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We are looking for an Optimization Consultant to join our Life Sciences team in Cambridge, MA. 


Who we are

We are passionate about Life Sciences. We love to learn and thrive on complex challenges. We combine our scientific knowledge and business savvy to bring a positive impact to our clients and their patients. 

We use innovative technologies to optimize the supply chain of hundreds of clinical trials around the world. Which leads to waste reductionfaster-commercialisation of new treatments (such as Covid-19 or cancer), and reduction in patient risks. We bring hope to patients and to our planet!

We work with top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world such as AstraZeneca, Roche or Sanofi.

We are a scale-up, certified B Corporation, with a brand new office in Cambridge, MA – the center of Innovation! We are a small and diverse team of explorers who want to make a difference in the world.


What you’ll do

As a Consultant, you will be optimizing the clinical supply chain of our pharma and biotech partners. By using our unique clinical supply chain forecasting, and optimization platform, you will support various departments such as clinical trial supply, clinical operations, and manufacturing in reducing the waste and cost of clinical trials, managing the risk for patients, and optimizing the manufacturing of drugs. 


We bring value to our pharma partners by using the latest technologies and analytical methods such as simulation and optimization techniques. You will learn to use our clinical trial forecasting, risk management, and optimization software to provide operational and strategic insights to our pharma partners. You will help our pharma partners to manage risk and decrease the waste and cost of their trials.

Project management:

Our projects involve multiple stakeholders from different departments such as manufacturing, clinical trial supply, sourcing, clinical operations, distribution, operational excellence, technology, and finance, and from various levels of responsibility. Working as a member of a team of consultants from diverse backgrounds, you will be in charge of projects dealing with supply planning, budget, and supply chain.

Customer focus:

Building strong relationships with our pharma partners is key. You will need to understand our pharma partners’ needs and to communicate clearly in order to present project outcomes. Defining requirements, gathering information and data, identifying key parameters, constraints and opportunities for optimization, as well as explaining project outcomes will be the main parts of your work. You will also take part in implementing change management processes at clients’ organizations. Effective professional communication across different responsibility levels and departments is going to be crucial.

About you

  • You hold a degree in Life Sciences/Engineering or related fields, or equivalent work experience; 
  • You have 3 to 6 years professional experience or you are a PhD graduate;
  • Prior experience in clinical trials and/or supply chain is a plus;
  • You are results-oriented: you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • You are customer-focus: you put the pharma partner at the center and make sure to answer their needs within defined timelines and with high quality standards
  • You are a project manager: you have excellent project management skills with a proactive and constructive approach;
  • You have outstanding communication skills;
  • You have self leadership: you are a real team player, creative, with a sense of responsibility and initiative. you are ready to endorse this new challenge. 
  • You are open-minded and you like to work in an international environment.
  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents only – we do not provide Visa sponsorship

Travel: ~ 20% (must be open to international travel)

Start Date: March 2022

Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

Internal job level: Consultant or Senior consultant, depending on level of experience


Our offer

At N-SIDE, we develop leaders. You’ll be part of a small but fun family who understands that you are building your career and we will help you to develop a state-of-the-art skill set! We are committed to supporting you and making you grow in whatever direction you choose. We will empower you to take your career in your own hands.

We value a diversity of experiences. What’s important for us is that you grow and learn, because we care about you, which is N-SIDE’s hallmark. You’ll learn among our incredibly smart, collaborative and hardworking N-SIDEr’s. You’ll follow your onboarding training in our HQ in Belgium for ~2 months. You’ll gain international experience and collaborate with people from all over the world.

We offer an attractive compensation package which includes Medical and Dental plan, vision AD&D and Life insurance, 401k Plan, mobility budget, Paid Time Off and more.

At N-SIDE we value diversity. All candidates will be treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, disability, gender identity, marital or family status, veteran status or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. N-SIDE will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Motivated to join our team and bring N-SIDE to the next level?

We are looking forward to receiving your application!