Life Edit Therapeutics is hiring a

Senior Director, Alliance Management

Durham, United States

The Role:

As a Senior Director, Alliance Management you will be a core part of the Life Edit team who in concert with the Business Development team will play a key role in establishing and growing relationships with Partners. This role reports into the Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Operations


  • The core responsibility for the Alliance Manager is the development and growth of the partnership. The Alliance Manager provides a single point of contact for the Partners facilitating efficient and effective communication, ensuring the partner needs are communicated internally and addressed appropriately.
  • The Alliance Manager seeks to understand cultural similarities and differences between organizations and uses the knowledge to improve working mechanisms between teams and monitors the alliance progression and communicates results internally.
  • Ensure compliance with contracts by both the partner and Life Edit
  • Educate and guide the Life Edit team on contractual provisions and strategic aspects of the partnership
  • Enable and support information and data exchange between Life Edit and its partners
  • Enable cross-company planning with other ElevateBio business and technical areas as needed
  • Implement and manage governance models called for in an agreement
  • Provide meeting management support including meeting planning, scheduling, facilitation, documentation and outcomes communication
  • Assist in the establishment of company best practices and tools to optimize our partnerships

Basic Qualifications

  • Scientific degree relevant to pharmaceutical R&D (Ph.D., PharmD or MD)
  • 10 or more years of experience in the Alliance Management or Program Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry focused on Discovery and Preclinical Development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Gene editing therapeutic or in vivo gene therapy discovery and development
  • Finance or Corporate Development background with program management experience
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to facilitate collaboration, effectively work on cross-functional teams, possess strong interpersonal skills and be capable of interface with the entire organization.
  • Excellent presentation, problem solving, risk analysis and critical thinking skills

We’re committed to finding the best ways to support our teams so they can do their best work. We take care of our employees, right from the start.

Health & Wellness

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance covered at 90%
  • Low deductible, no co-insurance and no copays for mental health visits (for in-network care)
  • Annual fitness reimbursement
  • Employer paid for access to wellness apps and programs like Task Human


  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k) retirement plans with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Employer-paid life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts (FSA) and dependent care account (DCA)
  • Access to a 1-on-1 financial advisor
  • Commuter reimbursement benefit
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

Time Off & Flexibility

  • Unlimited paid time off, including vacation, sick leave, family leave, personal days, and bereavement
  • 18 paid company holidays, plus an end-of-year holiday shut down
  • 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), administered by Unum

Development Journey

  • Insights Discovery training for every employee to make the most of workplace relationships
  • Ongoing professional development, including manager training
  • Access to LinkedIn Leaning, a self-guided online education platform

Why join Life Edit Therapeutics?

Life Edit Therapeutics, an ElevateBio portfolio company, is a gene editing company on a mission to rewrite the future by curing disease, making any edit, anywhere. Life Edit has built a world-class genome editing platform with one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of novel RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs) and base editors. The company’s next-generation editing systems will propel the development of novel human therapeutics by enabling ex vivo engineering for cell therapies and regenerative medicines and in vivo delivery of gene therapies.

Our Vision:  To pave the way to faster, safer, gene editing therapeutics that cure disease and improve patient lives

Life Edit 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. Life Edit will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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