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Since Sanford C. Bernstein was founded in 1967, research has been our calling card. The Bernstein research brand is defined by our renowned Blackbooks, reports known for their unbiased, in-depth company and industry forecasts. We have a community of Research Analysts who are acknowledged thought leaders that typically have years of experience in the industries they cover. Our reputation is for the very highest caliber of independent and disciplined investment and industry analysis. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of our buy-side parent, AllianceBernstein.
We are looking for Senior Research Associates to join the Specialty Pharmaceutical and Global Biotech teams in New York. As a Senior Research Associate, you will acquire expertise in your industry sector as well as learn the most rigorous level of fundamental company and financial analysis. You will contribute to our written product, build complex financial models, and interact with company managements as well as sales, trading, and institutional clients. Our industry teams are typically only two or three professionals in number, and you will have a high level of responsibility and be empowered to make an important contribution. We make a strong commitment to Associate development, and give you opportunities to rapidly gain visibility and incremental responsibility. We sponsor participation in the CFA program. While our culture is intellectually rigorous, it is also very collegial and fun – Associates participate in a range of activities including philanthropy, social events, mentoring and annual offsites.
Our Senior Research Associates typically have advanced degrees, MBAs from top business schools, or credentials such as the CFA and CPA, with track records of outstanding academic and/or professional performance, excellent analytical and financial skills, relentless intellectual curiosity and a drive to excel at the highest level. We look for stellar intellectual and academic credentials, including honors and awards, and test scores and grades in the 90th percentile and above.
Additionally, we prefer applicants for this position to have an advanced degree in life sciences (PhD or MD preferred) from a top institution and at least three years of experience in health care research, management consulting or finance. Experience in the health care sector, specifically Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals or Medical Devices, is also highly preferred for this opportunity. The ideal candidate should be a consummate team player who seeks a highly rigorous and challenging environment for their career development.