Graduate Consultant - Pharmaceutical Consulting

Updated: September 8, 2021
Location: London, ENG, United Kingdom
Job ID: 135138

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You love a good challenge. You are the first to roll up your sleeves and work with relentless energy until you solve the unsolvable, beat the unbeatable and you always come out on top. Passable doesn’t cut it – you’ve got fire in your belly to learn more, do more and be more. For you, the sweetest success is shared success and you’re known for your good nature. You’ll fit right in at Syneos Health where we surround ourselves with the most talented and agile professionals in the industry, but we check our egos at the door.

You’ll join one of the Syneos Health Consulting Advisory Groups:

As part of the Commercial Advisory Group, you will help clients maximize the commercial value of their assets, portfolio, and organization while building excellence in the commercial organization. You will also help companies market and sell more effectively in an environment increasingly dominated by third-party payers.

As part of the Scientific and Medical Affairs Advisory Group, you will help make medical organizations more effective, particularly in complex specialty markets, while giving products the strategic support they require.

As part of the Research and Development Advisory Group, you will help make Life Science R&D organizations and operations more efficient and effective across research, clinical, regulatory, quality and pharmacovigilance. In particular, you will help organizations in times of change whether that is driven by a change in operating model, strategy, processes, technology or combinations of these. 

As part of the Value and Access Advisory Group, you will be responsible for conducting both secondary (analytically and scientifically based) and primary (physicians, payers, and patients) market research. 

The ideal candidate will be in their final year or would have recently graduated from a life sciences undergraduate, Masters or PhD programme. We are searching for individuals who are looking to specialise in life sciences and are keen to take the next step in their career development journey. Intellectual curiosity, strong interpersonal skills and analytical capabilities are essential.

To apply, please submit the following:

  • CV
  • Cover letter

In your cover letter (one page maximum), please address the following questions:

  • Why do you believe you would be successful as a management consultant?
  • Why have you applied to Syneos Health Consulting?



  • Be part of a client-facing project team from day one. You will work with an experienced team of consultants on designing and implementing solutions and develop your own set of consulting skills
  • Support your project team by conducting research, performing analyses and developing client deliverables and communication materials
  • Help prepare and attend client meetings and learn how to facilitate meetings and workshops
  • Support project planning and management activities

Job Requirements


  • A minimum of a 2:1 scientific or technical BSc (or equivalent) achieved or expected
  • Strong analytical capabilities, familiarity and comfort with business, scientific and clinical data (essential)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (essential)
  • An MSc, MBA or PhD (highly desirable)
  • Basic knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, either through working in the industry or previous consulting experience (desirable but not essential)

In return, Syneos Health Consulting can offer you a rewarding and challenging career. We pride ourselves on having a non-hierarchical and friendly office culture where people are prepared to go the extra mile to help one another. If you are ready to take the next step in your career and join this exciting team and environment, we would like to hear from you. For further information on our values and the work we do, please visit

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