Senior Director, Investor Relations

Berkeley Lights

Emeryville, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Post Date: 04/08/2021
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  • Company Address: 5858 Horton Street Suite 320, Emeryville, CA, 94608

About Berkeley Lights

Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition.

Job Description

Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition. So the question is, if nature is capable of manufacturing the products we need in a scalable way, why aren’t we doing more of this? Well, the answer is that with the solutions available today, it is hard. Berkeley Lights is here to change all of that! Our extremely sophisticated proprietary technology and Beacon® and LightningTM systems accelerate the rate researchers can discover and develop cell-based products in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional, legacy research methods. Using our tools and solutions, scientists can find the best cells, the first time they look.
Our goal is to continue to collaborate with customers to drive the adoption of our technologies, making cell-based products and therapeutics more easily accessible the world over! You will play a major role here within the finance team, and our success will depend on you! We have been changing how the world develops cell-based products since 2011, and now our family of over 200 employees welcomes you to consider joining us on this incredible journey.
We are seeking an experienced Investor Relations leader to join our rapidly growing team. The Senior Director, Investor Relations will report to the Chief Financial Officer.  You will have the responsibility of working closely with the Company’s leadership to develop and communicate its strategy and financial results to investors and sell side analysts.


    • Develop and implement robust investor relations strategy and framework
    • Develop investor confidence and belief in the company's vision and strategy
    • Create and manage a strong reputation by demonstrating consistent and clear communication between internal and external parties
    • Manage equity research, sell-side analyst, and investor relationships
    • Provide insights on market activity and present them to the CEO and CFO
    • Analyze and present financial trends, competitor behavior, shareholder issues, and anything else that could impact the business
    • Responsible for overseeing and managing quarterly earnings and conference calls, including preparation of prepared remarks and Q&A prep
    • Work with legal counsel to ensure compliance on regulatory matters
    • Help prepare the company's Annual Report (10K)
    • Create and update investor presentations
    • Project manage analyst day events


    • A Bachelor's degree in business, finance, or accounting
    • 10 or more years’ experience dealing with investors and a strong track record of creating positive relations with the investor community and Equity Research Analysts
    • Strong understanding of SEC laws and securities disclosure requirements, as well as filing requirements
    • Deep knowledge and understanding of the capital markets, as well as a thorough understanding of key metrics for companies in the industry (prior sell-side experience a plus)
    • Intimately familiar with financial modeling techniques and valuation methodologies used by analysts and investors
    • A strong understanding of macroeconomics, capital markets trends, competitor activities, industry dynamics, and customer trends
    • Must be able to perform in a high-pressure environment, and be able to meet tight deadlines
    • Has superb written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to draft engaging and impactful messages for inspiring employees and investors
    • Prior biotech or healthcare sell-side experience a plus
    • Strategic thinker
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