Director, Business Development
Seattle, WA 
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Job Description

The Director of Business Development will work in collaboration with the research and development team by driving external strategic engagement on opportunities ranging from scientific research collaborations, relationship development, supporting licensing of cell and gene technologies, cell/vector manufacturing, to clinical development up to Phase I/II. Reporting to the Vice President of Therapeutics Operations, this key leadership position will be responsible for directing strategic projects, competitive intelligence, and market research in support of Seattle Children's Therapeutics (SCTx's) existing and future pipeline, as well as corporate goals. The role will collaborate closely with a cross-functional team including research & development, GMP manufacturing, clinical development, tech transfer office, and senior leadership to inform and drive strategic business decisions.

Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:- Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children's is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care. - Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.- Transportation Discounts: Company bike program, on-site zip cars, unlimited ORCA transit pass, daily commute bonus provided to staff who us alternate methods of travel to/from work, company vanpools.- Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.


Required Education/Experience:

-Advanced life science degree (MS or PhD). MBA a plus

-10 years of experience in strategy consulting, venture capital, business intelligence, corporate strategy, market insights & analytics, and new product planning or related field

-At least 3+ years of business development experience and at least 5 years of drug development experience are required

-Experience working in and collaborating with cross-functional teams

-Demonstrated experience navigating complexity and ambiguity in a fast-paced environment

-Significant track record of supporting transactions required (licensing, SRAs, and multi- year research partnerships)


-Prior experience working in cell and gene therapy preferred

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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