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Life Sciences Senior Consultant

Location: , United States

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About Us

We set out to develop a health care innovation organization that could separate the background “noise” from what warrants investment in our highly complex, rapidly evolving marketplace lacking transparency to enable our pharmaceutical and biotech clients to make better decisions and flourish.

Today, ten years later, we are the preeminent U.S. market access oncology and specialty strategy partner, grounded in the structure and logic of the strategy consulting discipline, bolstered by our robust data set continuously enriched via our unequaled specialty access panel of the most highly influential access and value influencers in the U.S.

With a unique staffing model of highly structured and collaborative creative thinkers akin to an oncology and specialty think tank, we have increasingly come to be viewed as an influencer in our industry. At the interface of clinical, economic, and operational evolving needs, the Dedham Group has become the go-to resource for addressing the challenges faced by the world’s leading life sciences organizations.

Now, The Dedham Group is proud to be a part of Norstella, an organization that consists of market-leading pharmaceutical solutions providers united under one goal: to improve patient access to life-saving therapies. Within this organization, The Dedham Group plays a key role helping commercial teams navigate the oncology space to get much-needed drugs to market—and helping clients connect the dots from pipeline to patient.

About the Senior Consultant

The Senior Consultant works closely within teams and clients to lead primary and secondary research, develops logical and insightful qualitative and quantitative analyses, coaches junior team members, and creates innovative and effective recommendations. 


To succeed in this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for day-to-day management of 4+ projects, guide overall strategic direction and delegation of tasks to team members, contribute where needed across workstreams to streamline execution
  • Be responsible for timely, complete, and optimal project execution, insight validation, anticipatory perspective development on key client responsibilities/questions, and ensuring appropriate framing of insights
  • Dedicate time and resources to professional development of teams, including project leadership and team management skills
  • Fully understand client needs to independently lead client communication, anticipate questions and needs, execute client requests
  • Develop project proposal and capabilities decks to support overall firm business development, as well as supporting transformation of project output into business intelligence web tools for broader reach
  • Establish subject matter expertise and fluency and recent subject area evolution (e.g. tracking of press releases, research developments, etc.) as well as develop ability to hypothesize future evolution in the space and anticipate future stakeholder issues/priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a life science focus
  • 5-6 years life sciences or market access consulting experience
  • Superior skills in using MS Office (particularly PowerPoint and Excel)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong collaboration skills; must be a team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of provider and payer dynamics within healthcare, specifically within oncology, cellular therapy / CAR-T, immunology, neurology / CNS, and/or other rare diseases / specialty therapeutics. Provider and payer dynamics may include (not exhaustive): familiarity with patient journey fulfillment, site of care dynamics, payer coverage and reimbursement, pricing and contracting, specialty pharmacy and distribution, competitive drug classes / pipeline dynamics, high-level clinical trial design / outcomes, clinical pathways, alternative payment models, manufacturer patient support programs, health policy legislation, and health technology / digital health

The Guiding Principles For Success At Norstella

01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First

We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.

02: Integrity, Truth, Reality

We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesn’t. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.

03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace

We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.

04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance

We will persevere – even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.

05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning

We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.


  • Medical and prescription drug benefits
  • Health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts
  • Dental plans and vision benefits
  • Basic life and AD&D Benefits
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off

Please note- all candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We do not provide visa sponsorship or transfers. We are not currently accepting candidates who are on an OPT visa.

The expected base salary for this position ranges from $180,000 to $210,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.

Norstella is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behavior and our business requirements. Norstella operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.

Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here- you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, we’re just as excited about you.


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