Senior Research Executive, Therapy Watch:
My name is Sophie and I am a Research Manager working in the London office
Why did you join The Research Partnership?
I wanted to further develop the skills I had gained from a psychology degree and market research seemed like the perfect fit. A career in healthcare has always been an interest of mine as well so that was an added bonus! After reading more about the company and what the graduate role involved I knew it was the right place for me.
What is an average day for you like?
I work in Therapy Watch so an average day involves working on a range of tracked quantitative projects. I am involved in all stages of a project timeline - this can be anything from scripting surveys, running analyses through SPSS software, liaising with clients, or working with our internal fieldwork department. We do all our analysis in-house as well so we get to be really hands on with the data.
What are you working on right now?
I am working on several projects across virology and auto-immune, including Hepatitis C, HIV, Psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as pitching in on a few other projects where needed. I am also working on various scripting tasks for the ad hoc part of the business.
What is the best thing about your job?
The people! The atmosphere of the office is always positive and everyone knows everyone, so it’s a really sociable place to work. And I’ve made really some close friends from the graduate program!
What does the future have in store for you?
My role has been developing recently, for example I am beginning to present, and am working more closely with clients, so I am hoping to continue developing my skills here and gain more responsibility.
What would you say to anyone seeking a position at the Research Partnership?
RP is a lovely place to work, and if you’re coming straight from university it offers a structured training program and a lot of support to put you in good shape for the role.