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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/21/2016

The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Bachelors Degree


Consultant, Health Care Industry Committee (Research)


Washington, DC

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The Role in Brief:
The Health Care Industry Committee identifies best practices and develops insights to serve health care suppliers (e.g., biotech, medtech, pharma, technology, equipment) and service providers (e.g., architecture and design firms, accountancies, staffing firms). Researchers identify new challenges and opportunities facing health care providers and translate those findings to help suppliers and service providers better serve their customers.

Consultants analyze, write, and present original research and leverage existing Advisory Board content. Deliverables include research studies, white papers, qualitative and quantitative surveys, blogs, tool kits, teleconferences, and more. Research terrains cover a combination of provider trends (e.g., value-based payments), industry segments (e.g., medical device), and business functions (e.g., sales force effectiveness). By evaluating best-demonstrated practices of the world's most progressive organizations, we provide our member institutions with prescriptive guidance and a future vision.

Consultants assume an integral role in executing research initiatives and provide intellectual leadership within teams. Consultants provide guidance to junior staff. Consultants can be involved in all steps of the research process, including analyzing extensive primary and secondary research, developing and testing hypotheses, analyzing findings, and producing and presenting the final deliverables. At the end of a good day, a consultant s hands will be dirty and their mind will be challenged.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

Key skills developed in the Consultant role include the following:
- Strategic and root cause analysis
- Inductive and deductive reasoning
- Hypothesis generation
- Ability to formulate and defend original points of view
- Synthesis of complex ideas
- Persuasive writing
- Quantitative analysis
- Effective use of graphics and visuals to communicate ideas and information
- Creation of long- and short-form deliverables with minimal oversight

Examples of recent syndicated research initiatives include:
- The Movement Toward Hospital-Owned Specialty Pharmacies
- C-Suite Cheat Sheet: Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement
- Provider RFP Considerations for Population Health IT Investments
- Site-Neutral Payments: What Do They Mean for Facility Planners*
- Value Analysis Committee Resource Center

- Strong intellectual curiosity
- Bachelor s Degree
- 5-12 years of relevant experience
- Experience conducting long-term research (at least 2-3 months in duration)
- Experience conducting primary and secondary research
- Experience writing in-depth reports in an academic or professional setting
- Demonstrated interest in, and understanding of, the health care value chain

- MBA, MPH, or other advanced degree
- Ability to quickly determine appropriate analyses and direct analysts to conduct them
- Experience working with clients in a consultative role
- Health care experience with a supplier or service provider
- Familiarity with health system purchasing strategies
- Experience working in a team environment, as well as autonomously
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives in person, in writing, and by phone
- Experience conducting root-cause analysis
- Experience creating and analyzing large data sets to derive original insight
- Demonstrated creative problem solving and a high rate of flow

Advisory Board is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of 4,400+ health care organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices worldwide, Advisory Board forges and finds the best new ideas and proven practices from its network of thousands of leaders, then customizes and hardwires them into every level of member organizations, creating enduring value. For more information, visit

We are a workplace that...
Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education

We think Forbes said it best: Making the world a better place is what The Advisory Board Company is all about. We have a unique culture where employees are told to avoid after work emails, encouraged to take 10 hours per month of paid leave for community service, and are expected to add surplus value in every interaction with a member or colleague.

Over the past thirty years, we have developed a distinctive corporate culture based on our values and principles. We award, promote, and praise based on individual performance, capabilities, and ambition. We provide ways for staff to share their time, talent, and passions in the community. We reward innovation and foster a collaborative environment. We have a performance-driven staff and peers that challenge one another in the workplace. And we want free-thinkers, agile speakers, witty writers, and team players to join the firm at Advisory Board, your ideas are heard and your contributions matter.

Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.