Manager, Business Development, Strategy & Operations

General & Administrative ·
Department General & Administrative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced



Blackfynn is a new kind of therapeutics company: one using high-quality clinical data, data modeling and analytics - first and always - to drive every aspect of drug development. We focus on optimizing clinical-stage assets for the near-term benefit of patients with Parkinson’s disease, with the aim of expanding into related neurodegenerative disease indications. It is our mission to improve the lives of everyone living with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases across the globe, and to use our technology to democratize access to studies and medicines regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or geography.



As a healthcare strategist, you will be a core part of the growing Business Development & Strategy team at Blackfynn focused on understanding the opportunity landscape in NDD therapeutics, asset acquisitions and financial modeling. The business development function is an integral part of Blackfynn’s strategy by delivering innovative partnerships and deal structures that enable Blackfynn’s business objectives. This role will be a critical part of growing Blackfynn’s partnerships across therapeutics, data and technology to swiftly bring forward a new era of treating neurodegenerative diseases.


You will report to the Vice President of Business Development and will work with a cross-functional team comprising senior leadership, clinical operations, data science and technology. The Business Development Manager will be a dynamic role with the opportunity to drive strategic efforts in asset diligence and partnerships for the company.


  • Lead market landscape assessments, including key market needs and current asset pipeline assessment across targeted disease areas of interest within neurodegeneration. These efforts will help shape the strategy and identify prioritization of new partnerships.
  • Manage diligence for candidate assets and partnerships
  • Support senior leadership to shape the corporate strategy and messaging to the broader biotech, pharma and investor community
  • Proactively seek and develop new partnership opportunities, including structuring, negotiating and closing deals in coordination with senior leadership, the board and broader advisor network
  • Work across business, legal, technology and finance functions to ensure optimal alignment of potential partnerships with Blackfynn’s goals
  • Develop and maintain relationships with potential partners



  • MBA or bachelor’s degree in business and/or science with preference for experience / interest in neurodegeneration
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in life science consulting, biotechnology, or related fields
  • At least 2 years of experience supporting and/or executing transactions in life sciences
  • Proficient in developing and evolving financial models, financial analyses and data-driven decision-making
  • Experience with MS Office and project management tools
  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to develop fact-based and informed opinions
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills, emotional intelligence and an ability to work across organizational boundaries



  • Competitive salaries and equity participation – we all share in Blackfynn’s success
  • Generous vacation benefits – we want you to work hard but also rest and recharge
  • Excellent health benefits – at the end of the day, we are here to improve healthcare
  • Opportunity to work with smart people, solve complex problems, and make an impact in the world 




Each of us has been affected by Parkinson’s, dementia or other disease of the brain. We are the children, partners and friends of people living with neurodegenerative diseases. Sometimes, we are patients ourselves. Current drugs are marginally effective and can often make symptoms worse. New drugs keep failing in clinical trials. At Blackfynn, we do things differently. By applying a systematic approach that combines data, technology and deep domain expertise, we are developing a pipeline of targeted, clinical-stage therapeutics to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.  

Note: As a remote-first organization, the majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the United States. Wencourage applicants coast-to-coast to apply to our open positions. That said, our Philadelphia office will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis

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