Analyst (Japan Lead)

Since Costello Medical’s foundation in 2008, the company has enjoyed rapid growth, driven by the demand for our expertise from clients in Europe and North America. Our excellent reputation enabled us to establish our Asia-Pacific office in Singapore, in 2014. In order to support the continued demand from our clients we are currently recruiting Analysts to join our team in Singapore. Further expansion of the company is anticipated over the coming years, with potential additional offices in Japan, China and the United States.

What Our Analysts Do

The Analyst – Japan Lead will be based in our Singapore office, and will work closely with our Asia-Pacific Head and the Asia-Pacific team, as well as collaborating with experts in our Cambridge Headquarters, in the UK.

This position is ideal for those with experience in scientific research and for enthusiastic recent graduates in the sciences, who possess exceptional English and Japanese language skills, and who have a keen interest in pioneering the further expansion of the company into Japan.

In a typical week you could be working on a slide set summarising the epidemiology of type 2 diabetes in Japan, preparing the first draft of a manuscript on a Phase III trial of a new treatment for stroke patients and working alongside colleagues in the UK to adapt a health economics model for a client in Japan or other Asian countries. The materials you prepare will be used directly by pharmaceutical companies to communicate with stakeholders who are instrumental to the successful uptake of novel therapies.

The starting salary for this position is 3,300-4,000 SGD per month, dependent on experience and qualifications, plus discretionary cash bonuses. Additional benefits include corporate medical and travel insurance, extensive internal training opportunities, and full funding, study leave and travel expenses to complete York University’s prestigious Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Healthcare Professionals, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine postgraduate programmes in Clinical Trials and Public Health and other external courses. Analysts are also encouraged to undertake and submit their own research to the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).

To read about a typical day in the life of an Analyst please click here.

What Background Should You Have?

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum or expected upper second class honours, or equivalent), preferably in biological sciences
  • Exceptional written and spoken fluency in Japanese (equivalent to native Japanese language skills)
  • Excellent written and spoken fluency in English
  • An ability to communicate scientific materials clearly in both written and oral form
  • Excellent understanding of and ability to apply scientific concepts
  • Close attention to detail
  • Previous experience in this sector, including in the Japanese healthcare system, is highly desirable. You should have a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of clinical science

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and cover letter via our online application form. In your cover letter you should explain why you think you are suited to the role and why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state your undergraduate degree class, grade of pass in any subsequent degree(s), and grade of pass in any Japanese language examinations you have undertaken, along with details about your eligibility to work in Singapore. We are able to support employment pass applications for successful candidates. You are advised to submit your application early, as the role will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.