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Investment Associate

Job Title: Investment Associate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
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Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy
Contact Email: gerry@rftgroup.ie
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Investment Associate    life science venture capital  

Our client is a long established highly successful venture capital company currently looking to strengthen their life science team in Dublin. They wish to hire a highly motivated life science professional as an Investment Associate. The position requires the ability to identify and evaluate early stage life science investment opportunities from Third level Research Institutions in Ireland, covering medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutics. They are looking for a candidate with superb medical understanding and strong dedication to innovation in the life science space. You are self-motivated and a good team player. The successful candidate will report to an Investment Director.

Job Spec :

  • Supporting the General Partners and Investment Directors on elements of the due diligence process and in tasks arising from portfolio management
  • Managing the life science deal flow
  • Identifying and sourcing opportunities
  • Actively selecting interesting life science investment opportunities at conferences, technology fairs and networking events
  • Evaluating business ideas and analysing all aspects of potential new investments, including assessing the value products or services, market competition analysis, financials and team etc. in close cooperation with the General Partners
  • Writing investment memorandums
  • Working closely with third level Technology Transfer Offices to generate deal flow
  • Developing a network of early stage investors and intermediaries, like corporate finance advisors, to source and pro-actively identify potential investments
  • Keeping abreast of emerging business, technology M&A and funding trends in the technology sector and preparing research reports on same.

Person Spec :

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in early stage life science investing
  • Strong medical and scientific understanding
  • Passionate about innovation in life sciences and how to change medical practice
  • Ideally MD/PhD qualification
  • Understanding not only of technologies but also of the markets that they move in
  • Ability to do a competitive analysis and drill down to the key competitive points superb numeric and financial modelling skills
  • Structured thinker, capable to quickly analyse and summarize key points
  • Strong networker who is able to identify the right investment opportunities
  • Hunger to learn, high degree of self-motivation, tenacity to succeed
  • Passionate about networking with entrepreneurs, corporates, experts etc.
  • Maintaining and working on the company’s reputation in the market
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

CV to Gerry@rftgroup.ie     01 2302400