Data Analytics

Analyst, Translational Sciences

Job ID: 851906086

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities



UPMC Enterprises’ mission is to create products and businesses that make life changing medicine happen. To deliver on our mission, we invest our time, expertise, and capital across two broad focus areas where our insights about health care’s future give us a unique advantage: Digital Solutions and Translational Sciences. This position is within the Translational Sciences domain. The Translational Sciences team combines scientific, clinical, and investment expertise to optimize the commercialization path for products and solutions addressing diseases with high unmet medical need. In January 2020, we announced a commitment to invest $1 billion by 2024 in life sciences companies at all stages. Our internal focus is to support the commercialization of cutting-edge research by launching early-stage companies and accelerating the application of scientific discoveries to narrow the gap between bench and bedside. We also seek opportunities to invest in external companies that are developing innovative therapies and products to improve health care. When we choose to work with life science companies within or outside of UPMC, we provide full access to UPMC’s vast resources.

The Translational Sciences team is seeking an Analyst to collaboratively support internal and external investment portfolios. Through investment diligence, operational support, and business development, Analysts apply their skills and knowledge to advance life sciences projects (early stage discovery through commercialization), investments (diligence through close), and strategic initiatives.

The ideal candidate is self- motivated, able to learn quickly, stakeholder oriented, and highly organized. The role requires basic business, financial, and/or life sciences acumen. This role reports to a Director, Translational Sciences.



  • Support diligence for investment opportunities from scientific, clinical, commercial, financial, and legal perspectives
  • Independently conducts project support aspects for strategic initiatives with oversight from leadership
    • Administrative Support: Maintain project planning documentation, prepare presentations, author and distribute high level project updates
    • Financial Management: Budget development, monitoring, and revenue / expense forecasting
    • Market Assessment: Complete competitive landscape analyses, analyze commercial opportunities, and help assess market potential
    • Business Development: Industry and company analyses, author business plans
  • Builds relationships with principal investigators and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Supports start-up of internally formed companies
  • Prepares and delivers presentations to the team and leadership
  • Fosters a collaborative team environment and maintains a positive attitude
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies and behaviors


  • BS degree required, life sciences field preferred
  • 1-2 years professional experience or formal training in:
    • Venture capital, management consulting, investment banking, OR
    • Life sciences business development, strategy, or finance role
  • Familiarity with business issues, or the ability to quickly learn
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in response to dynamic priorities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organizational skills

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UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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