Associate, Pharma Business Development

Associate, Pharma Business Development

About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role:


The Manager, Pharma Business Development has the opportunity to support the BD team growing the business with pharmaceutical companies by :


  • Assisting with preparation of needed materials for each client engagement, and participate in client meetings and discussions.
  • Responsible for creating slide decks and presentation material for client engagements.
  • Capturing meeting actions items and notes and share with the team flagging immediate, mid- and long-term client needs against the existing and growing capabilities of the company.
  • Assisting with structuring the collaboration proposals by owning internal delivery of specific components (e.g., business structure, timelines, costs)
  • Working with team members on creating statements of work and engaging with and incorporating inputs from R&D, IT, Legal, Lab, Data as needed.
  • Managing projects and their interdependencies by using company’s business operations tools for sales activities and project management to monitor activities.
  • Finding innovative ways to resolve problems and be comfortable with ambiguity.

The Associate, Pharma Business Development will report directly to the SVP, Pharma Business Development, and be a part of the global sales team. The position will require intimate cross team collaboration with our Platform, R&D, Legal, Operations and Strategy teams.


Location: London /  Remote. EU field based.


About you

Required qualifications / experience:

  • We are looking for someone sharing Owkin’s passion for patient care and collaboration with:
  • Ideally a Degree in Life Sciences, or a science background with a business qualification
  • You have strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Ideally you will possess consulting and/or service sales in the pharmaceutical industry, and be used to providing high quality analysis and materials on short timelines
  • Familiar with a variety of platforms used to leverage multiple modalities of health data to make better decisions for doctors, patients, and drug development.
  • Experience with RWD/RWE requirements and applications in precision medicine- A good understanding of their utility in clinical Research, patients stratifications and target identification.
  • Project management skills and problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility to change and prioritisation in the workplace.
  • You are hands-on, experienced, proactive, independent, articulate and possess a good sense of humour, integrity and professionalism.
  • Computer literate (Google suite, Slack, Salesforce).
  • Experience  in using tools including: Evaluate Pharma, Global Data, Pitchbook.


This is an opportunity to join a fast-growing, well-funded company with real potential to make an impact on the lives of patients.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further 
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit,,, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.


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