Head of BioPharma Business Development | Karius

Head of BioPharma Business Development

Karius is a venture-backed life science startup focused on transforming the way infectious diseases are diagnosed.  Combining Next-Generation Sequencing and proprietary data analysis, we can identify over 1,000 pathogens from a single blood sample with typical turn around time in one business day. By introducing liquid biopsy into the diagnosis of infectious diseases, we're helping doctors quickly solve their most challenging cases, with a future vision of accelerating clinical trials, discovering new microbes, and reducing patient suffering worldwide.

The Head of BioPharma be responsible for the business development function within Karius’ commercial team, with a specific focus on identifying and establishing relationships with pharmaceutical companies.

You Will:
·      Be one of the key business builders, out meeting potential customers, sharing the platform and capabilities and building relationships for collaborations with Karius for drug development and commercialization 
·      Use your existing network to share the use and applications of cfDNA based sequencing
·      Make new connections through networking, introductions, conference attendance and other creative approaches

You Bring:
·      B.A. or B.S., and an advanced degree, MBA, MD or Ph.D.
·      5+ years track record of success in medical or pharma/diagnostic business development
·      A deep understanding of biopharma, infectious disease, diagnostics, genomics and clinical trials
·      You either have extensive business development experience, a strong science background, or both
·      For strong science backgrounds, you have a deep understanding of genomics, targeted therapies, an entrepreneurial track record, and you wish to deploy your expertise in industry
·      If your path to date has been in business development, you have deep experience in biopharma, sequencing or diagnostics, ideally a combination of all three
·      The ability and desire to pro-actively chase opportunities, but also work with the team to bring the best of the company to a customer
·      Excellent presentation skills

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