Vice President, Health Sciences Research (Boston, MA) Vice President, Health Sciences Research (Boston,  …

in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Sep 20
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 23 Sep 20
Vice President, Health Sciences Research (Boston, MA)

About this role

About our Business

BlackRock Active Equities offers two complementary approaches - fundamental and systematic. Each is distinct enough to offer a differentiated source of investment return that can easily partner with other portfolio components to best target individual risk/reward goals.

BlackRock's Fundamental Active Equity (FAE) business actively manages style-specific portfolios built on proprietary research with the goal of delivering consistent outperformance to our clients. We offer access to the opportunities, information and resources available to a global asset manager combined with the agility of autonomous investment teams.

We believe:
  • The best performance is delivered by tightly knit, focused and accountable teams.
  • Returns can be enhanced by the firm-wide sharing of market knowledge and perspectives.
  • Good investment decisions arise from integrating research with portfolio management.
  • A global presence results in a global perspective combined with targeted local expertise.
  • Quantitative portfolio analytics support risk-efficient portfolio construction.

Our teams make their own investment decisions - within a prescribed framework and aligned with the firm's rigorous risk management practices. Each team invests according to its unique philosophy, process and style and has a high level of discretion to allocate across regions, countries, industries and individual stocks.

Our Fundamental Strategies seek to identify and exploit market inefficiencies in the pursuit of alpha, across Global, Regional, US and Sector strategies.

About this Role

The BlackRock Health Sciences team is looking for a Vice President to join our team in Boston, to focus on pharmaceutical/biotech research across public and late-stage private investments. You would be joining an established team running one of the fastest growing and best performing strategies at BlackRock. You would be responsible for performing analysis and contributing ideas to a global portfolio totalling over $22bn in assets.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following:
  • 6-8 years of post-grad experience, ideally to include 2+ years in fundamental equity research and investing;
  • Thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical and/or biotech markets;
  • Original and independent thought with strong financial and pipeline analysis skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work more broadly within an organization where information-sharing is critical.

Additionally, we look for strong educational qualifications in a scientific discipline (ideally an MD or PhD in medical sciences), to enable effective due diligence/technical evaluation.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

About BlackRock

BlackRock's purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June 30, 2020, the firm managed approximately $7.32 trillion in assets on behalf of investors worldwide.

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BlackRock is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law.

BlackRock will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance law.
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