Senior VC Associate @ Temasek in San Francisco, CA


Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore and supported by 12 international offices. Temasek’s S$403 billion portfolio[1] covers a broad spectrum of industries, including financial services; telecommunications, media, and technology; transportation and industrials; life sciences / healthcare; as well as consumer and real estate – with a particular focus on innovation and cutting-edge technologies that have the ability to positively change the world.

As an institution, we have a stake in the well-being of our communities and recognize that environmental, social and governance factors can impact them as well as the long-term sustainability of companies.  Additional information about Temasek can be found at

Job Description

Temasek’s US healthcare team is looking for an associate/senior associate to support its investment activities in biopharma, medical devices, tools & diagnostics, and healthcare services (we do not expect candidates to be initially fluent in all of these areas).

The role will involve:

  • Conduct fundamental research in key trends and emerging areas to form differentiated views for investment opportunities and for management of existing portfolio
  • Identifying and assessing investment opportunities across different company stages
  • Supporting business, financial, legal, and other due diligence workstreams
  • Preparing financial models and decks, and presenting deals to the firm’s investment committee
  • Monitoring portfolio companies to identify value creation, investment, and divestment opportunities
  • Developing relationships with investment professionals, management teams, key opinion leaders, and other relevant institutions for origination of new deals

Qualifications & Experience

The ideal candidate(s) should have:
•    Preferably PhD or MD (at least a master’s degree) in life sciences discipline
•    Demonstrated interest in finance/investing
•    Preferably 1-2 years of life sciences industry experience or equity research/investment banking experience
•    Strong analytical capabilities and willingness to learn new skills quickly
•    Self-starter with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and to work independently
•    Good communication, interpersonal & team skills
•    Comfortable with working in a cross-border, multi-cultural team-based environment

Salary Range: Base salary of US$120K – US$195K per annum (compensation structure includes various additional incentives payable in April, August and October annually)