Research Executive

Porterhouse Insights

Porterhouse Insights is the global research, insight and evidence consultancy of the Porterhouse Medical Group, and was established in 2017 to generate actionable insights to meet evolving client needs. The team works with clients across R&D, Commercial and Medical to answer ad hoc research questions with primary and secondary market research studies, but also engages closely with Porterhouse Medical colleagues to embed insights and metrics into medical communication programmes.

The practice has grown rapidly in the last few years, and we are now looking for an enthusiastic Research Executive to join the Practice where they will be exposed to both research and medical communications projects and will develop a broad multi-disciplinary insight skill set.


Research Executive (UK office) – job description

As a Research Executive, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding project objectives and how these will be addressed by the research, seeking clarification from the senior team as required
  • Executing project tasks with direction from senior team members
    • Whilst adhering to SOPs and industry codes of conduct
  • Becoming a key point of contact for data collection logistics, liaising with external suppliers with support from the wider team
    • Reviewing and identify issues
    • Resolving issues in a proactive manner with support from senior team
  • Ensuring projects are progressing as per the timeline with support from senior team
    • Demonstrating awareness of project timelines and proactively prepare for next steps
  • Becoming involved in client management with support from the senior team
  • Becoming involved in financial monitoring of projects with support from senior team
  • Being able to follow a brief, and liaising with the senior team to prioritise workload
  • Playing a key role in project analysis and reporting
    • Using analysis skills to turn data into insight
    • Drafting sections of reports/presentations
  • Supporting the senior team with proposals and business development activities
    • Through desk research and other activities
  • Collaborating closely with Porterhouse Medical colleagues to develop joint ventures
  • Taking on data checking when required


Desired background and skills

We are looking for the very best life sciences graduates in order to maintain our reputation as a first-class insight and medical communications agency delivering insight projects and scientific programmes of the highest quality. Specifically, we are looking for individuals with the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree (2:1 or higher) in a life science (biological sciences, biomedical sciences, biochemistry or a closely related subject) and a strong academic record; appropriate psychology or business qualifications will add to the strength of the application
  • Excellent English language skills and a meticulous attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and Adobe Acrobat
  • The ability to pick up and understand new information rapidly, and to work well both in a team and individually
  • A strong work ethic and a solution-focused ‘can do’ attitude combined with intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • A self-starter with a passion for research, communications and healthcare

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