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Associate / Sr. Associate


Pivotal Life Sciences || Nan Fung Life Sciences

San Francisco, CA

Posted February 16

Job Description


Background: The Pivotal Life Sciences healthcare investment platform was formed in 2017. It currently has approximately $2B AUM. The platform invests across all sectors of healthcare – therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, research tools, and services businesses. The team has extensive experience in life sciences venture capital, growth capital, and private equity investing as well as portfolio company support and building. We are recruiting an Associate or Senior Associate to work out of our San Francisco-based office to support the team in diligence on new investment cases, management of the portfolio, and growing the investment platform.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Associate / Sr. Associate

Location: San Francisco, CA

 

The Associate / Sr. Associate position is an opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and varied position investing across multiple sectors of life sciences. As part of a small team, the Associate / Sr. Associate should be a motivated self-starter seeking to gain broad exposure to all areas of investing, from due diligence to investment execution and portfolio management. The role will require flexibility and a willingness to dive in and dig deep as needed. The Candidate should be a positive, high-energy individual with a strong enthusiasm to learn various sectors of life sciences and capable of interacting with senior management teams.

 

Responsibilities

The Associate / Sr. Associate will be part of our team responsible for originating, evaluating, and managing Pivotal Life Sciences’ direct investments in platform and growth-stage companies. The Associate / Sr. Associate is expected to perform market research to help identify new investment trends and opportunities across the life sciences sector. The Associate / Sr. Associate will conduct due diligence by evaluating the scientific/technical, clinical, regulatory, and commercial aspects of target companies, interviewing industry experts and performing valuation and financial analyses via modeling. Alongside the fund’s Partners, the Associate / Sr. Associate will formulate investment hypotheses and summarize due diligence on prospective investments in internal memorandum and case decks. The Associate / Sr. Associate may also support portfolio companies.

 

Requirements

-        MD or PhD degree required, MBA a plus

-        3-6 years’ of relevant work experience from business development in a life sciences company, high end healthcare strategy consulting firm, and/or healthcare investment banking/equity research;

-        Experience with financial modeling (e.g., capitalization tables, budgeting, forecasting, market benchmarking and returns)

-        Strong written and verbal communication skills

-        Outstanding investigative skills, detail-oriented, proactive, self-motivated

-        Intellectually curious with a strong work ethic and ability to deliver results independently, with strong interpersonal skills to also thrive in a team environment



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