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Research Associate – Medical Technology, Asset Selection

RTW Investments

New York, NY

Posted April 24

Job Description

RTW Investments

RTW Investments, LP (“RTW”) is a global, full life-cycle investment and innovation firm dedicated to solving the most challenging, unmet patient needs. We are focused on company building and identifying transformational and disruptive innovations across the biopharmaceutical and medical technologies sectors. Our investment philosophy combines a deep understanding of disease, biology, medicine, and technology with a comprehensive view of commercial opportunities and challenges. Our talented team brings hands-on expertise in targeted areas of innovation, dedicated to the diligent exploration and support of emerging breakthroughs in both industry and academia.

Our mission is simple: we power breakthrough therapies that transform the lives of millions.


Role Overview

The associate will work with the Medical Technology Analyst and Managing Director to support the diligence process for new and existing investments in all MedTech sub-sectors including medical devices, life science tools, diagnostics, services and digital health.  In addition to evaluating individual companies, the associate will maintain a perspective on industry trends and outlook.

This position is full-time and reports to the Managing Director, Research Analyst.

Key Responsibilities

  • Surveys, quantitative analysis, and financial modeling to support the asset valuation and diligence process
  • Interviews with KOLs, clinicians, and researchers to assess the value of competing companies and products
  • Attendance at industry conferences to identify emerging technologies as well as key trends / product features and user perspectives on existing products
  • Meetings with senior management teams from portfolio companies as well as new company introductions

Qualifications and Skills

  • 2+ years of experience focused on any sector of healthcare, in a sell-side or buy-side role
  • Medtech experience, specifically on life sciences tools and diagnostics who can scale and expand breadth to device/aesthetics
  • Strong financial modeling experience
  • Relevant academic or industry experience in the life sciences is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated tenacity in conducting detailed research and presenting findings
  • New York based with willingness to travel (15%)

The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time.

Compensation & Benefits

  • In accordance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Law, the base salary range for this role is $140,000 to $150,000. Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Healthcare concierge service
  • FSA and HSA savings plans
  • 401(k) plan and company match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Corporate fitness and wellbeing benefit (Gympass)
  • Pretax commuter benefits

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