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Business Development Director

Boston, MA, USA | Kelly Services

  • Industry:
    HR / Recruitment Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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This is a remote position that will require frequent travel in Boston area and occasional travel to some the company’s Global laboratory locations.

We are looking for a highly experienced oncology/inflammation preclinical discovery expert in Boston area to become part of the scientific engagement team, working directly with clients to enhance their discovery efforts through research outsourcing.


Direct scientific engagement with pharmaceutical company scientists, clients and decision makers with the goal of providing high level scientific input in study design and model execution to determine how, and when their discovery and translational programs would benefit from the company’s preclinical oncology/inflammation services.

Support the Company’s Business Development (BD) goals to secure orders and deepen account penetration through increasing the quality and quantity of meetings with pharmaceutical company scientist; ensure the best possible exchange of information for new opportunities between BD and the scientific team; generate protocols, study designs and proposals to define projects/studies and associated prices.

Co-travel with BD (~50% of the time) to various clients and potential clients in Boston aera to support scientific discussion of Company’s services and capabilities.

Represent the Company at relevant scientific and industry conferences, including preparation of oral presentations and/or poster presentations.

Work closely with internal R&D to gain insight of new developments and contribute to R&D strategy

Support the continued development of company based scientific marketing collateral and web materials.


A PhD in the required field of expertise

Minimum 10 years’ experience in laboratory or pharmaceutical industry in areas specifically relevant to Company services; must include a minimum of 5 years’ working within the pharmaceutical or biotech industries in order to assure familiarity with customer needs/experience

Broad experience and hands-on drug development expertise including study/project design, monitoring, issue management and overall consultancy

Desired experience in biomarker discovery/development.

Located in Boston with desired understanding of the local biotech industry

Good communication skills

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