Dissecting a Equity Research Associate Job Advertisement, Part 2

Author : Eric Vieira

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Job Advertisement (continued): “In general, we expect our research associates to possess, or have the potential to possess, the following characteristics: Strong writing (if you do not enjoy writing, this job is not for you. You will need to be concise, make strong arguments, and translate scientific and clinical data for the financial community who may or may not have a scientific/medical background,  …and do it day after day) and analytical skills (if you hate working with numbers, this job is also not for you. You will be working with financial data, clinical trial results, and physician survey responses, just to name a few. Having a strong background in statistics is beneficial).