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Life Science Tools & Diagnostics Analyst

Pura Vida Investments, LLC

New York, NY

Posted April 25

Job Description

Role Description

Evaluate stocks, private companies and technologies in the life science tools and diagnostics subsector, while integrating technological, clinical, financial, and competitive landscapes.

Areas of interest include sequencing technologies, liquid biopsy, spatial biology, cancer biology, statistics, and artificial intelligence.

Key Responsibilities

Work with the investment team on existing investments and generating new ideas.  Launch independent research across the subsector while engaging CEOs, sell-side analysts, and key opinion leaders. Understand industry trends as well as competitive dynamics and incorporate analyses to determine appropriate valuation for companies.

Ideal Qualifications & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biology, Cell Biology, Genomics, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Computational Biology, Neurobiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Cancer Biology, or similar field. Insights into genomics, molecular diagnostics, molecular biology or sequencing, with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely about the underlying science.  Equity research background, consulting experience, or knowledge of accounting, finance, and valuation methods is a plus.  

About Pura Vida

Founded in 2012, Pura Vida is a healthcare-focused investment manager. The flagship fund is a market-neutral hedge fund that invests across the healthcare sector, including medical technology and devices, tools and diagnostics, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services. The firm also has a late-stage privates fund that aims to take advantage of earlier opportunities across the healthcare sector with an emphasis on the tools and diagnostics space.

Pura Vida provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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