Biotech Analyst - Equity Research
Who We Are
Wasatch Global Investors is a 100% employee-owned firm exclusively focused on active investment management. We use a collaborative, bottom-up fundamental approach to identify exceptional companies we believe are high-quality and have the potential to grow earnings for long periods of time. Following our early success investing in domestic small cap stocks, Wasatch has evolved thoughtfully and organically over four decades. Today, with nearly $40 billion in assets under management, and 18 strategies spanning the United States, international, and emerging markets, Wasatch provides comprehensive research of small, micro, and mid cap companies across the globe. Our investment team of 33 investment professionals includes 17 portfolio managers with an average of 22 years of research experience and 15 years at Wasatch.
Wasatch’s investment process is anchored in our core culture principles: long-term perspective, learning organization, teamwork, ownership, integrity, and gratitude. These principles drive how we conduct our research, analyze and manage investments, work with our portfolio companies, and ultimately, serve our clients. Wasatch strongly believes in a team approach to investment management. All investment decisions are conducted in a highly collaborative team environment, with all team members contributing equally to all aspects of the process. We believe this “multiple eyes” approach allows us to find and invest in high-quality, long-duration growth companies that will deliver superior risk-adjusted returns over the course of many years.
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The Biotechnology Analyst Role
The biotechnology analyst will work primarily on our US portfolios and will research new companies and track current holdings with a strong focus on understanding the science behind companies and how that translates into a realizable pipeline of products and strong investment returns. The analyst’s responsibilities will include: 1) tracking company announcements and news and determining the possible impact on our fundamental view on the company and its stock; 2) researching the scientific foundation of potential portfolio companies and their competitors; 3) interviewing company management teams, industry executives and scientific officers; 4) writing conclusions and recommendations after each meeting; 5) developing relevant operating and financial metrics of current portfolio holdings; and 6) running investment screens to source new stock ideas discussing.
Preferred Qualifications and Attributes
· PhD or MD from an accredited college or university
· 2+ years of post-graduate lab experience
· Previous experience assessing the potential market size for drugs, the probability of reaching key milestones and regulatory approvals
· Experience with small cap investing in a public buyside or sellside capacity or within private equity
· Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills: ability to gather information and data from multiple sources and form an independent opinion
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills: ability to clearly articulate what has been learned and how the team should proceed
· Commitment to excellence and ownership: demonstrated track record of producing high quality results across all types of work and tasks; continual cultivation of self-improvement and humility in professional and personal pursuits
This job description is intended only to describe the general nature of the position and does not constitute an all-inclusive list of duties, nor of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
Wasatch Global Investors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wasatch Global Investors will be based on merit, qualifications, abilities and other legitimate business factors. Wasatch Global Investors does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, ethnic background, age (40 and over), genetic information (including of a family member), military service, citizenship and/or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.