Life Science/Cancer Research Reagents Business Development Associate

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Cancer Research UK - Boston
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
4 days ago


Looking to transition out of the lab, but continue to support the mission of science?

Ximbio is the world’s largest non-profit specializing in life science research reagents of all kinds ( We are part of Cancer Research UK the world’s largest cancer research foundation, with more than $500 million in funding. We currently partner with scientists and their tech transfer offices at more than 160 universities and research institutes worldwide to make their reagents more visible, searchable, accessible, manageable and commercially available.

Our mission is to make research reagents developed in academia around the globe such as mice models, cell lines, antibodies, etc., widely and easily available through our website to accelerate life science research.

Based in London, UK, Ximbio is expanding its US presence and is seeking additional Business Development Associates to join the team in its Boston, MA office.

The Ximbio Business Development Associate position is ideal for a recent life science PhD or post-doc looking to transition from the lab bench to technology transfer, business development and management. The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a rapidly growing number of academic research institute relationships across the US and their associated research tools portfolio.

Progression opportunities over time will include marketing, product management, sales and logistics, out-licensing to commercial organizations, and management.

To apply for this role, please include a copy of your CV and a cover letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

Benefits include: 

*  US-based operating business unit of the world’s largest cancer research charitable foundation, based in London.
*  Boston-based start-up environment.
*  Flexible/hybrid office space at Industrious in the Financial District.
*  Generous 401(K) 10%, no employee match required.
*  20 paid vacation days and 10 paid holidays per calendar year.
*  A Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangement (QSEHRA).
*  Paid Sick/Personal/Family Medical Leave.
*  Paid Family and Medical Leave.


The post holder will manage an existing active reagent portfolio as well as a pipeline of new products by:

  • Liaising with inventing scientists, technology transfer offices to identify, assess and characterize new product candidates for the Ximbio portfolio;
  • Onboarding new academic accounts and products through In-licensing agreement negotiation and closure, liaising with Ximbio management, Finance, Legal departments, etc., as appropriate;
  • Capturing, uploading and updating product and agreement information and detail in the Ximbio database and website;
  • Managing product logistics and repositories;
  • Promoting the Ximbio brand and business by active on-campus outreach, conference attendance and social media;
  • Reviewing scientific publications to update and supplement the technical data of products;
  • Providing content for product mailers /flyers/newsletters/other forms of collateral for marketing campaigns.

You will have a recent PhD or post doctorate experience gained in life sciences, with preference given to those with bench experience in Cancer Research. Cell biology, IHC, immunoassay, western blot, and recombinant mouse model experience also preferred. An internship or other prior experience with databases or in a technology transfer role is a plus. You will possess excellent communication, organizational and attention-to-detail skills as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Having an intuitive and innovative approach to your work would be a distinct advantage.

Please note that applications will only be accepted from candidates who have current proof of their right to work in the US.

Due to COVID-19, initial status is work-from-home; after immunizations are available, the location is in the South Station area of Boston, MA. 

Travel: Approximately 30% primarily throughout the US after COVID pandemic with international travel for occasional travel to the UK home office. Local candidates preferred but self-relocation acceptable.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 60918648
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name: Cancer Research UK - Boston
  • Position Title: Life Science/Cancer Research Reagents Business Development Associate
  • Industry: Non-Profit / Charity
  • Job Function: Business Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%

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