Research and Information Specialist – Life Sciences

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    Up to £40,000 plus benefits

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    8 months ago

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    Tim Palmer

Research and Information Specialist – Life Sciences

A Research and Information Specialist is required by a very large and successful consulting firm that has an office location in London, but also operates very successfully in the APAC, European and US market places. The primary focus of this role will be to provide information and research service support to the part of the firm that is aligned to the life sciences practice, in addition the role will also be key in building the capability of the research function. 

In this role the successful candidate will have the following responsibilities and objectives:

  • Servicing information and research requests, as well as working to a broad research agenda
  • Building relationships internally with key stakeholders and promoting a self-service KM function
  • Making use of industry standard database resources such as Factiva and Bloomberg, but also life science aligned resource such as EvaluatePharma and DataMonitor Healthcare
  • Helping to grow the capability of a research function that is close to green field site in terms of maturity
  • Managing vendor relationships
  • Providing guidance to users, creating research workflows and guides, training users on resources
  • Occasionally, assisting with information and research requests from other practice areas

To be a suitable candidate for this role, you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in a similar information, research or knowledge management role
  • A good knowledge of the commercially available resources such as Bloomberg, Factiva, EvaluatePharma or similar
  • Strong research skills which includes the ability to apply a strong methodology and the ability to perform a research service across a broad range of topics
  • Experience gained in a professional services or aligned industry such as market intelligence or market research firm.
  • The ability to assist, and to play an active role in the development of departmental capability
  • Strong communication skills, particularly around senior stakeholders and the confidence to present internally
  • A related degree would be beneficial, but is not an essential requirement