Business Development Director


Carlsbad, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Business Dev
  • Post Date: 05/26/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 2330 Faraday Ave. Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA, 92008

About ChromaCode

ChromaCode is a molecular diagnostics company with a bioinformatics focus and pedigree from Illumina, Google[x], Luminex, and Caltech. We leverage patented mathematical methods and algorithmic enhancements to enrich signal processing from the most popular life science instrumentation. We are using this to extract new information on biochemistry reactions and substantially increase the performance capabilities of today’s gold-standard biochemical assays at a very low cost.

Job Description

Looking for a proactive, results-driven individual to join a highly collaborative and fast-moving team dedicated to developing next generation PCR based product portfolio. As the Business Development Director you will be responsible for identifying, assessing, and conducting diligence on new business development opportunities for partnerships, alliances, and collaborations that are in line with the overall busines and strategic growth objectives.  The successful candidate will be responsible for developing the business development & licensing strategy for multiple strategic IVD applications using the ChromaCode technology.  This person will report directly into the VP, Marketing and Business Development

Who we are:

We are a fast-growing life sciences tools company, passionate about increasing the performance of molecular diagnostics instruments to drive better decision-making. We are currently using our HDPCR™ technology to deliver some of the best diagnostic testing solutions for COVID-19.  You will join a team of highly talented people in a well-funded, exciting environment.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Develop and execute business development and licensing strategies to leverage ChromaCode technology
  • Assess growth opportunities, lead cross-functional search, evaluation and diligence teams and negotiate transactions
  • Consider broad corporate priorities and participate in strategy planning for  decisions required for corporate growth
  • Participate in and lead negotiations in business transactions
  • Work effectively with legal, finance, commercial, clinical and scientific, and corporate development teams and make business development proposals to senior management
  • Lead evaluations of all aspects of across the relevant assessment areas: proposed clinical benefit, mechanism, preclinical data, manufacturing, regulatory strategy, clinical development path, intellectual property and commercial potential
  • Work remotely is an option, out of a home office, up to 50% travel required
  • All other duties as assigned or necessary
  • Proven track record constructing, managing, and executing business development deals

Your ideal qualifications:

  • 10+ years in biotechnology, IVD, and molecular diagnostics
  • Track record of leading strategic collaboration and in-licensing agreements including running due diligence processes and leading complex negotiations exemplified by a very strong deal sheet
  • Ability to identify and prioritize risks across functional areas, weigh those appropriately with benefits of investment, and effectively frame business decisions for senior management
  • Strong communication and leadership skills necessary to effectively lead diligence teams and navigate Company’s corporate structure, i.e., possessing organizational savvy
  • Thorough understanding of FDA regulations within the U.S. in addition to global laws and regulations related to IP and legal
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences required, graduate degree preferred

If interested, please email resume and cover letter describing your qualifications to: [email protected]

ChromaCode believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at [email protected]. To learn more, visit:

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