Project Coordinator, Medical Affairs

About Aquinox:

Aquinox is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology. Our primary focus is anti-inflammatory product candidates targeting SH2-containing inositol-5′-phosphatase 1, or SHIP1, which is a key regulator of an important cellular signaling pathway in immune cells, known as the PI3K pathway. Our lead product candidate, AQX-1125, is a small molecule activator of SHIP1 suitable for oral, once daily dosing. Having successfully completed multiple preclinical studies and seven clinical trials with AQX-1125, we are now in our Phase 3 program with our lead indication of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). Other indications are under consideration for future investigation. Aquinox has a broad intellectual property portfolio and pipeline of preclinical drug candidates that activate SHIP1.

We are a focused team, achieving our goals through our values based culture. Our people are highly results-oriented, proactive and collaborative.

Aquinox is publicly traded on NASDAQ and has offices in Vancouver, BC, Canada and in San Bruno, CA, USA.

The Location of the Position:

The position will be located in our San Bruno, California office.

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the Project Coordinator will provide a wide variety of support activities to our growing Medical and Regulatory teams. This is a fabulous opportunity for an individual seeking to grow their career in the life sciences sector and is interested in learning more about and being exposed to the many aspects of drug development, medical affairs and regulatory affairs.

Specifically, the Coordinator will:

  • Assist with maintaining and updating departmental and project tracking lists
  • Distribute agendas and generate meeting minutes and project reports for internal and external meetings
  • Provide other support as requested to project managers in accordance with the company’s project management methodology
  • Coordinate document workflow, listing and tracking key documents through creation, review and approval by a variety of internal experts in multiple departments
  • Schedule meetings and coordinate logistics (including call/web conference activation, resolution of technical issues)
  • Provide general administrative support to the department, including, for example complex travel and meeting coordination with external vendors, invoice and payment tracking in accordance Finance, Administration and other Company policy and practices
  • Other duties as assigned, some travel may be required


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the life sciences or related field required
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Highly motivated to learn, grow professionally, and contribute to team success
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, collaborate, and time manage in a busy team-oriented work environment
  • Proven proficiency in PC-based MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint – including managing document formatting, multi-tab spreadsheets, and PowerPoint slide generation.

Our current clinical trials, exceptional team, and strong track record make it an excellent time to seize this exciting opportunity! We provide a collaborative and innovative environment with competitive incentive packages and rewards. Most importantly, we provide the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Interested candidates are invited to forward their resume and cover letter to, indicating why you feel you are a fit for the Project Coordinator, Medical Affairs role at Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.