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Research Assistant

RA Capital Management

Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Science
  • Post Date: 06/07/2024
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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

Research Assistants at RA Capital support the company’s scientific research efforts by collecting, streamlining, and organizing detailed scientific data. Research Assistants will also use their knowledge of both internal and external third-party databases to identify inefficiencies and find solutions to continually optimize our processes. Collection, curation, and management of large data sets are the primary responsibilities for this position. This role will report to the Research Manager or Research Operations Manager.
Skills and Responsibilities
  • Ability to learn how to use myriad databases, including internal proprietary databases, third-party subscription databases, and public databases to extract key data and supporting information
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and respond well to guidance and feedback
  • Basic understanding of science and technology and the ability to rapidly research, understand, and clearly and concisely articulate complex information
  • Adaptability and willingness to seize opportunities to apply existing skill sets in novel ways
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in a project-focused, results-driven environment
  • Conviction of belief while maintaining an open-minded nature and humility toward learning
  • Intellectual curiosity and desire to find innovative approaches to solutions
  • Flexibility and ability to manage ambiguity and complex problem solving across multiple projects with varying timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and teamwork skills
  • Problem-solving mentality and ability to improve upon and optimize processes
  • BA/BS required; MS degree in biological sciences or technical field preferred
  • Experience identifying and compiling relevant data required
  • Experience with basic analysis in Excel (formulas, macros, etc.) required
  • Programming languages (Python, SQL etc.) preferred