A rare opportunity has arisen for an economist to join our growing research team in London as a Senior Researcher. LaingBuisson is the foremost name in health and social care business intelligence and we have established our reputation for insightful, objective and independent advice over 30 years. We are widely viewed as the go-to provider of market intelligence on health and social care not only by providers working in the sector, but also by advisors (lawyers, bankers, management consultants, accountants and investors) and suppliers. Our reports, consultancy work and data are all highly-respected in the sector and play a key role in shaping business decisions and in influencing government policy.
You will be joining LaingBuisson as we embark on a strategic shift in the way we do research: as the world becomes more digital, so clients are looking for data in real time and that is changing how we work in exciting ways. This is a chance to be involved in truly cutting-edge projects from their initiation to delivery.
As a senior researcher, you will have already established your career in research. This is likely to have been gained in a commercial setting, and not necessarily health and social care but you must have a clear understanding of the UK’s health and social care systems. You will understand quantitative research methodologies and their application, and have been involved in the writing of reports. You will thrive in a challenging environment, and work well in teams, motivating those around you to achieve team objectives.
- To oversee and manage the process for co-ordinating and getting to completion approximately 10 market reports per year, working with colleagues in the research and data teams as well as the authors and our production team.
- To oversee and project manage the process of updating the reports, including ensuring surveys are undertaken and completed in a timely fashion, engaging in interviews as necessary, and leading on desk research and trend analysis.
- To review and update master documents for each report that you have responsibility for, making them ready in good time for the lead authors to start their work.
- To undertake research for consultancy projects as required.
- To undertake other duties as necessary commensurate to a role of this nature and seniority.
- Quantitative research skills – in particular you must have at least intermediate Excel capabilities (e.g. producing charts, using formulae (including use of $ to fix cell values), pivot tables, lookups and use of filters).
- Report writing – you will need the ability to contribute to reports by writing passages as required and supporting the editing process.
- Economics – you will be an economics graduate and have used the skills gained during your studies professionally.
- Inquisitive and hungry for more knowledge – you are the kind of person who is not satisfied until you have found the right answer.
- Natural problem solver – able to work on your own and with others to find solutions which take your projects forwards.
- Project management – you will either have a recognised project management qualification (e.g. Prince2 or equivalent) and/or be able to demonstrate a proven capability to manage a portfolio of projects.
- Organised – you will have the skills and ability to give those around you confidence that you will manage your projects to a successful conclusion.
- Disciplined – you will have the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure and willingness to ‘do what needs doing’ when timescales are tight.
- Good work ethic – you will take pride in getting a good job done and inspire others to do the same.
Starting salary £35,000-£45,000 (depending on experience) and a benefits package including pension, life cover, critical illness cover, season ticket loan, tech scheme and cycle to work scheme is offered.