Research Analyst

Frontera Group is a healthcare communications agency driven by behavioural researchers and creatives. We decode patient and professional decision-making to understand their choices and use these insights to build strategies, develop brands and design campaigns that drive behaviour change.

Redline Strategic is the behavioural engine of the group. All our work is underpinned by behavioural science to ensure we design healthcare interventions with impact. We carry out primary (qualitative and quantitative) and secondary research projects that give us actionable insights which drive behaviour change in patients or healthcare professionals. We also directly work with communities, running hackathons and co-creation workshops to inspire innovative solution design that transforms health outcomes. 

We have worked in a variety of disease areas, with a particular emphasis on autoimmune disease, oncology, rare disease, cardiovascular disease and mental health. Our clients are mainly pharmaceutical companies, although we have also worked with charities and other organisations. 

The role

The immediate need is for an analyst to support the research consultant in carrying out qualitative research projects, including:

  • Conducting desk research to inform the primary research
  • Development of interview or focus group discussion guide
  • Proofreading interview and focus group transcripts 
  • Social listening research, such as collecting and coding data from social media against specific hypotheses
  • Coding qualitative data against specific themes and using the COM-B model to define barriers and facilitators of behaviour, and identify interventions that will drive change

It would also be desirable to have some existing quantitative research skills to support the research consultant with:

  • Survey development and survey writing
  • Programming and testing survey content prior to launch
  • Capture and analysis with quantitative analysis methods (eg descriptive and inferential statistics), using behavioural analysis where appropriate
  • Supporting the research consultant to derive commercial insights from the data for our clients

Your skills

  • Competent to identify and synthesise information from multiple sources into usable summaries 
  • Competent to code and carry out thematic analysis of qualitative data
  • Competent in quantitative analysis skills, including descriptive and inferential statistics, and an interest in developing further into more complex data science models
  • Experience using statistical analysis software, e.g. SPSS, R 
  • Ability to work independently on the above 
  • Ability to work as part of a team to generate insights from the research
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable interest in healthcare and using research to better understand health challenges 
  • 1-2 years experience working in a research analyst role or equivalent

Core capabilities

  • Proven experience in medical writing
  • Strong understanding of regulatory guidelines (e.g. ICH, FDA)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Proficiency in using relevant software tools for document preparation and management


How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a cover letter, and writing samples demonstrating their medical writing expertise. If you choose to contact us via email, please include ‘Research Analyst Application’ in the subject line.

Frontera Group is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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