Career Opportunities

If you are looking to build your career with a fast-growing professional services firm with upside potential both in responsibility and compensation, we’re looking for you!

Locust Walk helps build life science companies through transformative transactions. We’re a global life science transaction firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Europe and Asia with clients around the world. We are company builders with operating experience. We’re global with a local physical presence and we have a team oriented culture.

Hires are based upon a candidate’s fit with our firm’s culture and needs in either our strategic transaction practice or financing and operations practice.  We welcome qualified candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and previous experience to apply.

If you are interested in any open position or would like to get in contact about future opportunities, please send your resume to Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, at careers@locustwalk.com.

Current Opportunities

Associate, Medtech team, Boston

LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC ASSOCIATE TO JOIN OUR MEDTECH TEAM

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies.  Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we are adding an associate to our Boston office that will lead client engagements and materially support our practice development activities.

Why is this role potentially just right for you?

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies.  Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we are adding an associate to our Boston office that will lead client engagements and materially support our practice development activities.

A week in the life for this role?

The main focus for the associate is to play a key role in leading the firm’s engagements and to participate in practice development activities.  Our engagements range from M&A transactions and financings to strategic consulting and commercial assessments.  Our associates work with a Vice President and analyst to drive execution and closing of transformational deals.  The associate is responsible for leading execution and overseeing deliverables and analysis generated by analysts, identifying and managing discussions with target partners/investors, and supporting deal negotiations and closing.  They conduct outreach to potential partners/investors and play an active role in generating interest in and concluding a deal.  The associate is often tasked with managing all aspects of the day-to-day execution of a client engagement, including leading update calls with the client and overseeing all aspects of the analyst’s work.  Practice development activities, including participation at conferences and networking events and building relationships with industry peers and prospective clients, are essential to furthering our growth.  An associate will help with pitch materials and prepare thought pieces for our marketing materials.  Our senior team deal is dedicated to the professional growth of our associates.  Each engagement provides a new learning opportunity.

What is our culture?

We look for hard working individuals who are committed to getting deals closed.  While we are not a typical investment bank or consulting firm that puts in 100-hour weeks burning through employees at a fast rate, we also are not a typical company that only works 9 to 5, punching the clock.  We have a high-performance culture that rewards creative solutions to daily challenges.  Locust Walk offers a good work-life balance within the context of a transaction focused professional services firm.  We are all in the office daily during business hours unless traveling, but also value our family and friends making our time with them a priority.  Deal team professionals travel 10-20%, depending on client needs and industry events.  We have weekly happy hours as a team called Locust Walk Café and occasional outings like F1 racing and kayaking.  All our team members enjoy the ride! Read more about Our Culture here.

Key career background and experience for this position?

  • This person needs to live the Locust Walk values.  We’re looking for a high-integrity individual who is committed to the success of others and is open and courageous in their communication.  A poised professional who is creative with an entrepreneurial spirit.  He/she must have a positive attitude and enjoy the ride.
  • Experience in the professional services industry.  We operate in a similar environment to investment banks and management consulting firms.  Experience in these areas will provide you with an understanding of how we operate, best practices, and learnings you can contribute to our organization.  While not a requirement, such experience is helpful.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following set of skills:

    • Strong track record of executing strategic and/or financing engagements
    • Solid understanding of financial modelling, including full P&L and DCF models
    • Strong communication skills and comfort presenting in front of company management, Board, and speaking directly with physicians and other key opinion leaders
    • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
    • Either a proven track record of working with and managing teams or relevant leadership skills that demonstrate an ability to do so successfully
  • Operating experience.  One of Locust Walk’s key selling points is our company building mentality based on our significant operating experience.  Work inside of a small-to-midsize medtech company, while not required, is a plus for this role and for advancement in the firm.
  • Professional and Academic Prowess.  All our team members have different strengths that contribute to the success of our firm.  The background for this Associate position would ideally illustrate the following attributes:

    • Passion for medtech transactions: minimum 3 – 5 years of relevant industry experience
    • Successful track record working on transactions in the medtech space: specifically, in M&A and financings
    • First-rate education: strong academic track record; MBA from top tier institution preferred; an advanced degree in life sciences is also a plus

Prior positions of responsibility that might be good experience for this role?

