Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Commercial Operations
  3. United States
San Diego, California
Posting date: 29 Jul 2019

Proclinical is currently seeking a Director of Business Development for a biopharmaceutical company located in San Diego, CA. Successful candidate will identify, evaluate and negotiate agreements regarding external therapeutic product and drug discovery platform opportunities to augment the client's internal product pipeline. In addition, this person will work closely with the BD team to position the company's internal pipeline for partnership transactions as the pipeline matures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify and prioritize external therapeutic and discovery platform opportunities that support company's R&D strategy and nurture scientific and business relationships.
  • Develop and maintain competitive landscape to prioritize actionable BD opportunities through a strong understanding of disease biology, treatment paradigms, and emerging therapies in each therapeutic areas of focus.
  • Triage most compelling opportunities for further internal review based on quality of the science, commercial opportunity and the fit with company strategy.
  • Lead cross-functional due diligence teams to thoroughly evaluate external therapeutic programs, including the most important opportunities and risks associated with the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of the product opportunities,
  • Work closely with R&D, commercial and finance, draft development plans and build the business case for the BD opportunities.
  • Structure and negotiate licensing, collaboration and acquisition agreements, including drafting term sheets and working closely with corporate and IP legal to negotiate definitive contracts.
  • Follow up on all partnership activity, including the tracking, documentation and status reporting of all collaborations along the business development pipeline.
  • Represent Gossamer Bio at partnering events and conferences to increase awareness of our company and our priorities for partnering activities.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD with 4+ years of business development experience in a biotech or pharmaceutical company.
  • Prior experience in dealing with corporate partners and in negotiating and completing therapeutic licensing and/or acquisition agreements.
  • A thorough understanding of the process of due diligence and asset valuation combined with a scientific and business acumen.
  • Energetic, highly team-oriented, and self-motivated individual with strong analytical skills and a solid understanding of business strategy
  • Strong understanding of key functions and their roles throughout stages of product development including Marketing, Medical Affairs, Pre-Clinical/Discovery, Regulatory and Manufacturing.
  • Experience managing external collaborations or relationships.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with project teams in a matrix environment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Highly organized with excellent follow-up abilities and able to manage multiple projects and priorities.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.