Associate Manager, RGC Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Feb 08, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, whose goals are to apply large scale human genetics to identify new drug targets and to guide the development of therapeutics programs and precision medicine. Building upon Regeneron's strengths in mouse genetics and genetics-driven drug discovery and development, the RGC specializes in ultra-high-throughput exome sequencing, large scale informatics and data analysis encompassing genomics and electronic health records, and translating genetic discoveries into new biology and drug discovery opportunities. The RGC leverages multiple approaches including large population based studies, Mendelian genetics and family based studies, founder population genetics, and large-scale disease focused projects and has developed a network of over 50 collaborations with research organizations around the world. Including some of the largest sequencing studies in the world, such as the DiscovEHR study in collaboration with Geisinger Health System, and an initiative to sequence 500,000 participants with the UK Biobank, the RGC has built one of the largest human genetics databases, including sequence data from over several hundred thousand participants and rapidly growing. Our interests encompass a breadth of different areas across all therapeutic areas and the RGC is highly integrated into all facets of research and development at Regeneron. Program goals include target discovery, indication discovery, and patient-disease stratification. Objectives include advancing basic science around the world through public sharing of discoveries, providing clinically-valuable insights to physicians and providers of collaborating health-care systems, improving patient outcomes, and identifying novel targets for drug development.

The Associate Manager/Manager role will have primary responsibilities in supporting the Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations team at the Regeneron Genetics Center (RGC) in leading key business development and operations projects in support of the group's scientific mission. The primary scope of responsibilities for this role will be focused on facilitating and executing key business development activities for the RGC. There will be regular interactions with senior management, senior scientific project teams/committees, internal busness/legal personnel and third party external collaborators.

Primary Responsibility will include the opportunity to work with the RGC Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations team, RGC scientific team, Regeneron Business Development, Legal and Finance colleagues in sourcing and negotiating collaborations to support increased deal flow required to meet RGC growth plans.

Lead key in-licensing activities including search/evaluation, due diligence, negotiation/execution including collaborations/licenses with academic and health system partners.

Partner closely with internal legal and intellectual property teams to negotiate and implement appropriate legal agreements to support research and development goals.

Partner with RGC Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations team and RGC management team to define overall RGC BD strategy and work closely with RGC Strategic Partnerships & Business Operations and legal team to define specific deal strategy & structure.

Contribute to future out-licensing activities including business case, valuation, deal structure, deal terms and negotiation approach.

Partner with finance to identify, conduct and/or coordinate business/financial analysis to support the transaction process.

BS in biology, chemistry, or related science or BA in economics. MBA or equivalent work experience. Scientific background (MS, MD or PhD) not required, but preferred.

5+ years of healthcare industry experience, preferrably with pharmaceutical/biotech company or genome center; business development and licensing experience preferred; Academic Technology Transder experience perferrred; top-tier biopharma or healthcare industry consulting experience considered.

Experience in leading negotiations of collaboration and licensing agreements, sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements.

Skilled and experienced at the fundamentals of pharmaceutical/biotech business development - networking, search and evaluation, partner discussions/negotiations, term sheets, agreements, etc. This also includes experience leading or participating in due diligence teams and assessing commercial value of in-licensing opportunities/technology IP.

Excellent oral and written communication skills with significant attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and multitask in a complex, yet entrepreneurial environment.

Strategic thinker with understanding of the biopharmaceutical discovery and development process, genomics and the strategic issues facing the RGC. Sufficient knowledge of or desire to learn about all stages of RGC activities.

Demonstrates the ability to think creatively and independently, propose solutions proactively, and exhibit sound judgment.

The candidate must be highly organized, process driven, and self-motivated.

The role will require effective communication, leadership, and ability to work with cross-functional teams across research, clinical, finance, legal, and administrative functions as well as third party collaborators.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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