Any of the backgrounds below might have generated the experience required to be successful in this role.  However, this does not mean that if you haven’t worked for this type of team, you’re not qualified.  Read between the lines, for intent and not literally:

  • Director of Business / Corporate Development in a medtech company
  • Associate in medtech healthcare group of investment bank
  • Engagement manager in medtech-focused Strategic/Management Consulting firm

How much could someone earn in this role?

Our firm has a multi-part compensation structure:

  • Competitive base salary based on experience
  • Every person at Locust Walk has goals and will receive a bonus based on exceptional individual, business unit and firm performance that encouraged both accountability as well as team work
  • We pay 80% of the health insurance premiums for all employees and offer dental
  • We contribute (not a match) 3% of each employee’s base salary into a 401k

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, at careers@locustwalk.com and provide a resume and statement of interest.

Associate, Biopharma, Boston or San Francisco

LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC ASSOCIATE TO JOIN OUR BIOPHARMA TEAM

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies.  Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo, and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we are adding an associate to our Boston or San Francisco office that will lead client engagements and materially support our practice development activities.

Why is this role potentially just right for you?

LocustIf you are looking to build your career with a fast-growing professional services firm with significant upside potential in position, responsibility, and compensation, we’re looking for you. The role is like working as a business or corporate development professional in a biopharma company, but you get the opportunity to work with multiple clients simultaneously on both the strategy and execution of transaction assignments, providing a more dynamic environment, richer experience and opportunity to grow professionally.

A week in the life for this role?

The main focus for the associate is to play a key role in leading the firm’s engagements and to participate in practice development activities.  Our engagements range from M&A transactions and financings to strategic consulting and commercial assessments.  Our associates work with a Vice President and analyst to drive execution and closing of transformational deals.  The associate is responsible for leading execution and overseeing deliverables and analysis generated by analysts, identifying and managing discussions with target partners/investors, and supporting deal negotiations and closing.  They conduct outreach to potential partners/investors and play an active role in generating interest in and concluding a deal.  The associate is often tasked with managing all aspects of the day-to-day execution of a client engagement, including leading update calls with the client and overseeing all aspects of the analyst’s work. Practice development activities, including participation at conferences and networking events and building relationships with industry peers and prospective clients, are essential to furthering our growth.  An associate will help with pitch materials and prepare thought pieces for our marketing materials.  Our senior team deal is dedicated to the professional growth of our associates.  Each engagement provides a new learning opportunity.

What is our culture?

We look for hard working individuals who are committed to getting deals closed.  While we are not a typical investment bank or consulting firm that puts in 100-hour weeks burning through employees at a fast rate, we also are not a typical company that only works 9 to 5, punching the clock.  We have a high-performance culture that rewards creative solutions to daily challenges.  Locust Walk offers a good work-life balance within the context of a transaction focused professional services firm.  We are all in the office daily during business hours unless traveling, but also value our family and friends making our time with them a priority.  Deal team professionals travel 10-20%, depending on client needs and industry events.  We have weekly happy hours as a team called Locust Walk Café and occasional outings like F1 racing and kayaking.  All our team members enjoy the ride! Read more about Our Culture here.

Key career background and experience for this position?

  • This person needs to live the Locust Walk values.  We’re looking for a high-integrity individual who is committed to the success of others and is open and courageous in their communication.  A poised professional who is creative with an entrepreneurial spirit.  He/she must have a positive attitude and enjoy the ride.
  • Experience in the professional services industry.  We operate in a similar environment to investment banks and management consulting firms.  Experience in these areas will provide you with an understanding of how we operate, best practices, and learnings you can contribute to our organization.  While not a requirement, such experience is helpful.  The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following set of skills:

    • Strong track record of executing strategic and/or financing engagements
    • Solid understanding of financial modelling, including full P&L and DCF models
    • Strong communication skills and comfort presenting in front of company management, Board, and speaking directly with physicians and other key opinion leaders
    • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
    • Either a proven track record of working with and managing teams or relevant leadership skills that demonstrate an ability to do so successfully
  • Operating experience.  One of Locust Walk’s key selling points is our company building mentality based on our significant operating experience.  Work inside of a small-to-midsize medtech company, while not required, is a plus for this role and for advancement in the firm.

