Director/Senior Director, Business Development (Remote)

| Remote
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Atomwise is a technology-enabled pharmaceutical company leveraging the power of AI to revolutionize small molecule drug discovery. The Atomwise team invented the use of deep learning for structure-based drug design; this technology underpins Atomwise’s best-in-class AI discovery engine, which is differentiated by its ability to find and optimize novel chemical matter.

Atomwise has extensively validated its discovery engine, delivering success in over 185 projects to-date including a wide-variety of protein types and numerous “hard-to-drug” targets. Atomwise is building a wholly owned pipeline of small-molecule drug candidates, with three programs in lead-optimization and over 20 programs in discovery. The company has raised over $174 million from leading venture capital firms to advance its mission to make better medicines, faster. 

Atomwise is looking for a Director/Senior Director of Business Development to join our team and work remotely from anywhere in the United States. Reporting to our CFO, this position offers a great opportunity for someone who is hands-on and enjoys a fast-paced, high growth environment.

The successful candidate will lead business development strategy efforts and will work closely with key partners in the organization.  


  • Play a direct role in planning and executing business development activities. 
  • Lead the execution of a diverse array of business development transactions, including both platform discovery deals and asset licensing.
  • Work with Finance to build informative deal models. 
  • Build pitch decks.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and other key stakeholders on sourcing, evaluating and negotiating deals for the company.
  • Interface with potential partners, investment bankers and other key stakeholders. 
  • Partner on expanding existing relationships.


  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Life Sciences.
  • 10 – 15 years of relevant experience in business development in companies in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. 
  • Demonstrated experience closing large partnerships and strategic deals.
  • Experience in analyzing and understanding markets and correlating that analysis against the Company’s offerings to determine the best revenue/proposal opportunities.
  • Established network of contacts in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry.  
  • Able to communicate clearly (in writing and verbally) and collaborates effectively with leaderships, scientists, drug developers and G&A colleagues. 
  • The ideal candidate is someone with deep experience who prioritizes collaboration, excels in a fast-paced environment, is results-oriented, and is motivated to deliver excellence consistently in their work. 
  • Excellent scientific judgment, project management and negotiation skills.  
  • Solid understanding of scientific concepts and technologies in the life science arena, including the pharmaceutical drug discovery and development process.

Compensation & benefits

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Stock compensation plan – you’ll be an Atomwise co-owner
  • Platinum health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Funding for professional development and conference attendance
  • Generous parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Great colleagues

Atomwise is an equal opportunity employer and strives to foster an inclusive workplace.  Our mission is to develop better medicines faster, and we know that we need a diverse team to develop medicines that serve diverse populations.  Accordingly, Atomwise does not make any employment decisions (including but not limited to, hiring, compensation, and promotions) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

We strongly encourage people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to apply.

More Information on Atomwise
Atomwise operates in the Artificial Intelligence industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Atomwise was founded in 2012. It has 100 total employees. To see all 3 open jobs at Atomwise, click here.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Similar Jobs

Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Atomwise's full profileFind similar jobs