Job Details

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp

Job Type
Full Time
not disclosed
British Columbia
Date Posted
24/03/2014 - 19:30
Closing Date
31/05/2014 - 19:30
Job Description

Reporting to the EVP and Chief Financial Officer, the Director, Investor Relations –oversees Investor Relations and Corporate Communications activities for Tekmira.

Education & Qualifications: 

• University degree in Business Administration, Communications or a Life Sciences discipline
• 5+ years of progressive investor relations experience with a demonstrated understanding of the requirements of a public company
• Previous experience in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical company preferred

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• US capital market emphasis
• Serve as key liaison to the investment community and shareholders
• Contacts with investors, analysts and the media
• Raise awareness of company within international financial markets
• Strategy, leadership and execution related to the IR program
• Development of investor targeting and ongoing investor management
• Build up and stimulation of research analyst coverage
• Coordinate the production of corporate communication materials including corporate news releases, quarterly and annual reports, fact sheets, investor and media backgrounders
• Coordinate the release and distribution of communications materials
• Create corporate and financial presentations
• Oversee the Corporate web site, coordinating regular updates and preparing written content
• Organize corporate events
• Assists in the implementation and evaluation of approved communication strategies
• Responds to both internal and public enquiries
• Other related duties as assigned

Skills & Competencies: 

• Excellent writing skills as well as solid understanding of the workings of a public company, including how to present financial information.
• Strong attention to detail matched with a high standard when creating material for external audiences
• Excellent interpersonal skills: Proven track record of building and maintaining relationships with investors and shareholders
• Ability to juggle multiple priorities and flexibility to work to tight deadlines

Other Information: 

How to Apply
We invite you to send your cover letter and resume in PDF format, to Please ensure your submission is in PDF format (ideally in one document) indicating your surname in the filename and position title in the subject line of the email. For example: smithjane-cover-CV.pdf. We will keep your resume in a database for one year, and contact you should a position that matches your skills become available.

About your Application
We greatly appreciate your interest in being a part of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, however, because of the volume of resumes we receive, we are only able to contact you should you be considered for a position.