Passion for life science and transactions. At our core, we strive to pave successful paths for each of our clients

    • Passion for the role and the life science industry
    • Desire to create structure and systems that are “suitable weight” to our size
    • Curiosity, an innate drive to figure out “how things work”

Prior positions of responsibility that might be good experience for this role?

Any of the backgrounds below might have generated the experience required to be successful in this role.  However, this does not mean that if you haven’t worked for this type of team, you’re not qualified.  Read between the lines, for intent and not literally:

  • Director of Business / Corporate Development in a medtech company
  • Associate in biopharma healthcare group or investment bank
  • Engagement manager in biopharma-focused Strategic/Management Consulting firm

How much could someone earn in this role?

Our firm has a multi-part compensation structure:

  • Competitive base salary based on experience
  • Every person at Locust Walk has goals and will receive a bonus based on exceptional individual, business unit and firm performance that encouraged both accountability as well as team work
  • We pay 80% of the health insurance premiums for all employees and offer dental
  • We contribute (not a match) 3% of each employee’s base salary into a 401k

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, at careers@locustwalk.com and provide a resume and statement of interest.

Event Manager, Boston

LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR A DYNAMIC AND CREATIVE EVENT MANAGER TO JOIN OUR TEAM

BioBreak is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect the life science ecosystem.  It holds members-only networking events where biotech, pharma, medtech, diagnostic and investor executives build relationships, source transactions, and learn about other companies in their area.  BioBreak also runs the CBO Forum which connects Chief Business Officers for life science companies in content rich discussions.  BioBreak also runs the Family Office BioForum, which is an exclusive opportunity for high net worth investors and family offices to engage in a substantive conversation about investing in the Life Sciences.  We also recently formed a women’s networking group call SWITCH.  This person will play a key role in the growth of the Company by organizing and executing various events to create buzz and a high value brand.

Why is this role potentially just right for you? 

If you want to help build a brand globally, are passionate about relationship building and the life sciences and think that putting together impactful events is fulfilling, we’re looking for you in a full-time capacity. 

A week in the life for this role? 

The focus for this role is to drive attendance and sponsorship for our existing events and to expand the scope of the organization nationally and internationally to other life science hubs.  The logistics behind organizing each event is also a critical part of the job and will play an important role during day-to-day activities.  This person will support the Board’s efforts to effectively build connections in the life science community.  He or she will work closely with the Board Members and/or Regional Organizers and will be responsible for the organization and the execution of the events.  

A typical week’s work might include any of the following—reaching out to new and existing sponsors to expand their support, organize our regional and national events including marketing, sponsorship agreements, budgeting, event logistics, nametags and check-in, helping to expand to new regions, and help with website revamp. 

What is our culture? 

The organization has been around since 2006 and has been mostly volunteer driven to date.  We have a leader on a part-time basis but need someone full-time to drive the organization to new heights.  Since this person is going to be based in Locust Walk’s Boston office, the culture of the firm is collegial with five core values:  Commitment to the success of others; Open and courageous communication; Growth mindset; Entrepreneurial spirit; and Enjoy the ride.  This is not your typical non-profit job that works 9 to 5, punching the clock.  We have a high-performance culture that rewards creative solutions to daily challenges.  BioBreak offers work-life balance with support from members of the Locust Walk marketing department.  We are all in the office during business hours daily unless traveling, but also value our family and friends making our time with them a priority.  This position will have some travel to the various BioBreak events around the country and perhaps even around the world.

Key career background and experience for this position? 

