My name is Nicole and I am a Research Manager working in the London office
Why did you join The Research Partnership?
I’ve always been interested in healthcare and knew I wanted a career in pharmaceuticals when I finished my degree. I was attracted to the Research Partnership because of its long-running graduate program and the opportunity to work on cutting-edge pharmaceutical projects.
What are your main responsibilities?
I work on quantitative projects, managing multi-national online studies. My role is hugely varied and can consist of anything from questionnaire writing, to overseeing fieldwork, to report writing and presenting to clients.
What is an average day for you like?
There is no average day! With multiple studies at various stages of completion, my to-do list is always long but incredibly varied. For example, today I’ll be updating a questionnaire, checking programming and translations for an online survey, writing report slides and then discussing the results with the team. The variation definitely keeps the job interesting.
What is the best thing about your job?
I really like the small-company feel of Research Partnership, it’s very sociable and everyone knows each other. We normally work with different teams on each project so you have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of people at any one time.
What does the future have in store for you?
I want to keep working on quantitative studies, developing my knowledge of the more advanced quantitative methodologies and projects.
What would you say to anyone seeking a position at the Research Partnership?
If you’re looking for a way into research you couldn’t get a better opportunity. RP can offer a lot in terms of training, development and exposure to a wide variety of research methodologies. Organisation is key for this job but a positive, can-do attitude will get you far!