Research Associate

Small / Mid-Cap Biotechnology Opportunity in Financial Services

Research Associate

Location(s):      277 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10172


We are looking for a Research Associate to join our Small/Mid-Cap Biotechnology team within Ladenburg Thalmann, a member of Advisor Group.  Working with a Senior Biotechnology Analyst you will have a high level of responsibility and be empowered to make an important contribution. The ideal candidate possesses a life science background and an interest in the development of successful companies.  We make a strong commitment to Associate development and give you opportunities to rapidly gain visibility and incremental responsibility.

We look for team players who seek a highly rigorous and collegial environment for their career development.  These are typically two to four-year positions with outstanding growth potential.  Historically, our associate positions have proven to be excellent platforms for successful professional careers in financial services industry.


  • Analyze clinical and preclinical data to assess the pros and cons of a developing asset, often in relation to competing medical discoveries
  • Acquire expertise in your sector working with a Senior Analyst who is a seasoned industry expert
  • Become proficient at developing in-depth analysis of your industry and companies
  • Demonstrate thoughtful leadership of and make significant contributions to our highly differentiated written product
  • Associates are responsible for writing and producing equity research reports, company initiations, and marketing presentations—often under very tight time constraints;
  • Develop relationships with institutional clients, sales, trading as well as interact with senior management of companies in your industry
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Education Requirements:

  • Advanced life sciences or medical degree required. Preferably combined with MBA or finance designations such as the CFA, ACA, or CPA.
  • Track records of outstanding academic performance, including honors and awards. Academic credentials typically include test scores and grades in the 90th percentile and above.

Basic Requirements:

  • Two to four years’ experience in the life sciences sector in a consulting, research or commercial capacity
  • Relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret scientific/academic papers and literature
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.

Preferred Requirements:

  • FINRA Series 7 or SIE designation preferred and encouraged.
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Unqualified Applications

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