Graduate Market Research Analyst – £24-27K + Benefits

Signify Research is dedicated to offering the highest quality, most in-depth and robust market analysis, insight, and consultancy services for the healthcare technology industry.

Whilst a medium-sized company, we punch above our weight and can boast a global customer base that comprises some of the leading names in international healthcare technology (such GE Healthcare, Oracle, AmWell, Canon, Philips, Konica Minolta, and Siemens Healthineers), in addition to a wealth of customers spanning big tech (e.g., Google, Amazon), finance, venture capital and AI.

Our clients hold our research, services and analyst insight in high regard, here’s what some of them have to say:

  • “Signify Research’s greatest strengths are its subject matter expertise and deep understanding of the industry. We feel we can trust the data and insights they provide to make informed strategic decisions.” – Canon
  • “Signify Research is a key resource for our strategic planning at Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas. Their data and insights in the healthcare IT space are thorough, extensive, and dependable.” – Konica Minolta
  • “We feel we can trust the insights Signify Research provides to make informed strategic decisions.” – GE Healthcare
  • “Signify Research has become a valuable partner for our business as we grow, offering a unique balance of services. It is our access to their expert analyst team we value most; from simple queries on market trends, to strategic briefings challenging our executive leaders.” – Intelerad

The Role

Our Decision-Maker Research practice is expanding, and this is a great opportunity for a razor-sharp individual with an inquisitive mind to join the team as a Market Research Analyst.

This role is integral to our ‘voice of the customer’ research services and focuses on conducting primary market research with healthcare technology buyers, decision-makers, and end-users in various markets globally.

The successful candidate will provide ongoing support on bespoke, custom research reports and consulting projects at the request of our clients. This includes reviewing and interpreting market trends, gathering data through primary market research interviews/surveys, and applying secondary research methods to compile existing data sourced from a variety of publicly available channels.

This role provides plenty of opportunities to develop skills in collecting/analysing data, writing detailed reports on findings, and delivering presentations.  It also enables individuals to contribute to the team’s business growth through participation in ongoing marketing and sales efforts.

The Market Research Analyst will report to the Decision-Maker Research Team Lead, who will provide on-the-job training, mentoring, and support.  This is a permanent, full-time role, mainly based at our Cranfield, UK office with the potential for hybrid working.

Responsibilities Include:

  • General project administration – assisting Team Lead/Directors with project-related tasks from kick-off through to delivery, including liaising with external research vendors as needed.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of questionnaires and surveys for primary market research.
  • Conduct interviews (i.e., web-based/telephone) globally with healthcare tech vendors, C-suite health executives, and healthcare providers.
  • Design and build market models to estimate market sizes and to forecast market growth for a variety of healthcare tech products/services as needed.
  • Effectively utilise secondary research methods to compile relevant data sourced from a variety of internal (e.g., in-house reports) and external sources (i.e., government statistics, organizational bodies, internet, etc.).
  • Summarise and analyse data; storytelling and making recommendations related to research findings.
  • Prepare visually compelling presentations with graphs/diagrams to illustrate data and written text to explain insights in PowerPoint and/or Word.
  • Deliver high quality presentations of findings to clients and/or executive management in a professional, engaging, and easy-to-understand way.
  • Contribute to marketing efforts that promote the company’s decision-maker and custom research services by writing thoughtful insight pieces and relevant content for newsletters.
  • Stay regularly up-to-date and informed about the latest developments in the global healthcare technology market worldwide as they relate to our research coverage areas.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

About You:

  • Recent graduate with a BSc/BEng degree in a science-related field (i.e., Informatics, Computer Science, Business & Management, Statistics, IT, Economics, Engineering Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, etc.) or BA degree in Social Sciences (i.e., Medical Anthropology/Sociology, etc.).
  • A genuine interest in conducting research in healthcare technology, ideally with some related experience in the areas of market research, data collection, data analysis, and/or report writing or relevant data and marketing qualifications.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Meticulous proofreading and quality checking skills in relation to data, presentations, and client deliverables.
  • Effective time management with ability to multi-task on several projects and complete work by tight deadlines.
  • A proactive approach to problem-solving with ability to think on your feet.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong IT skills and proficient with Microsoft Office; particularly Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

This role would ideally suit someone who is a recent graduate or has 1+ years’ experience in a similar market research/analyst role and is looking to further develop their career.  Previous experience with research methods (i.e., data collection, data analysis, market modelling, forecasting, etc.) is preferable.

Relevant experience in the healthcare/life sciences industry or some work experience in commercial/research roles in allied technology markets (IT, cloud technology, telecommunications) would also be a plus.

Salary and Benefits

  • £24-27k salary (dependent upon experience)
  • 27 days per annum holiday allowance (exclusive of bank holidays), flexible bank holiday usage, plus ability to “buy” additional holiday allowance.
  • Health cash plan that includes 24/7 virtual GP consultation service, health advice and counselling services, and second opinion medical services
  • Paid employer-supported volunteer time off
  • Work-life balance with hybrid work and flexible working hours available
  • Company pension, personalised bonus, and company profit share bonus (that we’ve paid out at our maximum threshold for the last four years)
  • Company life insurance worth 3x salary
  • One-to-one training and mentorship by the company’s Principal Analysts/Directors
  • A friendly, dynamic, and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to learn and develop your market research skills with structured company training and personal development programs.
  • Opportunities to continually develop your career at a fast-growing company.
  • Option to participate in company-wide social events.

Why join Signify Research?

We are fast growing, profitable and have doubled the size of our team over the last two years, with the ambition to repeat this again over the next two. We’re looking for new members of the team that can support this aspiration, whilst working in an environment that promotes personal growth and well-being. If you are ambitious, have entrepreneurial flair, desire a role where your contribution can have a real impact and are looking for an exciting opportunity to grow and develop your career with a dynamic analyst firm then look no further and apply today.

An Inclusive Workplace

Signify Research is committed to workplace diversity and cultivating, fostering, and preserving a culture of inclusion. Our goal is to create a culture and environment where our people feel empowered to do their best work. We commit to creating an inclusive environment where we recognise the rights of all individuals to mutual respect and where there is an unbiased acceptance of others.

What our Current Employees Have to Say

  • “The business offers an excellent working environment with a great team and work ethic. Fantastic opportunities for progression and international travel.”
  • “Open and transparent management with all members of the team regarding business performance and progression. Flexible working arrangements and a very understanding/down to earth management team. I highly recommend working for Signify Research and can see great things in its future.”
  • “The thing I value most about working here is the emphasis on quality and integrity with my work, and I’m happy to be able to take pride in feedback we get across the board from customers.”
  • “There is consistent effort being put into improving both the business (consulting with the team when exploring/developing new ideas and expanding services) and employee quality of life.”
  • “It is amazing to be a part of an inclusive and collaborative company which is fast growing.”