Associate Consultant @ Alacrita Consulting

December 1, 2020

Alacrita Consulting Inc.
Associate Consultant – Role Specification

About Alacrita

Alacrita is an expertise-based strategy consulting firm with offices in London and Boston. We deliver strategic, analytical and operational support to the world’s leading biotech and pharma companies.

Open position description

We have an exciting, entry-level opportunity in biopharma consulting for an enthusiastic, inquisitive, and entrepreneurial hard worker.

  • The scope of work will be wide ranging and intellectually stimulating.

  • You will have exposure to some of the most exciting, cutting edge biological science that is being

    developed by the biotech and pharmaceutical industry today.

  • You will learn how to assess opportunities and quantify risk in support of investment and strategy

    decisions across a wide range of disease areas, product types and therapeutic technologies.

  • You will work closely with the senior consulting teams in Boston and London and will have

    considerable opportunity to grow within Alacrita.

  • Your work will be driven by the business decisions that our clients must make, and the diverse needs

    they have, each representing a unique challenge and opportunity.

  • You will be trained to interpret client needs, to analyze market opportunities and R&D hurdles, and

    we will work with you to incorporate actionable solutions into our service offering.

  • In time, you will take on more responsibility, with opportunities to represent Alacrita at industry

    conferences and in client interactions, and will play more prominent roles on our assignments.

    Open position location

  • Waltham, MA (largely remote working until COVID-19 pandemic has been contained).

  • 1st year (post-COVID) business travel ~10%

    Who we're looking for

    We need a sharp, intelligent, and entrepreneurial life sciences PhD, or MBA with a life sciences B.A./B.S. degree, who has the drive and determination to succeed in a high caliber professional services firm.

    Qualifying requirements:

  • A life sciences PhD or a life sciences B.A./B.S. plus an MBA.

  • 1 - 3 years of experience working in or with business development, technology transfer or another

    business-oriented function in the drug or device industry is preferred.

  • Ideally, at least a basic understanding of the drug discovery and development process and a general

    awareness of emerging therapeutic technologies in the healthcare sector.

  • Legally eligible to work in the United States without US employer sponsorship.

    In addition, you:

    • Are personable, with the ability to quickly strike up a rapport with strangers

    • Show a high degree of precision in thinking and communicating

    • Can encapsulate ideas and concepts in concise, well written English

    • Are highly numerate, data-driven and comfortable with complex spreadsheets

    • Have excellent attention to detail and orientation toward meticulous work

    • Possess strong organizational skills

    • Are able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality

    • Project and maintain a professional and positive attitude

      What we offer

      Opportunity to support, work alongside and learn from leading consultants in the industry. Attractive salary and benefits, with the opportunity to share in the financial success of our firm. 20 days paid leave (in addition to public holidays) from year 1.

    • Contact Chris Owens ( for info.