During our 5-year journey, we tried many things, made many mistakes, and got famous in several industries primarily due to our commitment to leadership in technology and open collaboration. We did not take an easy route, where you turn the idea into a business plan, hire several big names, and try to build a company that big pharma would buy. Instead, for 5 years we bootstrapped and hired predominantly technical talent through hackathons and competitions to work on the end-to-end drug discovery pipeline and harmonize, and annotate massive amounts of data to build the automated engine for drug discovery that currently surpasses everything out there. Some of the bits and pieces of the engine are published in peer-reviewed journals.

We focused 100% on technology, and over 50% of our staff are deep learning scientists, the rest are software developers, computational chemists, and bioinformaticians. The unpublished results are truly magical and hard to believe. We did not pay adequate attention to business development until we perfected the target identification and small molecule generation technology.

We just closed a $37 million round with some of the most competent VCs in the world in the pharmaceutical industry and in artificial intelligence. Here you can find some testimonies regarding our recent work.

And today it is time for us to hire the C-Suite of amazing business development executives with the Big Pharma background, traditional drug discovery experience, and industry knowledge but with the passion to disrupt the industry.

While we are getting amazing candidates through the recruiters and our phenomenal investors, considering how long and difficult it was to get the technology to work, we can not go wrong. We are looking for the most outstanding industry champions who can take the company to the next level and transform this wonderful technology into big industry partnerships and internal assets.

Internally, we have over a dozen early-stage therapeutic programs with the targets of varying difficulty and confidence. But before we are ready to partner on the internal assets, we need to identify the partnership opportunities in big pharma where Insilico can generate revenue by solving complex problems in target identification or small molecule chemistry.

The company has 5 physical offices with the main offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, and Rockville, Maryland. Here is who we are looking for:

Chief of Global Business Development

Location: Shanghai/Boston/Rockville. It may be possible to be located in NY and Boston to be closer to the customer base.

The Chief of Global Business Development will look after the top 50 global pharmaceutical companies and establish drug discovery partnerships around the targets and molecules discovered by Insilico or around small molecule discovery programs for targets presented by the clients. The CBD will build a business development team that will utilize the existing pipeline and help direct the development of the pipeline in a customer-centric manner.

Amongst other responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to:

Develop, coordinate and execute on the business development strategy and business plan and:
+ build a global business development team
+ lead company’s project partnering and licensing activities
+ achieve quarterly and annual business development targets
+ identify potential customers and contacts
+ prepare and deliver scientific and technical presentations to potential customers
+ handle follow-up related to the sale and drive completion of contractual documents.
+ work closely with the Legal, AI, Chemistry, and Biology R&D teams
+ cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within the account and develop in-depth knowledge of the customer organization
+ conduct competitive intelligence analysis. Pursue awareness of competitive activities, positioning, and pricing, which include specific reasons for awards and non-awards
+ record all customer sales-related activities in CRM system
+ prepare sales activity reports for sales management
+ present to the board and senior leadership of the organization

Minimum Requirements:
+ MD or PhD degree in biology, chemistry
+ Fluent English and Chinese;
+ 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Ideally, in business development and partnering. Preferably in more than one pharmaceutical company;
+ Proven experience of pharmaceutical dealmaking;
+ Ideally, experience working in a biomedical startup;
+ Experience doing drug discovery deals

Head of Business Development, China

Location: Shanghai

Job Description:
The HBD of Insilico China will have full responsibility for setting up the commercialization, partnering, and R&D company in China with the independent P&L, and decision-making capabilities.

The HBD of Insilico in China will be responsible for the internal China market.

Amongst other responsibilities, the successful candidate will be expected to:
+ develop, coordinate and execute on the business development strategy and plan for Greater China
+ build and coordinate a business development team in Asia
+ lead the company’s project partnering and licensing activities
+ achieve quarterly and annual business development targets
+ identify potential customers and contacts
+ prepare and deliver scientific and technical presentations to potential customers
+ handle follow-up related to the sale and drive completion of contractual documents.
+ work closely with the Legal, AI, Chemistry, and Biology R&D teams
+ cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within the account and develop in-depth knowledge of the customer organization
+ conduct competitive intelligence. Pursue awareness of competitive activities, positioning, and pricing, which include specific reasons for awards and non-awards
+ record all customer sales-related activities in CRM system
+ prepare sales activity reports for sales management
+ present to the board and senior leadership of the organization

Minimum Requirements:

+ MD or PhD degree in biology, chemistry
+ Fluent English, and Chinese;
+ 10+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Ideally, in business development and partnering. Preferably in more than one pharmaceutical company;
+ proven experience of pharmaceutical dealmaking;
+ Ideally, experience working in a biomedical startup;
+ experience doing drug discovery deals
+ experience with pharmaceutical contract negotiation

Please send your CV to [email protected] and please feel free to recommend a friend with the right skill set.