Research Associate, Pharmaceutical Market Research – Immune & Inflammatory

Decision Resources Group (www.DecisionResourcesGroup.com) is the premier provider of analysis, insight and data on the significant issues facing the biopharmaceutical industry. Each year the world’s leading biopharma companies turn to Decision Resources Group for their strategic planning, market development, technology management, and competitive intelligence requirements.

We are seeking a motivated Research Associate to join our talented and vibrant team. As a Research Associate for pharmaceutical market research, you will be a member of a team of business insights analysts who design, research, author, and present market research studies to help pharmaceutical companies make decisions about the development of new drugs and management of currently marketed products. The Research Associate will be a member of the therapy area that encompasses Immune and Inflammatory Disorders. This position will report to the Therapy Leader within the Immune & Inflammatory group and will be based in the Burlington, MA office.

This entry-level position offers an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated university graduate or early-career professional (with 0-2 years of experience) to work in market analysis and forecasting while developing an understanding of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industries. The successful candidate will, with appropriate training and mentorship, assist business insights analysts in survey data analysis, the construction of market forecasts, and authorship of syndicated reports and other research content.

Key Responsibilities

Support analysts with background research
Conduct secondary market research including gathering data from various proprietary and publicly available resources (e.g., brokerage reports, scientific and clinical publications, company press releases, investor reports, conference abstracts, company websites)
Prepare complete templates and summaries (tables, charts, diagrams, or written text) of secondary market research data and information for inclusion in market research publications, client presentation, and for internal presentations
Assist in the identification of key opinion leaders in support of planning for physician interviews
Coordinate with own team and other teams (e.g., data analysts, library/information resources) to gather and compile data and analyses into final client deliverables

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Bachelor’s degree is required (preferably in the life sciences or related discipline)
Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry a plus
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and objectively in written and spoken English
A flexible and collaborative approach to work
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Experience in analyzing and interpreting complex datasets
Ability to prioritize effectively and adopt a systematic approach to tasks
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Outstanding communication skills (written and oral)

Decision Resources Group offers a competitive compensation package and medical, dental, vision and life insurance programs from first day of employment. We also offer a 401(K) retirement plan after two complete months of employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

About Decision Resources Group (DRG)

The world's leading experts, analysts, forecasters, and problem solvers
Decreased healthcare budgets, an explosion of incomprehensible data, and increased consumer power and choice.  Undeniably, we are in the midst of the most disorganized and misunderstood healthcare landscape ever; however, this landscape is not necessarily a bad thing.  Especially if you're a part of DRG - a powerful alliance of professional opportunity finders. Where others see problems, we provide insights that create competitive advantages.

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Analysts, experts, forecasters, and thought leaders bring an unmatched level of passion and proficiency across the entire healthcare spectrum. Our people make it possible to exceed your expectations with every interaction.

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Founded:Founded in 1990, DRG has become the premier provider of healthcare analysis and data in the world.
Headquarters:8 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
Locations:DRG has more than 900 employees 14 offices worldwide including New York, London, and Hong Kong.
Parent:DRG is a Piramal company. For more information visit: www.piramal.com