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Life Sciences Associate Consultant

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Company: Dedham Group
Location: United States
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About The Dedham Group  
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 role:    
As an Associate Consultant, you will support Consultants and Senior Consultants in day-to-day management of projects, helping guide overall strategic direction and delegating tasks to team members. To succeed in this role, you will:     
  • Support Consultants, Senior Consultants, and Engagement Managers in day-to-day management of project activities, assisting to guide overall strategic direction and delegating tasks to team members. 
  • Assist in training and development of interns and new hires (Analysts and Senior Analysts), oversee intern and analyst workstream progress to ensure project timelines are met, and provide feedback to junior staff. 
  • Scope deck structure, slide structures and key analyses for inclusion to ensure linear story flow and clear communication of key points impactful to client. 
  • Oversee primary and secondary research relevant to project output to ensure key insights are gathered. 
  • Participate in client meetings to position oneself as a subject matter expert by citing specific insights to solidity credibility with clients; support email-based communication (e.g., meeting scheduling, question fielding) as appropriate; fulfill ongoing client requests for staffed projects.
  • Communicate clearly with senior project managers on project responsibilities, progress, alignment to timeline, bandwidth of team to offer additional support, and proactive outreach on any questions or support needs to streamline project execution.
  • Develop detailed project timelines for team to follow to ensure time execution; proactively structure deliverables to ensure organized, MECE and linear logic through project execution. 
  • And other duties as assigned.

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.     

The skills you bring to the table:   
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree with a life science focus  
  • 3-4 years of life sciences 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  
  • Strong 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
 Travel:  <10%    
Location:  Remote or New York   


  • 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
  • Education benefits
  • Paid parental leave
  • Open Vacation Policy
Please note – all candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. We do not provide visa sponsorship or transfers and are not currently accepting candidates who are on an OPT visa.  
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $130,000 to $150,000. 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.   
MMIT 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. MMIT 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.