Director, External Alliances - Internal Medicine

Cambridge, Massachusetts
August 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
A leadership role focused on external engagement to identify collaborative scientific and drug discovery opportunities that support Pfizer's Internal Medicine Research Unit (IMRU). This role will actively engage with academic institutions to identify compelling opportunities for collaboration on emerging science and early stage drug discovery programs focusing in the areas of NAFLD, cachexia, diabetes, hyperinsulinemia and cardio-metabolism . Through extensive outreach and networking in the scientific community, it is anticipated that this role will create, champion and manage a portfolio of collaborative projects that supports the IMRU strategic objectives.

Role Responsibilities
  • Focus on identifying, implementing and managing high profile collaborative academic partnerships that advance the IMRU therapeutic strategy and complement internal portfolio projects.
  • Advance IMRU scientific and drug discovery capabilities through identification and partnering of novel, scientific technologies that enable the identification and/or prosecution of high value therapeutic targets.
  • Represent the IMRU to external collaboration partners and serve as a networker who forges strong relationships with academic centers to attract ideas and catalyze new ways of thinking about scientific problems.
  • Function as an interface between the IMRU, Business Development (BD) and ES&I to help IMRU scientists navigate collaborations and maximize return on investments in external science.

  • PhD with 9-14 years experience in relevant Internal Medicine-based scientific discipline(s)
  • Understanding of metabolic disease biology particularly
  • NAFLD/NASH, hyperinsulinemia, cachexia and/or cardio-metabolism.
  • Strong record of recent, high profile publications in top-tier journals
  • Experience in business development and/or academic technology transfer
  • Strong leadership, presentation and communication skills


  • Track record of successfully working effectively in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Record of successful obtaining grant funding
  • Ability to effectively facilitate meetings and complex, strategic conversations.
  • Entrepreneurial thinking coupled with strong organization skills.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating the environment of a highly matrix-based organization

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Relocation Package
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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