Research Associate (Remote)

Company Description

M3 is the global leader in digital solutions in healthcare. We work with a range of sectors including healthcare, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and charities; services provided to these sectors include market research, medical education programs, promotional programs, clinical development, job recruitment and clinic appointment services. M3 has grown by more than 20% year-on-year for the past 15 years, achieving over one billion dollars in revenue annually.

Founded in 2000, with start-up investment capital from Sony, M3’s mission is to make use of the internet to increase, as much as possible, the number of people who can live longer and healthier lives, and to reduce, as much as possible, the amount of unnecessary medical costs. Key achievements of M3 Inc. include:

  • Named in Fortune’s 2020 ‘Future 50’ list, ahead of Facebook and Amazon.
  • Ranked in Forbes’ 2020 Global 2000 list of the world’s largest public companies.
  • M3 is the only company incorporated after the year 2000 to be included in the Nikkei 225 Index.
  • Listed in Forbes’ ‘Asia’s 200 Best Over a Billion’ in 2019.
  • In 2020 M3 founded the ‘M3: Stop COVID-19 Fund’ and pledged one billion yen to support COVID-19 related initiatives.

M3’s legacy lies in the power of trusted physician platforms. Around the world, M3 organizations leverage these highly engaged digital communities to deliver medical education, job placement, and market research, to improve global patient outcomes.

About the Business Unit:

Michael Allen Company is a Healthcare management consulting firm located in Darien, CT dedicated to helping clients accelerate growth by improving market and customer insight.  The firm has a forty-year track record of helping clients achieve profitable growth, bringing unique analytic capabilities, experienced Consultants, and a customized effort to each engagement.

Areas of specialization include pipeline product planning and growth management, marketing and sales effectiveness, resource allocation, and growth strategy development for global healthcare firms.  The firm enjoys distinguished industry presence in traditional pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms and medical product manufacturers.

By leveraging abundant data that is available in this industry, MAC Consultants work towards finding innovative commercial strategies that maximize the efficiency of the resources and effectiveness of the efforts used for products and services that enhance/extend/save lives.

Job Description

Research Associates are entry-level analysts who form the project team foundation for client engagements. They are responsible for a wide range of activities from data acquisition to analysis and summarization for client presentations.  This position will:

  • With clear guidance identify and acquire project data.
  • Build datasets from secondary sources and/or primary research for project-specific modeling including cleaning, restructuring and validating data.  Primary research projects include instrument design, survey QC and testing, as well as analysis and reporting.
  • Conduct prescribed analysis accurately.
  • Identify potentially meaningful findings and significant insights from analysis.
  • Fill data holes as needed to support conclusions.
  • Prepare simple charts, graphs and supporting report materials for assigned project areas, write key findings.
  • Summarize findings clearly and contribute to internal discussions.
  • Identify ways to work more efficiently.
  • Abide by firm operating procedures and client policy requirements including pharmacovigilance.

Research Associates must work both independently and as part of a project team to deliver high quality, error-free work in an efficient manner; report to Consultants, Managing Consultants and/or Executives during the course of an engagement; and work simultaneously on multiple client engagements, demonstrating solid project management skills.

Illustrative data modeling/statistical analyses include general linear models, linear, non-linear and logistic regression analyses; decision tree analysis (CHAID and C&RT); latent class modeling and clustering algorithms; econometric modeling; experimental design and hypothesis testing; ANOVA analysis; survival analysis; time series and forecasting.

Typical engagements include; market identification, sizing and prioritization studies; epidemiology studies; new product uptake and demand forecasting; patient flow and journey analysis; market structure analysis; customer segmentation; account potential and performance evaluation; customer targeting; marketing and sales promotion response measurement; resource allocation modeling; and uncovering marketplace insights.


  • Preferred degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, economics, mathematics, engineering, operations research, health informatics or related quantitative field from an elite institution, including Ivy League institutions, with a strong academic record
  • Demonstrated analytical skills—understands the advantages and limits of different analytical approaches and studies and their findings including regression, significance testing, clustering algorithms and modeling techniques
  • Strong analytic and quantitative reasoning and enjoy problem solving
  • Exposure to healthcare, econometric or statistical large scale data set management and analytics in classroom or internship setting
  • Successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills.  They must be able to communicate complex ideas effectively - both verbally and in writing, work well on teams demonstrating leadership qualities, and handle multiple commitments and frequent deadlines
  • Capable of collaborating with client teams members from varied functional areas including market research, business analytics, marketing and market science
  • Familiarity with healthcare industry stakeholders, issues and events preferred
  • The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for applying innovative analytics to solve real-world business problems
  • Proficiency in MS Office products required, experience developing Excel-based spreadsheets with macros and visual basic.  Experience with statistical packages is highly desired, e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, or STATA
  • Exposure to Big Data and Business Intelligence tools e.g., SQL, Vertica, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Tableau; with fundamental understanding of data management principles and programming experience.

Additional Information

A career opportunity with M3USA offers competitive wages, and benefits such as:

  • 401(k), 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

*M3 reserves the right to change this job description to meet the business needs of the organization

M3 USA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

All employment decisions at M3 USA are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical or mental disability, medical history or genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, past or present military service, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the federal, state or local laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.