Life Sciences Venture Analyst

  • Competitive
  • Bethesda, MD, USA Bethesda MD US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Northpond Ventures
  • 23 Jun 18 2018-06-23

Northpond Ventures is a science-driven venture capital firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, right next to the Bethesda metro stop (DC area). Our mission is to build a better tomorrow. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic Life Science Venture Analyst to join our team. Ideal candidate has a strong science background (B.S. in science or engineering), with relevant 2+ years commercial experience in corporate, startup, or venture environments Our investments are focused on life sciences, technology, and affiliated industries. We have $500 million committed capital and typically lead financings and take board seats.

A small team (by design), we are looking for A/A+ players who want to make a strong contribution to scientific innovation and humanity. We are at the intersection of science, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Some of our team attributes include: excellence, teamwork, partnership, positivity/optimism, courage, and humility.

In addition to a belief in our above mission and team attributes, a B.S. in Science or Engineering, such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Bioengineering from a leading academic program is a requirement for applicants. All applicants must also reside in the DC area or be willing to relocate.

Key aspects of the Life Sciences Venture Analyst role include:

  • Database sourcing and management within key verticals such as Diagnostics, Life Sciences, Therapeutic Areas; and monitoring of key companies we are following/competitors in each field
  • Strong financial modeling skills including Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, which will be used to monitor existing and target investments
  • Ability to conduct diligence calls with expert networks across the value chain and provide team with rigorous summary (requires strong note taking and writing synthesis abilities)
  • Join more senior Investment staff as needed to conduct diligence, site visits, board observer, etc.

The key aspects of our investment process include:

  • Origination: Includes attending key industry conferences and events to originate deals
  • Sourcing: Source specific deals and interface with management/other key ecosystem players
  • Integrated Scientific Diligence: Conduct technical scientific diligence on investment opportunities including diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics areas
  • Deal Execution: Ensure our key terms are met and solid deal execution
  • Support: Business building and company support including quarterly board meetings

This role is located in Bethesda, MD (DC area), with travel 25-50% of time.

Ideal Candidate: (You must meet first 2 criteria to be considered as an applicant)

  • B.S. in Science or Engineering, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or bioengineering from a leading academic program required for applicants.
  • 2+ years relevant work experience (e.g., leading management consulting firm, investment bank, other business experience)
  • Scientific understanding to help with leading edge diligence in areas of diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics
  • Team-oriented and ecosystem oriented
  • Long-term oriented with a strong passion and pursuit of our mission
  • A passion for business/business building/investing, with natural business instincts and judgment
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to both prioritize and handle multiple priorities at once
  • High degree of initiative, self-discipline, and motivation and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  • Possesses a positive, can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit, and agility to meet the growing needs of our startup VC

If you wish to apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to sharon@northpondventures.com. Please place the job title in the subject line of your email. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.