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Sr. Director, Business Development at Synthego
Redwood City, CA, US
We are currently seeking a Senior Director of Business Development to join our team and further Synthego’s partnerships and strategic alliances with pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic partners and customers.  The Director of Business Development will work alongside the scientific, commercial, and executive teams at Synthego in developing strategies and tactics to source, develop, negotiate, close and implement partnerships and collaborations in the dynamic field of genome engineering.  This role occupies a critical function within the company as we scale our technology, capabilities and new knowledge in the quest to transform biology into an information science.

What You'll Do

    • Become and expert in the cutting edge technologies and applications in genome engineering
    • Source, develop, close and implement strategic collaborations, partnerships and commercial agreements in the genome engineering space
    • Work cross functionally within the company with the commercial, product, R&D, and executive teams to develop and implement corporate strategies that capitalize on Synthego’s capabilities and technological developments
    • Represent Synthego at the executive level with external partners and prospects in the biotech and pharma sectors
    • Align internal stakeholders towards a common strategic goal or partnership and oversee the partner relationship management and implementation process. 
    • Be an ambassador for Synthego and its mission to the external world across all venues
    • Be at the forefront of a dynamic and impactful field that is fundamentally changing the life sciences.

About You

    • MS or PhD in the fields of biological sciences, engineering, biostatistics, or related field.
    • MBA from a top tier school considered a plus
    • 5+ years in corporate strategy or business development roles with a proven track record and network in the pharmaceutical and/or biotech space, sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and closing deals.  Ideal candidates may come from:
    • Pharmaceutical business or corporate development functions
    • Life science or pharmaceutical technology search and evaluation teams
    • Biotech business development with a track record of successful partnerships
    • Deep industry knowledge in the therapeutic discovery and development process from early discovery R&D through clinical trials and commercialization
    • Strong analytical synthesis skills and an ability to work in unstructured environments
    • Independent thinker and builder who can develop and align stakeholder with new and innovative strategies and tactics.
    • Polish and experience and comfort presenting at the C-level in the largest organizations
    • Strong detail orientation and desire to develop content expertise

Company Benefits & Perks

    • Competitive salary
    • Generous equity at an early stage company
    • Robust medical, dental and vision benefits
    • 401k Plan
    • Fully stocked kitchen and snacks
    • Free catered lunches and dinners
    • 4x daily Shuttle bus to & from San Francisco
Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan.
Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering.
These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life