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Research Analyst - Healthcare

Boston, Massachusetts
Job Type
4 Aug 2022


As a Research Analyst within BCG's Data & Research Services (DRS) team, you will provide secondary research in support of proposals, client cases, and business or IP development initiatives within our Health Care practice, focusing on a range of biopharma R&D, manufacturing, and commercial topics. You will be responsible for delivering on variety of requests through the day.

The environment is fast paced and may need you to connect with the customers from the consulting and knowledge teams to refine/understand the scope, devise an appropriate approach; package and deliver to the satisfaction of the customer. There is opportunity for you to grow and learn in an apprenticeship culture where you can quickly build and expand your research knowledge base to the next level.

Although primarily focused on Health Care Biopharma sector research you will support and contribute to research efforts in other Health Care topics (Payer & Provider, and MedTech) from time to time as needed.


Developing topic knowledge and industry expertise
  • You will manage various research requests with a high-level accuracy and organization within the Health Care Practice, primarily focused on biopharma-related topics.
  • You will be required to understand request objectives focused on biopharma topics, and proactively suggest most appropriate and efficient research approach to senior DRS team members and customers, as appropriate
  • You will evaluate our source quality and data accuracy, and proactively help to identify and raise research-related issues
Customer and team orientation
  • You will engage in thought partnership with consulting teams and knowledge teams to understand, scope and deliver accurate, timely and relevant data and information
  • You will be coaching Research Associates and outsourcing partners, as well as delivering data quality analysis with them
Utilization and development of tools and technology
  • Along with collecting, summarizing, and synthesizing relevant data and information into appropriate, concise, timely and highly effective output, you are proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • With guidance, you will develop tools, resources, and trainings within Health Care, you will be contributing to knowledge capture and documentation
  • Using your strong analytical thinking, you will provide advanced synthesis, and develop deep expertise in specialized research tools, databases and sources
Working flexibly in in a fast-paced environment
  • In addition to being intellectually curious and being able to work in a fast-paced, deadline focused environment, you can identify practical, timely and innovative research approaches


  • 2-4+ years relevant working experience, with some specialization in one or more of: health care, pharmaceuticals, biotech, or other related field. You will have a strong interest in specialising in Biopharma topics.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent English written and oral communication


Our knowledge and research specialists collaborate with global colleagues across BCG 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 synthesized results from over 100 commercial sources, publicly available data, company and industry research, macro-economic, commodities and trade data.
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  • Job Reference: 677091252-2
  • Date Posted: 4 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Boston Consulting Group
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent