Search and Evaluation Lead (West Coast)


Junto HLS has been exclusively engaged by our client, a Top 20 Pharma, to recruit a (Sr.) Director, Search and Evaluation, reporting to the Vice President of Search and Evaluation.

Select Accountabilities:  

  • Access innovative technologies (therapeutics and R&D platforms)
  • Proactively monitor the commercial and academic landscape for all external discovery and development stage innovations (Full breadth of TAs within company strategy)
  • Coordinate technical evaluation and due diligence teams where appropriate and work with transaction teams to consummate deals
  • Build a strong outreach program

Education and Select Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

  • At least 8+ years in the Pharma/Biotech industry, preferably in drug discovery in one or more of the following core TA’s: CV-Metabolism-Diabetes, CNS, Immunology, Oncology and GI
  • Scientific knowledge and gravitas to hold/drive meaningful scientific discussions with industrial and academic experts and key opinion leaders across TA’s and different areas of applied science
  • A track record of success in sourcing/driving significant business development opportunities (please provide deal sheet if available)
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills


  • San Diego, CA or San Francisco, CA

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