Analyst (Japan Lead)

Who We Are

We were founded in Cambridge, UK, in 2008, and 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. Further expansion of the company is anticipated over the coming years, with potential additional offices in Japan, China and the US.

About the Role

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 UK team.

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 have keen interest in pioneering 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.

We offer a competitive starting salary depending on your experience. Additional benefits include discretionary cash bonuses and corporate medical and travel insurance. We are committed to the development of all employees and provide excellent internal training opportunities and full funding, study leave and travel expenses to complete the University of York’s prestigious postgraduate programme 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 conferences such as the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and have the opportunity to travel to attend these.

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 would be suited to the role and your reasons for wishing to join the Singapore office of Costello Medical as an Analyst – Japan Lead. You should also indicate where you originally saw the position advertised. 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 your nationality and 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.