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Business Development
New York

Director of Business Development and Growth

With over 35 nationalities and a range of backgrounds represented in our Benevolent team, we aim to build an inclusive environment where our people can bring their authentic selves to work, be respected for who they are and the exceptional work they do. We welcome and actively encourage applications from all sections of society and are committed to offering equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, disability, age, citizenship, or any other basis. We see our diversity as an asset as we tackle challenging problems that bridge the gap between drug discovery and technology.


The Role

The Director of Business Development and Growth will be responsible for Technology Collaboration deals on behalf of BenevolentAI with Pharma and Biotech companies. You will work closely with the senior leadership team and the scientists and technologists to help shape both the company and the way that the industry approaches drug discovery/development. With a proven track record of successfully securing new business within the industry you will be highly proactive and a strategic thinker.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technology Collaborations and Partnerships with Pharma and Biotech.
  • Creating and structuring relevant deals for our business to ensure the success of our products and our business.
  • Looking at how we innovate within Business Development and Corporate Development and how we explore collaborations and partnerships and maintain our IP and protect the business’s best interests.
  • Evaluating all new business opportunities and the risk/ credence of the opportunities you explore.
  • Experience with Commercial contracts.
Additional Responsibilities
  • Inter-team awareness of collaboration drives across the company and the complexities surrounding potential partnerships.

We are looking for someone with

  • Experience selling software or software-like consultancy solutions into pharmaceutical R&D is essential.
  • A scientific background would be a benefit, but isn’t essential in this role.
  • A proven track record within business development in Pharma and senior contact lists.
  • Sophisticated communication style and the ease of liaising with multiple levels in a business.

We share a passion for being part of a mission that matters, and we are always looking for curious and collaborative people who share our values and want to be part of our journey.  If that sounds like a fit for you, hit the apply button and join us.

About us

BenevolentAI (AMS: BAI) is a leading, clinical-stage AI-enabled drug discovery and development company listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI is well-positioned to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Benevolent Platform™ powers a growing in-house pipeline of 13 named drug programmes and over 10 exploratory programmes, and it maintains successful collaborations with AstraZeneca, as well as leading research and charitable institutions. BenevolentAI is headquartered in London, with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and a further office in New York.

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