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I’m aware ZS Associates can pigeon hole you into life science. I’m totally fine with that. But will it also pigeon hole me into analytics and sales and marketing work?

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Most pharma leaders work in either sales or marketing. There are some pure “strategy” and “BD/M&A” roles but their roles don’t necessarily have the upward mobility you might think they have. What other life science roles are you hoping to get into, I might be able to tell you if ZS can help you get there.

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@OP - speaking from experience as a current SIP associate with similar ambitions, you have somewhat of a say in projects. You’ll likely get randomly staffed at first. I wanted to get into the P&LS area since I joined and after almost a year I have finally been staffed on my first project in that area. Also office location may factor in, but not much

Not if you don’t do that type of work!

Sales and marketing analytics for life sciences companies isn’t glamorous or sexy but it’s lucrative and sets you up nicely for a career in commercial pharma

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