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Valo Health is a technology company applying human and machine intelligence to accelerate the creation of life-changing medical treatments. At the core of this vision is Valo’s computational platform: an end-to-end, integrated drug discovery and development engine that is being built from the ground up.

Valo hires the best and gives them first-class training and support. If you are driven to perform, you’ll fit right in! We approach our work fearlessly, learn quickly, improve constantly, and celebrate our wins. A centerpiece of our culture is our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. Diversity fuels the Valo experience and drives us every day. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Summary of the role...

Valo Health is seeking a Director / Senior Director of Business Development for a management role that will support our Innovation / Business Development Group. The successful candidate will bring relevant business and scientific experience to seek and execute external growth and collaboration opportunities to grow the business.

What You’ll Do…

Business Development Leadership

  • Identify, evaluate and transact new opportunities that align and complement Valo’s biopharma and technology strategy, including preparing in-depth opportunity landscapes, networking with biotech and pharma, venture capitalists, life sciences incubators and academia
  • Closely collaborate with members of the Innovation team, Strategy, Therapeutics and Technology, Legal, Finance and P&O Teams to develop and execute the partnering strategy for the company
  • Lead in-house cross functional scientific, technical, and strategic evaluations, including preparation of business development materials for strategic partnering discussions, and due diligence efforts
  • Develop and recommend term sheets, deal structures, financial terms, and contracts with potential partners in collaboration with a deal team
  • Prepare and present scientific, technical and business rationale for recommendations
  • to senior management
  • Support negotiations and or negotiate for Valo for in-licensing, out-licensing, partnering, etc.

Subject matter knowledge of

  • Biopharma and biotech industry trends, regulatory, legal and commercial issues
  • Brings an established broad network of relationships, able to communicate effectively with other individuals in business development
  • Able to perform complex analyses of a range of opportunities

What You Bring…

  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred, preferably in life sciences, or data science. A PhD or MBA, or an equivalent combination of scientific and business education/experience is helpful, such as strategy consulting experience
  • 8+ years of experience in business development or transactional experience with a record of accomplishment in leading and successfully completing complex or high impact transactions
  • Demonstrated understanding of drug/technology/diagnostic/discovery/development and commercialization processes with the ability to effectively collaborate with leadership
  • Good business instincts with fluency in business analytics and valuation methodologies
  • Proven ability to build and lead teams, drive business decisions, and manage multiple projects effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and decision-making ability, ability to synthesize complex and diverse inputs to a program, and recommended solutions/preferred options
  • Superior oral and written communication, influencing, negotiation and presentation skills, ability to work independently

More on Valo

Valo Health, LLC (“Valo”) is a technology company built to transform the drug discovery and development process using human-centric data and artificial intelligence-driven computation. As a digitally native company, Valo aims to fully integrate human-centric data across the entire drug development life cycle into a single unified architecture, thereby accelerating the discovery and development of life-changing drugs while simultaneously reducing costs, time, and failure rates. The company’s Opal Computational Platform™ is an integrated set of capabilities designed to transform data into valuable insights that may accelerate discoveries and enable Valo to advance a robust pipeline of programs across cardiovascular metabolic renal, oncology, and neurodegenerative disease. Founded by Flagship Pioneering and headquartered in Boston, MA, Valo also has offices in Lexington, MA, San Francisco, CA, Princeton, NJ, and Branford, CT. To learn more, visit www​.val​o​health​.com.

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