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ElevateBio Business Development and Corporate Strategy Associate in Waltham, Massachusetts

Title: Business Development and Corporate Strategy Associate

Location: Waltham, MA

Reports to: Vice President of Business Development

The Role

In this critical role, the Business Development Associate will have responsibility for evaluating growth opportunities for ElevateBio. ElevateBio is a dynamic, high-growth, and intellectually challenging workplace with many projects that span Corporate Strategy, IP and R&D strategy, financings, BD deals, and competitive analyses. The successful candidate will be a scientifically and intellectually curious self-starter who can tackle daunting tasks by breaking them down into solvable parts. Must be deeply passionate about and driven by the goal of helping patients. This individual will be a key member of ElevateBio’s Business Development group. An ideal candidate will have a scientific or engineering undergraduate background, or 1-2 years of healthcare consulting experience.


  • Work as an integral part of the business development team to strengthen ElevateBio’s position in the cell and gene therapy and regenerative medicine space

  • Support corporate licensing and partnering efforts (e.g., negotiation, coordination of due diligence activities, drafting research plans, financial analysis, etc.)

  • Identify, source and evaluate potential commercial partners

  • Work with Business Development and R&D team to craft external partnering presentations

  • Significant opportunity to learn how to properly read a variety of business and R&D agreements, and real time negotiation practice

  • Create financial models, establish template models and assumptions built from industry benchmarks that are sensitive to the specific dynamics of Elevate’s business

  • Identify strategic collaborations with academic institutions and support diligence and negotiation efforts

  • Lead the monitoring of current landscape and competitive positioning for ElevateBio and subsidiaries

  • Create and own investor and external-facing materials for ElevateBio companies, including board decks

  • Think creatively about ElevateBio’s business strategy, identify and foster new ideas and help make them a reality


  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport with senior leaders as well as bench scientists- outstanding collaboration skills with colleagues is essential for success in this job.

  • Strong analytical skills required to provide sound inputs into financial evaluations

  • A passion for the biotech industry and a scientific or engineering background preferred

  • Strong communication and leadership skills necessary to effectively lead diligence teams and navigate the ElevateBio corporate structure, i.e., possessing organizational savvy.

  • Ability to build stories in presentations and to present them clearly and strongly

  • Strong organizational skills to own data across the BD team


  • Undergraduate science or engineering degree preferred

  • 1-2 years in management consulting

  • This is a tremendous pre-MBA role with an opportunity to learn corporate strategy and business development skills that are usually reserved for post-MBA roles

    Why join ElevateBio?

    ElevateBio is accelerating the future of biotechnology; developing the next-generation of cell, viral and regenerative medicine therapeutics for the treatment of severe diseases. We have launched a revolutionary new model that integrates innovators, infrastructure and capital to effectively develop cell, gene and related therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening disorders. With plans for a cutting-edge laboratory and manufacturing center already underway, we're building a world-class organization lead by expert talent with bench-to-bedside capabilities.

    At the heart of the ElevateBio platform is ElevateBio Base Camp, a state-of-the-art research, development and manufacturing center for innovation in the Greater Boston Area to be staffed with a world-class team of scientists.

    Our Vision: Next-generation product development for advanced therapies supported by global bench-to-bedside expertise shared across our portfolio of companies

    ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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