Research Analyst, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
Full Time, New York, NY
Position Summary & Key Responsibilities:
IAVI’s Innovation Fund, is a grant-giving mechanism targeted primarily at
small- and medium-sized biotech companies. The Fund was created to attract fresh ideas from beyond the mainstream HIV field in an effort to accelerate the development of a preventive AIDS vaccine. The scope of the Fund extends beyond the current state-of-the-art in AIDS vaccine research into other areas of virology and immunology, as well as disciplines as diverse as cancer therapeutics, proteomics and systems biology.
The Research Analyst position will allow the candidate to gain the skills and experience of a Venture Capital setting, including competitive research and diligence process. The Research Analyst for the Innovation Fund will be responsible for establishing and maintaining competitive intelligence for IAVI’s global surveillance effort, as well as managing deal flow for the Innovation Fund.
– Competitive Intelligence
– Develop a comprehensive data base of organizations in the HIV / Immunology field, for use in Innovation Fund, New Alliances, Global Surveillance Effort
– Manage up-to-date state of the field research / competitive intelligence
– Develop competitive landscape analysis and reports on target areas of interest.
– Manage Deal Flow
– Compile diligence package and manage process flow for all deals going through Innovation Fund pipeline
– Run diligence searches on potential target organizations, including financials, business and competitive information.
Experience and Skills:
The candidate will require a knowledge of science (Minimum undergraduate degree in biochemistry, immunology, virology or related and preferred MSc or
greater) and business, as well as have strong research skills. Experience in healthcare, biotech or venture capital would be considered an additional benefit.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities require by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and abilities to adjust focus
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions IAVI is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from diversity candidates
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative is a nonprofit scientific and charitable organization founded in 1996 whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. IAVI’s work focuses on four areas: accelerating scientific progress; mobilizing public support through issue advocacy and education; encouraging industrial involvement in AIDS vaccine development; and working to assure global access to a vaccine. IAVI is a young, dynamic and mission-driven organization, and the work environment is fast-paced and intellectually stimulating, relying on the good cheer and high level of cooperation of its committed members