Manager/Senior Manager, Intellectual Property and Business Development
Incubated by EVX Ventures, Carcell Biopharma is a Venture-backed company that develops next generation cell and gene therapies. Co-founded by biotech veterans and backed by elite VCs, Carcell operates with a hub-and-spoke model to accelerate the development of cell and gene therapies from the bench to bedside. Carcell has assembled a top-notch R&D team in Singapore and is establishing a state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Shanghai. Carcell's two lead platforms are around engineered red blood cells for immuno-modulation, and amino acid delivery using lipid nanoparticles.
The successful candidate will play a central role in IP strategy and management, with additional responsibilities in business development and operations. The candidate should possess working knowledge of the patent law and experience in patent drafting/prosecution/management. Preferably, the candidate should have a scientific/technical background and strong business acumen. This is an ideal role for IP professionals with an interest in understanding the business and commercial aspects of the biotech industry.
Managing Carcell’s IP portfolio, which includes patents and patent applications, trade secrets/knowhow, and trademarks.
Work closely with Carcell’s global R&D team to identify, evaluate and refine patentable inventions, and with external counsel to draft and prosecute patent applications (primarily in the US, China, Singapore, Europe).
Devising and implementing trade secret management systems.
Perform IP landscaping with considerations for both patentability and freedom-to-operate (FTO), to inform Carcell’s strategic and R&D directions.
Assist in drafting and negotiating licensing agreements and other IP related legal documents.
Manage active licenses and relationships with licensees/licensors.
Assist the senior management with business development and fundraising efforts.
Scout for new technologies with potential for licensing/out-licensing and evaluate their market potential and feasibility.
Conduct technology, IP, and commercial due diligence for collaboration and investment targets.
Other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.
Msc or PhD in life sciences, biochemistry, bioengineering, immunology or a related field;
2-5 years of related work experience in patent prosecution or intellectual property management, familiar with IP laws in US, European, Singapore or China; candidates who are partially/fully qualified (patent agent/attorney) will have a strong advantage.
Working level proficiency in both English and Chinese.
Proactive and efficient working style, with the capacity to manage and deliver under tight deadlines.
Strong communication and teamwork skills.
Carcell is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The Singapore team is located at Synapse, 3 Biopolis Drive, Singapore 138623.