Pharmaceutical/Biotech Market Research Data Scientist

Company: Guidehouse

Location: Frankfort, KY, United States

Posted on: August 09


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit


Guidehouse is currently looking for a Managing Consultant to join our cross-cutting functional team supporting federal and commercial health clients in Advanced Analytics and Intelligent Automation. We are looking for this person to be both an innovative solution lead and to be involved in shaping and continuing the growth of our business in advisory and data product services.

Candidates should be market-facing self-starters who bring with them a high level of ownership over their work, an enthusiastic attitude, and a collaborative mindset to support our efforts to sell and provide consulting solutions. Your role will be to coordinate activities across multiple projects and provide experience-based insight into client operations. Some of the activities that you can expect to be part of your day-day responsibilities: engaging leadership to discuss pressing needs, helping teams understand dependencies across programs, acting as a contributor to team meetings, helping to develop strategic communications, and supporting account strategy.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

Market Research

  • Identify the appropriate market research methodologies to address business challenges.

  • Work with third party on survey development and other project management.

  • Market Research report development.

  • Oversee vendor efforts to ensure final product meets client's needs.

  • Other support as need by the market research department.

    Business Development

  • Identify policy and/or business problems and successfully capture from sourcing through award/close.

  • Perform research on key accounts and clients to effectively qualify and scope new business opportunities

  • Discuss and develop solutions with client service teams and existing/new clients

  • Actively engage within target accounts and relevant market(s) to keep current on existing and new trends, problem areas, or other issues that develop into new requirements and growth opportunities

  • Consistently and systematically initiate sales calls and new relationships or contacts; pursue prospects to secure meetings; win referrals and explore sales opportunities

  • Execute a targeted relationship and account development strategy

  • Understand client business issues and match them to firm's capabilities; identify new revenue opportunities

    Client Delivery

  • Present during meetings, summits, and working sessions with senior client executives

  • Provide subject matter expert support across multiple client engagements; develop and review presentations, briefings, and memos, and reports

  • Identify client needs and develop solutions to address these needs

  • Prioritize and handle multiple tasks, researching and analyzing pertinent client, industry and technical matters, utilizing problem-solving skills, and communicating effectively in written and verbal formats to various audiences (including various levels of management and external clients) in a professional business environment;

  • Scope and staff projects to meet client requirements

  • Develop work plans that reflect project scope and client expectations

  • Provide oversight and development of work products from start to finish (from brainstorming and framework development to final edits and end-product)

  • Exemplify and reinforce quality standards in work products

  • Gather/create/share experiences in area of expertise with focus on best practices

    Engagement Oversight and Management

  • Ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions and internal firm policies

  • Manage contract budgets

  • Develop trusted relationships with clients

  • Provide direction, feedback, and coaching to team members

  • Build a pipeline of new business through active relationship development/management, proposal efforts, and thought leadership efforts

    Career Development and Mentorship

  • Mentor employees within the practice field of activity.

  • Provide subject matter support, guidance and coaching of team members



Minimum Security Clearance: US Citizenship

Minimum Years of Experience: 5

Minimum Education: Bachelors degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Economics, or similar quantitative discipline

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree

  • Quick learner that will build relationships with internal stakeholders and learn the Otsuka culture

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Ability to apply customer & market insights to positively influence customer & brand decision making

  • Familiarity with Qualitative and Quantitative primary market research (segmentation, messaging, positioning, patient journey, focus groups/IDIs, digital research and more)

  • Active participant in business meetings and share insights/information with team members

  • Good critical thinking and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to collaborate with marketing/sales partners

  • Empathy for the patient

  • 5 years of experience leading teams in data analytics and data visualizations, including selecting and applying the appropriate analytical techniques for statistical analysis, predictive modelling, simulation, and machine learning

  • 5 years of experience with analytics development including Python or R

  • 5 years of experience visually communicating data analysis visually, including bespoke analyses and BI Tools such as Power BI or Amazon QuickSight

  • 3+ years of experience managing data product development at enterprise scale, including on cloud platforms, Spark or other big data ML systems, and comfort using Jira, Slack, Teams, and other collaboration tools

  • Experience working with code repositories and continuous integration (i.e. Git, Jenkins, etc.)

  • 3+ years of database experience, including SQL and noSQL

  • A deep understanding of advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) landscape

  • 3+ years of consulting experience in top-tier management consulting, investment banking, finance, corporate strategy, product management or related business field

  • 3+ years of business development experience, including RFP/RFQ responses, developing white papers/concept papers, and building and demonstrating prototype solutions to customers

  • 3+ years of experience supporting federal agencies or state agencies

  • Proven track record generating revenues with existing (required) and new (preferred) clients (selling and managing $1 million credited sales annually)

  • Managed projects to timeline, scope and budget on multiple teams simultaneously

  • Experience advising/briefing senior executives

  • Experience managing people, including one-on-one meetings, feedback, and coaching

  • Strong oral and written communication skills


    Education: M.S./M.A. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Economics, or similar quantitative discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience performing primary market research in a marketing sciences/business analysis/business operations role in the pharmaceutical or consumer package goods industry (client or vendor side)

  • Experience managing a team of 3+ direct reports, including one-on-one meetings, feedback, coaching, retention, and career progression

  • Life Sciences or Med Tech Experience

    Additional tools:

  • NLP

  • Graph databases

  • Geospatial analytics or GIS

  • Development on MS Power Platform, i.e., Power Apps

  • Building solutions that are delivered on OpenShift or similar container platform

  • Spark, Scala, and Databricks

  • Technical/product management and software experience

  • Agile or SCRUM certification

  • PMP Certification


Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, Hawaii or Eastern, Pacific, and Central time zones.



About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program







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