Research Associate - Health Care

Research Associate - Health Care

Boston Consulting Group
2-5 years
Not Specified

Job Description


As a Research Associate within BCG's Data and Research Service (DRS) function, you will ensure the delivery of error-free and insightful research projects within our Health care practice area. You will gain expertise in leveraging a wide range of research resources, information portals, and approaches to delivering meaningful research outputs for your requestors. You will display your ability to synthe data and draw insights in the context of the research ask, accurately. Over some time, you will engage with seniors in the team regularly to grow your understanding of the Practice Area and deliver deep insights to our Case and Knowledge teams.

BCG's Health Care practice serves clients across the healthcare value chain, including the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, medical technology companies, healthcare payers and providers, healthcare systems and services, as well as trusts and foundations serving a global health mission.

Ensuring consistent high-quality research outputs

  • You will ensure complete and error-free delivery of research requests

  • Gain expertise in leveraging a wide range of research resources, information portals, and approaches in delivering research outputs

  • Demonstrate your ability to synthe (draw insight/conclusion) and package research output that directly addresses the problem in a clear and structured way

  • Opportunistically contribute to BCG publications and KN materials in partnership with RAs/SRAs

Developing and demonstrating client-responsiveness

  • Develop capabilities to understand and anticipate case team research needs (understanding case-team asks, client contexts, etc. to tailor research accordingly). Continuously engage with RAs and SRAs to discuss the same

  • Demonstrate speed-to-output and client-orientation in delivery (improving on effectiveness in research completion)

  • Strong ownership and ability to manage (ability to identify priority) multiple requests at the same time

  • Focus on customer satisfaction as the primary goal


  • Undergraduate degree minimum (Pharmacy, Biotechnology, or Biomedical sciences) with a high academic record

  • 1-1.5 years of relevant working experience, in Pharma, healthcare, medical devices, and Biotech domain. Basic understanding of the health care space with a prime focus on pharma

  • Excellent English verbal and written

  • Ability to work with a wide array of platforms including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to be able to provide insights in the most user-friendly format


As the Research Associate, you will collaborate with other knowledge and research specialists of BCG across your hub to bring expertise and capabilities to the service of our clients. Our team is made up of a diverse pool of knowledge and research positions that allow us to pursue exciting, innovative research careers.

The Data and Research Services (DRS) function is a dynamic and highly visible center of excellence focused on business research and process innovation. We collaborate with our consulting teams to bring advanced research capabilities to support projects and clients. DRS provides specialist research services to consulting teams and our Knowledge Team, taking deep pride in delivering rapid and precise results.

DRS works with both qualitative and quantitative data, conducting research and providing synthed results from over 100 commercial sources, publicly available data, company and industry research, macro-economic, commodities and trade data.

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we work closely with clients to embrace a transformational approach aimed at benefiting all stakeholders—empowering organizations to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact.
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