Company Profile

Cybrexa is developing a new generation of small molecule cancer therapeutics which are directly targeted to the tumor microenvironment using a novel peptide-based technology developed by an internationally recognized research laboratory at Yale. The scientific co-founders are physician-scientists at Yale with extensive expertise in DNA repair, chemo/radiosensitizer development, translational research, and Phase I/II clinical trials in oncology. This venture is backed by investors with extensive experience in the biotechnology sector who have launched companies that have generated exit value in excess of $1 billion. We are a teamwork-driven, dynamic and energetic group, and we seek an individual for this position who shares our core philosophy of innovative, relentless and milestone-driven drug development.

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We are currently hiring for the following positions:

Vice President & General Counsel

Cybrexa is seeking a Vice President and General Counsel serving as lead IP counsel, and providing legal advice related to patents, trademarks and other intellectual property matters, including litigation; overseeing domestic and international patent prosecution; assisting on business development transactions, including the drafting and preparation of licensing, collaboration, confidentiality, material transfer, university relations and sponsored research agreements.

Essential Job Functions and Duties

  • Manages the global IP portfolio.
  • Provides advice and counsel to management and the Board on a full range of legal issues, risks, and trends impacting the company’s business, intellectual property, corporate financing transactions, and employment; work with the executive team to understand strategic initiatives and business needs so as to be in a position to provide relevant legal and business counsel.
  • Establishes and influences appropriate ethical standards and legal guidance which must be taken into account when decisions are made.
  • Advises on litigation risks of possible business decisions, providing preventive counseling with respect to the legal risks associated with business practices, and developing strategy with both inside and outside counsel in response to civil litigation and regulatory inquiries.
  • Oversees the legal aspects of capital financings including debt, equity lines of credit, and securities.
  • Oversees the contracts process including the negotiation of a variety of agreements including clinical, manufacturing, and academic research.
  • Supports Business Development in conducting or providing due diligence, drafting and reviewing term sheets and definitive agreements, and obtaining input of appropriate stakeholders.
  • Provides advice on human resource matters
  • Manages all budgeting, selection (in partnership with internal customers), and management of outside counsel as needed to handle litigation, large transactions, or other matters where specific expertise is required.

  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

  • In depth knowledge of practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.
  • Solid life sciences experience is required, including work in the areas of intellectual property, commercial contracts, licensing, clinical trials, manufacturing, and financings. An active interest and curiosity in the field of biopharma is an expected part of the successful candidate’s interests.
  • Strong technical analysis skills in the area of small molecules, biologics and pharmaceuticals.
  • Strong business acumen so as to serve as business partner to managers throughout the organization. Adept at interacting with and advising both business executives and scientists.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant case law, industry trends and changing legislation.
  • Demonstrated track record of a wide range of executed transactions. Experience in negotiating and closing a variety of business agreements including M&A transactions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements.
  • Ability to negotiate, draft and revise agreements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Experience working in a highly dynamic environment and the ability to effectively deal with change.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is energized by being part of an ambitious, goal oriented leadership team.

JD and registration to practice before the USPTO and strong technical background in chemistry, or biochemistry. Candidate should have 10+ years of experience in Intellectual Property. Law firm and in-house experience preferred

Vice President of Business Development

Cybrexa is seeking a VP, Business Development to play a leadership role in executing our business strategy and growth opportunities including alliances, partnerships, and M&A, reporting to the CEO. This person will play a key role in developing our business and product development strategy, as well as sourcing, evaluating, structuring and negotiating deals for the company. This role will span the key functions of business development and commercial market assessment.

Essential Job Functions and Duties

  • Lead the company’s business development function encompassing identification and assessment of potential partnering and M&A transactions.
  • Evaluate commercial opportunities for the company’s products and provide marketing input based on disease/epidemiological and market data.
  • Work closely with the development team to perform market analysis for the company’s pipeline products and establish the value proposition to make Go/NoGo decisions for development.
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of the external market environment of the oncology therapeutics industry and environment that impact on areas of interest to the company including competition, regulatory, reimbursement and medical/clinical environments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of the oncology therapeutics market and competitive environment, including deal activity and potential opportunities, is essential.
  • Demonstrated track record of a wide range of executed transactions. Experience in negotiating and closing a variety of business agreements including M&A transactions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements.
  • Strong business and financial acumen with the ability to evaluate deal alternatives
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a highly dynamic environment and the ability to effectively deal with change.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Advanced scientific degree attractive, with at least 15+ years of relevant industry experience in biotech/pharma; additional finance degree (e.g., MBA) is a plus; oncology knowledge required.

5 Science Park 395 Winchester Ave. New Haven, CT 06511 (860) 717-2731