  • This person needs to live the values.  We’re looking for a high-integrity individual who is committed to the success of others and is open and courageous in their communications.  A poised professional who is creative with an entrepreneurial spirit.  He/she must have a positive attitude and enjoy the ride. 
  • Experience in event planning.  The organization is fundamentally events driven and we need someone who has great attention to detail in producing high quality events.  Experiences in these or similar roles will provide you with a good understanding of how we operate, best practices, and learnings you can contribute to our organization.  Individuals with marketing and basic knowledge of accounting experience would also be a good fit.  Examples of things needed to be a successful event planner include: 
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with regional partners 
  • Manage existing and develop new sponsor relationships 
  • Manage and execute sponsorship agreements
  • Budgeting and planning 
  • Design and maintain promotional materials 
  • Manage and maintain marketing list 
  • Design and execute email outreaches 
  • Maintain and further develop social media presence 
  • Maintain current member database and find new ways to attract new members 
  • Website maintenance 
  • Small firm experience.  We’re a small organization that has many regions but limited resources.  While experience in larger corporate frameworks will be valuable in bringing additional expertise into our organization, an understanding and experience in a smaller environment with knowledge of how to scale is helpful for success.  This is a “company of one” for now so personal responsibility is essential. 
  • Passion for building relationships. Whether dealing with potential members or sponsors, external service providers or internal team members, this person needs to have 3 things: 
  • Passion for the role, the life science industry, people and performance. Is self-motivated, positive and able to work and prioritize in a fast-paced environment 
  • Desire to build BioBreak and future growth potential via building relationships, and 
  • Creativity, an innate ability to see and create new opportunities
  • Other Characteristics. 
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of event and / or brand building experience preferred 
  • Experience in the pharma, biotech, or medtech industry a major plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and openly
  • Warm, caring, and thoughtful personality
  • Ability to think and act efficiently under pressure
  • “Team-player” – someone who enjoys bringing people together
  • Pro-active and detail-oriented work ethic. 

Prior positions of responsibility that might be good experience for this role? 

Any of the positions of responsibility below might have generated the experience required to be successful in this role.  However, this does not mean that if you haven’t had any of the titles below, you’re not qualified.  Read between the lines, for intent and not literally: 

  • Head of event planning/conferences 
  • Event Coordinator 
  • Event Manager 
  • Marketing Coordinator 

In one word, how might you describe the position? 

The “ownership” because this person will be the chief cook and bottle washer and needs to be comfortable with that role.  There is a significant amount of responsibility and ownership over the success of the organization.

How much could someone earn in this role?  

Our firm has a multi-part compensation structure: 

  • Competitive base salary based on experience 
  •  Every person at Locust Walk has goals and will be eligible to earn a bonus based on exceptional individual, business unit and firm performance that encourages both accountability as well as team work and helping to grow the overall business 
  • We offer a great competitive Total Rewards package which includes health, dental, and vision, as well as other great competitive benefits  
  • We offer an opportunity to participate in an employer sponsored 401(K) program

For More Information: 

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, at careers@locustwalk.com and provide a resume and statement of interest.  For more information about the organization, please visit www.biobreak.org 

Analyst, Boston or San Francisco

LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC ANALYST TO JOIN OUR DEAL TEAM

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies. Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we’re adding an additional Analyst to our Boston or San Francisco office that will work on client engagements and support our business development activities, along with the rest of our deal team.

Why is this role potentially just right for you?

If you are looking to build your career with a fast-growing professional services firm with significant upside potential in position, responsibility, and compensation, we’re looking for you. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple clients simultaneously on both the strategy and execution of transaction assignments diversifying your experience and providing a dynamic environment.

A week in the life for this role?

The main focuses for the Analyst are to play a key role in executing the firm’s engagements and to participate in business development activities. Our engagements range from business development, M&A transactions, strategic consulting to commercial assessments. Our Analysts assist in identifying target partners, maintaining contact logs and board update materials, producing marketing materials and financial analysis and modeling in support of negotiations. Commercial assessments also require discussions with key opinion leaders, leading analysis of secondary sources, full P&L models, and production of full commercial decks. Business development activities are essential to furthering our growth. An Analyst will contribute to maintaining and updating in support of Locust Walk’s mission as well as preparing thought pieces and analytics for our marketing materials.

Our senior deal team is dedicated to the professional growth of our Analysts. Each engagement provides a new learning opportunity and we aim to vary the team members assigned to new clients, so that everyone has the chance to work with different colleagues while still gaining exposure to different transactions.

What is our culture?

We look for entrepreneurial, growth-oriented individuals who are committed to the success of others.  We are not a typical “this is the way we’ve always done it” investment bank or consulting firm that puts in 100-hour weeks burning through employees at a fast rate where you are only committed to your own success.  We also are not a company that watches a clock and only works 9 to 5 to punch the time clock.  We have a high-performance team-based culture that rewards creative solutions to daily challenges.  Locust Walk offers a respectful and mindful work-life balance within the context of a transaction focused professional services firm.  We are typically in the office during business hours daily unless traveling, and also value our family and friends making our time with them a priority in the evenings.  We eat lunch together as much as possible, have weekly Locust Walk Café happy hours as a team and enjoy company Team outings.  We are open and honest with each other and transparent in our dealings including information about the health of the business.  All our team members enjoy the ride! Read more about Our Culture here.

