Director, Business Development

  • Location:Cambridge,MA
  • Department:Business Development
  • Type:Full Time
  • Min. Experience:Senior Manager/Supervisor


  • Provide support and leadership in various aspects of business development with specific focus on:
    • Helping drive strategic partnering for both in-licensing and out-licensing opportunities
    • Search & evaluation of new, strategic external opportunities including management of
    • cross functional scientific, clinical, and market / financial analyses
    • Supporting and managing -licensing opportunities including deal valuation, authoring Term Sheets and contract negotiations
  • Working closely with the R&D group in defining strategic and complimentary assets to be combined with the internal pipeline
  • Maintaining an integrated view of the competitive landscape for key tumors and mechanisms
  • Providing input into development plans for Surface programs with a focus on competitive threats / opportunities and commercial considerations
  • Concurrently manage multiple projects requiring prioritization in-line with group and corporate goals
  • Maintaining a comprehensive database of all company BD interactions
  • Representing Surface Oncology at external meetings, conferences, and seminars


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimal 7-10 years’ experience in biotech/pharma business development. MBA, MS, or PhD preferred
  • Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient
  • Excellent analytical skills, including familiarity with financial modeling
  • Outstanding communication skills (interpersonal, verbal and written) including an ability to communicate complex issues simply
  • Strong leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Scientific background and/or experience and knowledge of the IO space highly desirable