Analyst – Pro Bono

Cambridge, UK, London, UK, Manchester, UK

We are currently recruiting for start dates throughout the remainder of 2021 and throughout 2022, including January, April, July and September. Additional start dates may also be available and you will be asked to state your availability on your application form. ​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.

Pro Bono at Costello Medical

Our Pro Bono division delivers projects free-of-charge to charities and not-for-profit organisations within the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors, with the aim of making a real difference to causes that our staff care about. We offer our full range of services on a pro bono basis, working collaboratively across our divisions and office locations to secure the right expertise to fulfil project briefs. Examples of recent pro bono projects can be found here and include creating patient information and education materials, and helping organisations to build their evidence base. To support local capacity building, we run an internship scheme that gives nationals from low- or middle-income countries skills in evidence-based medicine and health economics that they can apply to problems in their community. We also volunteer our time to local community projects as well as raise funds for local charities, nominated by our employees.

About the Role

By joining as an Analyst within our Pro Bono division, you will develop the appropriate skills and deliver projects that require a broad range of technical expertise and knowledge across our service offerings, including health economics, literature reviews, medical writing, peer-reviewed publications, medical education and design materials. You will have the opportunity to create materials for different audiences, often for patients, their carers or healthcare professionals. Being proactive and a quick learner with the ability to swiftly integrate new skills will be valuable in this role. You will have a broad interest across our services and therapy areas and enjoy working with many different people.

Our work is structured on a project-by-project basis where you will usually be working on several projects in different disease areas at any one time. Analysts in this division will focus on the delivery of pro bono work but will also support commercial projects to gain relevant experience for their professional development. 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.

In addition to your project responsibilities, you will provide support for a range of internal activities linked to the Pro Bono division. Specific tasks could include preparing business development materials, identifying potential networking opportunities and monitoring our pro bono work.

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. Your “home” division will be the Pro Bono division, however you will work cross-divisionally and collaboratively with colleagues in all divisions. Your home division will ensure that you become quickly integrated into part of a supportive team and feel fully immersed in all aspects of company life.

What Background Should You Have?

We are looking for individuals who are collaborative, self-motivated and enthusiastic with a genuine interest in healthcare and giving back to local communities, 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
  • Passion for the not-for-profit sector
  • 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 lab reports, dissertations, articles for websites or student magazines, poster or oral presentations, peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, grant applications, regulatory documents

What We Offer

The starting salary for the role is £33,000. Salary increases are typically awarded after 6 and 12 months and again on promotion, which can be achieved in as little as 12-18 months. 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 Talent Acquisition team at if you have any questions about the role or application process.

Visa Sponsorship

We can provide visa sponsorship for eligible candidates for our Analyst – Pro Bono vacancy. You will be asked to provide details of your right to work in the UK within your application, however this will have no impact on the processing of your application.

COVID-19 Updated Response

Our UK and US offices are open in a safe and controlled way following a period of remote working. Currently, interviews in the UK and US can be conducted in the office or via Microsoft Teams. Our team in Singapore are following local guidance and are working remotely and therefore all interviews for roles in Singapore are taking place over Microsoft Teams.

We are welcoming new employees to the office, depending on location.

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