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We are recruiting all the time! We have a number of job opportunities currently available, some of which are listed in detail below.

We are also recruiting for the following positions in our UK and US offices: Senior Research Directors and Senior Research Executives, Research Directors and Research Managers.

Please get in touch today for more information. (For UK based roles, contact us here. For USA based roles please apply here.) We’d love to hear from you!

Associate Director - Qualitative Research - Varied Therapy Areas

Associate Director - Qualitative Research - Varied Therapy Areas Ealing, London

A vacancy has arisen in our Ealing office for the position of Associate Director, Qualitative Research - a post which reports into a Research Director at THE PLANNING SHOP. This is an ideal opportunity for a Senior Research Manager looking to make the step to an Associate Director.

The job purpose is to lead multiple qualitative research projects and to manage and motivate the professional researchers on the project team. The role will also encompass: helping to win repeat and new business from clients; advising and supporting Global Operations in the resourcing of all research projects; ensuring the successful implementation of THE PLANNING SHOP’s research methodologies; contributing to the strategical and tactical direction of THE PLANNING SHOP; and delivering profit.

Requirement: a minimum of five years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical market research agency. Client side experience, and multiple therapeutics experience an advantage. An expert in ad-hoc qualitative and some quantitative market research techniques (ideally 60/40) also required. Team management and development experience.

Closing date: 28 February 2018
Senior Research Executive

Senior Research Executive Ealing, London

This is an exciting and interesting role working in THE PLANNING SHOP’s Ealing office. The successful post holder will be required to project-plan and implement qualitative (and quantitative) research projects from proposal to final presentation stage, working within a research team, alongside a Project Leader and Consultant.

Requirement: good market research skills in specialised qualitative techniques and models, and a minimum of two years’ experience working in a pharmaceutical market research agency (two years of which should have been at Research Executive level). Post holder should also be prepared to travel for fieldwork as required.

Closing date: 28 February 2018
Research Director – Oncology

Research Director – Oncology Ealing, London

Reporting directly to the VP of Oncology at THE PLANNING SHOP, the successful candidate will specialise in Oncology and will effectively manage projects and a team of researchers ensuring the successful implementation of THE PLANNING SHOP research methodologies. He/she will also support the Business Development team by encouraging repeat business amongst clients; advise and support global operations in the resourcing of research projects; deliver an agreed target turnover of projects; and be part of the management team, actively contributing to the strategic and tactical direction of the company.

Requirement: a minimum of eight years’ experience working in a market research agency, with time spent with a pharmaceutical focus; business development and client-side experience also an advantage; a passion for Oncology and the pace of change within this therapy area; the hunger to win projects and guide them to their successful conclusion.

Closing date: 28 February 2018
Associate Director - Oncology

Associate Director - Oncology Ealing, London

This interesting and varied role reports directly to the Vice President, Oncology, at THE PLANNING SHOP.

The purpose of the role is to win repeat business and develop a loyal client following by delivering oncology research projects of an exceptional quality. The role involves: ensuring the successful implementation of THE PLANNING SHOP’s research methodologies; being responsible for the high quality delivery of projects; effectively managing and developing researchers throughout projects; advising and supporting global operations in the resourcing of research projects; and delivering projects within budget.

Requirement: a minimum of five years’ experience working in a market research agency, with time spent on a pharmaceutical focus; some knowledge in Oncology (at least 10 projects); client-side experience would be helpful, as would business development/client-side experience; line management responsibility also an advantage.

Closing date: 2 January 2018
Research Manager - Qualitative Research

Research Manager - Qualitative Research US based, Virtual Office Environment

We’re looking for a talented and passionate researcher to join our growing team in the US. All 30 members of the US team work virtually, based throughout the Philadelphia and New York areas. This position reports directly to one of our Research Directors and is a unique opportunity for you to showcase your consultancy approach to research.

Success in this position is measured by your ability to manage multiple qualitative and quantitative, local and international projects by both leading and supporting others on the project from proposal to debrief; to be part of the team, helping to build the client base by attracting repeat business from successful project delivery and over servicing.

We’re looking for you if you have a bachelor’s degree, four years’ experience working in a market research agency with a pharmaceutical focus (preferably in multiple therapeutic areas), expertise in ad-hoc qualitative and quantitative market research techniques, and high standards in terms of quality products and client service, and the ability to work proactively in a virtual environment, and a willingness to travel for fieldwork as required.