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Director, Search and Evaluation, Oncology (MA)

Reference Number: 3029
Location: MA

Our client is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company.  They have asked us to assist them in their search for a Director, Search and Evaluation, Oncology (MA).

As a key member of the Search and Evaluation team, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the overall licensing objectives, strategies and tactics for growth of the company’s Oncology Therapeutic Area.  While directly reporting to the Senior Director, Search and Evaluation, the individual will have a strong working relationship with the research, development and commercial leaders of the Therapeutic Areas. To effectively contribute to these activities, they will need to possess a deep scientific knowledge in the fields of focus.

Major tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Works to ensure internal and external communication of the external sourcing strategy, and will be expected to represent the company as a spokesperson in partnering and scientific conferences.
  • Builds and leverages a network of connections in the academic and biotechnology world to raise awareness of the company’s partnering objectives and capabilities.
  • Works constructively with key stakeholders and cross-functional teams to ensure effective communication, efficient decision-making, and completion of transactions in a timely manner.
  • Integrates input from various functional areas across the organization to create high quality, clear and concise due diligence reports and presentations with recommendations to the Executive Management team.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PhD/MD required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of industrial experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in licensing or search and evaluation experience on the “buy-side”, with a demonstrated record of driving deals to execution.
  • Research, clinical development, or medical affairs experience in the field of oncology.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in direct and cross-functional roles.
  • A critical thinker with ability to get to the right level of granularity to balance speed of execution and facilitate optimal decision-making by executive management.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience in interacting with executive-level management.


Do you have the skills and experience we seek and want to advance your career with one of the world’s leading companies? If so, please email your resume as a Word attachment to us, reference 3029. No calls or faxes, please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.