In his/her position, the Business Development Manager will be accountable for a wide range of activities related to the translation of Wyss Center’s technologies to the market commercialization. These activities primarily include market analysis, strategy development and identification and pursuit of go-to-market opportunities for the technologies being developed at the Center. They will be performed in close coordination with the Center’s leadership, researchers and collaborators.

 

 

Job Description

More specifically, the successful candidate will:

  • Evaluate technologies at various stages and assess their clinical and go-to-market potential in the neurotech and biotech space 
  • Develop and execute on business strategies, in sync with technical development; this entails conducting market analyses, identifying potential industrial partners and licensees, initiating and further developing relationships with them, and facilitating interactions with staff at the Center, faculty and collaborators 
  • Identify and realize unmet needs and new market opportunities for Wyss Center know-how to be applied across the neuro space as well as other fields
  • Participate in the structuring, drafting and negotiation of term sheets and agreements with potential industrial partners and Wyss Center technology licensees
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to the Wyss Center community relating to business development, technology commercialization and startup formation
  • Initiate and facilitate interactions between Wyss Center researchers, industry and faculty 
  • Contribute to a culture of innovation, translation and entrepreneurship within the Wyss Center
Contact
HR
  • HR@wysscenter.ch

Required profile

  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in Bioengineering or Life Sciences or a related field, combined with an MBA degree or startup experience
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in business development, startup launch, licensing, technology transfer and deal making in academia and/or industry
  • Deep understanding of the biotech and/or neurotech market
  • Broad understanding of technology, business, intellectual property and licensing opportunities related to collaborative R&D in life sciences, medical technology and/or digital health
  • Superior negotiation, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce presentations, market analysisdocuments, go-to-market strategies and business plans 
  • Ability to build rapport and maintain a strong network across disciplines, in industry and academia in Switzerland, Europe and the US 
  • Fluent in English
  • Additional qualifications and skills:    
  • Experience in filing and prosecution of patent applications
  • Experience contributing to multimedia communications and participating in outreach/networking events

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to HR@wysscenter.ch no later than October 6th, 2021.

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