Friday, February 4, 2011

Job: Senior Research Associate – Healthcare

Senior Research Associate – Healthcare
Sanford C. Bernstein
New York, NY 10105

Job Description
We are looking for a Senior Research Associate to join the Medical Devices team 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. Series 7, 63, 86 & 87 licenses are required for this role, and participation in the CFA program is encouraged. While our culture is intellectually rigorous, it is also very collegial – Associates participate in a range of activities including training and development programs, philanthropy, social events, mentoring, and an annual global offsite.

Job Qualifications
Our Senior Research Associates typically have 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. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of relevant experience in health care, and an advanced degree in life sciences in addition to a finance background. An MBA is preferable, but credentials such as the CFA are also helpful. We look for stellar intellectual and academic credentials, including honors and awards, and test scores and grades in the 90th percentile and above. The ideal candidate should be a consummate team player who seeks a highly rigorous and challenging environment for their career development.

Company Description
Sanford C. Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street’s premier sell-side research firm. Our research is sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and we are annually ranked at the very top of acknowledged arbiters. In independent surveys of major institutional clients, Bernstein's research is ranked #1 for overall quality, industry knowledge, most trusted, best detailed financial analysis, most useful valuation frameworks and best original research. In Institutional Investor’s 2010 annual client survey, the leading survey by which analysts in our industry are evaluated, 100% of our U.S. Analysts were recognized as among the best in their respective fields -- more than any other firm on Wall Street.

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.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Laura Burg at

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