Partnering Executive (Contracts Manager)

Atomwise is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) drug discovery company in San Francisco, CA. In partnership with pioneering academic researchers and major biopharmaceutical companies, we discover and develop small molecules that will improve human health and agricultural productivity. The Partnering team is looking for a Partnering Executive to draft and negotiate collaboration agreements with our university partners and manage our collaborations. As a Partnering Executive you will contribute specialized knowledge and experience in technology transfer, licensing, or contracts to solve complex challenges and build sophisticated partnerships. The position provides excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Negotiate and draft legal agreements
  • Accurately evaluate risk exposure for different agreements
  • Advise and influence stakeholders on contractual and business terms
  • Build relationships with key personnel in academic research, technology transfer offices, pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, and business development

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Experience in technology transfer, licensing within a research organization or technology company, patenting, or drafting contracts
  • Outstanding skills in reasoning and presenting a point of view logically and persuasively
  • Highly motivated and detail-oriented
  • Creative in finding solutions to meet the needs of all parties
  • Engaging and professional communicator, in writing, on the phone, and in-person
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to track numerous details
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or computational sciences
  • Preferred: PhD in a scientific discipline, MD, JD, or patent agent certification

Compensation & benefits:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
  • Stock compensation plan – you’ll be an Atomwise co-owner
  • Platinum health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401k with 4% match
  • Generous parental leave
  • Flexible work schedule

When applying, please:

  • Include a cover letter
  • Share a one-paragraph statement helping us to envision how your skills, personality, and experience will help the Atomwise team create and maintain great partnerships
  • Another one-paragraph statement telling us how Atomwise can help you to achieve your career goals


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