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Friday, November 12, 2010

F/T - Junior Research Analyst/Global Pharma Practice - Consulting Firm/NJ

Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice
Junior Research Analyst
New Jersey

Our client, a leading international management consulting firm, has exciting opportunities in their New Jersey office. The Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice (PMP) is looking for a Junior Research Analyst to join its growing team in the health care sector. As a PMP analyst, you will develop in-depth, distinctive, and innovative research and analyses, keep up to date with industry developments and help our consultants apply cutting-edge industry knowledge to client problem-solving.
Detailed Description:  As a member of the PMP knowledge team, you will assist client service teams by collecting, analyzing and synthesizing information and conducting research and knowledge development within the pharmaceutical and medical products sectors, including the areas of branded drugs, generic drugs, biologics, vaccines, diagnostics, and medical products. You will:
* Support engagement teams with targeted information and analyses, and conduct short-term research in support of long-term projects
* Provide synthesis, analytical approaches and insight into the practical implications of their analysis within tight deadlines, via client-ready end products
* Serve as a knowledgeable “thought partner,” able to engage successfully on problem-solving and on PMP knowledge development initiatives
* Learn and advise engagement teams on direct access sources that enable them to start basic research on their own
* Develop effective knowledge sharing, an extensive external network, and broad awareness of best practice external knowledge on healthcare

Desired Skills: The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and will possess the following:  
* Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
* Experience in conducting business or academic research
* Strong written and verbal communication skills
* Experience in managing multiple, simultaneous demanding deadlines
* Inquisitive, investigative nature
* Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and a professional attitude
* A high level of initiative
* Intellectual curiosity and an uncompromising commitment to quality

* Outstanding academic record; undergraduate degree required; advanced degree is a plus
* Basic understanding of the U.S. healthcare sector, notably current trends, key product characteristics and major players; previous experience in these sectors is helpful but not a prerequisite
* Strong IT skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word, Power Point and basic business tools

    For consideration, please email cover letter, resume and references to:                
   Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates   800-262-0070