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Analyst - Healthcare Biotech Life Sciences

Tekla Capital

Boston, MA

Posted October 29

Job Description

Analyst - Healthcare Biotech Life Sciences  

Tekla Capital Management

Tekla Capital Management LLC is a registered investment adviser based in Boston, Massachusetts and is the investment adviser for four closed-end funds, Tekla Healthcare Investors (NYSE: HQH), Tekla Life Sciences Investors (NYSE: HQL), Tekla Healthcare Opportunities Fund (NYSE: THQ), and Tekla World Healthcare Fund (NYSE: THW). The Funds predominately invest in the securities of public and private healthcare companies. Tekla is a leading Healthcare Investor with approximately $3.7 billion assets under management of September 30, 2021.



Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and Portfolio Manager, our client seeks an experienced equity research analyst covering the Healthcare sector with a particular focus on Biotech and Pharma to become an integral member of the investment team. The Healthcare Analyst will have a high-level of responsibility and be empowered to make a meaningful impact on the funds’ performance.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyze business trends, end markets, competitive positioning, and product cycles of company business models to assess the quality and durability of earnings growth
  • Perform due diligence of both existing and potential investments by weighing factors such as competitive advantage, clinical trial outcomes, financial risk, macro risk, and quality of management
  • Display equal comfort in analyzing industry, company, and financial drivers
  • Partner with the Portfolio Manager to develop alpha-generating investment ideas and contribute broadly to the portfolio management process
  • Collaborate with the investment team on investment ideas and thesis as well as on buy and sell recommendations



The ideal candidate will possess work experience that applies to equity research including prior equity research with a buy-side institutional investor or mutual fund, or a corporate role in a relevant life sciences industry. Strong analytical skills including attention to detail, and understanding relevant financial, mathematical and accounting techniques. Proficiency in science and financial aspects of the biopharmaceutical sector is required as are strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to express ideas effectively. Also, the candidate will have:

  • Medical/clinical/pharmacological training or the appropriate experience in the pharma/medical/healthcare industry
  • Deep understanding of the capital markets, how the markets trade, and valuation methodology
  • Strong academic credentials in life sciences or a medical degree preferably combined with an MBA or CFA  
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret scientific/academic papers and literature
  • Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities including financial modeling, industry and product analysis and report writing
  • Superior intellectual curiosity and independence of thought
  • Self-motivated, proactive, driven, and enthusiastic team player
  • A well-organized, rigorous, and systematic research approach to support and defend investment ideas
  • Highest standard of integrity and compliance



Tekla Capital Management offers a competitive salary, annual performance bonus, and a benefits package appropriate for this position.

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