Senior Director, Government Affairs

25 May, 2023


Senior Director, Government Affairs

Washington D.C.
About BridgeBio
BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 30+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.
Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zug, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.
To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at
Who You Are
We are seeking a driven, creative, collaborative, and highly organized individual who is passionate about public policy, government affairs, helping patients, innovative science, biotechnology, and public health to develop and lead our government affairs practice. You know the halls of Congress, or are someone who can build and/or grow your network of collaborative relationships with federal officials and legislators, their staff members, and regulators who make public policy decisions so that BridgeBio can have a voice in important policy discussions in Washington and beyond. The role will involve engaging federal officials and legislators, staff, and regulators to support BridgeBio’s public policy and legislative initiatives. You are passionate about helping patients living with genetic diseases and genetically-driven cancers and are dogged in your pursuit of policy changes that will help BridgeBio’s efforts to develop and deliver meaningful medicines to patients in need.


      • Develop and lead relations and collaboration with federal legislators and regulators who make legislative and public policy decisions
      • Engage federal legislators, staff, and regulators, in collaboration with colleagues, to develop and support BridgeBio’s public policy and legislative initiatives
      • Develop and enact a strategic plan for outreach and as well as maintenance of relationships with key federal officials and regulators
      • Work with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g., Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Communications, Market Access) to help BridgeBio understand, react, and plan for an evolving legislative landscape, incorporating changes into business and corporate goals
      • Work with internal partners to identify allies and opportunities to partner with organizations that are aligned with BridgeBio’s public policy objectives
      • Maintain dialogue and discussion with key federal officials, legislators, regulators, and staff regarding key public policy and legislative priorities
      • Advance BridgeBio’s legislative and public policy priorities
No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:
    • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
    • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
    • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
    • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
    • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

    • 10+ years of experience within Congress, a pharma/biotech policy advocacy organization, or in government relations. Experience working directly with federal legislators and regulators
    • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in public policy, law, political science, or related experience
    • Top-tier relationships are critical
    • Knowledge of government affairs, public policy, and patient, provider, and healthcare organization community
    • Knowledge of the healthcare system and key policies relevant to the biopharmaceutical sector
    • A track record of working collaboratively and within cross-functional teams
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
    • Entrepreneurial mindset
    • A passion for celebrating science and helping patients

What We Offer

    • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
    • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
    • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
    • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
    • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
    • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
    • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
    • Robust and market competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
    • Flexible PTO
    • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
    • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time
    • Partnerships with leading institutions
    • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard
At BridgeBio, we strive to provide a market-competitive total rewards package, including base pay, an annual performance bonus, company equity, and generous health benefits. The anticipated salary range for candidates for this role who will work in California is $240,000 to $265,000/year. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, educational background, and performance during the interview process. BridgeBio is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions based in other states.
We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.

Job posted: 2023-05-25