Careers

Defined Health is a knowledge based business development strategy consulting firm that has been assisting clients in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare investment industries for more than 25 years. We differ from other consulting firms in the unique depth and breadth of our therapeutic area expertise, in our people (most of whom have advanced scientific degrees), and in the quality of our client relations.

Our services, broadly described, include the following:

  • Opportunity Assessments
  • Indication and Portfolio Prioritization
  • Therapeutic Area Growth Strategies
  • Identification and Evaluation of Partnering Opportunities

We differ from other consulting firms in our unique depth and breadth of experience, and in the quality of our people and client interactions. The key to what we have come to call our unconventional insight is our unparalleled therapeutic area experience. Defined Health provides an intense and challenging work environment (the hours are long and the work is tough, but it is, after all, stimulating, satisfying and rewarding, and we have a lot of fun doing it!). We offer competitive compensation with opportunities for rapid and significant advancement for highly self-motivated employees, including 401K, profit-sharing, and a comprehensive range of employee benefits.

Positions:

Senior Consultants work as part of a team of bright, industry-savvy consultants who are responsible for developing and delivering highly-informed, content-based strategy for a global client base. The position will involve developing and managing commercial assessments and strategy projects and assisting others with projects, as well as business development.

The work environment is exciting, challenging, demanding and fun, with competitive salary and benefits. PhD or MD required. Industry consulting experience +/- MBA a plus.

Consultants work both independently and within project teams performing commercial assessments of development-stage pharmaceutical products and technologies, including forecasting, market and pipeline analyses, identification and evaluation of licensing and partnering opportunities, and development of clinical and commercial positioning strategies. Ideal candidates will hold an advanced scientific degree (PhD or MD) in a directly relevant field (e.g., Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry), and will possess knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry obtained through at least two years of employment in a pharmaceutical company and/or a consulting firm serving the industry.A record of demonstrating excellent oral and written communication skills, business or scientific presentation skills, and the ability to work intensively and simultaneously on multiple projects are all essential for the position.

As an Associate Consultant, you will work as a member of project teams performing commercial assessments of development-stage pharmaceutical products and technologies including forecasting, market and pipeline analyses, identification and evaluation of licensing and partnering opportunities, and development of clinical and commercial positioning strategies.

This is an entry level position for candidates with advanced degrees (PhD, MD, MS) who are interested in applying their biological sciences, pharmacology, or related scientific background and analytical skills while building a knowledge base within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and consulting industries. Candidates will be able to demonstrate a clear analytical thought process, excellent oral and written presentation skills, and have the ability to work intensively on multiple interrelated and non-related projects. Initial responsibilities will include conducting in-depth discussions with thought-leading clinicians and researchers in a variety of therapeutic areas and performing secondary research and analysis that provide the foundation for our commercial assessment projects.

This position promises an intensive work environment in exchange for emersion into therapeutic areas of focus for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, as well as an education on the key issues challenging the biopharmaceutical industry moving forward. Responsibilities will expand rapidly for candidates who demonstrate exceptional performance. Self starters only need apply.

Research Analyst is a position for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree who are interested in gaining intensive exposure to the pharmaceutical and consulting industries. Initial responsibilities include performing the secondary research and analyses that provide the foundation for our commercial assessment projects and updating internal knowledge bases in a variety of therapeutic categories based on recent happenings in the industry.Ideal candidates will have a BS in biological sciences with a minor in a quantitative field, excellent oral and written presentation skills, and demonstrated analytical thinking, business acumen, initiative, and an ability to successfully handle multiple responsibilities in prior work and academic situations. For the successful candidate, responsibilities will rapidly expand to include primary research, market and pipeline analyses and greater involvement on project teams.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to There are various points of entry to Defined Health, depending on the candidate’s educational and experience history. All of these positions offer the potential for personal and career growth and anticipate a continuing expansion of responsibilities.