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Director of Biopharmaceutical Consulting Projects

Position Summary
This position involves leading projects in the identification, profiling, evaluation and engagement of thought leaders in the medical field, commonly known as Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), and medical institutions. It also involves building and nurturing client relationships by solving client problems, ensuring timely and successful delivery of our research services, and identifying opportunities for selling additional services to solve problems. Having a good medical background in many different disease areas and an understanding of how biopharmaceutical, device, and diagnostics companies work with KOLs and Centers, along with great attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines at a time, are skills important to this position. In addition, the ability to work independently and demonstrate good interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative environment are also important attributes for this job. We are looking for individuals who are creative problem-solvers to assist our clients and to contribute to overall internal process improvements.

Key Responsibilities
The Director of Biopharmaceutical Consulting Projects will spend approximately 70% of his/her time leading consulting projects, 20% of the time developing and nurturing client relationships, and 10% of the time on other job responsibilities noted below.

  1. Serve as lead for small, medium, and large consulting projects. The consulting project lead will serve as liaison between the client, account manager/sales, and internal research operations team to ensure that Thought Leader Select’s research and consultation services meet client needs and are on time and on budget. Specific duties include:
    • Problem solving, coordinating, and moving key project decisions and milestones forward with the client.
    • Assisting clients with questions, problem solving, and in understanding and tailoring project findings to their specific issues.
    • Being an advocate for Thought Leader Select consulting services.
    • Leading project launch meetings and regular status/update meetings.
    • Developing and administering project plans.
    • Leading and participating in project research operations, as needed. Examples include, but are not limited to, collecting and analyzing data to identify KOLs and/or Centers, building profiles of KOLs and/or Centers and evaluating profile data to assign impact tiers, scores, etc.
    • Developing and overseeing interim deliverables.
    • Interacting with research operations team members (full-time, part-time, and/or contract staff).
    • Managing internal deadlines.
    • Assigning project tasks appropriately.
    • Managing the overall consulting process for each project.
    • Providing editing and quality check on materials before client delivery, and preparing client deliverables.
    • Delivering final results presentations to clients in person or via teleconference. Co-presenting results with sales and marketing team members as appropriate.
  2. Track profitability (P&L) of consulting projects.
  3. Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders.
  4. Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our consulting according to customer needs and objectives.
  5. Communicate clearly the progress of project initiatives to clients and internal team members.
  6. Consult on the development of new consulting methodology and templates, as necessary, and assist in their creation.
  7. Participate in process improvement and quality assurance efforts, as requested.
  8. Support team members:
    • Support other team members in their requests for information and answer these requests promptly.
    • Provide and consider suggestions on process and product improvements.
    • As a team member, offer to provide assistance in other areas of the company.
    • Learn new areas of research operations processes, such as comprehensive expert and center profiling, preparing client recommendations, etc.
  9. Travel will be required for team and client meetings or other business needs.

Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work to be performed by this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties, skills and responsibilities of this position.

Other requirements of the role include
– BS/BA Degree required. Advanced degrees are a plus!
– Minimum of 5-7 years in biopharmaceutical consulting, life sciences market research, and/or medical research (i.e., information research, clinical research, etc.).
– Past experience working in or with the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus.

Salary & Benefits
We offer exceptional benefits to our employees. In addition to a fantastic starting salary base $65K-$75K annually, we offer one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including health work/life balance, flexible work schedules, healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays and life insurance.

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Research Project Lead (Senior Director of Research Projects)

Position Summary
This position involves leading research in the identification, profiling, evaluation and engagement of thought leaders in the medical field, commonly known as Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), and medical institutions. It also involves building and nurturing client relationships to ensure the long-term success of our customers, ensure timely and successful delivery of our research services and identify opportunities for selling additional services. Having a good medical background in many different disease areas and understanding of how biopharmaceutical, device, and diagnostics companies work with KOLs and Centers, along with great attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple deadlines at a time, are skills important to this position. In addition, the ability to work independently and demonstrate good interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative environment are also important attributes for this job. We are also looking for individuals who are creative problem-solvers to contribute to overall process improvements in our research.

Key Responsibilities
The Research Project Lead/Senior Director of Research Projects will spend approximately 70% of his/her time leading research projects, 20% of the time developing and nurturing client relationships and 10% of the time on other job responsibilities noted below.

  1. Serve as lead for small, medium, and large research projects. The research project lead will serve as liaison between the client, account manager/sales and internal research team to ensure that Thought Leader Select’s research and consultation services meet client needs and are on time and on budget. Specific duties include:
    1. Coordinating, problem solving and moving key project decisions and milestones forward with the client.
    2. Assisting clients with questions, specific research needs and in understanding and tailoring our research findings to their specific issues.
    3. Being an advocate for Thought Leader Select research services.
    4. Leading project launch meetings and regular status/update meetings.
    5. Developing and administering project plans.
    6. Leading and participating in project research, as needed. Examples include, but are not limited to, collecting and analyzing data to identify KOLs and/or Centers, building profiles of KOLs and/or Centers and evaluating profile data to assign impact tiers, scores, etc.
    7. Developing and overseeing interim deliverables.
    8. Interacting with research team members (full-time, part-time, and/or contract staff).
    9. Managing internal deadlines.
    10. Assigning research tasks appropriately.
    11. Managing the overall research process for each project.
    12. Provide editing and quality check on research materials before client delivery, and prepare client deliverables.
    13. Delivering final results presentations to clients in person or via teleconference. Co-presenting results with sales and marketing team members as appropriate.
  2. Track profitability (P&L) of research projects.
  3. Develop a trusted advisor relationship with key customer stakeholders.
  4. Ensure the timely and successful delivery of our research according to customer needs and objectives.
  5. Communicate clearly the progress of research initiatives to clients and internal team members.
  6. Consult on the development of new research methodology and templates, as necessary, and assist in their creation.
  7. Participate in process improvement and quality assurance efforts, as requested.
  8. Support team members:
    1. Support other team members in their requests for information and answer these requests promptly.
    2. Provide and consider suggestions on process and product improvements.
    3. As a team member, offer to provide assistance in other areas of the company.
    4. Learn new areas of the research process, such as comprehensive expert and center profiling, preparing client recommendations, etc.
  9. Travel will be required for team and client meetings or other business needs.

