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 with demonstrated consulting or business strategy experience 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 fundamental consulting methodologies tools and techniques 
  • 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 ready 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).

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth and mentorship, while also taking advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity that working from home provides. We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

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

 

The city of New York requires CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York office and considers a number of factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise.  A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $110,000 - $115,000; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.

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