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Guidehouse Senior Consultant - Life Sciences Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Is life sciences in your DNA? Breakthroughs in pharma are helping people live healthier lives, while medical devices enable patients to proactively maintain health – this is undoubtedly a transformative time for health care companies. Guidehouse’s Life Sciences practice is an engine of innovation, helping pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostic clients prepare to tackle tomorrow’s challenges, while anticipating future challenges. Our newly-hired consultants have an immediate impact by partnering with our clients across all levels to deliver on our commercial pipeline and in-line product planning, market access, medical affairs, regulatory, and compliance offers. Do you think you are up for the challenge?

At Guidehouse, we continuously strive to foster an inclusive and diverse work culture and thoughtfully develop our people through challenging work, valuable learning, and educational programs. We cultivate a culture of mentorship and feedback for professional and personal growth. In helping our clients take control of their future, our mission extends to our employee's careers, health and well-being and by the many ways we give back to our communities. If you’re passionately motivated to make a difference and deliver exceptional work, we invite you to learn more about career opportunities at

Senior Consultants are integral members of our Life Sciences practice and contribute to all levels of the consulting process. Life Sciences Senior Consultants are responsible for the day-to-day leading of consulting workstreams and have frequent interactions with clients. Your specific responsibilities include: analyzing scientific, clinical, financial and strategic information to discern the business implications of new technologies and emerging trends; conducting primary research interviews with clinicians, thought leaders, and executives in the industry and related fields; managing and mentoring junior staff; and preparing and delivering presentations to clients and senior practice leaders. Travel is project dependent but averages 20 percent, with the majority of time working from one’s local Guidehouse office.

The Life Sciences practice encourages career development and hiring for the long term. Senior Consultants follow a clearly defined career path and continue to deepen their knowledge in the field of healthcare and the practice of consulting. As Senior Consultants hone their project management skills and ability to manage multiple work streams, they progress to the position of Managing Consultant.


Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in science, biomedical engineering, healthcare, business, decision sciences or related course of study with strong record of academic success.

  • Advanced degree/PhD or at least 2 years of life sciences industry (pharmaceutical, biotech, medical technology) or consulting experience.

  • Ability to work independently but with internal oversight. Experience in managing components of projects, ownership of workstreams and/or analytics and supervising, coaching or mentoring others in daily tasks.

  • Strong analytical skills (Excel, Access, etc.) preferred to use data to guide client and team decision-making.

  • Advanced data collection, research, information finding experience and explore solutions that challenge critical thinking.

  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for the healthcare and life science industries.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to produce client-ready deliverables including PowerPoint presentations.

  • An ability to grasp and communicate clinical and business implications of scientifically complex products.

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to review work products of oneself and others.

  • Collaborative and team player.

  • Willingness and ability to travel to client sites across the US, up to 80% of the time for a particular engagement but for the majority of engagements expected to be approximately 20% of the time.

  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program