Analyst, Life Sciences Venture Capital


Boston, MA, USA

Full time



Sep 9

The JDRF T1D Fund is a $200 million venture philanthropy fund whose mission is to accelerate life-changing solutions to treat, prevent, and cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). Through its investments alongside other sources of private capital, including venture capital, corporate VCs, pharma and foundations, the T1D Fund seeks to secure the investment necessary to win regulatory approval of new therapeutics. The T1D Fund invests in areas strategically aligned with JDRF, with an emphasis on cure-oriented or disease modifying therapies. The T1D Fund is an evergreen model and realized gains are deployed into new investments.

The T1D Fund was launched in 2016 and continues to grow its dedicated team of Boston-based investment professionals. The portfolio includes investments in approximately thirty-eight companies including several that have generated successful exits (Semma Therapeutics, Provention Bio, Pandion, Immunocore, Protomer, Inversago, Bigfoot Biomedical). The Fund will continue to be an active investor playing various roles within its world-class co-investor syndicates.

JDRF is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of T1D research having made grants of approximately $2 billion over the past fifty years. The JDRF seeded the Fund with an initial investment capital and provides meaningful support and access to the key stakeholders and experts in the T1D community. Success is enhanced by the Fund’s relationship and leverage of JDRF resources, yet the Fund governed as a separate vehicle with an independent investment team, board, and investment committee, allowing for nimble and effective decision making. This new model has been highly visible, with coverage in outlets including the New York Times, Bloomberg TV, BioCentury, Venture Capital Journal, and Axios.


The JDRF T1D Fund is seeking an Analyst to assist in executing investments, performing financial due diligence, supporting strategic projects, and conducting ongoing support and portfolio management of our companies. The Analyst would also collaborate and interact with the other Fund investment professionals and finance staff at the JDRF.


This role provides a unique opportunity within life science venture capital to be part of a venture philanthropy effort driving new investments in strategic partnership with a leading disease focused foundation (JDRF).

The ideal candidate will have a finance, consulting, and/or accounting background. The Analyst will be expected to operate in a start-up environment and, where appropriate, exhibit independence and leadership potential. The position will frequently interact with our external stakeholders in industry and venture capital, as well as stakeholders at JDRF. The position will be based in Boston with a hybrid in-office/remote work environment . The position is available immediately.


  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of internal documentation on portfolio companies, including projected financing needs and exit scenarios.
  • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of financial models which reflect the performance of individual companies and the Fund’s overall investment portfolio.
  • Where appropriate, support business due diligence including investment-specific diligence, market analysis, financial modeling, and research.
  • Actively engage in on-going portfolio management including presentations and financial models.
  • Supporting role in deal pipeline monitoring and management.
  • Work with team on strategic analysis, special projects and presentation creation.


  • Must have a strong interest in working for a mission driven, team-oriented organization.
  • Minimum one year of work experience in banking, consulting, or related industries
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Must be able to pro-actively prioritize competing demands and deliver high-quality results.
  • Experience with corporate finance, equity financing, and relevant financial modeling.
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Type 1 Diabetes or related therapeutic areas or disciplines (immunology, metabolic disease, regenerative medicine, etc.) is a plus but not a requirement.


  • Competitive including benefits
  • Salary plus performance bonus

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The JDRF T1D Fund is a venture philanthropy fund whose mission is to accelerate life-changing solutions to treat, prevent, and cure type 1 diabetes (T...