The Senior Manager/Associate Director of Business Development will be a key contributor to the organization.  This individual will provide strong business leadership in assessing and guiding the long-range strategic direction through acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and licensing agreements. This position will be accountable for identifying, investigating, and analyzing potential strategic partners, as well as new business development opportunities. The ideal candidate will structure terms, support the negotiation of definitive agreements, and act as a point of contact between external partners and internal departments in the various phases of business development activities.

Location: Hybrid or Remote


What you’ll do:

  • Identify and help negotiate out-licenses, partner collaborations, and other related transactions that enable and accelerate Adverum’s objectives.
  • Assist with the identification and negotiation of in-licenses and research collaborations that enable and accelerate Adverum’s objectives.
  • Lead the screening, evaluation, and assessment of possible targets and assets for business development and licensing opportunities.
  • Conduct active outreach to prospective strategic partners, building long-term relationships.
  • Develop business plans and related project plans with milestones for new business development and licensing opportunities.
  • Lead projects and due diligence on targets and opportunities, including data room organization and management.
  • Assist the development of transaction strategy, tactics, and contract negotiation.
  • Analyze and propose term structures working closely with Finance, Legal, R&D, and other stakeholders.
  • Lead financial modeling, valuation analysis, and development of partnering materials.
  • Actively manage alliances, partnerships, and collaborations to support the delivery of business objectives.
  • Act as point of contact between external partners and internal departments in the various phases of business development activities.

About you:

  • MBA, PhD in life science field, or MD desirable.
  • At least 5-7 years in business development, consulting, investment banking, or similar role.
  • At least 4 years in life sciences industry, demonstrating strong scientific and business development acumen.


$163,700 – $195,000 a year

The salary range for this position is $163,700 USD to $195,000 USD annually, with the opportunity to earn an annual bonus. This salary range is an estimate, and the actual salary may vary based on a candidate’s qualifications, including education, length of experience, location, and market data.  Employees in this position are eligible to participate in the applicable Company equity incentive award plan. The amount of incentive varies and is subject to the terms and conditions of the plan.  Employees in this position are eligible to participate in the Company’s standard employee benefit programs, which currently include the following: medical, dental, vision, 401k, STD/LTD, life and accident insurance, and either paid time off or flexible paid time off.


About Us

Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

At Adverum, Inclusion and Diversity are at our core. We believe in the power of being your authentic self.  We strive to create the space which allows for everyone in our Adverum Community to not only feel safe but encouraged to speak, learn from each other, grow in their professions and be the very best versions of themselves no matter what their age, ethnic background, gender, origin, religion or sexual orientation