Venture Associate/Senior Associate

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Bethesda, MD
Biotech, Science
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Employment Type:
Full time

Job Description:

Job description:

Northpond Ventures is a science-driven venture capital ?rm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, right next to the Bethesda metro stop (DC area). Our mission is to build a better tomorrow.

Our investments are focused on life sciences, technology, and affliated industries. We have $500 million committed capital and typically lead ?nancings and take board seats.

A small team (by design), we are looking for A/A+ players who want to make a strong contribution to scienti?c innovation and humanity. We are at the intersection of science, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Some of our team attributes include: excellence, teamwork, partnership, positivity/optimism, courage, and humility.

In addition to a belief in our above mission and team attributes, a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Bioengineering from a leading academic program is a requirement for applicants. All applicants must also reside in the DC area or be willing to relocate.

Job Description:
Northpond Ventures is seeking a motivated and dynamic Venture Associate/Senior Associate to join our team. Ideal candidate has a strong science background with relevant commercial experience in corporate, startup, or venture environments. Key aspects of the role include:
• Origination: Includes attending key industry conferences and events to originate deals
• Sourcing: Source specific deals and interface with management/other key ecosystem players
• Diligence: Conduct technical scientific diligence on investment opportunities in diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics areas
• Support: Business building and company support including quarterly board meetings
This role is located in Bethesda, MD (DC area), with travel 25-50% of time.

Education, training, experience:

Ideal Candidate:

• PhD from leading program in biochemistry, molecular biology or bioengineering
• 2-5 years relevant work experience
• Scientific expertise for leading edge diligence in areas of diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics
• Team-oriented and ecosystem oriented
• Ability to execute and close individual deals in a manner consistent with Northpond's deal approach
• Long-term oriented with a strong passion and pursuit of our mission
• A passion for business/business building/investing, with natural business instincts and judgment
• Exceptional communication and presentation skills
• Solid organizational skills with the ability to both prioritize and handle multiple priorities at once
• High degree of initiative, self-discipline, and motivation and the ability to work collaboratively and e?ectively as part of a team
• Possesses a positive, can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit, and agility to meet the growing needs of our startup VC

If you wish to apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume. Please place the job title in the subject line of your email. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Please don't forget to mention Bio Careers when applying.

Company Info
Northpond Ventures