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Biotech Equity Research Associate


Position Summary

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join as a sell-side Equity Research Associate to help cover the Biotechnology sector. This person will be responsible for following the progress of public/private Biotechnology companies and will support the research team in its efforts to analyze companies and make stock recommendations to institutional investor clients. In addition to a background in the life sciences, the ideal candidate will have interest in equity research and financial modeling, specifically in the Biotechnology sectors with a focus on immunology. The position is located in New York.

Essential Job Functions
  • Provide support to the Senior Analyst through fundamental analysis and investment research in equity markets with an emphasis on original, bottom-up research in the Biotechnology sector
  • Analyze individual Biotechnology companies to build and update fully integrated financial and valuation models
  • Write comprehensive research reports and present findings; draft reports/notes on relevant investment themes, events and breaking news
  • Conduct primary research through industry sources including, but not limited to, financial analysis, due diligence clinical data and industry trends, company management and strategies
  • Organize physician calls for investors and investor events
  • Update analyst marketing handout regularly
  • Interact with Firm’s institutional sales force and investor clients
  • Respond to client and internal inquiries regarding research findings and directives
Basic Qualifications
  • Exceptional academic pedigree, including a higher degree in a life science field (MD or PhD)
  • 2 years of experience in investment research, financial modelling and analysis
  • Working knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, manage tight timelines and handle long and demanding days, and be a team player across groups
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to search, understand and interpret scientific and medical publications and presentations
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience at a bio-pharmaceutical company is preferred
  • Experience in immunology is a plus
  • Demonstrated interest or previous experience in the biotech sector
  • Exceptional analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong team orientation