Consultant - R&D

Mis à jour: June 6, 2023
Emplacement: New York, NY, United States
Identification d’emploi: 149377


You’re driven, resourceful, and above all else - remarkably smart.


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.


This opportunity can be based in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Boston.

You’ll join The R&D Advisory Group within Syneos Health Consulting. Where 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. More specifically:

  • Work with senior client stakeholders to comprehend the client's business goals, processes, operations and expectations. Clearly define opportunities to deliver value to the client by executing management consulting projects.
  • Develop client proposals demonstrating a clear understanding of the needs and objectives, approach and solution as well as the commercial construct to deliver projects.
  • Develop engagement strategies and plans and present findings and recommendations to team members
  • Formulate the client's business objectives and communicate with the team members accordingly, as well as define any specific needs that will be handled by the team members in the preparation of project deliverables
  • Oversee the developments found through workshops, research and direct team members in producing reports, power point presentations, etc.
  • Identify potential sources, project requirements, synthesize recommendation and identify insights
  • Plan and lead the execution of project engagements including ensuring the delivery team understands the work and their responsibilities.
  • Define and produce options and recommendations for issues and risks. Lead client team interactions on behalf of project delivery teams to mitigate risks and escalated issues.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in client engagements.
  • Conduct quality management oversight of project deliverables to ensure that content is in accordance to the client's business objectives and expectation.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the project is completed in the time frame agreed upon and within the budgetary means.
  • Identify, lead the development of content for, and sell subsequent phases of project work.
  • Develop content to leverage in business development with prospective clients: Research and keep abreast of industry trends and opportunities and develop points of view, service offerings and proposals that leverage Syneos Health’s services.
  • Research emerging companies and develop a perspective on a prioritized list of companies to target for business development.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives for R&D Advisory capabilities
  • Guide team members (Analysts and Consultants) to effectively conduct tasks and contribute to project deliverables as well as in their professional growth.
  • Actively build networks of client by social media, attending seminars and conferences or referrals.

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities.  

Along with demonstrated initiative, uncompromised integrity and a results-oriented mindset, the ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelors or Master's (preferred) in life sciences or business
  • Extensive experience in consulting management in the life sciences, pharmaceutical/biotech consulting industry or equivalent industry role
  • Experience working with one or more R&D operational roles either in industry or consulting
  • Engagement management experience required
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong presentation and business development skills
  • The drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate, and an action-oriented work ethic.

Why Syneos Health?
Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Here, you’re essential in solving and executing against today’s toughest commercialization challenges facing the world’s leading healthcare companies. From the very beginning, you’ll be supported by team members who, like you, aren’t afraid to try something new. You'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate biopharmaceutical commercialization?

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which Our People can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognize our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality-of-life balance.   The benefits for this position will include a competitive compensation package, Health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, Company match 401k, eligibility to participate in Employee Stock Purchase Plan and flexible paid time off (PTO) and sick time. Because certain states and municipalities have regulated paid sick time requirements, eligibility for paid sick time may vary depending on where you work. Syneos complies with all applicable federal, state, and municipal paid sick time requirements.  

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $94,050 to $175,700.  The base salary range represents the anticipated low and high of the Syneos Health range for this position.  Actual salary will vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and proficiency for the role.  In addition, some positions MAY include eligibility to earn commissions/bonus based on company and / or individual performance.

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy.  We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated.  Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.  These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements. 


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