Assistant Research Manager, Life Sciences, Clients & Industries, Open to flexible working

London (Greater)
19 Nov 2020
19 Dec 2020
Contract Type

Your opportunity

An exciting assistant manager role to form part of an expert research team covering the dynamic and ever shifting challenges and trends in the Life Sciences and Health care industries.
Working as part of the Deloitte UK Centre for Health Solutions, an experienced research team supporting the life sciences and health care (private and public sector industries with eminence and thought leadership. The Centre’s remit is to advise internal and external stakeholders of the latest developments, including finding solutions to critical challenges facing our clients. A key purpose of the Centre is to raise the profile of Deloitte in this dynamic market by demonstrating differentiated and relevant points of view; supporting colleagues in building relationships and helping drive revenue.

Our small team of researchers bring their curiosity, empathy and interpretive skills to bear on all aspects of our work—from framing a challenge to writing thought leadership or client-relevant insights to presenting our insights to senior colleagues and clients. Our research is pragmatic and helps our clients to imagine, deliver and run the future.

The Assistant Research Manager would be responsible for researching, writing and publishing thought pieces focused on the vast issues, solutions and trends, which span across the full life sciences value chain, globally relevant yet often slanted to the European market. A significant element of the role would be to build and manage relationships and networks across our European member firms, to understand our clients and markets needs and tailoring the research programme accordingly.

Your role

  • Develop insights on the biggest issues impacting our clients in the Life Sciences and create tailored outputs to support the thinking of our largest and most significant clients.
  • Insights to examine the Future of Health and Life Sciences, Future of Work, impact of Digital Transformation
  • Work with European industry, client relationship partners and teams to understand their clients needs
  • Manage and work closely with the dedicated research analysts (2 in UK and one who operates offshore).
  • Deliver a range of research projects (including primary and secondary research papers, short Points of View, infographics, data evaluation, data visualisation dashboards and Blog writing)
  • Present research outputs to a variety of audiences, including Deloitte Partners, Deloitte practitioners and clients.
  • Seek and encourage opportunities for integration and collaboration both within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries in the UK and the wider European and Global teams.
  • Engage with the wider Clients & Industries community (e.g. Marketing Delivery, Creative Studio, Digital, PR, Brand etc.) in order to deliver the Life Sciences and Healthcare Clients & Industries plan.
  • Manage diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: London

Work pattern: This is a permanent full-time contract opportunity. Our team members work a variety of agile working patterns. Tell us what arrangement works for you and we’ll try to accommodate.

Your professional experience

  • A Sciences Masters or higher degree 
  • One or more second languages, in addition to English 
  • Experience of conducting primary research and/or working in/with life sciences clients
  • Applied analytical and research skills to ensure we are able to produce distinct insights that resonate with our clients and also to be able to derive new insights that differentiate us from our competitors
  • Strong oral presentation, analytical and drafting skills 
  • Ability to develop strong and effective relationships with senior stakeholders including ability to influence Partners and account teams.
  • Experience of MS Excel, PowerPoint and a data visualisation tool such as Tableau.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal with a degree of ambiguity and use own initiative and sense of curiosity.
  • Proven track record of working in a complex, matrixed or multi-faceted environment.

Your service line: Internal Services 

At Deloitte, we’re all about collaboration. And nowhere is this more apparent than among our 2,000-strong internal services team. With our combined specialist skills, we provide all the essential support and advice our client-facing colleagues need, right across the firm. This enables them to focus all of their efforts on delivering the best service possible to their clients. Covering seven distinct areas; Human Resources, Clients & Industries, Finance & Legal, Practice Support Services, Quality & Risk Services, IT Services, and Workplace Services & Real Estate, together we live, breathe and deliver the Deloitte experience. 

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

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  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
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  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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