Website Adelphi Research

Market Research Agency

Company: Adelphi Research, part of Adelphi Group (an Omnicom Healthcare Company)

Job Location: Based in our HQ office in Bollington, Cheshire, UK. Must have ability and willingness to travel widely within Europe, as required to deliver to clients

About Adelphi Research: Adelphi Research is a leading market research-based consultancy with a focus purely on the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. For over 25 years, we have partnered with most of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical Companies to design and deliver research solutions that generate meaningful insights and inspire commercial decision making.

From our HQ offices in the UK and USA, we provide global research coverage, with the majority of our projects being multi-country in nature, including a mix of Western Europe and the Nordics, North America, South America, Australia, China and Japan. We are increasingly delivering research projects with coverage of the Middle East, Eastern European and Russia.

The role: Due to successful client growth an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Executive to join Adelphi Research based in our UK HQ office in Cheshire. The SRE role is critical to our ability to deliver successfully to our clients.

Our SREs lead the day to day management of multiple projects in support of the Research Managers and Research Directors. The role is fast paced and varied. A typical day may involve client interaction to discuss questionnaire or discussion guide design; liaising with fieldwork partners to manage and monitor recruitment or fieldwork progress; creating a client presentation (following a storyline brainstorming with your senior project team members); or analysis of data collected using our analytic tool. For qualitative projects conducted in Central Locations, there will be some international travel to view the research and manage Client attendees’ expectation.

The Person: Whilst the applicant may have more experience in either quantitative or qualitative research, the role will require the individual to work across both research approaches to deliver integrated insights (with appropriate senior support and methodology guidance).  The applicant will need to have strong understanding of market research techniques and be comfortable and confident at working across multiple projects at any one time. Language skill would be a distinct advantage and the ability to travel is essential.

Excellent time management, the ability to multi-task and work to tight timelines is also essential for this role. In return, Adelphi Research set no limits on your personal progression and you will receive a full induction and training programme to support your personal growth ambitions.


Role requirements:

·     Working under the guidance of a Research Director or Research Manager, you will lead the day-to-day management of standard qualitative and/or quantitative studies, or work as part of a bigger team on complex, or multi-phase, research assignments.

·     You will have direct contact with clients and be expected to :

·     Liaise directly on day-to-day project management needs

·     Contribute to design and delivery discussions

·     Prepare Client-friendly project initiation (kick-off) materials

·     Respond to Client queries, at design, delivery and post-delivery project phases

·     Engage, reassure and manage expectations of clients attending Central Locations

·     Attend presentations and support your Director, or Manager, with delivery of (part of) the research findings and recommendation, gradually increasing your role as you progress to Research Manager level

·     Work on creating research deliverables for the end Client. Independently group and organise findings in a meaningful way to explain the results and craft an initial story

·     You will play a key role at the project level in terms of compliance and adverse event reporting:

·     Working under the direction of our Compliance Director you will ensure you are personally certified and follow all Adelphi Research and Client-specific rules

·     Ensure that compliance and AE reporting requirements are 100% met on every one of your project assignments

·     As a key member of the project team you will ensure that all documents are stored appropriately and confidentially and all materials follow our internal version control system so they can be easily identified and retrieved

·     Manage project timeline and external costs to ensure we deliver on time and to budget, escalating any concerns in a timely manner to the project lead

·     You will be a positive role model and help in the development coaching and mentoring of junior staff (Research Executives and Graduate Trainees)


Core competencies – You must be able to demonstrate the following:

·     Evidence of exposure to all aspects of the market research processes from set up through to presentation; including involvement in questionnaire design, project management, analysis and compilation of presentations based on client objectives.

·     Excellent organisation skills

·     Excellent communication skills

·     Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently motivated

·     Attention to detail is crucial

·     And most importantly, passion for what you do and a personal desire to progress


Qualifications and Experience:

·     Degree level qualified (2:1 as a minimum) is essential in a relevant area (e,g, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Immunology, Psychology or languages)

·     Either MRS certificate qualified (or equivalent), or willingness to gain certification under Adelphi Research sponsorship

·     Must have 3+ years previous experience working within an agency or Client environment within the pharmaceutical/ healthcare research sector.

·     Western European, Eastern European or Russian languages would be a distinct advantage but not essential



·     Adelphi Research offer a competitive package based on experience, plus an annual incentive plan based on Company and personal performance. The role will attract a higher salary if you are already an experienced SRE who can bring additional skills to our team, such as fluency in a relevant foreign language,  experience of more advanced research technique (e.g. quantitative segmentation, conjoint experience or qualitative projective techniques), or deep therapeutic area knowledge and understanding.

·     In addition to your salary package, we also provide:

·     Company laptop

·     Free-gym membership

·     Health insurance (taxable benefit)

·     Pension benefits

If you would like to discuss the opportunity with us informally, or apply for the role by sending a covering letter and CV (including both your telephone and e-mail contact details), please contact our HR & Business Support manager Carolyn Scott (

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