Opportunities for Analysts

Analysts work on projects involving the detailed analysis of data from clinical trials and the assimilation and creative presentation of this analysis in different formats including posters, slide sets, value dossiers and reports. These deliverables are used directly by our clients in communication with external stakeholders instrumental to the successful uptake of novel therapies. The work is structured on a project-by-project basis with a typical duration of 2 to 3 months; Analysts will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time.

Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients, and following a successful induction period the role increasingly involves participation in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders. Analysts work in project teams alongside experienced colleagues, who provide one-to-one training in the technical aspects of the role, including project management and effective client communication.

Many Analysts join our Cross-Divisional Team to get a broad experience of the work we deliver. Other Analysts choose to specialise in certain project types by joining a particular division. These teams focus on distinct medical communications and health economics services. By joining one of these divisions, Analysts can benefit from tailored and specific training and quickly gain expertise in the delivery of projects in their team’s specialisation.

Please click here to learn about current Analyst, Chris Ridley’s, experiences since joining the company.

We currently have the following opportunities for Analysts:

Cross-Divisional Analyst

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

Cross-Divisional Analysts work on a wide variety of projects, gaining a breadth of experience, with the opportunity to specialise at a later date if desired. Analysts working cross-divisionally develop a broad understanding of the company’s services and clients, and often closely collaborate with one or more specialist divisions. On joining the company, all Cross-Divisional Analysts are assigned to a “home” division based on their own interests and skills, ensuring that they can become quickly integrated into part of a supportive team and feel fully immersed in all aspects of company life. Cross-Divisional Analysts typically have a broad interest, are flexible and enjoy working with many different people, and are quick to learn and integrate new skills. This role is a good fit if you value working on a wide variety of projects, or if you are unsure about which team you are best suited to.

HTA and Health Economics

To read about a typical day in the life of an Analyst in the HTA and Health Economics division please click here.

As an Analyst in the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Economics Team you will contribute to the successful delivery of submissions to reimbursement agencies such as NICE in the UK. You will learn about the evidence base used to communicate the clinical and economic benefits of drugs to the relevant reimbursement agencies, and you will use your excellent written communication skills to create clear and persuasive strategic stories. You will also develop technical knowledge required to understand and adapt the components of health economics models, which are central to the decisions taken by reimbursement agencies. Prior knowledge of economics is not required, but good numerical skills and strategic thinking are essential.

Medical Affairs

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

Medical Affairs provides the scientific bridge between clinical development and commercial departments in pharmaceutical and device companies. Most activities have a strong patient and/or healthcare professional (HCP) focus, and act to educate and inform clinical decision making and patient care, or to gather insights that feed into the product’s clinical development. As a member of the Medical Affairs Team, you will work closely with our clients to present the ‘science behind the product’ through a wide range of projects including medical education events, advisory boards and medical information materials. You will collaborate with and support expert advisors and event speakers, and the requirement for on-site support at certain events provides opportunities for international travel. You will develop a complementary set of strong scientific, creative and communication skills, as well as the opportunity to become extremely knowledgeable about the therapy areas in which you work. Scientific understanding and attention to detail are essential, and an ability to creatively present scientific information to a wide range of audiences would be valuable.

Evidence Development

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

Evidence development projects involve the identification of clinical, economic and real-world evidence to support the value of a pharmaceutical product or medical device. Our work includes rigorous systematic literature reviews that can be used to inform meta-analyses and network meta-analyses, as well as more creative and pragmatic evidence reviews to inform clients’ strategic decisions with regard to clinical development or market access. You will gain a thorough understanding of how to conduct various kinds of evidence review from searching to interpretation of results, ensuring that the reviews conform to industry guidelines where applicable. You will also be involved in writing up the methods and results of the reviews into engaging reports and slide sets. As original research in their own right, many of our reviews are published as conference presentations or as journal publications, therefore you will have a chance to use your excellent communication skills in this capacity. This position suits those who have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills, and who are passionate about the concept of evidence-based medicine.

What We Offer

The starting salary for the role is £25,000 – £32,000. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

What Background Should You Have?

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and an eagerness to learn about new areas of science.

Essential requirements for the role are:

  • A degree level or higher qualification in a scientific discipline (minimum 2.1). We welcome applications from candidates with a diverse range of specialisms, including but not limited to; biology, chemistry, pharmacy and medicine
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written English
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Aptitude for and experience of planning and writing scientific documents, which could include lab reports, dissertations, poster or oral presentations and articles for websites or student magazines

If you wish to speak directly to one our Analysts before applying then please contact Emma King at

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, which team you are interested in joining and why you would like to join Costello Medical.