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Sr. Administrative Assistant, Research & Development

Cambridge, MA / Hybrid

The Company:
With deep expertise in chemistry, Nuvalent is working to create selective medicines designed with the goal to address the needs of patients with cancer.  Nuvalent is an exciting early-stage company, bringing together experienced scientists and industry veterans with a proven track record in drug discovery, oncology drug development, and company building. 

The Role:

The Associate / Sr. Administrative Associate, R&D will support the Research and Development teams, including Discovery, Clinical, and Development functions.  Reporting to the Manager, Operations, this is a new role for Nuvalent and provides the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the company’s future.  The ideal candidate will have a customer service mindset, keen attention to detail, willingness to roll up your sleeves, and a desire to contribute to the overall mission of Nuvalent. 


  • Support the Clinical and R&D teams in the following areas: 
    • Schedule internal team meetings and external teleconferences with clinical investigators, vendors, patient advocacy groups and academic collaborations
    • Plan and schedule global clinical trial investigator meetings
    • Draft responses to inquiries about Nuvalent clinical trials from outside parties
    • Complete ad hoc requests such as assisting with abstract submissions or conducting journal article searches
    • Coordinate extensive domestic and international travel in alignment with our T&E policy as well as support monthly reconciliation of business expenses
  • Serve as an integral member of the Nuvalent administrative team, ensuring that all of Nuvalent’s administrative needs are met and providing cross-coverage and back-up support
  • Provide support to coordinate internal team activities, culture/values building opportunities as well as both virtual/on-site social events
  • Assist with managing site-wide communications, data and information across multiple platforms (email, video, Egnyte, Teams, etc.) and ability to prepare slides and templates, as needed

Competencies Include:

  • Highly professional, articulate, customer service focused, and self-motivated
  • Exceptional judgment in prioritizing and making scheduling decisions
  • Be a problem solver; identify proactive solutions to work and issues as they arise
  • Must be willing to go “the extra mile” to accomplish tasks and responsibilities


  • 2-5 years of executive administrative experience supporting Executive Management and other top-level management in biotech; experience supporting clinical/ R&D teams preferred
  • Excellent oral communication and written communication skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced, fluid, and dynamic environment
  • Responsive and proactive, with the ability to work well under tight deadlines and to respond to rapidly changing demands and priorities from multiple business owners to ensure on time delivery
  • Strong organizational, analytical, customer service, and problem-solving skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks independently and seamlessly with excellent attention to detail as well as with good judgement
  • Handle confidential information and communication appropriately
  • Superior calendaring skills
  • High-level computer skills, in particular with the MS Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access); experience working with file sharing products like Sharepoint, Egnyte, etc. a plus
  • Ability to work independently and to be resourceful with minimal supervision
  • Willing to take on additional tasks and responsibilities to ensure Nuvalent runs smoothly

Nuvalent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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If you believe you have been contacted by anyone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Nuvalent, please contact Nuvalent at 857-357-7000. Thank you.

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