Senior Associate / Vice President - Healthcare

Financial Advisory
San Francisco

Lazard is one of the world’s leading financial advisory and asset management firms. Our people make the difference. With just over 3,000 employees, our tight-knit community allows for professionals eager to learn and willing to teach to connect and grow together. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and allyship are not just business imperatives — they are central pillars of our employee experience. Our entrepreneurial culture and flat structure allow creative ideas and original concepts to drive our business forward — and for careers to take flight.  

Through our financial advisory business, Lazard advises clients around the world on strategic and financial matters including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital structure and capital raising. Our client relationships are built on trust and discretion. As the world’s largest advisory-focused firm, we have exceptional depth of expertise across industry sectors and geographies. We value the rich diversity that comes from blending local perspective with our global network. 

Healthcare professionals in the San Francisco office work on a variety of strategic transactions for industry-leading and emerging players across the entire biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics and life science tools sectors. The San Francisco Healthcare team is a pillar of our Global Healthcare Group together with New York and London, and collaborates with colleagues around the world on international transactions.  

We’ll trust you to:  

  • Perform financial analyses and create models 
  • Prepare and create client presentations and marketing materials  
  • Interact with client senior executives 
  • Manage deal processes 
  • Provide guidance to and supervise junior Associates and Analysts 

You’ll need to have: 

  • At least three years of M&A investment banking experience, preferably within Healthcare, particularly in the Life Sciences (e.g., biopharma, diagnostics & tools, etc.) space; candidates with business development or corporate development experience within these sectors may be considered 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and a team player approach with a strong motivation to contribute to a positive team culture 
  • Top performance with comfort operating in an unstructured environment which values initiative, creativity, maturity, and poise 
  • Ability to support, manage, and empower junior bankers 
  • Strong client and presentation skills 
  • Strong quantitative background and analytical skills coupled with meticulous attention to detail 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of transactions and projects simultaneously 

What we offer: 

We strive to enhance the total health and well-being of our employees through comprehensive, competitive benefits. Our goal is to offer a highly individualized employee experience that enables you to balance your commitments to career, family, and community. When you work for Lazard, you are working for an organization that cares about your unique talents and passions, and will continue to invest in the development of your career.  

We expect the base salary range for this role to be approximately $250,000 – $275,000 USD. Various factors contribute to determining the actual base compensation offered, including but not limited to the applicant’s years of relevant experience, career tenure, qualifications, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and relevant skills for the role. Base salary is one component of Lazard Financial Advisory’s compensation package, which also includes comprehensive benefits and may include incentive compensation. 

Does this sound like you? 

Apply! We’ll get in touch on the next steps. 

Diversity and Inclusion at Lazard 

Lazard is an intellectual capital business focused on delivering the best advice and solutions to clients. Achieving these objectives requires us to identify, develop and retain the best talent. A workforce comprised of people with varied backgrounds and experiences creates a rich diversity of thought that empowers us to challenge conventional wisdom, as diverse perspectives lead to better decisions. 

Our appreciation of diversity’s strength is ingrained in our multi-cultural heritage. As a global firm that has grown organically from local roots in different countries, we have a deep tradition of respect for individual differences, which has been core to our success for several decades. 

The ongoing cultivation of diversity and an inclusive, equitable culture are essential to our continued growth. We are committed to sustaining an environment in which all employees – regardless of socioeconomic status, race, color, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran or military status – can bring their whole selves to work to maximize their individual potential and our collective success. #LI-EF1