Chinook Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing precision medicines for kidney diseases. Chinook’s product candidates are being investigated in rare, severe chronic kidney disorders with opportunities for well-defined clinical pathways. Chinook’s lead program is atrasentan, a phase 3 endothelin receptor antagonist for the treatment of IgA nephropathy and other proteinuric glomerular diseases. BION-1301, an anti-APRIL monoclonal antibody is being evaluated in a phase 1b trial for IgA nephropathy. In addition, Chinook is advancing CHK-336, an oral small molecule LDHA inhibitor for the treatment of primary hyperoxaluria, as well as research programs for other rare, severe chronic kidney diseases.
Chinook is building its pipeline by leveraging insights in kidney single cell RNA sequencing, human-derived organoids, and new translational models, to discover and develop therapeutics with differentiating mechanisms of action against key kidney disease pathways. Chinook trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol KDNY and has locations in Vancouver, BC, Seattle, WA and Oakland, CA.
Chinook is seeking a Director, External Innovation (Search & Evaluation) to serve as a key member of our small but mighty Business Development team. The role will focus on the identification and evaluation of innovative research and products that have the potential to complement Chinook’s existing portfolio and continue to grow our industry-leading kidney disease pipeline. Through outreach with industry, academics, research innovation centers, and companies, the successful candidate will identify, evaluate, and support the in-licensing of external therapeutic product and drug discovery platform opportunities to augment Chinook’s internal product pipeline. The scope of responsibilities will also include negotiations of potential Business Development opportunities with deal structures that may span from in-licensing of clinical or preclinical stage assets, to research collaborations, platforms and academic SRAs that are consistent with the advancement of Chinook’s strategy. This is a very attractive opportunity for an experienced biotech or pharmaceutical industry professional who enjoys a high-energy, entrepreneurial environment, and is looking to transition to S&E/BD from other roles.
This position may be remote with travel up to 25%, but location near any of our West Coast hubs (Vancouver, Seattle, Oakland) is preferred.
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Chinook is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we prohibit discrimination or harassment of any kind. We are committed to fostering an environment where ALL people are welcome and supported. We respect and value different experiences and viewpoints. We act respectfully toward one another and embrace diversity of people and ideas. Having a diverse workforce made up of team members who bring a wide variety of skills, abilities, experiences, and perspectives is essential to our success. Creativity and innovation flourish in an environment of openness, inclusion, and mutual respect.
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