Cambrian Biopharma is a diversified R&D platform company built on a new model for drug discovery. We partner with leading academic institutions and biotech entrepreneurs all over the world to build start-up companies, providing capital and expertise to advance a pipeline of drug development programs with a shared theme.
Cambrian is unique among biotech companies due to its focus on a specific field of scientific research: the basic biology of aging, also known as geroscience. Drugs that target the Nine Hallmarks of Aging can be exceptionally powerful medicines that could extend the healthy years of life. Our approach is to build a pipeline that cultivates multiple assets and takes a de-risking-based approach to drug development, maximizing the odds that Cambrian will create multiple life-changing therapeutics that receive regulatory approval.
Cambrian Biopharma is seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial and science-minded Director of Business Development to join our growing Business Development team. Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Business Development (herein EVP), the Director will partner with the scientific founders and Cambrian team across multiple subsidiaries to identify the business development strategy for each company. This includes but is not limited to setting strategic timelines and business plans, determining and negotiating partnership agreements, and forming relationships with potential external partners. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated excellence at managing diverse stakeholders, creating business development strategy, and exquisite attention to detail. Given the intense focus on science within Cambrian, the candidate must have experience within the scientific space.
Partner with R&D teams of assigned subsidiaries to understand program development, risk and ROI, and trajectory of the company.
Generate new business development opportunities, establish external company contacts, and partner with EVP on agreement negotiation efforts required to progress deal flow on behalf of subsidiaries.
Develop deep knowledge of partnering deal landscapes in diverse therapeutic areas (CV, fibrosis, rare disease etc.) and trends, assess external environment, and serve as a knowledge center for partnership deals being done within relevant industry spaces.
Develop and update non-confidential and confidential partnering materials and be proficient in presenting this material to prospective partners.
Collaborate with EVP on the formulation and execution of strategies and tactics required to achieve business goals.
Partner with Cambrian’s Ventures and R&D teams during due diligence process to provide business development expertise in assessing potential new investments.
Proactively identify problems, locate necessary resources, and find data-driven solutions independent of supervision.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a business, quantitative, or life sciences field; with 8 years of relevant experience (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered)
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech company or science-focused finance role
Previous business development experience, including experience with evaluation activities such as market assessments, financial modeling, business case development and contract generation
Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to create executive and Board level PowerPoint presentations
Comfort in delivering prospective partner-facing presentations
Master’s, MBA and/or PhD preferred
Opportunities to shape new and exciting science and build teams that bring novel therapeutics to patients in need
Exposure to the biotech company life cycle and industry
A dynamic, mission-driven, and entrepreneurial company culture
Access to our network of international decision-makers and investors
Competitive salary + equity
12 company holidays and an unlimited PTO policy
Multiple health, vision, and dental insurance plans to choose from, including no-monthly-premium options supporting individuals and families
Cambrian Biopharma is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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