Business Development Manager

Location

Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc.
2042 Corte del Nogal, Suite B
Carlsbad, California 92011

Purpose of the Role

Qualigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a publicly traded biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases, as well as expanding its FDA-approved FastPack® Diagnostic System. The company’s therapeutics pipeline includes QN-165, QN-247, RAS-F and STARS™. QN-165 is a DNA aptamer with broad-spectrum antiviral activity and our lead IND candidate for the treatment of hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Next, QN-247 is a gold nanoparticle conjugated DNA aptamer with potential to target nucleolin, a protein present on the surface of various types of cancer cells. RAS-F is a family of small molecule RAS oncogene protein-protein interaction inhibitors that prevent mutated RAS genes’ proteins from binding to their effector proteins. Last, STARS is a DNA/RNA-based treatment device candidate for removal of precisely targeted tumor-produced and viral compounds from circulating blood.

As a clinical-stage antiviral and oncology company, Qualigen Therapeutics operates in a highly competitive and complex environment. The Corporate Strategy Group (CSG) is hiring a Business Development Manager that will be instrumental in understanding unmet medical needs in our therapeutic areas of interest while closely tracking competitor advancements to support business and partnering decisions. The Business Development Manager reports to the Director of Corporate Strategy and will gather and frame data to support the company’s portfolio planning, business development and financing initiatives. This includes researching and compiling reports on industry landscape, therapeutic pipelines, relevant technologies, ongoing and planned clinical trials, and historical transactions. In addition, the Business Development Manager will support the CSG with various tasks on an as needed basis.

Main Interfaces

Internal: Director of Corporate Strategy; Leadership Team including CEO, CFO, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and broader team.
External: Corporate strategy consultants, database companies

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

Strategic Analysis – 35%
  • Scout, evaluate and pitch opportunities internally to support oncology and antiviral pipeline in alignment with the company’s long-range operating plan.
  • Participate in deal development: coordinate due diligence, participate in transaction term sheet negotiations and execution of deals.
  • Create financial models for assets and pipeline, incorporating target product profile, market access, pricing, regulatory, and competition.
  • Provide life-cycle valuation analyses for external collaborations and partnership opportunities.
Competitive Landscape –40%
  • Conduct market research and competitive ROI analysis to support financial modeling efforts to allow for more strategic decision-making.
  • Identify and monitor competitive company progress through secondary research, including press releases, SEC documents, posters, and presentations.
  • Compile and curate competitive databases to inform management on market trends for standard of care, drug targets, deal-making, and clinical development.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships within the biotech community, attending conferences and trade shows as needed.
Miscellaneous Support – 25%
  • Support company public relations activities including scientific conferences and investor relations meetings.
  • Support publication strategy for Qualigen’s therapeutic pipeline assets
  • Facilitate information exchange and meeting organization within cross-functional teams.
  • Organize information into compelling collateral, not limited to Q&As, asset decks, and website copy

Education

A BS in life sciences preferred; MS, MBA or PhD strongly preferred.

Professional Skills & Experience

  • At least four years of prior work experience required, preferably in either pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or investment banking industry; oncology experience preferred.
  • Ability to synthesize primary and secondary market research outputs into key insights.
  • Skilled in the interpretation of company financial data and metrics to inform competitive assessments and financial modeling.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite of products.
  • Knowledge of business or competitive intelligence databases such as Cortellis or Biomedtracker a plus.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, market assessments and financial modeling expertise preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, preferably to management.
  • Ability to initiate and take ownership of multiple projects with limited oversight.
  • Proficient planning, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to function in a collaborative, team environment.

Personal Skills & Competencies

  • Detail-oriented — captures key data from large databases and identifies trends
  • Ethical — treats people with respect, inspires the trust of others, demonstrates integrity
  • Organized — maintains business and scientific information for ready access
  • Team-oriented — balances team and individual responsibilities, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests
  • Articulate – creates compelling arguments that inform leadership decision marketing and impact company objectives

Email resume to careers@qualigeninc.com.

Candidates must be located in the Greater San Diego area.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Candidates must be available M-F 40 hours/week.
Candidates will be eligible for benefits.
Qualigen Therapeutics is an EEO employer