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Manager / Senior Manager, Strategy & Business Development

Cambridge, MA   ·   Full-time

Reports To: VP, Business Development

Company Overview

METis Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biotechnology company with a unique technology platform that has the potential to drive best-in-class drug assets in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Through the integration of machine learning, quantum simulation, and high-throughput experimentation, we enable scientists to rapidly, comprehensively, and intelligently develop novel drug candidates. Metis was founded by an enthusiastic team of MIT researchers and serial entrepreneurs. Our cross-disciplinary expertise and profound industry experiences allow Metis to harness AI to boldly deliver revolutionary therapies for patients with serious diseases.


Due to the expansion of our R&D capabilities, we are currently on the hunt for a skilled Manager / Senior Manager to join our strategy and business development, team. Reporting to our Vice President, you will play a critical role in the success of our current and future programs by contributing meaningful analysis to disease and market data and the vetting of future partnerships with METiS.

METiS Therapeutics offers the challenge and opportunity to work at an early-stage, big-concept biotechnology company.



  • Collect and analyze disease and market data allowing METiS to make well-informed strategic decisions

  • Identify outside experts, develop discussion guides and conduct expert interviews to answer critical strategic questions

  • Monitor and analyze competitive intelligence

  • Conduct disease state opportunity assessments (epidemiology, burden of disease, available and pipeline therapies, current and future unmet needs)

  • Help build the business case (market opportunity, scientific rationale, TPP, timeline and resources, risks, and considerations) required to optimize METiS strategic decision making

  • Help develop and execute internal and external communications strategies

Business Development:

  • Collect data required to analyze and prioritize partnering options

  • Provide input to identify and screen partnering targets

  • Assist in developing partnering presentation material and collateral

  • Help manage in-bound and out-bound due diligence processes (e.g., inquiries, presentations, data room, Q&A response)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in a relevant scientific discipline, Ph.D. highly desired.

  • Strong strategic, analytical, and creative thinking skills

  • Wizardly abilities with PowerPoint and Excel

  • Ability to clearly understand the goal of a project and develop innovative solutions for achieving

  • Ability to absorb complex, scientific information and distill it into critical takeaways and implications

  • Ability to translate complex concepts into compelling visual representations (i.e., slides) that allows a reader to comprehend key points quickly

  • Inability to not ask, “why is that?”

  • Track record of working on multiple assignments at once while still delivering projects within expected timelines

  • Strong ability to work independently and efficiently while also knowing when to ask for additional guidance

  • Ideas for how to construct a robust, multi-pronged communications vehicle

  • Ability to build strong relationships with scientific personnel

  • 3-5 years biopharma experience in management consulting, investment banking, New Product Planning, Business Development, Product Strategy, or related function

RECRUITING & STAFFING AGENCIES: METiS Pharmaceuticals does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to METiS or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by METiS recruiting team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of METiS, and METiS will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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