Life Science Ventures Associate, Sunstone / 1652
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Sunstone is a leading European Life Science Venture Capital fund. Sunstone Life Science Ventures invests in start-up companies developing novel therapeutics. With more than 3 billion DKK under management and investments in more than 20 companies, Sunstone is one of the largest Nordic venture funds, and completed several successful trade sales as well as listings of companies on European and US stock exchanges.
The Life Science Team consists of four Partners, one Director and one Management Assistant. It has a small, flat, and open organizational culture with profiles that match and complement the investment opportunities that Sunstone is looking for.
Life Science Ventures Associate
Positive, analytical and well structured
• Autonomous, self-managing Project Leader to manage inflow of investment opportunities
• Must chair internal deal flow meetings and provide first assessment of match with investment criteria
In this challenging position, you will have the opportunity to take part in activities which potentially can change or save the life of patients. You will participate in investments in one of the most exciting and profitable industries. You will continue to learn about human biology and talk to leading medical experts and doctors from all over the world.
You will meet and work with highly talented and courageous entrepreneurs who manage to fund and develop new companies. Your week will consist of many different tasks and you will be involved in analyzing and forming opinions about the newest therapies, modalities and intrepetration of pathologies. You work with and support the investment team to analyze and present the investment opportunities, helping to ensure a process that leads to optimal investments.
Some of your key responsibilities will be:
• To manage 400-500 annual invest opportunities and with an internal database tool provide day to day overview and process status
• To chair deal flow meetings to assess match with strategy and investment criteria
• To provide support as the investment progresses from early assessment to more in-depth due diligence
• To be main contact point for KOLs and consultants throughout the due diligence process
• From time to time to make in-depth analyses and reports on topics relevant to the industry
• To set up meetings with potential portfolio companies and act as a representative of the Life Science team
You play an active role in setting up meetings and must enjoy traveling 15 -20 days a year to source new investment opportunities and meet with different partners in the investment environment.
If you are a positive, well-structured person, who wants to develop as part of a leading European Venture team, where working hours are flexible and most days you will have a good laugh; this could be your next assignment.
The ideal candidate must hold a suitable scientific background as a PhD in Human Biology, Biology, Biochemistry or similar. You are highly skilled and proficient in Excel and PowerPoint and preferably with experience of databases and databases search.
As a person, you are analytical, technically curious, as well as structured. You are a motivated, autonomous, self-managing Project Leader who likes to run several parallel activities. You have a flexible working style and you are a distinct team player with excellent communication skills on all levels. In this position, you will be part of a visionary team and you will need to use all your professional project management and communication skills across the entire stakeholder span. In other words, you have a desire to support and enrich Sunstone’s culture. You are of course fluent in written and spoken English. If you want to learn more about your potential new colleagues, you can find the team at www.sunstone.eu.
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