About Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis behind litigation matters, guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become more profitable, and advises governments on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our three main services – litigation, policy and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries.  Learn more about how CRA can help you Accelerate your career.

CRA’s Life Sciences practice helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical device companies achieve optimum performance across key aspects of their business, including innovation, commercial success, organization, and reputation, all for the long-term benefit of patients, clinicians, employees, and shareholders. We work with life sciences businesses directly as well as with their legal counsel, industry associations, government organizations, and advocacy groups from the earliest stages of research into new therapy areas, through product development, to the delivery of products that will achieve commercial success and fulfill the expectations of our clients and their key stakeholders.

Essential Functions

Consulting Associates are important members of CRA project teams and work together with experienced Senior Associates and Principals to deliver consulting, strategic marketing, and market research projects to clients. In this role you will own and personally deliver components of the client engagement, contributing to the overall success of each engagement. As you demonstrate strong advisory and project management skills, your responsibilities will grow rapidly.

Responsibilities

Will be a part of an integrated team that executes and delivers across a wide variety of consulting projects through:

  • Work closely with senior colleagues to deliver policy consulting projects that address specific client needs
  • Conduct independent research to identify, collect, manage and analyze data
  • Contribute to internal discussions that build insights from the analytical process and you will help integrate findings into the broader project work
  • Conduct telephone or face-to-face interviews with clients or external stakeholders
  • Assume responsibility to generating sections of client reports, presentations and other client deliverables (e.g. excel Workbooks) whilst under close supervision
  • Proactively developing your knowledge of the life sciences industry as well as consulting methodologies
  • Work on multiple projects at the same time

Job Qualifications

  • Graduates of PhD programs or those holding a Master's degree with 2+ years of relevant experience  
  • A strong analytic focus and a background in one of the following disciplines (or related disciplines): the Life Sciences, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, Bio-engineering, Public Health or Business 
  • Experience or keen interest in the life sciences and healthcare
  • Experience with business analytics or computational data analytics (“big data”) is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Eye for detail and self-motivated to deliver high quality work on time
  • Some knowledge of essential consulting methodologies, tools and techniques ideal but not required
  • CRA is proud of our ability to managing work/life balance. However, some travel is inevitable and successful candidates will have to show a willingness and ability to travel to client locations when required

How to Apply:

To be considered for this role, please submit your resume, cover letter and transcripts (may be unofficial).

The statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

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