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Head / Director of Business Development

Brisbane, CA

We are a preclinical stage platform company developing disease modifying therapeutics against a novel class of enzymes to treat age-related disorders: neurological, oncological, fibrotic, cardiovascular, and inflammatory diseases.

We are seeking inquisitive individuals who can thrive in a collaborative and dynamic culture and are steadfast in accelerating and facilitating cutting-edge science to make transformative medicines for patients with unmet medical needs through business development. 


As part of Nitrase Therapeutics growth, we are seeking to recruit a Head / Director of Business Development. The ideal candidate will independently lead business development, including all activities for an early-stage biotechnology company. Specifically, partnering activities (out-licensing and in-licensing), commercial assessment, competitive intelligence and alliance management.  The successful candidate will work with team members across disciplines to implement the business development strategy, including closing deals with partners.


  • Help design business development strategy
  • Responsible for effective implementation of business development strategy
  • Identify potential partners, for both in-licensing or out-licensing opportunities
  • Establish relationships with potential partners
  • Lead partnering discussions and negotiations, including generating supporting plans and documents
  • Work closely with leadership and counsel to bring negotiations to a satisfactory outcome in a timely manner
  • Establish market assessments for our platform and pipeline programs, including positioning, commercial estimates and competitive intelligence
  • Manage existing and future alliances to mutual success


  • 5 years+ experience in business development in biotechnology
  • Expertise and skill in sourcing, negotiating and closing win-win partnerships
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as an integrated player in a small team environment
  • Strategically-minded, intellectually nimble and result-driven
  • Detail-oriented on key elements
  • Excellent in oral and written communication
  • Advanced degree (MS, or Ph D) in Biology, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry, or related scientific field preferred, but not necessary

    Nitrase Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer.

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    Nitrase Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer