Research Associate - Global Industry Research, Biotechnology

  • Competitive
  • Boston, MA, USA Boston MA US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wellington Management Company, LLP
  • 18 Sep 18 2018-09-18

Research Associate - Global Industry Research, Biotechnology


Wellington Management offers comprehensive investment management capabilities that span nearly all segments of the global capital markets. Our investment solutions, tailored to the unique return and risk objectives of institutional clients in more than 50 countries, draw on a robust body of proprietary research and a collaborative culture that encourages independent thought and healthy debate. As a private partnership, we believe our ownership structure fosters a long-term view that aligns our perspectives with those of our clients.


We are seeking to recruit a Research Associate (RA), who will be based in Boston as part of the Global Industry Research Health Care Team. The health care market encompasses over 1,000 companies with a combined equity market capitalization of close to US$5 trillion. The Team manages assets in excess of US$62 billion over a variety of long-only, long/short, and private equity client mandates. The focus of this assignment will be on researching companies, both private and public, within the biotechnology sub-industry, working closely with the senior biotechnology Global Industry Research Analyst on the Team.


Responsibilities for this position will include the following:

  • Performing continuous due diligence on biotechnology companies spanning the breadth of the sector;
  • Staying abreast of relevant medical and scientific literature;
  • Working to identify emerging research trends and novel and investable medical or scientific developments;
  • Attending company meetings, investment industry conferences, and biomedical conferences;
  • Completing complex analytical projects under tight time constraints;
  • Building and maintaining company financial models on prospective investments;
  • Maintaining the integrity of industry and comparative valuation models; and
  • Making investment recommendations to the Health Care Team.


We are looking for a self-directed, hard-working team player who loves both biomedical science and the investment management industry. This position is appropriate for an individual with an excellent scientific background, strong analytical capabilities, good financial modeling skills, and an eagerness to apply their expertise in support of Wellington's biotechnology investing.

Specific qualifications for the position are the following:
  • Superior academic credentials and track record: an undergraduate degree; a MD or PhD in a biomedical discipline is strongly preferred; and a MBA is desirable;
  • 2+ years of previous investment experience within the biotechnology industry; strong applicants with other relevant experience (e.g., strategy or business development in biopharmaceuticals) will also be considered;
  • Sound judgment, strong work ethic and highest personal and professional integrity;
  • Demonstrated analytical ability;
  • Excellent financial modeling and accounting skills;
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions in the face of uncertainty;
  • Ability to organize, manage, and prioritize time well;
  • Strict attention to detail;
  • A passion for investing; and
  • Effective communications skills, both written and verbal.

Research Associate - Global Industry Research, Biotechnology

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