VC Fellowship @ Portal Innovations in Remote

Portal Innovations

Portal Innovations is looking for grad students, MBA students, and postdocs with experience and interest in life sciences innovation to apply for our venture fellowship.

Location: Chicago, IL or remote
Applications due by Monday, March 27
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Company Overview
Portal Innovations is a venture capital firm investing in life sciences startups developing novel therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices. We provide seed stage capital, fully equipped incubator lab space, and management expertise to early-stage companies.

Fellowship Description
Fellows will work with Portal’s Venture Operations team to conduct due diligence on biotech companies entering Portal’s orbit. Over the course of the fellowship, fellows will learn Portal’s methodology for conducting due diligence by exploring the scientific, clinical, regulatory, and market context of each. Fellows will present their findings to the rest of the team during weekly meetings. Fellows will also work on developing a perspective on a topic of interest to Portal related to life sciences innovation (e.g. immuno-oncology, undruggable targets). Fellows will be paid for their time.

-Currently graduate student or postdoc with a life science background
-Interest in early-stage biotechnology startups
-Can quickly and independently come up to speed on complex scientific concepts and concisely communicate them in writing
-Familiarity with the drug development process, FDA regulatory pathways, US healthcare landscape
-Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and pivot

-10 hours per week
-Attend weekly meetings with the Portal team (Zoom or in person)
-Investigate emerging biotechnologies using a combination of public and proprietary (e.g. GlobalData, Pitchbook) data sources
-Clearly articulate findings, develop a perspective, and create and defend investment theses