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Wanted: Teammates with ingenuity and integrity

We are on a mission and need your help. We’re intent on developing novel, exceptionally effective treatments for both children and adults with cancer – and to do so with equal speed and intensity. By recruiting the best and brightest to join our small, mighty team, we can accomplish this audacious goal.

Our Day One team is passionate, focused, and fast‑paced

Our leaders are experts empowered to think and act creatively and collaboratively as we strive to urgently and responsibly bring new therapies to children and adults with cancer. We seek truth, authenticity, and responsiveness. We must act rapidly because families in need are waiting and lives depend on it. Leaders who thrive at Day One are deeply motivated to apply their knowledge in service to cancer patients of all ages.

You should be comfortable making and owning your decisions in the face of uncertainty and enjoy intense working relationships with other experienced individuals. Expect to develop treatments for patients who currently have no available standard of care, execute trials that have never been undertaken or completed before, and proactively partner with all members of the oncology community, including patient advocates. Show up with your full heart and mind.

If this sparks a hunger in you and you think you are perfect for our team, reach out even if the perfect role is not listed below.
We’d like to hear from you.

Our core values

Urgency

At Day One, we act as if lives depend on it – because they do. We ensure that everyone has agency and seek people who have the initiative to drive our work forward. Operational excellence, speed, and agility are required for us to reach our goals. We are persistent – especially when confronting tough challenges. We strive to be effective and intentional.

Ingenuity

Not only do we think outside of the box, we question the very box itself. To achieve our goals, we know that we must innovate on existing drug‑development paradigms. We never give up and think creatively to find solutions in the face of problems. We brainstorm on a daily basis. We’re relentless whiteboard scribblers. We dream big and challenge preconceived notions in order to find a new path forward.

Integrity

We embody honesty in all aspects of our work. We are data-driven. We value critical thinkers. We seek scientific truth. We constantly remind ourselves why we’re here and why we do what we do. We expect authenticity in all of our interactions - internal and external.

Compassion

We listen to each other, and we listen to the people we aim to serve. Generosity, kindness, humility, and respect are required. We feel and care deeply. We are hard on ideas and soft on people. What we are doing is tough, so we must take care of each other and ourselves.

Excellence

We strive to deliver the highest quality and highest performance in every facet of our work. We seek out and hire outstanding professionals. We foster an environment of constant learning and questioning. We share data and ideas. We share credit. Our team is trustworthy, reliable, and rigorous. We bring a sense of craftsmanship to everything we do.

Current opportunities

Position Location
VP/SVP of Discovery and Translational Research South San Francisco Full Time

Competitive benefits package

Day One offers a competitive benefits package that includes superb medical, dental, and vision insurance, unlimited PTO (Paid Time Off), a 401K plan, and life and disability insurance. Pet insurance and additional life and disability coverage are also available for purchase.