BenevolentAI is hiring a

Director of Business Development and Growth

New York, United States

The Company

BenevolentAI, founded in 2013, creates and applies AI technologies to transform the way medicines are discovered and developed. BenevolentAI seeks to improve patient’s lives by applying technology designed to generate better data decision making and in doing so lower drug development costs, decrease failure rates and increase the speed at which medicines are generated. The company has developed the Benevolent Platform™ - a discovery platform used by BenevolentAI scientists to find new ways to treat disease and personalise drugs to patients.

BenevolentAI is HQ’d in London with a research facility in Cambridge (UK) and further offices in New York. BenevolentAI has active R&D drug programmes from discovery to Phase II in disease areas such as ALS, Parkinson’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Sarcopenia.


The Role

The Director of Business Development and Growth will be responsible for Technology Collaboration deals on behalf of BenevolentAI with Pharma and Biotech companies. You will work closely with the senior leadership team and the scientists and technologists to help shape both the company and the way that the industry approaches drug discovery/development. With a proven track record of successfully securing new business within the industry you will be highly proactive and a strategic thinker.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for technology Collaborations and Partnerships with Pharma and Biotech.
  • Creating and structuring relevant deals for our business to ensure the success of our products and our business.
  • Looking at how we innovate within Business Development and Corporate Development and how we explore collaborations and partnerships and maintain our IP and protect the business’s best interests.
  • Evaluating all new business opportunities and the risk/ credence of the opportunities you explore.
  • Experience with Commercial contracts.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Inter-team awareness of collaboration drives across the company and the complexities surrounding potential partnerships.


We’re looking for someone with...

  • Experience selling software or software-like consultancy solutions into pharmaceutical R&D is essential.
  • A scientific background would be a benefit, but isn’t essential in this role.
  • A proven track record within business development in Pharma and senior contact lists.
  • Sophisticated communication style and the ease of liaising with multiple levels in a business.


Who are we?

We are an eclectic bunch at Benevolent, united by our belief that innovative thinking and purposeful technology can truly change outcomes for the better. Our mission is to re-engineer drug discovery and deliver life-changing medicines for patients in need and we do this by applying AI, machine learning and other advanced technologies to reinvent the ways drugs are discovered and developed. We strive to bring together unique skills and perspectives across biology, chemistry, engineering, AI research, informatics, precision medicine and drug discovery.

Together, we envision a world in which no disease goes untreated. If you are benevolent, curious, want to tackle real world problems and are willing to embrace new ideas, hit that ‘apply’ button and join us.