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Equity Research Associate - Biotechnology

at Leerink Partners LLC - New York City, New York 41 Days Open

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 Leerink 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
  •          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 


About Leerink Partners
Leerink Partners LLC is a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare. Our knowledge, experience and focus enable us to help our clients define and achieve their strategic, capital markets and investment objectives. We partner with companies that develop and commercialize innovative products and services that are defining the future of healthcare.  Leerink Partners LLC is a member of FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit: www.leerink.com.

Posted 12/13/2016

  • Full Time position
  • Compensation will be Market Rate

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