 
Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work to be performed by this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties, skills and responsibilities of this position.

Other requirements of the role include
BS/BA Degree required. Advanced degrees are a plus!
Minimum of 5-7 years in medical research (i.e., information research, clinical research, etc.). Qualified candidates may also have experience in market research for the life sciences industry.
Past experience working in or with the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus!

Salary & Benefits
We offer exceptional benefits to our employees. In addition to a fantastic starting salary base $65K-$75K annually, we offer one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including health work/life balance, flexible work schedules, healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays and life insurance.

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To apply, email your resume and coverletter.

 


 

Senior Research Associate

Position Summary
This position involves conducting research in the identification, profiling, and studying of thought leaders in the medical field, commonly known as Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). Each disease area has a group of KOLs that are considered to be global, national, or local, and each KOL has a different set of skills and experiences that help our clients in a variety of ways. This position requires gathering and analyzing relevant medical information found in the company’s research directories as well as in public and private databases to recommend ideal KOLs for collaborating with the biopharmaceutical industry. Thus, having a good medical background in many different disease areas and the ability to enter the correct information with great attention to detail are two skills important to this position. In addition, the ability to work independently and demonstrate good interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative environment are also important attributes for this job. Despite the detailed nature of this position, we are also looking for individuals who are creative problem-solvers to contribute to overall process improvements in our research.

Job Description:

  1. Participate on formal research projects commissioned by clients. Specific research activities may include (list below is only a representation of potential research activities, not an exhaustive list):
    1. Conducting identification research to find medical experts and institutions, including:
      1. Assisting project manager/lead in developing keywords to guide identification research.
      2. Gathering and inputting required information for expert and center identification. Required information may include conference programs, database outputs, editorial board lists, etc.
  • Coordinating search and data entry tasks of contributing team members.
  1. Compiling all identification materials and analyze data to identify medical experts and institutions that meet the parameters described by the client.
  2. Supplying project manager/lead with a list of potential experts and/or centers, and collaborate on final selections.
  1. Creating in-depth profiles of KOLs and/or medical institutions
  2. Developing criteria to validate speakers and participating in the validation process
  3. Providing editing and quality check on research materials before client delivery.
  4. Building final deliverables, which may include client presentations, executive summaries of results, and more.
  5. Assisting in the development of project methodology and plans to meet specific client needs.
  6. Assisting client account leads in helping clients understand and tailor research findings to their specific issues.
  7. Providing guidance and input on sales proposals related to various areas of expertise.
  8. Participating in client meetings in person or via teleconference, when requested, including planning sessions, project launch meetings and presentations of final research results.
  1. Consult on the development of new research methodology and templates, as necessary, and assist in their creation.
  2. Participate in process improvement and quality assurance efforts, as requested.
  3. Support team members:
    1. Support other team members in their requests for information and answer these requests promptly.
    2. Provide and consider suggestions on process and product improvements.
    3. As a team member, offer to provide assistance in other areas of the company.
    4. Learn new areas of the research process, such as comprehensive expert and center profiling, preparing client recommendations, etc.
  4. Some travel may be required for team and client meetings or other business needs.

Job Requirements
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work to be performed by this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the duties, skills and responsibilities of this position.

Other requirements of the role include
BS/BA Degree required. Advanced degrees are a plus!
Minimum of 2-5 years in medical research (i.e., information research, clinical research, etc.). Qualified candidates may also have experience in market research for the life sciences industry.
Past experience working in or with the biopharmaceutical industry is a plus!

Salary & Benefits
We offer exceptional benefits to our employees. In addition to a fantastic starting salary base $45K-50K annually, we offer one of the best available benefit programs for small businesses, including health work/life balance, flexible work schedules, healthcare plan, 401(k), long-term and short-term disability, holidays and life insurance.

We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

To apply, email your resume and coverletter.

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A Statement Regarding Diversity and Non-discrimination in North Carolina

As a small business headquartered in North Carolina, Thought Leader Select deeply values equality and inclusion for the benefit of all of our stakeholders, including our employees, clients, and communities. Our company has actively worked to cultivate an open-minded and welcoming culture among our team of talented and dynamic individuals of varied backgrounds, and as such, we do not support the new legislation in North Carolina that chooses to exclude certain groups among our free and open society.

We have all fought too hard to include everyone in our diverse country to now take a step in the wrong direction. Rather than take steps backward, we will continue to promote a workplace that’s free of discrimination and celebrates the diversity of all of our employees, both present and future.