Administrative/Sr. Administrative Assistant

About Us

aTyr Pharma is a biotherapeutics company engaged in the discovery and development of innovative medicines based on novel biological pathways. aTyr’s research and development efforts are concentrated on a newly discovered area of biology, the extracellular functionality and signaling pathways of tRNA synthetases. aTyr has built a global intellectual property estate directed to a potential pipeline of protein compositions derived from 20 tRNA synthetase genes and their extracellular targets. aTyr’s primary focus is ATYR1923, a clinical-stage product candidate which binds to the neuropilin-2 receptor and is designed to down-regulate immune engagement in inflammatory lung diseases. aTyr is publicly traded on Nasdaq under the symbol “LIFE”. For more information, please visit


Patients and their challenges provide tremendous drive and meaning to what we do at aTyr. We seek a talented and successful individual that deeply desires to participate in our process to make medicines that change a patient’s life forever.

This position requires a dynamic and self-motivated candidate to provide administrative support to leadership executives, effectively partnering with the leadership team. There will be frequent interactions with employees throughout the organization, including board members along with frequent access to highly confidential information and files. The role will work closely and collaboratively with other assistants to provide seamless and cohesive coverage for the executive team as a whole while coordinating complex activities and working independently to handle a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks with little or no supervision.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and executive support to Senior Leadership supporting multiple groups.
  • Serve as first-point-of contact for supported Executives, autonomously prioritizing and making decisions regarding the Executive’s time and resources.
  • Effectively manage Executive’s calendar, contacts, and internal and external communication related to meetings, conference calls, invitations, event planning, etc.
  • Participate as part of a team in planning, coordinating, and executing conferences and events such as: healthcare conferences, analyst, investor or key opinion leader events, non-deal investor roadshows.
  • Independently manage and own special projects, some that may require discretion, confidentiality, and sensitivity.
  • Complete timely, accurate and compliant, expense reporting and credit card reconciliation.
  • Participate in, and sometimes lead, process improvement, often establishing processes to accomplish objectives.
  • General office administrative functions as necessary.
  • Support contracts process through eRequestor.


  • Associates or bachelor’s degree with at least 3-5 years of experience supporting senior executives, at a public biotech company preferred.
  • Experience planning large meetings.
  • Strong proficiency in Google Workspace/Gmail/Google Drive and Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, use discretion and manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Demonstrated ability to be pro-active, anticipate issues and effectively problem-solve.
  • Sense of humor

Further Recruiting Information

In addition to a competitive compensation package with stock options and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan, aTyr Pharma also offers a comprehensive benefits package for our employees and their families, which includes medical, dental, life, disability and a 401(k) matching contribution.

For consideration, please submit your resume referencing job #206BVA to aTyr Pharma, Inc. is an EEO employer.