Life Sciences Consultants
As one of Putnam’s Life Sciences Consultants you will help lead and execute with 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 biopharmaceutical 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 collegial, friendly and balanced environment at Putnam where consulting can be a long-term career option.
Our offices are located in the vibrant cities of Boston, San Francisco, New York, and London.
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. 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. 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.
Life as a Life Sciences Consultant
Explore stories of Putnamites to get a sense of what it is really like to work here.
Putnam’s LSC program gave me a great platform to leverage my scientific acumen and training while mastering essential skills of management consulting. I was able to make impactful contributions from day one which speaks to how transferable the skills you pick up during your academic training is to a career at Putnam.
Putnam has exposed me to a variety of disease areas and enabled me to think about them not only from a scientific perspective but also from a business perspective. I have been able to apply the skills acquired from my PhD to delve into the details, while learning how to take a step back and look at the big picture. I have worked on tough problems, with smart people, all with a large impact for our clients.