L.E.K. Consulting recruits outstanding candidates with strong quantitative skills and advanced degrees from leading universities.
Working alongside senior and junior members of the case team, these new recruits apply their unique skills and experiences to projects while receiving top training in strategic business consulting. Each person will take on responsibility for leading modules of project work and driving analytical insights.
L.E.K. Employees with an Advanced Degree
- Our Experiences as L.E.K. Life Sciences Specialists
- The L.E.K. Life Sciences Career Path & Case Study
The Role of the Life Sciences Specialist (LSS)
In our Americas, Europe, and Asia offices, we offer PhDs and MDs the unique position of Life Sciences Specialist (LSS). As an LSS, you gain comprehensive training that integrates science, business and economics to prepare you for strategic leadership in the healthcare and life sciences industry. You will not only be a technical expert, but also a business expert, developing cutting-edge strategic and managerial skills that provide a strong foundation for a career at L.E.K.
Life Sciences Specialists work collaboratively with peers and senior leadership to define initial hypotheses, direct and control research and analytical work, and produce fact-based and analytically robust conclusions.
While casework needs will vary every day, your role will involve:
- Conducting primary and secondary research on markets, competitors and customers
- Applying your technical and scientific expertise to client issues
- Performing rigorous analysis to pinpoint appropriate, practical recommendations for your clients
- Collaborating with team members to transform research and analysis into thoughtful insights that deliver maximum impact for your clients
For Advanced Degree candidates, L.E.K. offers the opportunity to build on your academic foundation and follow a fast track to the role of Consultant.
The Role of PhD Analyst
In our U.S. offices, we offer doctoral degree holders the unique position of PhD Analyst. As an L.E.K. PhD Analyst, you work across industry sectors and undergo top-tier training that comprehensively integrates analytics, economics and business. You gain experience as not only a technical expert, but a business expert. And you develop cutting-edge strategic and managerial skills that provide an excellent foundation for a career at L.E.K. and beyond.
As a PhD Analyst, you play a crucial role on each case team, managing analytical workstreams to draw conclusions that address core client issues. Your ability to apply your unique skills to the production of high-quality work is critical to the breakthroughs that create a lasting impact for our clients.
While casework needs will vary each day, your role will involve:
Using your expertise to contextualize key client issues as well as to define hypotheses and analytical approaches
Conducting primary and secondary research on clients’ markets, customers and competitors
Developing rigorous analyses to drive business insights and actionable recommendations; examples include statistical models of market growth, discounted cash flow valuation models for companies or products, tests of customer sensitivity to product attributes using adaptive conjoint analysis, and probability distributions of acquisition value
Translating analytical output into thoughtful conclusions and recommendations, and collaborating with team members to communicate those conclusions and recommendations to clients
PhD Analysts at L.E.K. typically have PhDs in highly quantitative fields, such as applied mathematics, physics, engineering or something similar.