Job Opportunity: Life Sciences Consultant, Putnam Associates, Burlington, MA

Kate Stuart
September 26, 2013

Are you looking to develop your strategic expertise in the life sciences - one of the most dynamic, challenging and rewarding fields for consultants?

Putnam Associates is hiring bright, driven PhDs, MDs and Post-docs with a passion for the life sciences, offering them the rare opportunity for...

Deep Learning - an unparalleled opportunity to acquire deep firsthand knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
Dynamic Growth - a specialist firm where career paths are bound only by an individual's talent, work ethic and motivation
Team Environment - talented professionals from diverse backgrounds responsible for the research, analysis, strategic insight, recommendations and delivery of client work at the highest possible standards
Great Future - an established record of being one of the most desirable consulting firms from both the client and employee perspectives

Since 1988 Putnam Associates has provided exceptional insight into the strategic, marketing and sales issues facing companies operating in the rapidly changing pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical devices industries. We strive to combine the best of the larger firms' process rigor with a specialist firm's culture, opportunity and expertise. Recognized by Consulting Magazine as a "Small Jewel" within the consulting marketplace for an innovative approach to client service, firm culture, and thought leadership, we are in the top 10 consulting firms for Work/Life Balance, Travel Requirements, Hours in the Office and Relationship with Supervisors by Vault.com (2011).

Putnam's culture is decidedly client focused and impact oriented. We have been fortunate to serve many exciting and demanding clients, including most of the top 10 global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Our focus, expertise and track-record have led to many long-term relationships. Almost all of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic decision-making. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales force strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies.

Job Description:
Joining Putnam as a Life Sciences Consultant is a unique opportunity to gain insight into and influence the strategic challenges facing today's leading life sciences companies. The complexities of the industry provide ample opportunity for Life Sciences Consultants to leverage their substantial science training as they gain a commanding knowledge of both the science and business sides of healthcare. Putnam's specific industry focus together with its boutique firm size encourages our team members to assume considerable responsibility from the start. Life Sciences Consultants are expected to hit the ground running, quickly ascending a steep learning curve in order to master the core skills required to optimize commercial strategies for our clients.

You will be instrumental in developing the building blocks that lead to strategic recommendations. As a key member of Putnam's team-based approach, you will help identify critical issues, develop major analytical components and help construct the ultimate conclusions and recommendations. In order to successfully conduct complex quantitative and strategic analyses you will develop mastery of an array of advanced programs and tools. In your role as a team leader, you will be expected to manage multiple work streams on each project and assist in driving team operations by overseeing and shaping the work of Analysts and Associates.

We are seeking highly intelligent and self-motivated candidates with PhD or MDs from top schools who have demonstrated excellence and leadership both as undergraduates, graduates and during any previous employment opportunities. Proven analytic abilities, a rigorous quantitative background and a strong record of independent problem-solving are required. PhDs in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or Engineering are most desirable. PhD candidates within one year of graduation will also be considered with an anticipated start date by summer 2014. A demonstrated passion for health care or the life sciences is essential. An active interest in commercial strategy or the business side of health care is preferred.

Compensation & Benefits:
Base salary for the Life Sciences Consultant position is highly competitive and is supplemented by excellent year-end performance-based bonus potential. Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental and disability insurance, 3 weeks of paid vacation, tuition reimbursement and a comprehensive Training Program.

Qualifications:
We are seeking highly intelligent and self-motivated candidates with PhDs from top schools who have demonstrated excellence and leadership both as undergraduates, graduates and during any previous employment opportunities. Proven analytic abilities, a rigorous quantitative background and a strong record of independent problem-solving are required. PhDs in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or Engineering are most desirable. A demonstrated passion for health care or the life sciences is essential. An active interest in commercial strategy or the business side of health care is preferred.

To Apply:
A complete application for these positions includes:

- A formal, one-page cover letter describing your interest in the position and Putnam Associates
- A résumé that summarizes your educational and professional performance and experience

Complete applications should be e-mailed to careers@putassoc.com. Each candidate will be sent an e-mail confirmation once his or her application has been received.