• Business Development Manager (Partnering Manager)

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Business Development
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.




    Purpose of Position: Implement organizational commercialization partnering efforts and strategies as set by the Director of Strategic Partnerships. Execute institutional, programmatic and departmental commercialization plans, primarily through external outreach via partnering shows, targeted marketing campaigns, and industry site visits. Partner with the Technology Management Team, as well as other internal Fred Hutch departments, in expanding capacity to analyze and provide asset-specific research development pathways and market-entry assessments, generate partnering opportunities, and build Fred Hutch brand into the external industry and venture capital sectors, with the goal of driving translation of Fred Hutch technologies to commercial products.


    Required Skills: Demonstrated strategic thinking and execution skills within a team and matrix environment. Ability to work both within teams and as an individual. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Superior organizational ability, with expert knowledge and experience to assume professional, organizational and educational responsibilities. Demonstrated skills in negotiations, business development and relationship management. Understanding of the scientific community and its regulatory environment. Experience in domestic business development.



    • PhD in Science or related discipline
    • 2 years' work experience, primarily in biotechnology/pharma, Business Development, or Technology Management
    • Experience developing and managing relationships
    • Experience developing strategy and leading execution
    • Must be able to travel up to 20% of time


    • Biomedical, pharmaceutical, or life sciences experience
    • Advanced Business degree
    • Experience working in an academic or non-profit organization

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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