The Johns Hopkins University is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Investments within its Investment Office, reporting directly to the Managing Director of Investments. The Investment Office has responsibility for investing the endowments for the University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and other related endowed entities totaling more than $6 billion, among many other assets.
Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 and is one of the world's premier teaching and research institutions with nearly 22,000 students across nine academic divisions. The University attracts the finest undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, post-doctoral and professional degree students and more federal research and development funding than any other university in the United States.
The Director of Investments will be an integral member of the Investment Office, leading our healthcare investment activities and taking on important responsibilities that span the endowment and related portfolios. The position will play a key role conducting due diligence on new and existing investment managers across public and private equity and credit, with a particular focus on biotechnology, pharmaceutical, healthcare and related technology investment opportunities.
Specific responsibilities include:
Conduct due diligence on prospective investment managers by evaluating the team and strategy, analyzing performance, debating with colleagues, and preparing recommendation summaries
Monitor and analyze existing investment partnerships both through on-site visits and research
Research investment and industry trends, and opportunistic investment projects as they arise
Present as appropriate to the Board of Trustees Committee on Investments, the University President, and other relevant stakeholders, and represent Johns Hopkins University as a leader in the local community and among the broad Johns Hopkins constituency
Work closely with the Managing Director of Investments and the senior investment leaders in managing overall portfolio allocation and risk, with particular responsibility around manager allocations across asset classes
This is a unique opportunity to play a role in a growing office for a highly respected educational institution.
The successful candidate will have a record of demonstrable success in prior healthcare work experience, which may include roles in investment management, investment banking, management consulting and/or corporate strategy, and/or as a physician taking care of patients. Strong academic achievement is required, as well as the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity. Personal fit within a dynamic team is essential.
A minimum of 7 years of related or relevant work experience is required, as is significant coursework in the hard sciences (e.g.,biology, biomedical engineering, biophysics, chemical & biomolecular engineering, chemistry, molecular & cellular biology, neuroscience).
A Bachelor's degree is required.
An M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D. and/or Master's degree is strongly preferred.
For our team, we generally seek and evaluate on the following Values, Abilities and Skills:
Self-aware, confident, non-defensive, willing to take risks
Honest and direct, transparent, ethical, mission-driven
Logical decision-making process incorporating analysis of conflicting data and judgment
Creative and intuitive thinking
Comfort thinking and acting contrary to the herd without concern for looking foolish
Persistent drive toward conclusions, decisions, and results
Investment research process:
Analytical rigor through deep primary research and by organizing complex findings
Rapid development, and testing, of hypotheses with
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About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.