Senior VC Manager @ ATAI Life Sciences in New York City, NY

ATAI is a Berlin, New York and London based biotech company builder with the ultimate vision to cure mental health disorders. We focus on developing solutions for people that suffer from a real unmet medical need; starting with the 320 million people who suffer from depression. We are particularly interested to revive and leverage the existing research on treatments with prior evidence for efficacy and safety in humans, such as psilocybin and ketamine, to initiate a paradigm shift.


  • Become part of creating a radical new and impactful paradigm shift in drug development
  • Work on improving the lives of millions of people with a real unmet need
  • An open, results-driven and meritocratic start-up culture


  • Manage the pipeline for potential acquisitions
  • Compile detailed industry and company analysis
  • Build financial models and valuations
  • Prepare key investment outputs e.g. offer letters, heads of terms, investment papers
  • Lead due diligence activities
  • Support the ongoing integration after the transaction is closed
  • Business development activities including identifying potential opportunities


  • 2-7 years’ experience at an investment bank (M&A), venture capital or private equity firm
  • Strong academics (BS or MS) from a top-tier university in a quantitative field
  • Exceptional execution exposure (ability to run 80% of the execution autonomously)
  • Exposure to the healthcare, pharma or biotech sector
  • Experience negotiating drug licensing agreements is a huge plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong technical skills (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to understand financial statements and build financial models e.g. DCFs
  • Ability to work with a range of stakeholders, from entrepreneurs to corporates
  • Very strong project management and organisational skills
  • Ability to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team
  • Good knowledge of current affairs, business and markets
  • Interpersonal skills, particularly negotiation
  • Able to work across multiple functions and geographies (e.g., US and non-US)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Effective delegation of responsibility and authority, as needed
  • Strong time management, interpersonal and organizational skills

Location: New York (US)/Berlin (Germany)
employment: full-time, unlimited

How to apply

Join us to improve the lives of millions suffering from a real unmet medical need – apply today via the apply button on the right and send us your updated CV and references.

Please note that we can only accept applications from people that have a valid EU or US work permit.


If interested, please apply here.

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