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The Dementia Discovery Fund

Boston, MA

Posted March 3

Job Description



The Dementia Discovery Fund is looking for an ambitious and highly motivated Analyst with both a business experience and a scientific background to join the investment team in Boston. This role provides a unique opportunity to become part of a life sciences venture capital fund and has the long-term potential for advancement within the fund.


FUND: The Dementia Discovery Fund (https://theddfund.com)

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) is a £250 million venture capital fund investing in early-stage companies discovering and developing novel, disease-modifying therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases causing dementia.



SV Health Investors, formerly SV Life Sciences, is a leading healthcare and life sciences venture capital and growth equity firm with a 25-year track record with offices in Boston and London. SV Health Managers LLP is the investment manager of the DDF and is the employing entity for this role.


Since the fund’s initial closing in 2015, the DDF has built a portfolio of 17 investments in drug discovery companies and projects, predominantly located in the US and UK, with diverse mechanistic hypothesis, therapeutic areas, and business models. The limited partners include a unique collaboration of leading global pharmaceutical companies, charitable organizations and government agencies.




The Analyst will assist with venture operations and investment analysis including the evaluation of potential investment and company creation opportunities, the commercial due diligence on investment targets, investment modeling and deal execution, and project management. The successful candidate will work closely with the senior investment team and support it on all aspects of deal flow management, the investment process, and portfolio management. She/he will also engage in non-deal specific analytical projects to evaluate.


The Analyst will be expected to be able to operate in an entrepreneurial environment and exhibit independence and leadership capabilities. The position requires strong communication skills and the successful candidate will frequently interact with our external stakeholders in the life sciences and venture capital industry, as well as the fund’s investors. The position will be based in Boston and will require occasional travel.


RESPONSIBILITIES: (to be adjusted for experience)

Venture Operations:

Investment Analysis



Successful candidates must have legal work status in the United States.








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Nothing in this job posting should be construed as an offer or guarantee of employment.


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