Alliance Manager

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Job Title: Alliance Manager

Company: Isomorphic Labs

Location: In-person, London

Position Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a new initiative, working closely with world leading computational chemists and AI experts to devise imaginative approaches to developing the next generation of medicines. As an Alliance Management Lead, you will be foundational in the successful delivery of our key partnerships. There is some degree of flexibility around the level of seniority in this position; this will depend on your skills and experience.


  • Run our strategic alliances with our pharma partners (strategic alliances are defined as those which have broad and long-term impact on our corporate performance and valuation)
  • Act as the main contact point and manage the day-to-day relationship with our strategic Pharma partners including Joint Steering Committee (JSC) management
  • Implement the operational model for new alliances, integrating tasks and activities into the day-to-day responsibilities of alliance collaborators 
  • Manage preparation and execution of collaboration Research Plans including drafting and design
  • Support due diligence and business development related to new collaborations or business opportunities
  • Build success in our complex relationships with outstanding and culturally different organisation
  • Responsible for developing and implementing alliance management processes and tools, and for measuring and reporting on the success of alliances
  • Develop and evolve strategic alliances to align these with our company goals - find opportunities for collaborative value generation including expansion of partnerships, and mitigate risks
  • Champion a collaborative “one team” culture across Iso and our collaboration partners
  • Guide decision making within the contractual governance framework, ensure that milestones are met, convene appropriate partners and enlist their support for the alliance, problem-solve, resolve conflicts, advance issues to senior management as needed, schedule and plan governance and other meetings, etc. 

Required Experience:


  • Demonstrated ability in Alliance Management role leading global, strategic drug discovery collaborations (experience could be from a pharma, biotech or tech transfer office)
  • Understanding of contracts and ability to interpret contractual responsibilities of both parties 
  • Understanding of the process of drug discovery and development
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence without authority 


Nice to have:

  • Experience in an Alliance Management function within a large pharma
  • Scientific background and experience working in small molecule drug discovery
  • Exposure to ML and/or data management 

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