Key career background & experience for this position?

This person needs to live the Locust Walk values. We’re looking for a high-integrity individual who is committed to the success of others and is open and courageous in their communications; a poised professional who is creative with an entrepreneurial spirit. They must have a positive attitude and enjoy the ride. 

Experience in the professional services industry. Intern experience in investment banks and management consulting firms or similar organizations in the life sciences will provide you with a good understanding of how we operate, best practices, and learnings you can contribute to our organization

 Small firm experience. We’re a growing organization in four locations. While experience in larger corporate frameworks will be valuable in bringing additional expertise into our firm, an understanding and experience in a smaller environment is helpful for success. On our team, no job is too small; we work together to get the job done. 

Passion for life sciences and transactions. At our core, we strive to pave successful path for each of our clients:
  • Passion for the role and the life science industry
  • Desire to create structure and systems that are “suitable weight” to our size
  • Curiosity, an innate drive to figure out “how things work”
Prior positions of responsibility that might be good experience for this role?

Any of the below backgrounds might have generated the experience required to be successful in this role. However, this does not mean that if you haven’t worked for this type of team, you’re not qualified. 

  • Business/Corporate Development
  • Strategic Consulting
  • R&D Finance 
How much could someone earn in this role?
Our firm has a multi-part compensation structure:
  • Competitive base salary based on experience
  • Every person at Locust Walk has goals and will be eligible to earn a bonus based on exceptional individual, business unit and firm performance that encourages both accountability as well as team work and helping to grow the overall business
  • We pay 80% of the health insurance premiums for all employees, and offer dental, vision as well as other great competitive benefits
  • We match up to 3% of each employee’s base salary into a 401k

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, by applying here

Analyst, Japan

LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC ANALYST TO JOIN OUR DEAL TEAM

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies. Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we’re adding an additional Analyst to our Tokyo office that will work on client engagements and support our business development activities, along with the rest of our deal team.

Why is this role potentially just right for you?

If you are looking to build your career with a fast-growing professional services firm with significant upside potential in position, responsibility, and compensation, we’re looking for you. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple clients simultaneously on both the strategy and execution of transaction assignments diversifying your experience and providing a dynamic environment.

A week in the life for this role?

The main focuses for the Analyst are to play a key role in executing the firm’s engagements and to participate in business development activities. Our engagements range from business development, M&A transactions, strategic consulting to commercial assessments. Our Analysts assist in identifying target partners, maintaining contact logs and board update materials, producing marketing materials and financial analysis and modeling in support of negotiations. Commercial assessments also require discussions with key opinion leaders, leading analysis of secondary sources, full P&L models, and production of full commercial decks. Business development activities are essential to furthering our growth. An Analyst will contribute to maintaining and updating in support of Locust Walk’s mission as well as preparing thought pieces and analytics for our marketing materials.

Our senior deal team is dedicated to the professional growth of our Analysts. Each engagement provides a new learning opportunity and we aim to vary the team members assigned to new clients, so that everyone has the chance to work with different colleagues while still gaining exposure to different transactions.

 

What is our culture?

We look for entrepreneurial, growth-oriented individuals who are committed to the success of others.  We are not a typical “this is the way we’ve always done it” investment bank or consulting firm that puts in 100-hour weeks burning through employees at a fast rate where you are only committed to your own success.  We also are not a company that watches a clock and only works 9 to 5 to punch the time clock.  We have a high-performance team-based culture that rewards creative solutions to daily challenges.  Locust Walk offers a respectful and mindful work-life balance within the context of a transaction focused professional services firm.  We are typically in the office during business hours daily unless traveling, and also value our family and friends making our time with them a priority in the evenings.  We eat lunch together as much as possible, have weekly Locust Walk Café happy hours as a team and enjoy company Team outings.  We are open and honest with each other and transparent in our dealings including information about the health of the business.  All our team members enjoy the ride! Read more about Our Culture here.

