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Applications Now Being Accepted for Life Sciences Consultants

August 14, 2020
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Position Summary

As one of Putnam’s Life Sciences Consultants you will work with and help lead a team of Associates to complete projects. Working with Managers and Partners you will:

  • Interact with clients to understand problems, and develop and refine hypotheses to test
  • Structure complex strategic and analytical problems that constitute the core of the team’s work
  • Leverage your substantial science training to optimize commercial strategies for our clients
  • Lead the entire team to synthesize analyses into key findings and actionable recommendation and participate in delivering these in client presentations.

At Putnam, we pride ourselves on a team-based approach that is client focused and impact oriented. We serve many of the industry leaders, including all of the top 10 global bio-pharmaceutical companies. Almost all of our studies combine sophisticated quantitative analytics with significant qualitative fact-finding and synthesis to inform strategic decision-making. Our diverse casework spans portfolio prioritization, development pathway and resource optimization, market assessment, product pricing and launch strategies, market segment growth strategies, sales and marketing strategies, franchise development and patent expiration strategies. While the client-service core of our work can be demanding, we pride ourselves on the collegiate, friendly and balanced environment at Putnam where consulting can be a long-term career option.

Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate for the Life Sciences Consultant position will have a PhD from a top school and demonstrated excellence as undergraduates, graduates and during any previous employment opportunities and available to start full-time in Fall of 2021. Proven analytic abilities, a rigorous background, presentation skills, management experience and a team-oriented attitude are essential. PhDs in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics or Engineering are most desirable, but not required. PhD candidates doing a Postdoc will also be considered. A demonstrated passion for health care or the life sciences is essential. An active interest in commercial strategy or the business side of health care is preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Additional benefits include a 401(k) plan, health, dental & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Comprehensive training programs and tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Company Description

Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics, medical device, and related clients in the healthcare space. For more than 25 years, we have provided objective, high impact strategic advice and analytical services, helping to support clients in crucial business decisions at all stages of the product and franchise lifecycle. Our firm’s exclusive focus on the life sciences industry allows us to quickly deliver superior value for our clients by providing clarity and insight to complex issues. Consistently ranked as one of the Top Consulting Firms by Vault, Putnam offers a unique opportunity to play a central role in helping leading companies in this industry tackle their most pressing strategic challenges.

How to Apply

A complete application includes:

  • 1-page cover letter, describing your interest in the position & the firm
  • Resume

Please email your application to to the attention of:

Ms. Emily Fiorito, Recruiting Manager

This is an Equal Employment Opportunity

Please note that Putnam Associates is in no way affiliated with Putnam Investments and that this is not a finance opportunity

Strategy for the Life Sciences