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EcoR1 Capital

San Francisco, CA

Posted March 20

Job Description

San Francisco-based Biotech Investment Fund Looking for a Figure-Outer (Analyst)


EcoR1 Capital, a San Francisco-based investment fund with a focus on public and venture investing in biotechnology therapeutics, is looking for a figure-outer to fill an Analyst role!


What is the meaning of figure-outer?

To figure out: 1. discover, determine. try to figure out a way to do it. 2. solve, fathom.

The world of biotech investing is complex – from market dynamics and political impact to clinical development hurdles and why commercial drugs spend most of their ad time on disclaimers (though the jingles are catchy). As therapeutic development becomes more specialized and success more idiosyncratic, our team must become increasingly creative to find the companies that are not only keeping up with the rapid rate of advancement, but who are ahead of the curve. This is where you come in…


The right candidate will:


Things you will be figuring out:


You are cordially invited to apply for the analyst position. Please submit a CV, cover letter, and answers to the following questions in a single package.


  1. What is the most interesting complicated topic or concept you have ever learned about? Explain it to us in a way that a 12-year-old will understand. (Please note that actual 12-year-olds will be evaluating the answer to this question).
  2. Tell us about a time you were clever in your last job. 
  3. Please find a PDF copy of the book Margin of Safety. Read it and tell us what you liked and didn’t like about the book.
  4. Finally, send us a Top 10 List of your favorite things about biotech and/or investing!


Location: San Francisco, CA


Base Salary Range: $150-$350k

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