Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Manager, Research Business Development

Job Locations US-(REMOTE - Work from Home)
Job ID
# of Openings
Mission Operations & Research
FLSA Status
Full Time Regular


How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


Business lead for LLS research institution partner alliance and compliance activities. Responsible for transactions, portfolio management, compliance, and analytical activities in support of the Research Grant, and other Mission initiatives for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. (LLS).

Additional Position Information

Reports to:VP - Research Business Development & Strategic AlliancesSupervises:External consultant and liaises with internal team members via matrix relationships


  • Lead and systematize proactive outreach activities with research institutions reporting either commercial transactions involving LLS funded intellectual property or where public information and LLS research intelligence suggests the potential for existence of such a transaction.
  • Interfacing with LLS business, research, external consultants and legal team, negotiate and close revenue sharing and other agreements with partnered institutions.
  • Obtain and review required agreements, reports, and other documentation from research institution partners and institution licensees related to commercialization of LLS funded intellectual property including but not limited to option or license transactions, asset sales, and creation of start-up newco’s, all with or without equity components.
  • Perform basic financial analysis for known and potential transactions.
  • Ensure contract documents are uploaded into LLS contracts portal and filed in appropriate locations within LLS IT systems for stakeholders in Research/Mission, Legal, and Finance.
  • Develop and manage contract process and documentation, and manage, track, and report on pre-closing, closing, and post-closing funding, accounting, receivables, and other obligations.
  • Develop and implement standardized transaction and due diligence checklists, and reports.
  • Track and monitor portfolio with standardized metrics and reports.
  • Track, review, and integrate time spent on projects by external consultants and legal counsel into reports by project, activity, and other relevant metrics.
  • Ensure satisfaction of LLS stakeholders with quality deliverables, and timely resolution of issues arising in the course of partner alliance and compliance activities.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the LLS's mission and programs to promote the Society's innovation funding, research, and mission initiatives.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business.  
  • 5 years experience performing basic financial analyses, structuring, negotiating, closing and managing life science based research contracts, including license, collaboration, revenue sharing, and equity investment agreements. 


Position Requirements: 

  • Demonstrated experience in results oriented task completion and achievement.
  • Highly organized and professional.
  • Resourcefulness, problem solving acumen.
  • Collaboration skills to work with LLS Mission, Finance and Legal team members.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing contract process/documents across departments.
  • Knowledge and experience in basic financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Knowledge and experience working in drug development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence.
  • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite, document review, tracking, and contact management software.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • Work environment is [primarily work from home, and] representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations.
  • May be required to move and store physical files and standard office materials related to own workflow.
  • Periodic after hours support in transaction or project specific circumstances.
  • Potential for periodic travel to meetings primarily in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic area.


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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