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Business Development Associate



Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

Business Development Associate

New York, NY


We are looking for a Business Development Associate to join our growing team. The Business Development Associate will be serve as a key member of the business development team working closely to progress initiatives that support Envisagenics’ business strategy. We are looking for someone who can combine strategic thinking and sharp executions coupled with relentless ambition and energy to reach target goals. Our ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic capable of thriving in a high growth, fast paced and intellectual environment.


  • Manage all phases of the business development cycle to successfully close, including opportunity development, proposal development, implementation estimating, project scoping, client presentations, negotiation and close.
  • Provide business planning and project management support to the Business Development team
  • Attend conferences, meetings, and industry events
  • Assist with core business development activities, such as generating pitch decks and communicating with clients
  • Seek out new market insights and business opportunities through research and analysis
  • Provide competitive intelligence on competitors
  • Develop and maintain relationships across professional and social networks and key connections in the life science industry
  • Identify and screen potential target companies and partners in academia and industry
  • Support with in-licensing, out-licensing and M&A activities
  • Responsible for new client acquisition and the expansion of existing clients


  • Master of Business Administration or graduate degree in life science preferred
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a business development role
  • Detailed oriented, possess quantitative and analytical skills
  • Effective project and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines
  • Understanding of biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, drug discovery and development
  • Must be capable of working independently, but also an effective team player and enthusiastic collaborator in a cross-functional environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written to interact knowledgeably with and impact both internal and external parties
  • Understanding of biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, drug discovery and development

About Us

Envisagenics is a bioinformatics startup developing cloud-based solutions to leverage biomedical big data and accelerate R&D therapeutics through machine learning. Envisagenics is a spin-off from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a biomedical research institute ranked #1 worldwide for scientific impact in the field of genetics. Envisagenics’ core technology, SpliceCore was developed by our CTO while at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Dr. Adrian Krainer’s Laboratory, a leader in the RNA splicing field who was also a developer of Spinraza (Nusinersen), the first FDA-approved drug to treat children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. The mission of Envisagenics is to materially advance the world’s ability to cure diseases, discovering new and more efficient drug targets through the analysis and integration of genomic data alongside our pharma partners.