Sands Capital Management, LLC

  • Research Associate (Healthcare)

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2019 8:47 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Investment Research Team
  • Overview

    About the Firm


    Sands Capital is an independent, employee-owned investment management firm based in Arlington, Virginia that manages approximately $45 billion in client assets.  Sands Capital’s strategies employ a fundamental, bottom-up research process that aims to identify high-quality growth businesses in concentrated portfolios that we can own for the long-term.  We invest across the business lifecycle on a global basis, from early-stage private businesses to leading public companies.


    Identified below are Core Values the firm holds in high regard and believes are critical for high-performing teams at Sands Capital:


    • Integrity & Trust: Do what is right, not what is popular. Deliver on commitments.
    • Client-Centered: Always act in the best interest of our clients.
    • Commitment to Excellence: Strive to learn and improve. Implement best practices.


    Position Summary

    Research Associates (RA) will support our experienced team of global industry Healthcare Analysts to help cover existing investments and conduct research on new investment ideas within our various sectors.  An RA who excels in his/her role will have increased input into the investment decision making process and will take on greater responsibility for planning research projects and managing junior staff members.


    The RA is responsible for:

    • Successfully completing all research projects by:
      • Creating and maintaining financial models that support the investment decision process
      • Crafting well-informed and succinct earning notes and headlines
      • Preparing presentations to support bringing new ideas to the portfolio
    • Executing on functional tasks by:
      • Accurately uploading proprietary company data to FactSet
      • Running and distributing key company and portfolio level reports
      • Updating and maintaining key Investment Team and sector-specific documents and tools to include: company models, sector screens and data tracking 
    • Developing a strong team dynamic by building and sustaining effective and supportive working relationships within and between sectors by:
      • Prioritizing research with your sector Team(s) and sector heads
      • Establishing transparency and embracing best practices by communicating priorities, projects, and other status updates with the sector team(s) and sector heads
      • Exhibiting the behaviors consistent with Sands Capital’s values and culture

    The Research Associate is expected to work for 3-5 years before returning to graduate school or leaving to pursue other professional opportunities


    Necessary Skills and Qualifications

    • B.S. or B.A. degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or other relevant major
    • 0-3 years of experience working in the investment research industry, including buy-side/sell-side equity research, investment banking, strategy consulting, or market research 
    • Superior financial modeling/Excel skills
    • A genuine and demonstrable interest in investment research
    • Exceptional work ethic and an ability to complete assigned projects in a timely manner without direct supervision
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills
    • Mandarin fluency (business-level) would be a significant positive 
    • Outstanding analytical and strategic aptitude
    • Interest in pursuing a CFA is preferred (Sands Capital subsidizes costs related to CFA exams)

    Additional Information
    To be considered, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume that specifically outlines your qualifications for the position and why you want to work at Sands Capital.  Please address the following topics in your cover letter:

    1. How you cultivated an interest in investing.
    2. Why you are interested in Sands Capital. 

    If you wish to apply for this position, please apply through our careers site at


    We offer competitive salaries and generous benefits.


    Sands Capital Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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