Research Associate

Cowen Healthcare Investments is seeking a research associate to work in the New York office on its investment team focused on both private and public portfolios.

The successful candidate will support the investment team in: monitoring and analyzing a portfolio of private and public biotechnology companies; conducting company-specific investment research across a range of healthcare subsectors, with a focus on biopharmaceuticals; interviewing physicians and industry consultants; maintaining research databases; and supporting general investment activity.


The following are the minimum requirements for the position:

  • Exceptional academic record, including a preference for a higher degree in a life science-related field (MD or PhD) and prior experience in relevant areas of the biopharma industry
  • Prior work experience on the sell-side or buy-side during which the candidate covered biotechnology companies
  • Outstanding analytical skills. Ability to do deep primary research, analyze and draw conclusions from information
  • Has a desire to become deeply involved in the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to work well on a small team, self-motivated, and a willingness to work hard