Senior Associate (2021 Start) - Life Sciences
Advertiser: Charles River Associates
Field(s) of specialization: Development; Growth - Econometrics - Environmental; Ag. Econ. - Experimental Economics - Industrial Organization - Labor; Demographic Economics - Microeconomics - Behavioral Economics - Health; Education; Welfare - Organizational Behavior
Position type(s): Consultant
Location of job: See advertisement
Degree required: Doctorate
Job start date: Flexible
Job duration: Continuing/permanent
Letters of reference required: 3
Target date for applications: 15 Nov 2020
Application deadline: 16 Nov 2020 (accepting applications)
Posting end date: 16 Nov 2020
Interviews: Interviews will be conducted remotely by video
Ad text:

Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides independent economic and financial analysis behind litigation matters, guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues to become more profitable and advises governments on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Our two main services – litigation and management consulting – are delivered by practice groups that focus on specific areas of expertise or industries. Explore how CRA can help you Accelerate your career and click here to learn why PhDs choose CRA. 

Our Life Sciences practice hiring locations are Boston, MA, Toronto, ON and Washington, DC.

CRA’s Life Sciences practice helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and medical device companies achieve optimum performance across key aspects of their business, including innovation, commercial success, organization, and reputation, all for the long-term benefit of patients, clinicians, employees, and shareholders. We work with life sciences businesses directly as well as with their legal counsel, industry associations, government organizations, and advocacy groups from the earliest stages of research into new therapy areas, through product development, to the delivery of products that will achieve commercial success and fulfill the expectations of our clients and their key stakeholders.

Responsibilities vary based on practice placement and may include:

  • Working closely with leading academics, managing the research process, and supervising, training and mentoring junior analysts
  • Conducting research in a supportive, team-oriented environment
  • Acting as a primary point of contact for clients and assisting in the development and presentation of client deliverables including expert reports summarizing our opinions, conclusions, and recommendations and third party financial, market and industry data
  • Consulting with attorneys and other clients in industry and government on a wide variety of finance, strategy and economics issues
  • Independently conceptualizing and identifying issues, designing complex economic and financial models to analyze economic and financial data
  • Programming, model building and/or regression analysis in statistical analysis programs (such as Stata, SAS, R or Python)
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions
  • Work with those testifying in judicial proceedings to provide economic analyses of mergers and other competition matters before the major competition authorities of the world

As most of our work is done in the office, minimal travel is required.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or ABD in economics, finance, or accounting or a closely aligned field, and will have specific expertise in the fields of industrial organization, applied microeconomics, econometrics, labor, health, intellectual property, pricing, corporate finance, financial accounting, or other quantitative areas. Previous experience in teaching, research, or industry is desirable.

How to Apply

To be considered for all interview opportunities, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, a copy of a research/job market paper or dissertation and three letters of recommendation to this posting AND submit the very short CRA online application at https://grnh.se/8816bbf81us by the stated deadline.   

Charles River Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Differently-abled.

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Submission materials required
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Job market paper
  • Video presentation of applicant (optional)
  • Video presentation of job market paper (optional)
  • Paper (writing example) (optional)
  • Other file (optional)
  • Letters of reference: 3
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