Life Sciences Underwriter

Location Name NJ, Ewing - 200 Princeton S
Date Posted
3 months ago(11/2/2021 10:30 AM)
Berkley Life Sciences
Primary Location

Company Details



At Berkley Life Sciences, we insure the future of life science innovators today.  We do so by serving as a preferred market for the life science industry around the globe, offering a broad range of sophisticated property & casualty products and services designed to meet our customers’ individualized needs. 


Berkley Life Sciences professionals cohesively respond to the unique challenges faced by our life science customers.  We are looking for talented and dedicated professionals to join our team



The Life Sciences Underwriter is responsible for the new business marketing and production, renewal underwriting and service of business for an assigned group of producers. 


While our ideal locations include: Ewing, New Jersey; Naperville, Illinois and Charlotte, NC we are open to qualified candidates in a variety of other geographies. 


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Building strong relationships with brokers to ensure you meet or exceed financial goals including growth, profit, retention, and new business. 
  • Responsible for account solicitation, risk selection and analysis including the corresponding documentation, pricing and marketing of  Berkley Life Sciences products and services for new and existing customers.
  • Business development results for assigned territories
  • Identifying opportunities for account rounding.
  • Providing technical support to producers and insureds
  • Staying current with all compliance, procedural and workflow changes.
  • Working collaboratively and effectively with underwriting associates, operations, legal, home office underwriting and claims


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Your communication style is flexible to the situation. You communicate clearly and with a purpose
  • Calm under pressure. You have excellent organizational skills, integrity, and great follow-through on tasks. You are comfortable challenging norms while working collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • You have a strong sense of accountability, fun and adventure
  • You have a proven track record of building and maintaining strong business relationships with insureds, agents & brokers.
  • A strong customer service bias. You want to get to yes. You are known for your super responsiveness. You can say no and preserve your relationships.
  • Natural curiosity. You love learning how things work and you are always looking for innovative improvements
  • An analytical mind. You love to dive into the details of an account in order to craft pricing and coverage that meet underwriting guidelines, profitability models and customer needs
  • Minimum of 6 years underwriting experience including products, property, workers compensation and automobile
  • Experience with products, property, workers compensation and automobile underwriting experience. 
  • Claims made experience a plus.
  • Products Liability experience a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, including overnight travel
  • Advanced proficiency with the Microsoft suite of products

Additional Company Details

The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Additional Requirements

COVID-19 vaccine required unless prohibited by law.


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