VC Principal @ Northpond Ventures in Bethesda, MD

In addition to a belief in our above mission and team attributes, a PhD in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Bioengineering from a leading academic program is a requirement for applicants. All applicants must also reside in the DC area or be willing to relocate.

Northpond Ventures is seeking a motivated and dynamic Life Sciences Principal to join our team. Ideal candidate has a strong science background with relevant commercial experience in corporate, startup, or venture environments. Key aspects of the role include:

  • Origination: Includes attending key industry conferences and events to originate deals
  • Sourcing: Source specific deals and interface with management/other key ecosystem players
  • Diligence: Conduct technical scientific diligence on investment opportunities in diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics areas
  • Support: Business building and company support including quarterly board meetings

This role is located in Bethesda, MD (DC area), with travel 25-50% of time.

Ideal Candidate:

  • PhD from leading program in biochemistry, molecular biology or bioengineering
  • 5+ years relevant work experience
  • Scientific expertise for leading edge diligence in areas of diagnostics, life sciences, therapeutics
  • Team-oriented and ecosystem oriented
  • Ability to execute and close individual deals in a manner consistent with Northpond’s deal approach
  • Long-term oriented with a strong passion and pursuit of our mission
  • A passion for business/business building/investing, with natural business instincts and judgment
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to both prioritize and handle multiple priorities at once
  • High degree of initiative, self-discipline, and motivation and the ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  • Possesses a positive, can-do attitude and entrepreneurial spirit, and agility to meet the growing needs of our startup VC

If you wish to apply for this position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Please place the job title in the subject line of your email. We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.

Northpond Ventures is a science-driven venture capital firm headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland Our mission is to build a better tomorrow. Our investments are focused on life sciences, technology, and affiliated industries. We have $500 million committed capital and typically lead financings and take board seats. A small team (by design), we are looking for A/A+ players who want to make a strong contribution to scientific innovation and humanity. We are at the intersection of science, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Some of our team attributes include: excellence, teamwork, partnership, positivity/optimism, courage, and humility.

If interested, please apply here.
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