FAQs

Please email the recruitment team at recruitment@costellomedical.com with any questions which are not addressed here.

We are committed to delivering work of exceptional quality work to our clients. Our highly talented team are central to this and are the reason that our clients continually commission work with us. We want you to thrive and so our recruitment process is designed to rigorously assess the key skills required to deliver our services. It also provides you with a true flavour of the role, and gives you an insight into our culture and values and whether you would you would enjoy working with us.

For all roles, the first step is to submit a CV and cover letter via the online application form. Your application will be assessed by a member of the recruitment team.

The next stage of the recruitment process is dependent on which role you have applied for.

Analyst/Medical Writer, Health Economist, Biostatistician, Biostatistician Intern

  • If successful at the CV and cover letter stage, you will be sent an assessment exercise to complete at home. You will have approximately nine days to complete and return your materials.
  • A member of the recruitment team will mark your assessment and, if successful, you will be invited to an interview at our office in Cambridge, London or Singapore. There are no set interview dates and interviews are scheduled to suit your availability.
  • You will be asked to prepare a short presentation lasting around ten minutes, which will be delivered to two members of the recruitment team. The presentation will be followed by a competency based interview with two senior members of the team.
  • After your interview, you will be asked to complete a proof-reading exercise which will last 45 minutes.
  • Full details on each component described above will be provided upon receiving an offer for an interview.

Scientific Intern, Health Economist Intern

  • If successful at the CV and cover letter stage, you will be sent an assessment exercise to complete at home. You will have approximately nine days to complete and return your materials.
  • A member of the recruitment team will mark your assessment and, if successful, you will be invited to an interview at our office in Cambridge or London. There are no set interview dates and interviews are scheduled to suit your availability.
  • There will be a competency based interview with two senior members of the team.
  • After your interview, you will be asked to complete a proof-reading exercise which will last 45 minutes.
  • Full details on each component described above will be provided upon receiving an offer for an interview.

All Operations roles, Project Assistant

  • If successful at the CV and cover letter stage, you will be invited to a telephone interview with a member of our recruitment team, which lasts approximately 15 minutes.
  • All shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at our office in Cambridge or London. There are no set interview dates and interviews are scheduled to suit your availability.
  • After your interview, you will be asked to complete an assessment exercise relevant to the role.
  • Full details will be provided upon receiving an offer for an interview.

For most of our scientific roles we have four pre-determined start dates each year in January, April, July and September. Please indicate your preferred start date on your application form.

We accept applications on a rolling basis and there are no set application deadlines. However, we would encourage you to apply early because we receive a high number of applications for each position. We can offer deferred start dates.

If you wish to speak with a member of our recruitment team, please email recruitment@costellomedical.com.

We regret that Costello Medical does not currently have a sponsorship licence and, as a result, we are unable to sponsor non-EEA nationals to work in the UK.

Yes, for most roles we recruit in either office and this will be indicated on the specific job advertisement. Please do indicate which office you are interested in joining on your application form.

Some positions are only available in one specific office and this will also be indicated on the relevant job advertisement.

Yes, we are sometimes able to consider Skype interviews depending on your circumstances. Please let a member of the recruitment team know if you would prefer a Skype interview.

Your application will be reviewed by several members of the team throughout the recruitment process, however, if you wish to address your cover letter to one individual, please choose Sophie Costello.

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