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Business Development and Alliances Associate

Company Overview

Vyriad is an early stage biotechnology company focused on curing cancer using potent, safe and cost-effective cancer therapies utilizing engineered replication competent viruses designed to selectively and rapidly destroy cancer. Revolutionizing cancer treatment is our long-term goal, requiring curiosity, perseverance, an openness to challenging convention and a commitment to excellence. The challenges are complex, the work pace is fast, and progress is seldom a straight line. All of this makes for an exhilarating environment of collaboration, discovery and fun.  

Position Overview

The Business Development and Alliances Associate will report to and assist the Director, Business Development and Strategic Alliances in managing business development initiatives and cross-company alliances. This individual will generate materials supporting BD initiatives, manage interactions, and support the Business Development function at Vyriad. This individual will also engage with multi functional teams at Vyriad and collaborating companies to develop alliance-related project plans, milestones, and manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage relationships with existing and potential partners in a timely, professional manner
  • Engage with R&D Project Teams to develop and execute project plans; deliver on project milestones
  • Effectively summarize key information such as program goals, risks/opportunities, and progress/ timeline updates for periodic presentation to management
  • Compile succinct reports for select meetings, methodically track action items, and stay abreast of R&D collaboration tasks and activities
  • Regularly interact with multiple functional areas
  • Additional activities as required

Education requirements:

  • Graduate degree in a business or life sciences related field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage through influence

Experience and skill requirement:

  • Superior communicator (verbal, written, listening) cross functionally throughout the organization; communicates complex ideas across project boundaries, gaining alignment and persuading others to take action or adopt a different point of view
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills are essential in this role. Must have demonstrated capacity to comprehend complex programs and situations. The ability to exercise good judgment while under pressure and tight deadlines, and strong coping skills are required. Must be flexible in adapting to a variety of responsibilities, work assignments, and priorities
  • Should be detail-oriented and work independently and productively with minimal direction, routinely exercising initiative and sound judgment
  • Able to manage multiple projects effectively, ensuring alignment with department/corporate goals
  • Good understanding of key principles of contracts, IP, and value drivers relevant to BD and collaboration activities 

Job Type: 



Monday-Friday 8:00 – 5:00 


Rochester, MN (Required)

Work authorization:

United States (Required)

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