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Life Sciences Consulting Analyst - Strategy
Job ID: 2930
Category: Life Sciences
Opportunity Type: Entry Level
Country: United States
City: New York
Job Type: Full-time Salary
ABOUT THE PRACTICE:
The Life Sciences solution of Huron Consulting Group focuses on strategy consulting serving the life science industry, a marketplace where the investments we shape today will drive the way diseases are treated tomorrow. Healthcare is one of the fastest growing and most prominent industries in the global business arena, and one where your work touches a concern of each and every individual: human health.
Life Sciences is an industry founded on innovation that is under significant regulatory and financial pressure, making it challenging for companies to drive shareholder value. Huron Life Sciences is uniquely positioned to meet this need by bridging the process of scientific discovery and sustainable business model creation with strategies that reduce the risks associated with regulatory and government scrutiny that ultimately ensures patient safety. This is achieved via a singular focus in the business of life sciences, serving the entire continuum of life sciences stakeholders. Huron’s three service lines are strategy, compliance, and operations. The strategy solution area ensures that corporate vision and objectives are seamlessly linked to achievable optimized solutions. The compliance solution area helps companies navigate the ever-changing and complex regulatory environment by providing a set of unique services intended to mitigate risk and enable strategy execution. The operations solution area provides advisory support to meet the challenges associated with complicated regulatory requirements within the government and commercial markets. Our consultants have decades of experience across these stakeholders, and our team also has expertise in the core components that drive our business: strategic insight, science & technology depth, regulatory & compliance expertise, and data and advanced analytics.
Our clients range in size from large global companies to boutique firms and include pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, as well as the private equity, law firms and other organizations that support the life sciences industry. For those with a passion for life sciences, solving the issues our clients face is both intellectually challenging and personally rewarding, with your work 100% focused on the industry you love.
ABOUT THE STRATEGY ANALYST ROLE:
As a Strategy Analyst in the Life Sciences practice, you can expect to work with a team of consultants who are focused not only on the needs of the client, but also on ensuring you have the opportunities and support needed to reach your professional development objectives. Project teams can vary in size, but typically range from 3 to 6 consultants on a project at one time. As an Analyst, you will typically report to an Associate or Manager on the project team, but could work directly with a Director, Senior Director or Managing Director as well. Typical projects include corporate strategy, research and development (R&D) strategy, and licensing, mergers, & acquisitions (LM&A), and commercial strategy projects. Depending on the project assigned, Analysts can either work in the home office or on the client site. As a result, you are expected meet project timeliness with solid deliverables, while managing a busy travel schedule and/or a workload of multiple client engagements.
A Cutting Edge Industry:
If you envision yourself as a change agent and a challenge seeker, life sciences consulting may be your career calling. Complex, dynamic, meaningful — few fields offer the robust opportunities that test, stretch, and satisfy our team members. Answer strategic and operational questions for life science focused companies of all sizes at every point that drives value for them. You won’t be limited to one type of client or one type of project — you’ll get exposure to products at every stage of their life cycle, and to companies as small as single-person startups or as large as top global pharma manufacturers. Our intellectually challenging projects have covered topics such as making investment recommendations for a major private equity firm, developing an infectious disease franchise focused on HIV care, ensuring a major pharma is compliant with transparency of payments to physicians, and determining the appropriate fee-for-service ranges for payments to domestic and international healthcare professionals.
You’ll explore areas of innovation and risk mitigation, taking cutting-edge science out of the laboratory and into the world in the most optimized way.
An Opportunity for Impact
Analysts are expected to demonstrate highly refined analytical and communication skills and the ability to work effectively, both independently and in group settings, to develop creative insights and solutions for our clients. Position responsibilities are numerous and include industry and company research, market profiling, competitive analysis, research and review of clinical journals/data, financial modeling, industry expert (e.g., physicians, researchers, etc.) primary research, drafting written reports, analyzing data and participation in client meetings. During your time as an Analyst, you will be an intricate part of the project team and have a direct connection with the client interaction in order to ensure strong project performance as well as personal growth.
A Self-Created Path
At Huron, we invest significantly in the professional development of each of our staff members on a personal level. We hire from a range of backgrounds, including science, business and other analytic pursuits. Huron rewards entrepreneurial initiative and fosters a hardworking and professional, yet collegial and informal, atmosphere. In support of this goal, we offer a transparent professional development system with clear metrics, and the support of a mentoring system and calibration process that provides the opportunity for professional development tracking and goal achievement. All of our team members are empowered to chart their own course and pursue their path of progression at their own pace.
A Culture of Shared Values
With a vision to be the most trusted and respected professional services firm recognized by our clients for delivering excellence, our consultants help drive this by operating under a set of shared values which include Integrity, Pursuit of Excellence, Accountability, Collaboration, and Passion. These values are the cultural fiber of our daily life, as well as the community endeavors we choose to pursue outside of our company. Through initiatives like Huron Helping Hands, we encourage our team members to reach out, share their time, experiences and resources. Our team members apply their enthusiasm and skills not only with their clients, but also in their personal causes and interests.
Skills For Consulting And Beyond
If our consultants decide to apply to graduate school, they find that their experience and training has served them well. The skills learned, from scientific/medical knowledge to quantitative dexterity to client relationship management, help our employees enter some of the country’s top graduate programs after spending two or more years working at the firm. We fully support the application process through one-on-one mentorship.
BASIC ROLE REQUIREMENTS:
• Unrestricted permanent US work authorization
• Undergraduate degree required
• All Majors welcome but sciences, business, economics, engineering and pharmacy preferred
• Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Exceptional verbal and writing communication skills
• Adaptability to a constantly changing environment and ability to manage through change with a high degree of emotional maturity
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Word
• Available to start in Fall 2017
• Willingness to travel as needed and live in an approved living location (NYC; Boston, MA; Atlanta, GA; San Francisco, CA)
At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.
Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.
Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.