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Assoc Director, Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations


We are looking for an Associate Director to join the Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations team at the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) and lead key business development and operations projects in support of the group’s scientific mission. You will be responsible for managing a defined portfolio of potential collaborations in targeted therapeutic areas, facilitating early-stage discussions, due diligence, and agreement negotiations with primarily academic and not for profit partners.

As an Associate Director, a typical day might include the following:

  • Leading key in-licensing activities including search/evaluation, due diligence, negotiation including collaborations/licenses with academic and health system partners.
  • Sourcing biotech/pharma partners and negotiating pre-competitive consortia projects.
  • Partnering closely with internal legal, privacy and governance, IT Security, Therapeutic Area, Analytical and intellectual property teams to negotiate and implement appropriate legal agreements to support research and development goals.
  • Partnering with finance to identify, conduct and/or coordinate business/financial analysis to support the transaction process.

This Role Might Be For You If You Possess

  • A passion for science and patient impact as well as curiosity and desire to learn.
  • An ability to navigate ambiguity in a fast-paced environments and prioritize effort based on business/group/external context.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Experience leading negotiations of collaboration and licensing agreements; sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of pharmaceutical/biotech business development – networking, search and evaluation, partner discussions, negotiations, term sheets, and agreements.
  • Experience leading or participating in due diligence teams and assessing commercial value of in-licensing opportunities/technology IP.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams across research, clinical, finance, legal, and administrative functions as well as third party collaborators.

To be considered for this opportunity you must possess a PhD, and 8+years of healthcare industry experience with a pharmaceutical/biotech company, health care organization, academic institution, or genome center. Additionally, a JD or MBA would be an asset but is not required. A scientific understanding of genetics, target discovery, and analytics is key because there will be regular interactions with senior management, senior scientific project teams/committees, internal business/legal personnel, and third-party external collaborators.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$148,100.00 - $241,700.00

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