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Associate, Investment Analysis

Avoro Capital Advisors

New York, NY

Posted May 2

Job Description

Associate, Investment Analysis (MD or MD/Ph.D.)

Avoro Capital is a leading global investment firm focused primarily on funding and investing in life sciences, biotechnology and specialty therapeutics. Avoro’s expertise spans both public and private markets, with a mission to support the advancement of science and innovation through investments ranging from pre-clinical to mature commercial stage, novel therapies. Avoro specializes in investments in opportunities across the spectrum of therapeutic areas, technologies, and stages of development driven by the foundational belief that a deep understanding of the fundamental science, and/or hands-on experience with medicine are essential tools for making investment decisions in the sector.

Headquartered in New York, over the last decade, Avoro Capital has emerged into one of the largest global life sciences investment firm in the country. With a keen eye for scientific advancements that have the potential to address unmet medical needs, Avoro Capital’s goal is to identify unique or mispriced investment opportunities. They also provide companies with financial and intellectual support over the investment’s lifecycle while being proactive and vigilant about managing risk.


Avoro is looking for a Physician with an MD or MD/Ph.D. to join Avoro as an Associate on our Investment Analysis Team. The individual in this role will work as a member of one of the Investment Analysis groups that focus on a therapeutic area or market segment of current and potential public company biotech/healthcare investments. Working under a Director, who is a seasoned healthcare investing expert, Associates support the process of evaluating publicly traded securities, conducting independent research and analysis, and assisting in the execution of investment strategies.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Support new investment diligence and existing investment maintenance.
  • Conduct fundamental research on individual companies and their therapeutics (commercial and pipeline products).
  • Analyze public companies through literature searches, filings, and diligence.
  • Create presentations and financial models for investment thesis support.
  • Analyze news, events, and catalysts (e.g. scientific and clinical trial data).
  • Interface with the external community through attending academic and investor forums and
  • participating in management meetings.

The Associate is a demanding but rewarding position and is a key member of the Avoro’s investment team. This role requires a curiosity and passion for the biotech/pharmaceutical industry and drug development and commercialization. To be successful in this role, an individual must have a combination of scientific/medical knowledge, analytical abilities, critical and creative thinking, and interpersonal skills. The position will offer extensive exposure to the process of making and following investments, making it an ideal role for individuals early in their investment career.

Ideally, the candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • 0-2 years of experience in Private company healthcare investing or other relevant healthcare industry experience with a focus on therapeutics such as consulting or Pharmaceutical/Biotech business development.
  • Medical Degree in medicine with or without Ph.D. (MD or MD/PhD).
  • Deep understanding of fundamental drug development research, preclinical data and/or translational medicine.
  • A basic understanding for the drug development / research process.
  • Strong analytical and modeling skills with the ability to do deep primary research, analyze and draw conclusions from information.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Organized, detail-oriented personality with the ability to multi-task in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Highly efficient, strong problem-solving ability.
  • Strong work ethic, tenacity, and adherence to the highest standards of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and multitask within the context of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.

The candidate would need to be able to work from the Company office in New York City.  Periodic travel required.

No phone calls please, the applicant will be contacted within two weeks if Avoro would like to interview a candidate.

In accordance with Section 8-107(32) as set forth in the New York City Human Rights Law, the minimum and maximum base annual salary for this role is as follows:

Base Salary: $125,00 – $130,000

Actual base salaries may vary based on factors including but not limited to education, training, experience, past performance, and other job-related factors. Base salary is just one component of total compensation at Avoro, which may include, depending on eligibility and other job-related factors, year-end incentive compensation. In addition, Avoro provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision), life and disability insurance, paid holidays, sick and vacation time off.

Avoro does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other basis that is prohibited by applicable law.  Avoro is committed to ensuring that employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants, based solely on job-related criteria.

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