Equity Research Associate – Biotechnology

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Job Title: Equity Research Associate – Biotechnology
Reports to: Sr. Equity Research Analyst
Department: Equity Research
Location: New York

This individual will work directly with the senior research analyst to maintain coverage of existing and newly covered biopharmaceutical company stocks; in this capacity they will also work closely with institutional salespeople to respond to client inquiries and requests and will develop direct relationships with institutional investor clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Collect and analyze data related to therapeutics and various diseases, including scientific papers, clinical data, and prescription trends
• Draft market research surveys and analyze results
• Incorporate research findings into tabular and graphical exhibits and prepare written documents describing methodology, results and implications
• Interview company executives or medical/industry consultants to develop and maintain expert insights into emerging trends, threats and opportunities in biopharmaceutical markets
• Build, update and maintain market, industry and company financial models
• Formulate investment recommendations based on fundamental analysis, valuation and risk assessment of individual companies
• Develop, draft, edit and complete research reports and notes about markets, products, companies and stocks for distribution to the sales force and institutional clients
• Monitor and respond to market, medical and scientific news
• Attend selected medical, scientific and industry conferences and prepare notes summarizing presentations and content of relevance
• Respond professionally and promptly to inquiries from internal and external clients, particularly when senior analyst is unavailable

Experience and Qualifications Required:
• Familiarity and knowledge of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries including clinical development, regulatory affairs, business development and commercialization
• Experience at a consulting firm is a plus
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to search, understand and interpret scientific and medical publications
• Strong quantitative, financial modeling, forecasting and Excel skills
• General understanding of statistical analysis techniques
• High attention to detail and ability to work independently, multi-task and manage tight timelines
• Some consulting, transaction, finance or industry commercial or business development experience preferred
• Qualified candidates will possess either an MBA with significant industry experience or an advanced life sciences degree, preferably PhD or MD, with post graduate industry, consulting or finance experience; partial or complete CFA qualification beneficial

 

Contact: John Mazzei

jmazzei@randthompson.com