Analyst – Health Policy

Cambridge, UK, London, UK, Manchester, UK

We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout 2021, including July and September. Please note that most of our new recruits will be based in our Global Headquarters in Cambridge, however we have a small number of opportunities available at our London and Manchester offices.

About the Role

Communications play a central role in health policy, helping to inform policy change at both the local and global level. At Costello Medical, our team provide end-to-end support on a diverse range of health policy projects to address unmet needs, promote best practice and, ultimately, enhance the quality of care for patients. We combine a strong scientific understanding, passion for health policy, ability to tailor language to different target audiences, and in-house design skills to develop impactful health policy publications.

By joining as an Analyst with a focus on health policy, you will help to deliver a wide range of health policy projects including white papers, position papers, consensus articles, policy briefs, and policy reports across a diverse range of healthcare and public health topics. Project work will involve the assimilation, analysis, interpretation, and creative presentation of evidence from a range of sources. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with different stakeholder groups to define the scope and content of each project deliverable.

The work is structured on a project-by-project basis and you will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time. In addition to your project responsibilities, you will also provide support for a range of business development and internal research activities linked to health policy.

You will 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. Delivering project work requires close collaboration with clients and following a successful induction period you will increasingly participate in teleconferences and face-to-face meetings with external stakeholders.

Costello Medical is structured into divisional teams focusing on distinct medical communications and health economics services or serving a specific sector within the healthcare industry. Although much of your work will focus on health policy, you will also have the opportunity to work cross-divisionally to develop a broad understanding of the company’s services and clients.

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 emerging therapeutic areas.

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, pharmacology, public health, global health, and medicine
  • A passion for health policy and communications
  • Fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written English
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to work across multiple projects at the same time
  • Aptitude for, and experience of, planning and writing scientific documents, which could include peer-reviewed scientific publications, lab reports, dissertations, poster or oral presentations, grant applications and articles for websites or student magazines

Whilst we offer full training and mentoring to those looking to start their career in health policy, prior experience of health policy research or developing health policy communications would be desirable, and we welcome applications from those who have prior experience in this area.

The Recruitment Process

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 why you would like to join Costello Medical. If successful at the CV and cover letter stage, you will be sent a written assessment exercise to complete at home. You will have approximately nine days to complete and return your materials.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14th May 2021. We strongly recommend applying as early as possible so that we can begin processing your application.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 24th May 2021 and will give you the opportunity to meet with members of our scientific teams. We will also ask you to complete a short assessment, however this will require no preparation ahead of the interview.

What We Offer

The starting salary for the role is £33,000. Please click here to learn about our reward package and the other benefits of working for Costello Medical.

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and a 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 why you would like to join Costello Medical. Your CV should clearly state dates of all relevant degrees alongside the grades you have achieved, or are due to receive, for your undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as your A levels.​ Please contact the recruitment team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

Please note that we are able to sponsor visa applications for our Analyst role. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK on your application, however, this will have no impact on the processing of your application.

COVID-19 Response

Our teams in the UK and Singapore are following local government guidance and are currently working remotely. Our US office is open in a safe, socially distanced and controlled way following a period of remote working. Exceptional customer service remains one of our core principles, so we are committed to supporting our clients and operating as normal throughout this period.

Please note that we are also still welcoming applications for our open positions, across all roles and locations. Interviews are being conducted by Microsoft Teams and we are welcoming new employees remotely or in the office, depending on location, with virtual induction sessions including all our new starters.

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