Research Executive

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    £26.5k - 30k per year

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    11 months ago

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    2018-11-28 00:00:00

Research Executive             

Salary: £26,500 - £30,000

Based: West London

About the Company

Our client is the world’s largest independent healthcare market research and consulting agency. They are working within the pharmaceutical, MedTech and biotech industry, proving research intelligence and strategic recommendations that elevate healthcare brands and help them thrive in a complex and challenging environment.

What you will be doing

The Research Executive role provides the opportunity for proactive management of all fieldwork and project requirements with a growing emphasis on analysis. 

Key Responsibilities

Project management

  • Day-to-day liaison with RP Field/fieldwork agencies, freelancers, project leader etc.


  • Ensure all project team members, RP Field, suppliers and freelancers are trained and certified in the most up to date compliance requirements
  • Prepare agency and freelancer commissioning letters together with RP Field
  • Attend debrief meetings for final audit of compliance records

Fieldwork management

  • Act as main contact / bridge between Project Manager and RP Field, ensuring the fieldwork process runs smoothly and in line with expectations:
  • Updating all parties on any change (sample, timings, specifications etc)
  • Working with RP Field to answer fieldwork queries regarding sample, timings or any other project-related issues.
  • Management of subcontractors and freelance consultants
  • Ensure all fieldwork is conducted to time and budget
  • Providing regular client updates (with feedback from RP Field)



  • Tab spec, editing, coding, table checking – quantitative output
  • Drafting of sections of presentations for Project Manager with significant input from manager
  • Overseeing initial charting of quant data – checking for errors/understanding

Additional responsibilities

  • Helping RP Field to negotiate with suppliers and obtain quotes for senior managers – as and when required

Non-project related activities

  • Engaging in office life in general:
  • on a practical level, e.g. picking up ringing telephones, maintaining common areas
  • on a social level, e.g. participating in Forever Angels, Social Committee, sports clubs, Wellness programme, book club etc

Who you will be

Qualifications and Technical Skills Required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • 1-2 years quantitative Market Research experience focussing on healthcare or consumer-related sectors
  • Commitment to client service and “getting the job done”

Competencies Required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task
  • Project management skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Solution oriented
  • Proficient in Excel (desired)

Why you should apply

  • A competitive salary package including benefits
  • Wellness programme, which includes subsidised fitness activities, free monthly meditation sessions, free head and neck massages every quarter, and access to the cycle to work scheme
  • A comprehensive training and development programme for all staff, from graduate trainee to senior management
  • The opportunity to work on creative and challenging projects, including overseas travel
  • Fantastic HQ location in West London which boasts on-site café, outdoor cinema, panoramic river views, landscaped gardens, free state-of-the-art gym with showers and regular social events
  • Fortnightly lunch-and-learn sessions open to all staff, where you can learn new techniques and approaches in market research
  • Employee awards for contributions above and beyond the call of duty - voted for by the staff
  • Social events - including a summer day out, a community day and Christmas party, along with regular social events after office hours
  • Wine on a Friday afternoon
  • A relaxed and friendly working environment