D. H. Blair Venture Capital Summer Associate Program in New York
The D. H. BLAIR H.S.T./H.M.S./Harvard University/M.I.T. Summer Associate Program
D. H. BLAIR specializes in financing high technology companies in market segments such as biotechnology. The Firm offers an opportunity for highly qualified, self motivated, and team-oriented individuals to develop hands-on experience with the commercialization of biomedical technologies and the evaluation of early-stage biotechnology company investment opportunities. Associates may participate in (i) the analysis and research of promising biomedical technologies; (ii) the identification and/or evaluation of potential biotechnology company investment opportunities; (iii) the identification, evaluation, and/or commercialization of breakthrough scientific discoveries; and (iv) the development of biotechnology company business strategies.
Eligibility: Those who have completed or who are currently in good standing in any of the degree programs of the HST Division, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, or M.I.T. are eligible to apply. Strong preference is accorded to candidates with substantial accomplishments in scientific disciplines.
Deadline: All application materials must be received in early March; Semifinalists will be notified in late March; Semifinalist telephone interviews will be conducted during the last weeks in March and early April; Finalists will be notified in April; Finalist interviews will be conducted in the Wall Street offices of D. H. Blair during mid April. Final decisions will be mailed in mid-late April.
Program dates: June - August
Application Requirements: A resume and short responses to the following questions are required. Responses which exceed the indicated length will adversely affect the candidate in the selection process.
1. Describe the skills you can offer a venture capital company/investment bank such as D.H. Blair. What differentiates you from other candidates? (750 word maximum)
2. Describe a professional failure you have experienced. What did you learn? (500 word maximum)
3. Describe an ethical dilemma you confronted. How did you resolve the situation? (500 word maximum).
Previous Summer Associates:
·Anna Kazanchyan, M.D. (H.M.S., 1996) - Summer of 1997 Currently Associate, Biomedical Ventures, D. H. Blair & Co.
·Robin Jackman, M.M.Sc. (H.M.S., 1995) - Summer of 1997 Currently D. H. Blair Biomedical Ventures Student Fellow & Harvard Medical School Ph.D. Candidate.
Harvard MEDICAL SCHOOL CONTACT:
Questions and application materials should be addressed to: