About Iktos

Iktos is a Paris-based, artificial intelligence start-up whose mission is to help chemistry researchers in biotech and pharma improve molecular discovery, drug design and synthetic planning in the early phases of pharmaceutical drug discovery and accelerate the discovery of promising new drug candidates. We develop leading edge AI technology which we provide either as software platforms to be used by chemists, or through collaborative research projects with pharma or biotech companies where we support their in-house drug discovery work.

Our de novo design AI technology leverages recent advances in machine and deep learning to generate novel molecules which satisfy the end user’s criteria. Data-driven retrosynthetic analysis is another key area of research for Iktos, and our technology enables organic chemists to identify promising synthetic routes in a few seconds (feel free to take a look and try Spaya !). We have intensive R&D and collaborative research activity and we work in multi-disciplinary teams consisting of AI and data scientists (applied maths and computer science background), computational chemists, medicinal chemists and IT engineers.

To support Iktos’ fast-growing business and help structure the scaling company, we are recruiting a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). If you wish to join a young team, experience the start-up mindset, while working on exciting projects, reach out to us!


As CFO you will be responsible for overseeing the financial, human resources, and administrative functions of the Company. You will report directly to the CEO and will work closely with other members of the senior leadership team.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Financial Management

  • Oversee the finance team and manage the day-to-day financial operations of the organization, including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the company’s financial statements and reports and maintain compliance with financial, tax and social regulations and reporting requirements
  • Monitor and manage cash flow, financial performance, and key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Support executive team in fund raising (roadshows, data room, …)
  • Identify non-dilutive funding opportunities and assist in preparing the necessary documentation to support these funding searches
  • Identify and manage financial risks and opportunities, including capital structure, debt financing, and investment decisions
  • Manage relationships with external partners, including investors, lenders, chartered accountant, auditors, and regulators 

2. Human resources management

  • Implement and manage human resources policies and procedures to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations (payslips, social statements…)
  • Oversee employee benefits and compensation programs.
  • Develop and implement employee training and development programs.
  • Manage recruitments, onboarding and outboarding

3. Administration management

  • Oversee administrative functions such as facilities management, travels, expenses, orders management…
  • Manage vendor relationships and negotiate contracts to ensure cost-effective operations.
  • Ensure compliance with local laws and regulations related to administrative processes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field; MBA or other advanced degree preferred
  • 15+ years of experience in finance, with a proven track record of success in a CFO or similar role in startups and/or innovative companies
  • English fluency mandatory
  • Experience in fundraising, debt financing, and/or M&A transactions
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Knowledge and experience in consolidation process in both IFRS and French standards

If you are an experienced CFO with a passion for biotech and life sciences, and the desire to lead a finance team in a dynamic and growing company, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


Please send your resume and availability for a first phone discussion by email.