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Advisor-External Innovation

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Advisor-External Innovation
Greensboro, Boston
Massachusetts, North Carolina
United States
North America
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana
Role Overview
  • Role will identify, evaluate and coordinate external innovation partnering/collaboration to identify and technically evaluate pharma, biopharma and other technology leads that align with R&D and marketing strategy
  • Will work closely with the senior management to map opportunities, provide detailed assessments of external assets, generate constructive technical feedback for external companies and groups, and assess their value and strategic importance.
  • Will leverage a clear understanding of the regulatory environments, pharmaceutical standards of care in the target markets, critical relationships, and emerging technologies to provide Elanco with competitive access to potential opportunities of strategic interest.
  • Will identify, establish and manage relationships with key partners including biotechnology companies, universities and grant funding agencies
Day to Day Responsibilities
  • Seek out new external technology, product and grant funding opportunities aligned with the global pharma/biopharma strategy.
  • Coordinate cross-functional scientific due diligence activities to ensure timely & thorough evaluation of new leads.
  • Work closely with key internal stakeholders (example Research, legal and IP counsels, business development) to ensure the entire search and evaluation process is conducted in a timely, ethical and compliant manner.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key grant funding agencies and other key R&D partners; represent the public face of Elanco R&D
  • End to end management of the relationship with the third party throughout the search and evaluation or collaboration period to create “win-win” scenarios. Alliance management activities as required.
  • Make recommendations to Director, External Innovation regarding go/no go decisions through identification, generation activities.
  • Provides timely and accurate information on external innovation efforts to EI management team as needed

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  • Masters degree
  • 7 years experience in Life Science Research and Development work
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Proven track record of leading or supporting significant collaborative projects with academic and/or industry partners.
  • Advanced interpersonal and customer facing skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal day to day supervision.
  • A functional interest in general and patent law.
  • Basic understanding of the pharmaceutical and biopharma regulatory environment.
  • Basic understanding of pharmaceutical and biopharma manufacturing requirements
  • PhD and/or DVM. >3 years of experience in lead finding/business development/alliance management in the veterinary pharmaceuticals industry with an existing network of key contacts in academia and small – medium sized enterprises.
  • Background or knowledge of pharmaceutical research and development.
  • Reports to: Director, External Innovation
  • Direct reports: None
  • Travel (20-50%) depending on needs
  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status