VC Associate @ Kairos VC in Pasadena, CA

We are looking for an Investment Associate, Life Sciences, at our venture capital firm. This is your chance to join an already successful investments platform, focusing on cutting edge life science-related technologies at their inception, with plenty of upside to be had.

You are a life scientist with an interest in applied business concepts, who will work with a dynamic team where creativity, passion, and learning are core values in the development of innovative new research products. As an integral part of a multifunctional team of professionals who drive the discovery and development of new technologies for life and physical science incubators and start-ups, you have an acute interest in a broad range of scientific topics along with the ability to apply them to ongoing research.

More specifically, you have a strong life sciences background, but you do not shy away from exposure to science projects that have not been directly linked to your core areas of expertise. You will be primarily responsible for supporting the investment team in the overall management of the platform, including monitoring existing investments and supporting senior members in executing new investments processes.   The position involves working with research projects, business plans, financial analysis, and due diligence reports.

Position Qualifications
The candidate will be energetic, focused, and highly detail oriented. Excellent communication and analytical skills are essential. Ability to explain sophisticated concepts in simple terms is primordial. The ideal candidate will be able to use entrepreneurial skills to solve problems and improve results.

• Academic minded, with education (PhD in life sciences disciplines) and professional background in science and curiosity about developing expertise around science developments;

• High research acumen;
• Must show technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought;
• Strong knowledge of scientific principles and concepts required;
• Nimble ability to delve into new areas is paramount;
• Strong attention to detail; ability to assimilate and immerse yourself into a variety of science-related sectors;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Develop analyses and presentation materials used for internal and external purposes;
• Highly motivated and flexible, with demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities and requests;
• Ability to take initiative and function independently, balanced with strong team skills;
• Strong written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain relationships at all levels of organization;
• Ability to stay organized and be responsive;
• A desire to continually expand and refine research abilities and knowledge;
• A commitment to ethical behavior, honesty, and forthrightness.

About Kairos VC
We are a boutique venture capital investment fund. In partnership with premier research and academic institutions, we place investments in ideas, patents, intellectual property, and business opportunities created by the professors and students at those universities.

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
Kairos VC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, or any other legally-protected factors.


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