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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc Principal in Boston, Massachusetts


Location Greater Boston, MA

Job Function Science & Technology

Employment Status Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

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Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE), an S&P 500® company, is a best-in-class, mission-driven life science REIT making a positive and lasting impact on the world. As the pioneer of the life science real estate niche since our founding in 1994, Alexandria is the preeminent and longest-tenured owner, operator, and developer of collaborative life science, agtech, and advanced technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, including Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle. Alexandria has a longstanding and proven track record of developing Class A properties clustered in life science, agtech, and advanced technology campuses that provide our innovative tenants with highly dynamic and collaborative environments that enhance their ability to successfully recruit and retain world-class talent and inspire productivity, efficiency, creativity, and success. Alexandria also provides strategic capital to transformative life science, agrifoodtech, climate innovation, and technology companies through our venture capital platform, Alexandria Venture Investments. For more information, please visit

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions, marital status, registered domestic partner status, family-care status, veteran status, military status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Alexandria’s Science & Technology Team supports the Company by providing scientific and technical expertise to help guide three of Alexandria’s four core verticals: Real Estate, Venture Investments, and Thought Leadership. This role will support all these activities, as further described below.

Real Estate activities include performing diligence on and underwriting potential life science, agtech, and technology tenants, as well as monitoring existing tenants through the review of financials, scientific milestones, news and press releases, and meeting with management teams. Venture Investment activities, conducted through the Company’s strategic venture capital platform, Alexandria Venture Investments, help the Company discover and invest in innovative companies in life science, agtech, and technology and include associated responsibilities that span due diligence and in-depth reviews of potential investments, their therapeutic areas and respective competitive landscapes, and the strength and level of innovation of their technology platforms. Thought Leadership activities include preparing for and organizing Alexandria-led and community life science events that convene, accelerate, and enable the growth of life science activities in our innovation hubs; activities may also include supporting national engagement opportunities.

We are seeking a Principal – Science & Technology for our Greater Boston office. The individual will have a scientific background as well as strategic business acumen and may have previous experience in biopharma corporate strategy, consulting for early-stage companies, or venture capital. This individual will be a skilled cross-functional communicator and a true team player with the ability to interpret data and communicate the big picture to a diverse set of stakeholders in order to support the above activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Regional Strategy & Ecosystem Business Development

  • Maintain a strong presence and relationship network throughout the Greater Boston life science ecosystem, including academic, biopharma, and venture communities.

  • Work closely with leaders of the Greater Boston regional office to help identify strategic initiatives, such as:

  • growth opportunities for Alexandria’s real estate portfolio, including tenants, non-tenants, and new companies, and

  • cross-functional collaboration opportunities to deliver key solutions like process improvements, new real estate implementation opportunities, and other value-enhancing concepts.

  • Gather and interpret data from multiple sources to identify ecosystem trends that may impact Alexandria’s real estate business or provide key strategic recommendations.

  • Develop events and programs to help support the growth of the Greater Boston life science ecosystem as well as to increase Alexandria’s visibility and impact in the region.

  • Attend industry-related events and workshops to promote Alexandria.

  • As requested, lead or support internal projects that require coordination across multiple functional teams.

  • Create written reports and presentations for executive management.

Venture Investments and Tenant Underwriting

  • Assist in the identification, diligence, and execution of early-stage venture investments within the Greater Boston region.

  • Perform routine monitoring of companies within the Alexandria Venture Investments portfolio, including management calls, analysis of scientific progress, and assessment of fundraising activities.

  • Contribute to the tenant underwriting process, which includes an ongoing evaluation of a company’s science, management teams, financials, etc.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a life science related field required; MS or MBA required, PhD preferred.

  • Minimum 5 years of either biotech industry, consulting, or venture investment experience required.

  • Strong connections within the Greater Boston life science ecosystem (universities, venture community, companies, etc.) required.

  • Demonstrated track record of synthesizing data and presenting strategic concepts required

  • Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively, including through excellent written communication and presentations.

  • Highly organized and diligent about documentation.

  • Strong research and analytical skills required; finance experience preferred.

  • Must be able to communicate with co-workers, management, and others in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint,

  • Some travel required.