at Incyte Corporation in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity. Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.
The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.
Job Summary (Primary function)
The Director, Business Development & Licensing is responsible for identifying and evaluating molecules to in-license or acquire, leading the necessary technical review and due diligence required to evaluate the programs, and supporting the team to create a comprehensive opportunity assessment and program valuation and negotiate collaboration and licensing agreements. This person reports to the Division Vice President & Head of Business Development and must work closely with various functional area leads across the organization.
Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)
Conduct search and evaluation activities to identify pharmaceutical licensing opportunities and strategic collaborations in key therapeutic areas of strategic interest, including immunology and auto-immunity, oncology and dermatology.
Lead the assessments of business opportunities including completing an in-depth review and summary of preclinical and clinical data, outlining development timings and probability of success, and summarizing the competitive landscape.
Coordinate diligence teams comprising functional area experts and be able to effectively interface between project teams and executive leadership
Manage an efficient process of evaluating BD opportunities on regular basis by scheduling meetings to review confidential information and conduct due diligence and debrief with the internal functional team.
Work with the BD colleagues to support completion of a comprehensive opportunity analysis, valuation and collaboration structure.
Effective and diligent record keeping
Assist in the negotiation of collaboration structures and financial terms
Keep abreast of new developments in the fields of immunology and oncology.
Participate in scientific and trade conferences
Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)
Advanced science degree (Pharm.D., M.D., Ph.D.).
3+ years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry with a track record of success.
Deep knowledge in scientific evaluation and development of pharmaceutical opportunities with experience in completing due diligence assessments.
Experience in immunology required, oncology preferred.
Familiarity with business collaboration structures and implementation.
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to align internal stakeholders and to externally represent Incyte as a partner-of-choice.
Broad knowledge and international network in the life sciences industry.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.
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