Director, Investments & Business Development

| Greater NYC Area
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About TrialSpark

TrialSpark is a technology-driven drug development company that runs end-to-end clinical trials, focused on bringing new treatments to patients faster and more efficiently.

The biggest bottleneck in bringing new treatments to patients is the clinical trial. On average, getting a drug through the trial process takes nearly a decade and frequently costs $1B+. To combat this industry problem, TrialSpark has built a technology platform that optimizes all aspects of a clinical trial, enabling more efficient trial design, faster trial completion, and higher trial data quality.

TrialSpark recently raised their Series C, and is putting the capital to work by  in-licensing and co-developing drug programs through in-house development, joint ventures, and NewCos. Together with doctors, patients, and communities, TrialSpark is working to develop the treatments of tomorrow.

About the Position

Include but are not limited to: 

  • In coordination with the Head of Investments, lead the assessment of science, clinical development plans, regulatory outlook, commercial opportunities, intellectual property, competitive landscape and valuation analysis to help determine the overall attractiveness of potential investment and asset licensing opportunities
  • Conduct due diligence calls with physicians, scientists, and other subject matter experts (consultants) and build therapeutic market and financial models to support investment recommendations
  • Prepare and present investment materials and supporting documentation associated with potential investments
  • Attend scientific, business development and broker conferences to identify investment and asset licensing opportunities
  • Lead idea generation and develop thematic investment strategies to identify areas where TrialSpark can unlock additional value using our clinical development engine
  • Assist in operations and other ad hoc tasks to support portfolio management
  • Train and mentor junior team members

Experience/Qualifications

Required

  • A strong scientific background, with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. in life sciences
  • 4+ years non-academic work experience in analyzing biotech companies – ideally in business development roles at pharmaceutical companies with a particular focus in inflammation and immunology, neurology, or cardiovascular and metabolic therapeutics
  • Experience with licensing transactions, term sheet negotiations, and partnerships across the biopharma industry.
  • Proficiency with financial statement analysis, accounting and financial modeling
  • Experience working with various databases, libraries and other data sources to assist in researching companies, clinical trials, competitive positioning, commercial opportunities and other areas of interest is preferred
  • Strong track record in sourcing, negotiating and closing transactions, with a high degree of diplomacy and empathic awareness
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to work collaboratively internally and externally. 

Personal Qualifications 

  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • Passion for healthcare investing
  • Organized and detail-oriented, with a demonstrated ability to multitask

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Our office is located in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. The area is lively and has great food and transportation options!

An Insider's view of TrialSpark

What are some social events your company does?

We believe in healthy living! We organize regular team exercise classes as a company!

Frank Wu

Product Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe in presenting problems, not solutions, to the team. Our job is to align the team on company goals and issues, and allow the team to work creatively to solve them. We believe team autonomy fosters creativity and a healthier culture.

Linhao Zhang

CTO

What are TrialSpark Perks + Benefits

TrialSpark Benefits Overview

Trialspark is nothing without its employees, so they are well taken care of! We offer comprehensive benefits that span from insurance to 401ks, with added perks like a pet-friendly office. Come meet our office dog, Rosie!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We have a monthly transportation subsidy!
Company Outings
Yearly retreat and holiday party, regular team events and outings!
Game Room
Super Smash Club every Friday!
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Come meet our office dog, Rosie!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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