Director Search, Evaluation & Business Development

Canton of Zug (CH)
Competitive Salary in line with skills and experience
14 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

Role: Director Search, Evaluation & Business Development

Location: Zug

Type: Permanent

Package: Competitive


Our client a rapidly growing biotech who have achieved excellent growth over the last 18 months have an urgent requirement for a Director of Search, Evaluation & Business Development to join on a permanent basis. In this role you be supporting search & evaluation of partnering and sourcing of new therapeutic opportunities and partnership opportunities that are consistent with the company’s scientific and business strategy. 


  • Evaluation of partnering opportunity landscape
  • Lead or support collaboration discussions with academia/biotech to access biological/clinical expertise or complementary technology
  • Search and evaluation of external partnering opportunities
  • Actively scout for new partnering opportunities by networking with biotech and pharma and represent the business at various scientific and business development conferences
  • Identifying innovative scientific opportunities and finding novel ways to work with the best external partners that can help bring the next wave of innovative medicine to transform the lives of patients


  • Combination of a scientific background with business know-how and excellent communication skills. In addition, an ability to engage and collaborate across boundaries with an entrepreneurial attitude and delivery focus is key.
  • PhD or MD and post-doc experience
  • Proficiency in English, other language skills would be an asset
  • Understanding of deal making and successful collaborations
  • Experience in biotech or pharma drug discovery and early clinical environment
  • Experience of enabling successful internal and external academic, biotech or pharma collaborations, demonstrating cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Able to build external networks, publish and communicate science in an engaging and inspiring way

If you would like to discuss this vacancy further or to discuss your career options in confidence, please contact Michael Owusu-Ansah on +44 (0) 203 928 6631 or e-mail on

We are an equal opportunities Recruitment Business and Agency. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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