German-Speaking Research Analyst – Biopharmaceutical Product Strategy Consultancy

Prescient Healthcare Group

About Prescient

Prescient is a specialty biopharmaceutical product strategy consultancy with offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Delhi and Beijing.

Prescient enhances the value of its clients’ products, making sure they resonate with customers and stand out from the competition. In New Product Planning, we help our clients shape clinical development strategies ahead of Phase III investment decisions, ensuring their registrational data are robust. Brand Planning helps clients transform products into valuable brands that resonate within the market and are differentiated from the competition. Mature Brand Planning helps optimise the value proposition of clients’ mature brands before and after loss of exclusivity, ensuring their societal and financial contributions are maximised.

Prescient has an opening for a German-speaking Research Analyst to be based out of our London office.

Job Description

The candidate will play an integral role in executing consultancy engagements commissioned by Prescient’s biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical clients. These will be achieved through effective collection and analysis of market, competitor and stakeholder information. 

The candidate will have a degree in biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences and basic understanding of drug development or commercialisation. Proficiency in German language is essential. He or she will be a high-energy and results-oriented individual with a creative and analytical mind who has the ability and desire to source relevant insights through secondary data analytics and human-source evidence gathering. He or she must also possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and be able to operate effectively as part of a global team. The candidate should have the ability to learn quickly and have an excellent eye for detail.

The position offers a rare opportunity to be mentored by seasoned industry professionals within Prescient, and be exposed to senior-level decision makers within the pharmaceutical industry. Prescient operates a meritocratic culture that offers opportunities to develop and progress quickly.


As an Associate within our general practice, the primary focus will be on:

  • Human-Source Evidence Gathering: Collecting market, competitor and stakeholder evidence through desk-based interviewing and elicitation
  • Secondary Data Analytics: Sourcing, analysing and reporting public domain information, be it scientific, clinical, commercial, corporate or market
  • Conference Coverage: Attending key conferences with the objective of speaking to a wide range of delegates on predetermined topics and attending key symposia, presentations, posters and booths
  • Analysis and Reporting: Working with other members of the project team to analyse findings, develop conclusions and recommendations and create client presentations that deliver a linear evidence-based story on the topics in focus

The candidate will spend 80% of his or her time in the local office, but will be required to undertake interoffice travel, client visits and attend conferences. He or she will report to a senior executive at the London office.

Required Experience and Training

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A degree in biomedical or pharmaceutical sciences and basic understanding of drug development or commercialisation
  • Proficiency in German
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, especially PowerPoint and Excel

Experience gained from within pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, academia or consultancy organisations would be advantageous.

Reward, Benefits & Culture

As well as a competitive salary, the candidate will have access to a generous benefits package, including enhanced pension contributions; a buying-and-selling holiday scheme; long-service holiday award; private medical insurance (upon completion of threshold service period). 

The offices are bright, airy and newly refurbished in January 2017, featuring state of the art equipment, including a fresh coffee machine for staff to use freely. There are also regular social events organised by the social committee, which are always great fun! 

The offices also have excellent transport links, located within a ten-minute walk from Ealing Broadway station (central and district lines, plus overground railway links directly to Paddington Station in 11 minutes).