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Healthcare Associate

RA Capital Management

Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Life Science
  • Post Date: 07/01/2024
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  • Company Address: 200 Berkeley Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116

About RA Capital Management

RA Capital Management is a multi-stage investment manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies, and private planetary health companies.

Job Description

RA Capital Management is an investment advisor based in Boston specializing in the life sciences and biotech sector. We are dedicated to evidence-based investing in public and private healthcare and life science companies developing drugs, medical devices, diagnostics, services, and research tools. TechAtlas is a division of RA Capital that functions as an internal think tank, analyzing scientific and clinical data from academic literature and thousands of industry product development programs.
Accepting applications for 3Q24
TechAtlas Healthcare Associates collaborate with RA Capital’s Investment Team, evaluating companies and competitive landscapes to identify potential investment opportunities, as well as advising on program strategy for portfolio companies. Associates specialize in multiple therapeutic areas and capabilities, becoming experts in their fields to help guide investment decisions. We seek individuals who are intellectually curious, open-minded, and driven to advance healthcare innovation for patient benefit. 
We believe that diverse perspectives and an inclusive and welcoming culture to all are essential for achieving this goal. We value our working relationships that are founded on trust, collaboration, diligence, and integrity. We are also pleased to offer a competitive compensation package, including but not limited to employer-paid medical insurance, flexible PTO, and retirement benefits.
Relevant Skills:

  • Ability and desire to learn and assimilate information rapidly about new science and therapeutic areas
  • Ability to critically analyze preclinical/clinical data and draw conclusions about the strength and implications of the data
  • Ability to convey clear and concise ideas and thoughts through both written and oral communications, including written investment theses, pitch decks, and presentations
  • Ability to juggle multiple business requirements to meet high priority needs and deadlines, recognizing and communicating proactively when additional support is needed

  • Develop expertise in several therapeutic areas and/or technologies
  • Meet with biotech and life science companies to evaluate investment opportunities
  • Analyze and communicate the significance of preclinical and clinical data sets
  • Conduct due diligence with Investment Team members and inform investment decisions through your understanding of the current standard of care, unmet needs, and therapies in development in areas of coverage
  • Communicate analyses, conclusions, and recommendations in written and oral forms
  • Work with portfolio companies on strategy and pipeline prioritization, and other topics as needed
  • Interview and survey key opinion leaders and subject matter experts
  • Attend scientific and investor conferences
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of competitive landscapes in coverage areas
  • Create and update competitive landscapes in therapeutic coverage areas using RA Capital’s proprietary mapping system
  • Assess inbound investment opportunities and make initial recommendations to the team

  • In search of motivated PhD or MD candidates who are eager to apply their scientific expertise to novel and exciting challenges in biotech and healthcare investing
Have questions? Take a look at the FAQ for our Associate role.