Key career background & experience for this position?

This person needs to live the Locust Walk values. We’re looking for a high-integrity individual who is committed to the success of others and is open and courageous in their communications; a poised professional who is creative with an entrepreneurial spirit. They must have a positive attitude and enjoy the ride. 

Experience in the professional services industry. Intern experience in investment banks and management consulting firms or similar organizations in the life sciences will provide you with a good understanding of how we operate, best practices, and learnings you can contribute to our organization. Fluent in Japanese is essential and a requirement.

 Small firm experience. We’re a growing organization in four locations. While experience in larger corporate frameworks will be valuable in bringing additional expertise into our firm, an understanding and experience in a smaller environment is helpful for success. On our team, no job is too small; we work together to get the job done. 

Passion for life sciences and transactions. At our core, we strive to pave successful path for each of our clients:

  • Passion for the role and the life science industry
  • Desire to create structure and systems that are “suitable weight” to our size
  • Curiosity, an innate drive to figure out “how things work”

Prior positions of responsibility that might be good experience for this role?

Any of the below backgrounds might have generated the experience required to be successful in this role. However, this does not mean that if you haven’t worked for this type of team, you’re not qualified. 

  • Business/Corporate Development
  • Strategic Consulting
  • R&D Finance 

How much could someone earn in this role?

Our firm has a multi-part compensation structure:

  • Competitive base salary based on experience
  • Every person at Locust Walk has goals and will be eligible to earn a bonus based on exceptional individual, business unit and firm performance that encourages both accountability as well as team work and helping to grow the overall business
  • We pay 80% of the health insurance premiums for all employees, and offer dental, vision as well as other great competitive benefits
  • We match up to 3% of each employee’s base salary into a 401k

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, at careers@locustwalk.com and provide a resume and statement of interest.

Summer Analyst, Boston or San Francisco
LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC SUMMER ANALYST TO JOIN OUR DEAL TEAM

Locust Walk is a global life science transaction firm. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies. Locust Walk is the only firm to integrate strategy, market analytics, and transaction capabilities from both biopharma and medtech perspectives on a global scale.  We have offices in Boston, San Francisco, Tokyo and London with clients throughout the world.  We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we’re adding an additional summer Analyst to our Boston or San Francisco office that will work on client engagements and support our business development activities, along with the rest of our deal team.

Responsibilities

The Summer Analyst supports the Deal Team on active transactions and will work on projects which provide exposure to the biopharma, medtech, and financing business development landscape.

Play a key role in executing the firm’s engagements including but not limited to:

  • Business development/strategic partnering
  • M&A transactions
  • Corporate development/strategic analysis
  • Commercial assessments
  • Key activities for transaction work includes:
    • Financial analysis and valuation modeling in support of deal negotiations
    • Revenue & P&L modeling
    • Leading analysis of secondary sources
    • Due diligence
    • Discussions with key opinion leaders
    • Precedent transaction analysis
    • Production of marketing materials (e.g., product teasers, presentations)
    • Development of commercial presentation
    • Identification of target partners
    • Maintaining contact logs and board update materials
  • Contributing to practice development activities including but not limited to:
    • Maintaining and updating an active database of target assets and partner interests
    • Maintaining and updating an active database of transaction work
    • Participation in Locust Walk networking events with life science executives

If you are looking to build your career with a fast-growing professional services firm with significant upside potential in position, responsibility, and compensation, we’re looking for you. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple clients simultaneously on both the strategy and execution of transaction assignments diversifying your experience and providing a dynamic environment.

Qualifications

Professional and Academic Prowess. All our team members have different strengths that contribute to the success of our firm. The background for a Summer Analyst position would ideally illustrate the following attributes:

  • Passion for life science transactions: some relevant industry experience is preferred
  • Successful track record working on transactions in the life science space: working directly or in a supportive role to close strategic transactions, M&A and/or financings is helpful
  • First-rate education: strong academic track record; working toward a degree in life sciences

Skills

  • Basic understanding of financial modeling, including P&L, BS, cash flow statements and DCF models
  • Strong communication skills and comfort presenting in front of company management, Board, and speaking directly with physicians and other key opinion leaders
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Either a proven track record of working with and managing teams or relevant leadership skills that demonstrate an ability to do so successfully

