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Associate/Senior Associate

Atlas Venture

Cambridge, MA

Posted September 5

Job Description

Atlas Venture is a leading biotech venture capital firm. With the goal of doing well by doing good, we have been building breakthrough biotech startups since 1993. We work side by side with exceptional scientists and entrepreneurs to create new startups focused on cutting-edge innovation, sourced from leading global institutions and our team’s entrepreneurial networks. From product engine platforms to asset-centric entities, our seed-led venture creation strategy rigorously selects and focuses investment on the most compelling opportunities to build scalable businesses and realize value through translating high impact science into medicines for patients.  We closed our $400 million Fund XII in June of 2020 to launch and build the next generation of great biotech companies. Since 2017, we have raised $1 billion across three funds to advance new medicines for patients.  For more information, please visit www.atlasventure.com.


We are looking for talented individuals to join the team as an Associate/Senior Associate.  The position would be based in our offices in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. 


The role:


The Associate/Senior Associate will be a key member of the Investment Team at Atlas. The investment team is a small group managing a portfolio of over 50 active investments, the majority of which Atlas played an active role in company creation/building. As such, every member of the investment team plays a key role in all aspects of sourcing, diligence, company construction, operations, recruiting, and Atlas operations together with other members of the investment team and the broader Atlas ecosystem of entrepreneurs and portfolio company management teams. 


Core Responsibilities:


Identification of investable opportunities


Incisive diligence of internally generated or externally sourced opportunities


Co-leading company formation and/or initial investments with Atlas partners and EIRs


Supporting seed company operations


Adding value to broader set of portfolio companies as board observer and as trusted counsellor for leadership teams and Atlas partners


Supporting Atlas internal operations



As a key member of the Investment Team, this role will require a highly resourceful and motivated individual with a strong scientific background, gravitas, business orientation and experience and proven analytical skills. 


Ideal candidates should:

Atlas Venture is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.



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