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Associate / Senior Associate 


Shanghai / San Diego


Description


We are looking for an Investment Associate or Senior Associate at our global venture capital firm.  The candidate should be a scientist or physician with an interest in applied business concepts, who will work with a dynamic team where creativity, passion, and learning are core values in the development of new medicines and other solutions in the life sciences space. The candidate will be energetic, focused, and highly detail oriented. Communication and analytical skills and ability to explain sophisticated concepts in simple terms are essential. The ideal candidate will be able to use scientific and entrepreneurial skills to solve problems and improve results.

The position will be primarily responsible for supporting the LYZZ Investment team in the overall management of the investment platform and portfolio companies, including monitoring existing investments and supporting the Investment team in executing new investment opportunities. The position involves working with research projects, business plans, financial analysis, and due diligence reports.


Job Responsibilities

As a member of the LYZZ team, this position, utilizing your scientific and analytical experience, you will actively participate in the following responsibilities:

  • Primarily, under the direction of the investment staff, provide analysis of potential investments through written  and oral recommendations, including all aspects of the technology and business;
  • In a supportive role, work closely with investment staff in multiple capacities to drive efforts that:       
  • Evaluate prospects for follow-on funding from LYZZ            
  • Source potential investments from institutions, conferences, entrepreneurs and syndication partners  
  • Assist existing portfolio companies and entrepreneurs
  • Continue to improve LYZZ processes and approaches through new ideas and ongoing problem solving;
  • Participate in a team aimed at building a global leader in life science investing and commercialization.

Qualifications/Experience & Skills

  • Must have an advanced scientific or medical degree (MD / PhD in the biological or chemical sciences) from a top  university;
  • Must have related work experience beyond academic training;
  • Must have passion, integrity and work ethic, and the ability to develop and grow with the firm; 
  • Must have strong scientific and clinical acumen, and show technical proficiency, scientific creativity, analytical  skills, and problem-solving ability;
  • Must be able to quickly assimilate and immerse oneself into a variety of scientific and therapeutic sectors;
  • Must be organized with attention to detail, have strong verbal and written communications skills, and be a self-starter and able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain relationships internally and externally;
  • 2+ years non-academic prior work experience - in search & evaluation, consulting, venture capital, investment banking, or at a biotech / pharma company; substantial exposure to therapeutics and/or medical device technologies preferred;
  • Must have demonstrated track record of independent analytical thinking and successful multi-tasking; 
  • Must be competent with various Microsoft programs, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Please send a detailed letter of interest and resume to HR@lyzzcap.com with “Open Position” in the subject line.  Confidential inquiries can be submitted to the same email address.  Positions available in both our Shanghai and San Diego offices.