Other

  • Seeking students graduating in 2021 for Summer 2020 internship opportunities
Personal attributes
  • Self-starter who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Poised professional who effectively collaborates and communicates with other team members, clients, and prospective partners
  • High-integrity individual who puts clients’ interests first and is transparent in his/her communications
  • Comfortable working in a small entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Levity and brevity
Compensation and future opportunities:

The Summer Analyst will receive a competitive base salary for the summer and first in line consideration for a full-time position with the firm upon graduation. Therefore, full time Analysts have the opportunity to move quickly through their path to promotion based on meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) clearly established by Locust Walk. A minimum of 8 weeks is expected for the internship.

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, by applying here.

Summer Associate, Boston or San Francisco
LOCUST WALK IS LOOKING FOR AN EXPERIENCED AND DYNAMIC SUMMER ASSOCIATE TO JOIN OUR DEAL TEAM

Locust Walk helps build life science companies through transformative transactions. We’re a transaction firm with offices in Boston, San Francisco, Asia, and Europe with clients throughout the world. Our integrated team-based approach across capabilities, geographies, and industry segments delivers the right products, the right partners, and the most attractive sources of capital to get the right deals done for biopharma and medtech companies. We are growing rapidly and to help us with this growth, we are adding Aa Summer Associate role to our biopharma and medtech deal team that will play leading roles in client engagements and support our practice development activities.

Our Summer Associate work will work with a VP and Associate to drive execution and closing of transformational deals.

Responsibilities

The Summer Associate supports the Deal Team on active transactions and will work on projects which provide exposure to the biopharma, medtech, and financing business development landscape.

Play a key role in executing the firm’s engagements including but not limited to:

  • Business development/strategic partnering
  • M&A transactions
  • Corporate development/strategic analysis
  • Commercial assessments
  • Key activities for transaction work includes:
    • Financial analysis and valuation modeling in support of deal negotiations
    • Revenue & P&L modeling
    • Leading analysis of secondary sources
    • Due diligence
    • Discussions with key opinion leaders
    • Precedent transaction analysis
    • Production of marketing materials (e.g., product teasers, presentations)
    • Development of commercial presentation
    • Identification of target partners
    • Maintaining contact logs and board update materials
  • Contributing to practice development activities including but not limited to:
    • Maintaining and updating an active database of target assets and partner interests
    • Maintaining and updating an active database of transaction work
    • Participation in Locust Walk networking events with life science executives
Qualifications

Professional and Academic Prowess. All our team members have different strengths that contribute to the success of our firm. The background for a Summer Analyst position would ideally illustrate the following attributes:

  • Passion for life science transactions: some relevant industry experience is preferred
  • Successful track record working on transactions in the life science space: working directly or in a supportive role to close strategic transactions, M&A and/or financings is helpful
  • First-rate education: strong academic track record; working toward MBA from top tier institution or an advanced degree in life sciences

Skills

  • Basic understanding of financial modeling, including P&L, BS, cash flow statements and DCF models
  • Strong communication skills and comfort presenting in front of company management, Board, and speaking directly with physicians and other key opinion leaders
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Either a proven track record of working with and managing teams or relevant leadership skills that demonstrate an ability to do so successfully

Other

  • Seeking students graduating in 2021 for Summer 2020 internship opportunities
Personal attributes
  • Self-starter who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Poised professional who effectively collaborates and communicates with other team members, clients, and prospective partners
  • High-integrity individual who puts clients’ interests first and is transparent in his/her communications
  • Comfortable working in a small entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Levity and brevity
Compensation and future opportunities:

The Summer Analyst will receive a competitive base salary for the summer and first in line consideration for a full-time position with the firm upon graduation. Therefore, full time Analysts have the opportunity to move quickly through their path to promotion based on meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) clearly established by Locust Walk. A minimum of 8 weeks is expected for the internship.

For more information:

Please contact Ellie Mears, Talent Manager, by emailing careers@locustwalk.com.

DON’T SEE AN OPEN POSITION THAT SPEAKS TO YOU?

We’re always happy to make a new acquaintance.  Please email your resume, CV and contact information to Ellie Mears at ellie@locustwalk.com. When a relevant opportunity opens up, we’ll be ready!