Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives. Calico’s highly innovative technology labs, its commitment to curiosity-driven discovery science, and, with academic and industry partners, its vibrant drug-development pipeline, together create an inspiring and exciting place to catalyze and enable medical breakthroughs.
Calico is seeking an exceptional and experienced Director/Sr. Director to join the Business Development Group. The successful candidate will actively source promising new opportunities, evaluate and negotiate agreements to support Calico’s partnerships and collaboration activities.
Responsibilities Will Include:
Closely collaborating with Calico’s R&D leaders to help define areas of interest and to develop and execute partnerships for those areas
Sourcing new opportunities that are consistent with the company’s scientific and business objectives
Leading scientific and strategic assessments and cross-functional due diligence reviews
Driving decision-making through the deal process, and making presentations and recommendations to senior management
Developing and recommending proposed deal structures and financial terms, and leading negotiations of term sheets and contracts with potential partners in collaboration with Legal and Finance
Either a Ph.D. or MD, combined with an MBA or JD or equivalent level of business education and experience
At least 5 years of business development or licensing experience with a track record of leading and successfully completing deals; experience with preclinical and early clinical development therapeutic opportunities preferred
Proven ability to lead teams, drive business decisions, and manage multiple projects effectively in an intense environment with a high degree of independence
Energetic, result-driven, self-starter with a strong executive presence, collaborative mindset, and ability to think strategically and analytically
Deep understanding of the drug discovery, development and commercialization process, and demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with R&D leadership; knowledge of age-related diseases and partnering landscape is a plus
Good business instincts and fluency with business analytics and valuation methodologies
Outstanding oral and written communication, interpersonal, influence and negotiation skills
Skillful presenter of scientific and business topics to executives
Must be willing to work onsite at least three days per week
The estimated base salary range for this role is $250,000 - $313,000. Actual pay will be based on a number of factors including experience and qualifications. This position is also eligible for two annual cash bonuses.
Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.