Director of Business Development In-Licensing and Strategy

Business Development · Salt Lake City, Utah
Department Business Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Executive

Director of Business Development In-Licensing and Strategy


About Us

Known Medicine is building an engine to determine the best treatment for every cancer patient.  We’re a seed-stage startup backed by Y Combinator, Khosla Ventures, and other top funds and angels. Our team encompasses clinical affairs, bioengineering, and data science and is quickly growing. 


Our core platform uses patient tumor samples, which are broken down and made into hundreds of 3D micro-tumors. We treat each with different drugs and combinations then determine tumor sensitivity to each. Through the marriage of biology and data science we are able to generate the largest 3D cell culture dataset of its kind and use it to generate biological, computational and clinical insights. .


Your Role

As Director of Business Development In-Licensing and Strategy for our team, your responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, evaluating, and executing BD opportunities 


Your Background

  • Experience:
    • 5+ years relevant experience in biopharma industry with comprehensive understanding of drug discovery and development process
    • 2-4+ years experience in-licensing drug technologies
    • 2-4+ years experience at interface of technology and business development/strategy
  • Skills:
    • Strong knowledge of oncology drug discovery and development process
    • Awareness of current oncology landscape and industry trends to prioritize and execute on in-licensing opportunities
    • Ability to technically assess business opportunities and communicate to the larger Known Medicine team
    • Communicates well with cross functional teams internally and externally
    • Enthusiasm to strategize and then execute on business roadmap
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills 
    • Passion for understanding the science behind improving cancer patient lives
    • Leader who can work well independently 
  • Special qualifications, certifications, education:
    • Graduate degree with experience in biological sciences (MD or PhD with 4+ years, MS with 6+ years experience)



Who You’ll Join

Our team comprises biomedical engineers, AI for drug discovery data scientists, and a clinical and regulatory affairs expert building our high throughput platform. We’re developing a fully automated diagnostics pipeline in our 7,000 sq ft Salt Lake City, UT office and have research collaborations with several top cancer centers. We offer health insurance, a 401k plan, snacks and drinks in the office, lunch provided three times a week, and flexible vacation/sick leave.

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  • Location
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Department
    Business Development
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Executive