Adagene is seeking a Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications to support the company’s overall communications strategy and work as a member of the integrated global communications team to oversee its execution. This is a unique opportunity contributing to how the company is positioned with investors, media, industry influencers and all other relevant stakeholders.

Based in China, this individual will serve as one of the primary contacts with the local investment community and media. This individual will also play a key role in facilitating an efficient and effective transfer of knowledge within the company, supporting Adagene’s overall growth, culture building and internal communications strategy. This position reports to the VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications and will have significant exposure to senior leadership, including routine contact with the CEO and CFO.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications to develop and execute a comprehensive, best-in-class IR and corporate communications program, that aligns with the company strategy and leverages a strong understanding of the investment, biotech and pharmaceutical communities to enhance perception of Adagene with key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with various functions at Adagene, including finance, legal, clinical, business development, human resources and regulatory, to develop consistent messaging and flow across all external collateral materials
  • Manage interactions and follow up communications with existing and potential shareholders and sell-side analysts; respond to information needs in compliance with current disclosures, company policies and securities regulations
  • Gather real-time insights and analysis from analyst reports, investment sentiment and competitor activity, and effectively prepare Adagene’s leadership team/other internal stakeholders for external interactions
  • Oversee routine analysis of shareholder base and refinement of investor targeting strategy
  • Assist in development of strategic communications materials related to corporate and product milestones, financial results, and corporate disclosures, including dual-language press releases, slides and Q&A reference materials
  • Help organize, plan, attend and track Company road shows, presentations, speaking engagements and conferences
  • Manage corporate overview presentation and the IR section of corporate website
  • Work with VP of IR&CC and Associate Manager of PR to plan and orchestrate a digital communications and social media strategy that builds awareness of Adagene as an emerging force in the biopharmaceutical space; leverage newsflow across multiple channels to enhance visibility of the company’s platform and pipeline across external stakeholders
  • Manage third party vendors and resources


  • BA/BS required; degree in the life sciences or finance preferred
  • Requires 8+ years of experience in relevant areas of biopharma with at least 2+ years of IR/Corporate Communications experience at a public biotech/pharma/life science company or agency
  • Complete written and verbal fluency in Mandarin and English
  • Requires strong writing and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong planning, organizational, time and project management skills to prioritize and complete multiple assignments and coordinate workflow
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical and financial data, and articulate that data and a strong understanding of finance, capital markets and securities regulations
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Must be able to anticipate needs, be proactive and exercise independent decision-making in a fast-paced environment, and be able to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team