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ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.


ZS's Business Consulting group partners with clients to design and deliver solutions to help them tackle a broad range of business challenges. Our teams work on multiple projects simultaneously, leveraging advanced data analytics and problem-solving techniques. Our recommendations and solutions are based on rigorous research and analysis underpinned by deep expertise and thought leadership.

ZS’ R&D Excellence Practice brings together experts in Strategy, Clinical Execution, Data Sciences and Technology to empower client organizations achieve their passion for patient care, science and business success. Through our “Lifecycle Evidence Strategy”, “Clinical Trial Optimization”, “Medical Affairs” and “Real World Evidence” services, we deliver impact where it matters, from early drug development to commercialization. This role will be aligned with ZS R&D Excellence Practice Area supporting our Technology and Platform services across multiple clients.



An exciting opportunity to join a new and rapidly growing team within an established and highly collaborative consulting organization. ZS is looking to expand its global Clinical Trial Optimization services with its first dedicated role in Europe.  Successful candidates will have an opportunity to shape the future of ZS’s R&D business.



  • Leverage knowledge of Life Sciences R&D organizations, data and systems, business processes and stakeholder types to aid analyses and recommendations for strategic solution offerings;
  • Have a significant direct client interaction, managing multiple projects simultaneously in the Clinical Trial Optimization service line;
  • Build ongoing and future client relationships with senior R&D leaders
  • Develop new solutions and tailor existing solutions to new clients in the Clinical Trial Optimization area;
  • Advise on clinical business process enhancements based on experience/best practices, business knowledge, and gaps in current vs. future state;
  • Coach the cross-functional project team on the business perspective and data domain to inform key project decisions;
  • Coach and mentor teams, conduct & develop training programs to contribute to capability building and knowledge sharing


  • MBA with bachelor's (and often graduate) degrees with a strong academic record in business, medical or life sciences, engineering, applied math, statistics or related fields. Alternately, candidates may possess a Masters (preferably PhD) in pharmaceutical sciences, decision sciences or related field with a business application. In lieu of an MBA or PhD, 5-8 years of relevant work experience may substitute;
  • Up to 3 years of post-MBA relevant work experience, and 3-5 years of pre-MBA work experience in the Life Sciences industry with R&D expertise;
  • Expertise in the areas of clinical research coordination, operations, risk based and centralized monitoring analytics;
  • Experience working with CROs and/or working within a CRO or clinical study vendor organization; clinical trial recruitment experience preferable;
  • Experience managing, developing and coaching team members
  • Superior verbal and written communication, organization, analytic, planning and leadership skills.
  • Ability to distill complex concepts into easy-to-understand frameworks and presentations.
  • Willingness to travel to other global offices as needed to work with client or other internal project teams

Additional skills:

  • Hands on experience working with eClinical systems and data including CTMS, EDC, ePRO, CDMS, IVR, clinical registries and real world data (RWD).Understanding of Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety, clinical submissions and regulatory areas of drug development
  • Up to speed with latest industry trend in pragmatic interventional trials, hybrid data collection process, and data management with Clinical and R&D specifically.




ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English and the local language of the office is required, additional fluency in European or Asian languages is desirable. Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application and full transcript/set of marks (official or unofficial), is required to be considered. ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, plus an attractive benefits package.  We are an Equality Directives employer and a Equality Act employer.


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