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Blue Matter Associate Principal - Medical Affairs and RWE in Boston, Massachusetts

Blue Matter is a rapidly growing management consultancy focused primarily in the biopharmaceutical industry.  We partner with our clients to help them achieve commercial success across the lifecycle of their products and portfolios. Our project types include new product planning, launch strategy, portfolio planning and disease area strategy. The majority of our work is in specialty therapeutics, with oncology and rare diseases as specific areas of expertise.

We have a unique entrepreneurial culture and invest in building Blue Matter as the best place to work for our consultants. We have a strong presence across our five offices, but especially on the west coast (with our San Francisco headquarters) and in Europe (primarily through our London and Zurich offices). 

In our US – Applied Real World Solutions Team (US – AROWS), we design and deliver innovative, technology-enabled evidence programs for the pharmaceutical industry. We apply scientific rigor and advanced analytics to real world data in order to help our clients improve population health. This entrepreneurial team works regionally and globally throughout the enterprise to diagnose critical business issues and deliver evidence-based solutions.

Medical Affairs & RWE Team

We are strategic thinkers, innovative technologists, deep subject matter experts and data evangelists whom are passionate about driving better performance in healthcare. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial and disruptive.

Our work can be complex and difficult but that is often the case when you are doing work that no one has done before. We also do not have a templated approach to our work so we require people who can innovate with their practice as well as their solutions.  If you have the right levels of intellectual curiosity and a passion to discover the real impact of medicines in the real world, then you’ll fit right in.

As an Associate Principal in the Medical Affairs and RWE Team, you will join a dynamic team responsible for helping build the Blue Matter business in New York.

Primary Responsibilities

You will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team where you will work on the design, development and delivery of strategic Medical Affairs and RWE projects. You’ll gain exposure to client facing projects and innovation initiatives to develop new Medical Affairs and RWE product offerings. 

  • Planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives

  • Leading teams to execute high quality research and analysis

  • Designing, structuring and delivering client reports and presentations

  • Developing client relationships through face-to-face discussions, workshops, telephone and email contact

  • Providing expert guidance on Real-World Evidence (RWE) and the Real-World Data (RWD) landscape to junior colleagues

  • Leading the development of proposals for new projects / commercial opportunities in partnership with Principals and/or Partners

  • Taking an active role in business development, building client relationships and identifying new business opportunities with clients

  • Leading quality assurance efforts for all projects within scope – in particular for client analytical work

  • Administrating control of the fees and expenses during projects (travel, meetings, organizing invoicing with finance, etc.)

  • Developing broader and deeper knowledge of consulting methodologies and the pharmaceutical market through on the job exposure and formal training

  • Building deep knowledge of industry wide data sources and further developing knowledge of the broader RWD landscape

  • Coaching project team members and supporting them to fulfil their personal objectives

  • Acting as a formal coach / mentor for up to 3 junior team members on an ongoing basis (i.e. not just in projects)

    An Associate Principal will usually be staffed on 2-3 projects in parallel ensuring a broad exposure to the wide range of activities that the practice undertakes in a rapid timeframe, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate a broad skill set.  

    Desired Experience and Skills

  • Extensive experience in healthcare / life sciences or the Pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience in healthcare / life sciences with focus on strategic business cases, product development, technical architecture. Strong capability in managing projects and juggling priorities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistently high quality outcomes

  • Experience of working in sizable/multi-disciplined teams and supervising / guiding junior team members

  • Experience of developing credible relationships with senior level managers and executives in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry

  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries

  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent presentation, communication and client influencing skills

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, business and report writing

  • Knowledge of consulting methodologies, tools and techniques would be desirable

  • Experience of SAS analytics would be desirable

    Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BSc from a top university, preferably in a relevant and / or numerate subject such e.g. economics, life sciences, pharmacy, publica health, epidemiology, bio-chemistry, engineering etc.

  • 6+ years of life sciences consulting experience 

    Blue Matter is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.



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