal investigators to executives and the Board of Directors).
  • Adept in ambiguous situations, flexible and comfortable making decisions using available data points that can be limited and/or imperfect.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities while effectively managing multiple commitments.
  • Strategic mindset coupled with the ability and willingness to roll up sleeves where necessary and desire to constantly improve the status quo.
  • Experience managing FP&A teams supporting multiple organizations / business units, as well as spearheading and shepherding organizational and / or process transformation.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with proven experience in cultivating cross-collaborative working relationships across an organization and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Track record of building and developing high performing, diverse teams, with a commitment to a culture of collaboration, performance, transparency and integrity.


May include: Stationary position for an extended period of time, traverse campus/facility as needed, operate machinery such as computer, phone, copy machine; exposure to cold or hot temperatures.


The expected hiring range for this position is $150,500 to $201,450/annually, commensurate with experience.


  • Employer Contributed Retirement Plan - Depending on eligibility, employees receive an employer contributed retirement plan (no employee contribution required) and the option to contribute to a 403(b) (which is similar to a 401(k) using your own pre or post-tax dollars)
  • Full Suite of Health and Welfare plans including three medical plan options (including an HSA available option), dental, vision, life insurance, disability, EAP and more
  • Access to Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Competitive vacation and sick leave policies
  • Free, on-site parking

The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms. The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice. Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff.

EEO Statement:

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture, and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.


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