Senior Manager, Business Development

Beltsville, MD
Jun 25, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Job Description

NextCure is a start-up biopharmaceutical company located in Beltsville, MD, focuses on the discovery and development of novel therapeutic biologics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. We are seeking for a highly motivated Senior Manager Business Development to search, evaluation, and identify pre-clinical stage opportunities and technologies in the areas of innovation and growth aligned with NextCure’s strategic interests.


• Scouting for innovative programs and opportunities

• Identifying evaluation criteria for optimal strategic fit

• Evaluating attractive opportunities with internal stakeholders

• Driving the due diligence process with cross-functional teams

• Establishing creative strategies and business structures for the acquisition and integration of assets

• Performing proactive competitive intelligence on multiple therapeutic areas (oncology, autoimmunity, neuroinflammation, etc.)

• Negotiating and drafting agreements (CDA, MTA, licensing agreement and term sheet)

• Managing communications with potential partners

• Promoting NextCure as a partner of choice

• Building reports and presentations for senior management to support decision making process

Required education and experience

• Graduate degree: PhD in biological sciences, MD, or MBA

• 2+ years of experience in a corporate or business role in biotech/pharma industry, consulting firm, or investment banking


• Outstanding project management and organizational skills and ability to multitask and perform in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment

• Outstanding analytical skills to research, gather, and summarize complex and diverse information and to identify synergies with attractive opportunities

• Problem solving skills

• Strong interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, and ability to work in matrix team environment

• Demonstrated a solid understanding of the biotech/pharma industry and therapeutic product development

• Passionate with scientific innovation, self-starter, project-driven, and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills

NextCure is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a scientifically engaged team work environment.