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 Director/Senior Director Business Development-Oncology

Peak Bio


Peak Bio is a newly created venture out of the San Francisco Bay Area, that will soon reach a critical milestone in our history of going public on NASDAQ.   We are seeking scientific and business talent at two of our critical sites that include our center of research excellence in Palo Alto, California and our G&A infrastructure in South Florida.   

Peak Bio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on commercializing innovative therapeutics that aim to improve and address significant unmet medical needs for patients with inflammatory, rare and specialty diseases and cancer. We seek qualified, energetic, and talented individuals with a desire for growth, and advancement but with a knack for working in a cross-cultural, team-based environment.  The talent we seek works well with others and knows that, in the end, the company’s overarching goal is to improve the human health experience and help solve the medical mysteries that challenge us daily.   As a company we will continue to explore, work closely with and partner with external researchers, clinicians, patient advocacy groups, academic institutions, governmental agencies, and our investors to continue to expand treatment options and partnerships to meet those expectations and find novel approaches to treat disease.

This is a full-time position based in our Palo Alto, California (preferred) or possibly remote with travel required for meetings, reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

This Business Development executive will work closely with the CEO, COO and Executive Director of Oncology and other cross-functional professionals to lead the business development strategy for the company, identifying opportunities for partnership to fully realize the value of Peak Bio’s technology platforms.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive programs for strategic partnerships, business development and acquisition opportunities, primarily with biopharmaceutical companies
  • Find, evaluate, champion, and collaboratively bring to execution strategic business development opportunities to expand Peak Bio’s pipeline for our oncology discovery/research portfolio, and for our pre-clinical/clinical-stage programs currently focused on pulmonary and lung therapies
  • Prioritize opportunities, together with cross-functional stakeholders, including working closely with the scientific team to define and deliver key data packages to enable effect Business Development outreach
  • Manage the development of term sheets
  • Lead cross-functional due diligence
  • Liason and Alliance management work for critical partnerships
  • Lead presentation of prioritized business opportunities to the senior leadership
  • Contribute to overall company strategy
  • Represent our company in the broader ecosystem
  • Build high-level and science-focused presentation materials and manage external communication with potential partners
  • Manage Peak Bio’s external relationships including strategic alliances, research partnerships, licensees/licensors, research programs with institutions and other companies


Desired Abilities and Qualifications

  • PhD, MS, PharmD or equivalent in biology, chemistry or other scientific field
  • 10+ years relevant business development industry experience
  • Experience in a fast-paced startup/public company environment
  • Knowledge of relevant scientific fields and industry landscape, especially oncology ADC development and small-molecule programs
  • Demonstrated experience with many different deal structures and partnership models
  • Established network across the biotech/biopharma industry, particularly within oncology therapeutics companies
  • A thorough understand of drug discover trends and current competitive landscapes
  • Interpersonal, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
  •  Business acumen
  • Collaborative skills
  • Organizational and operational professionalism

What you will enjoy while working with us

(Any or all of these benefits are subject to change at any time at Peak Bio’s discretion).

  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus Eligibility
  • Stock Option Eligibility
  • Health Care Plan
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long- and Short-Term Disability
  • Generous PTO Policy
  • Paid Company Holidays

Does Peak Bio’s mission and unique business model ignite your passion and interest?  Does the opportunity to work alongside talented and welcoming team members make you want to join?  Do the responsibilities and qualifications translate very similarly to what you have to offer?  Does the overall benefits package make you feel valued and appreciated?  If you answer “yes” to these questions, we definitely want you to apply.

Job candidates should be aware that full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as a condition of employment subject to legally required exceptions. Peak Bio is an equal opportunity employer and encourages potential or current employees to request a reasonable accommodation under federal, state and local regulations, should one be needed.

Please apply using the following job link:



Location: Palo Alto, CA

Contact: Maja: 408-781-7387

Post Date: 8/29/2022 12:00:00 AM
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