Business Development Manager

Home-based in France, preferably in the Paris area, and oversea travels.

CYTOO is a preclinical stage drug discovery company focusing on neuromuscular disorders and on disorders affecting muscle health in general such as muscle atrophy and metabolic disorders. The Company has developed MyoScreen™, a patient-derived skeletal muscle in vitro R&D platform from which it models diseases, identifies drug targets and candidates, develops cell-based assays, and screens with a high-content focus. MyoScreen is accessible through R&D partnerships.

CYTOO’s partners are pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with a focus on muscle health.

CYTOO is expanding its business development team to support its market reach and establish additional R&D partnerships.

Position Summary:

The candidate will be the manager of its own R&D opportunities from prospection to deal closing and transaction management, including first introductions and presentations, CDA setup, R&D Proposal drafting and Term Sheet negotiation.


Main duties and responsibilities:

• Identify, qualify, pursue and close new opportunities

• Communicate technical information to a sophisticated audience

• Propose high value R&D proposals to our partners

• Draft and negotiate term-sheets

• Manage partnership

• Add and update opportunities in SalesForce and other adequate reporting tools


Essential Job Requirements/Qualifications:

• An MSc or PhD degree in biological science or related field is mandatory

• An engineering degree is required, especially from top engineering schools

• From 2 to 5 years of proven business development activities in R&D agreement and license contracting

• Excellent sales skills including prospecting, public presentation and communication, listening, negotiating, and closing

• Ability to translate partners’ needs into a meaningful R&D proposal

• A good understanding of the business development process in a private R&D environment is required (Confidential Agreement, Term Sheet, R&D Agreement, and Licensing Agreement)

• A demonstrated ability to promote a sense of urgency to complete tasks and deliver results on time

•Up to 30% overnight travel required, including overseas

• Native or native-like fluency in English is mandatory



The Business Development Manager reports to the Business Development Director



Based on candidate’s experience.



Home-based in France, preferably in the Paris area, and oversea travels.



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