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Drug Analyst I

Location: London, United Kingdom

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About Citeline 

Citeline, part of the Norstella group of Pharma information solutions, is one of the world's leading providers of data and intelligence on clinical trials, drug treatments, medical devices and what's new in the regulatory and commercial landscape. Relying on us to deliver vital advantage when making critical R&D and commercial decisions, our customers come from over 3000 of the world’s leading pharmaceutical, contract research organizations (CROs), medical technology, biotechnology and healthcare service providers, including the top 10 global pharma and CROs.  

From drug and device discovery and development to regulatory approval, and from product launch to lifecycle management, we provide the intelligence and insight to help our customers seize opportunities, mitigate risk and make business-critical decisions, faster. As the pharma and healthcare sector faces unparalleled upheaval, customers rely on our independent advice, enabling them to cut through the clutter and make sense of changing drug development, regulatory and competitive landscapes.  

To amplify the ability to make critical decisions, Citeline is proud to become part of  Norstella; an organisation that unites the market leading companies Citeline, Evaluate, MMIT, Panalgo and The Dedham Group. Our shared goal is to improve patient access to life-changing therapies. We are stronger together and as a Norstella company, Citeline plays a key role in helping to connect the dots from pipeline to patient. 

Scope of the Role 

As a Drug Analyst, you will report directly to the Therapeutic Area Director or Associate Director and be a member of the Citeline Editorial team. You will be broadly responsible for supporting daily editorial operations, ensuring the quality and integrity of the Pharmaprojects database, providing unparalleled research support to clients and supporting analytics projects. These objectives are achieved through a solid understanding of varied competitive drug R&D intelligence sources, collecting key drug development data, conducting additional research and devising basic database search strategies for clients, and performing basic data analysis.

Role Responsibilities

Content Production

  • Support Therapeutic  Area /Preclinical team and maintain up-to-date and accurate databases for all Citeline products
  • Review, update, and add drug records based on company pipelines, medical literature/conferences, SEC filings and other web-based information sources
  • Acquire basic understanding of Therapeutic Area, including diseases, drugs/targets and scope of coverage
  • Acquire basic understanding of and competence in internal content management systems to master database functionality and all processes related to record creation and maintenance
  • Acquire basic knowledge and understanding of inter-product relationships with other Citeline products, and ensure consistency between data sets 

Oversee Editors

  • Review Editor work on drug records, answer queries and provide feedback to help develop skills to full competency
  • Review and assess performance, productivity and accuracy trends of Editor teams and individuals 

Client Support

  • Provide prompt and accurate research support to clients
  • Conduct primary/secondary research, assist with database search strategies and perform basic data analysis
  • Apply knowledge of the regulatory process, pharmaceutical drug development and clinical trials to provide highest quality data and support to clients
  • Assist with production of content for internal and external client projects, such as Citeline Analytics and thought leadership pieces, and create client-ready deliverables in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and/or PDF formats
  • Develop basic knowledge and understanding of the Citeline client management tool 

Team Support

  • Actively participate in team calls
  • Learn roles and responsibilities of team and overall organizational structure of Citeline
  • Attend role-specific training workshops as requested
  • Support team during absences
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned 

Role Requirements

  • BA or BSc in a life science or equivalent experience
  • Work experience, preferably at a pharmaceutical company, or CRO, consulting/ market research firm. Internship experience will be considered.
  • Familiarity with drug development process and associated pharmaceutical markets
  • Impeccable attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong internet research skills
  • Ability to use sound logic to edit, manipulate and analyze different types of data.
  • Good organizational, time management and priority setting skills, and the flexibility to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to think critically, work independently and follow instructions
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team both in the office and off site
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills


  • 25 days annual leave, 4 days for volunteering and a personal day

  • 5% pension match 

  • Group Life Assurance (100% employer funded) 

  • Group Income Protection (100% employer funded) 

  • Other voluntary benefits such as: Dental, Cash Plan, PMI Excess Cover, Health Screening & Critical Illness 

Equal Opportunities Statement

Citeline is an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. Our ethos is to respect and value people’s differences, to help everyone achieve more at work as well as in their personal lives so that they feel proud of the part they play in our success. We believe that all decisions about people at work should be based on the individual’s abilities, skills, performance and behaviour and our business requirements. Citeline operates a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination, abuse or harassment.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here, you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel engaged and excited, we’d love to see you apply.


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