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Investor Relations Manager

Zai Lab (US) LLC
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Feb 28, 2024

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Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Company Description

Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB; HKEX: 9688) is an innovative, research-based, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company based in China and the United States focused on bringing transformative medicines for oncology, autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, and neurological disorders to patients in China and around the world. Our goal is to leverage our competencies and resources to positively impact human health worldwide.

Founded in 2014, our experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharmaceutical  companies, generating a broad and late-stage pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Based on our proven  track record of  success, Zai Lab has earned the reputation as a trusted partner of choice for global biopharmaceutical companies seeking to not only access the Chinese market but also find a long-term strategic partner for global clinical development.  Our unique business model builds on our in-licensed assets and innovative partnerships to expand our internal discovery and development capabilities and has created a portfolio of potential best-in-class and/or first-in-class therapies. Zai currently has four products on the market in China

Zai Lab was successfully listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market in September 2017 and completed secondary listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in September 2020. In 2022, Zai Lab became dual-primary listed on both the Nasdaq and the Hong Kong Stock Exchanges. Since its inception, Zai Lab has expanded significantly with several offices across China. In 2021, Zai Lab established its U.S. Headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  As of January 2022, the Company has a global team of approximately 2000 employees.

Job Description

The Investor Relations Manager will play a critical role in supporting Zai Lab’s investor relations strategy and collaborate closely with PR, legal and finance teams. Additionally, the IR Manager will create and manage different investor-related reports and presentations.

  • Support the quarterly earnings process and assist in the preparation of the script, press release, presentation, preparation of Q&A document and collaborating cross functionally with the finance, legal, communications and R&D departments.
  • Assist with review of all financial disclosures to ensure accuracy and consistency in messaging
  • Support the planning, logistics and execution of key investor events such as shareholder meetings, investor days, sell-side events and non-deal roadshows, including preparation of reference materials for executive officers participating in investor meetings and conferences
  • Coordinate conference calls for important investor events, including quarterly earnings calls with analyst and investor calls
  • Develop and maintain robust understanding of business drivers and metrics; identify/track key themes and topics for investor discussion to inform our team and executives on emerging trends
  • Reviewing sell-side analyst models and research reports to analyze forecasts of the company’s performance and share insights to the management team;
  • Assist in conducting competitive and strategic analysis on peers including evaluating quarterly financial results, product development, M& A activity and other relevant information
  • Help cultivate relationships with current and potential investors by contributing to the development and implementation of Zai Lab’s IR plan through a targeted investor outreach and engagement program
  • Maintain investor contact databases and investor relations earnings and marketing calendars



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or a relevant field with 5 years of experience in investor relations, equity research, investment banking or investment management; or equivalent combination of education, experience and training.
  • Experience in health care / life sciences industry and building financial models and comparable company analysis


  • MBA or other advanced degree from an accredited institution and/or a relevant certification (e.g. CFA, IRC or CPA)
  • Thorough understanding of, and comfort with, financial statements and corporate finance
  • Ability to explain operating results, performance and merits of overall firm valuation and ability to quickly interpret the potential impact of various internal and external events
  • Exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with a high attention to detail
  • Strong communications skills and ability to work with senior management on written and slide based content; outstanding time management skills
  • Strong financial acumen - a clear and thorough understanding of the financial modeling techniques used by analysts to project a company’s operating and financial performance and the resulting value for its stock.
  • Knowledgeable of SEC regulations and financial disclosure requirements
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks with limited supervision

Additional Information

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $135K and $150K/year; however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment.

If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

At Zai, we are proud of the gender diversity of our company and our promotion of women in biotech. We have achieved gender base pay equity at all levels, 58% of our employees are women and 54% of our management positions are held by women. We are committed to the health of patients and our planet. That’s why our environmental protection, social responsibility, and corporate governance strategy, called “Trust for Life” is integrated within our business.

Disclaimer: This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirement for the position. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability.


Zai Lab is an innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases to patients in China and around the world. To quickly target the large, fast-growing segments of China’s pharmaceutical market and address unmet medical needs, Zai Lab’s experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharma companies, generating a broad pipeline of innovative drug candidates. Zai Lab has also built an in-house team with strong drug discovery and translational research capabilities, aiming to establish a global pipeline of proprietary drug candidates against targets in our focus areas. Zai Lab’s vision is to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing its portfolio in order to impact human health worldwide.

For additional information about the company, please visit

Stock Symbol: ZLAB

Stock Exchange: NYSE



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1440 O’Brien Drive
Menlo Park

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