Associate Consultant

Competitive    Central London

Associate Consultant, London


Our client is a boutique life science consultancy engaged in a breadth and depth of project work across multiple therapy areas, geographies and business models, spanning the drug development and commercialisation process from early stage clinical to patent expiry.

The Opportunity 

You will serve as a key member of project teams developing and delivering marketing insights in line with client objectives. You will have significant exposure to the senior leadership team and the opportunity to lead and get stuck into a wide variety of projects early on.

The Role

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research across a wide variety of sources to help understand complex stakeholder dynamics in relation to drug development and commercialisation
  • Attend national and international medical conferences, to gather information for specific projects as required
  • Help develop the date into succinct summaries and conclusions to drive high impact recommendations supporting the project context and objectives
  • Develop specific elements of final client deliverables, guided by the consultant
  • Participate in client meetings and debriefs, presenting key elements where necessary
  • Managing sub-contractors or project work streams as appropriate
  • Supporting the creation of proposals and other business development initiatives as required

Your profile

  • A good understanding and/or experience of the pharmaceutical clinical development and commercialization process
  • Highly articulate; ability to communicate effectively and succinctly in verbal and written form
  • Outstanding attention to detail; demonstrates a ‘completer finisher’ mind set
  • Business acumen; intuitive ability to deconstruct problems and craft solutions within the context of a strategic objective
  • Strong research competencies, persevering mindset, ability to balance depth vs. speed
  • Comfortable in challenge and being challenged and to push for excellence in all that you do
  • Able to work to own initiative with little direction, resourceful and enterprising
  • Able to learn quickly and demonstrate a passion for learning
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver high quality outputs under time-pressured deadlines
  • Able to work effectively as part of diverse and virtual teams and build relationships both internally and externally

Your Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree: minimum Masters or PhD in life sciences, physical sciences or business related fields
  • Experience: if no PhD then 1-2 years in a commercial research or consulting role (i.e. biotech / pharma), or in a commercial or clinical setting in pharma, healthcare, diagnostics or related industries
  • Some experience in commercial consulting projects and or valuable, or relevant internship experience

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