FAQs

Find the answers to your graduate recruitment questions

How can I prepare for my interview?

We recommend you familiarise yourself with our website, the graduate brochure and our glossary of terms page. Also, we suggest you think about responses to questions such as:

Why do you want to work for Research Partnership?
What do you have to offer Research Partnership?

What is the recruitment process? 

If we feel your CV matches our requirements, we will invite you for a 15- 20 minute Skype interview in order to learn a bit more about you and give you the opportunity to learn more about the role and Research Partnership. If you progress to the second phase of interview, we will invite you to our offices for a face-to-face interview, where you will also take part in a range of tasks

When will I start?

Our graduate programme will start ASAP.

I didn’t study market research, can I still apply?

We accept applications from all degree disciplines. Staff at Research Partnership have a wide range of backgrounds, including social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, marketing / market research to name but a few!

What grades/qualifications do I need to apply?

All applicants for the Research Analyst role must have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a minimum GPA of 3.0 for serious consideration.

What are you looking for? 

We are looking for people to join our teams who are committed to pursuing a career in international pharmaceutical market research and consultancy. You should be inquisitive and want to understand the “why”. We welcome those with a can-do attitude and who are able to identify issues and generate solutions.

Are there international opportunities?

All of our work is international in nature and offers potential opportunities for global travel.

How long after applying will I find out if I’ve been successful?

If we would like to invite you to a first round Skype interview, we will aim to contact you within 2 weeks of submitting your application.

What will I be doing?

As a Research Analyst, in your first year your role will focus on project management and analysis, working on multiple projects at a time. To ensure you receive a broad grounding in a range of market research techniques and methodologies, you will support teams on both quantitative and qualitative studies. Working across both research disciplines, you will find no two days are the same. Responsibilities will range from content analysis of qualitative interviews to the charting of quantitative data in PowerPoint as well as day-to-day project management responsibilities on international research studies.

What is the difference between qualitative and quantitative research?

Qualitative research: involves semi structured in depth interviews with either individuals (physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers of patients, pharmacists, hospital payers) or groups. Interviews are exploratory in nature and last between 60-120 minutes typically Qualitative research is used when we want to be able to understand the ‘whys’ around a particular topic.

Quantitative research: involves structured interviews with mostly closed ended questions. Surveys are typically programmed online and answered by any of our key targets (physicians, nurses, patients, caregivers of patients, pharmacists, hospital payers). Surveys are shorter than qualitative research, typically lasting 15-45 minutes. Quantitative research is used when we want to find out what (e.g. the number of physicians who prescribe a particular product).

What is syndicated data?

Syndicated research is research which is conducted on our own initiative in given therapy areas, and made available in open market for our clients to purchase. At Research Partnership we offer 2 different types of syndicated services:

Therapy Watch is a real-time patient tracking tool which provides our clients with instant access to the very latest market data including market shares, switch patterns, treatment patterns and patient demographics across a broad range of therapy areas.

Living With is a series of patient reports offering in-depth insight into the patient journey from pre-diagnosis to stabilisation. These reports are based on quantitative market research studies conducted amongst large samples of patients living with specific chronic illnesses.

Are graduates able to get involved in other activities?

Yes, many of our graduates are part of our Social Committee who have been involved in organising events such as our summer day out and Christmas party. Also, throughout the year we run fund raising initiatives for a charity we support – Forever Angels, whose aim is to care for abandoned babies in Tanzania, Africa.