Adam Ben Taieb recently joined Mtech Access as a Senior Analyst, working on global market access projects. In this interview, he tells us about his experiences and activities in his first few weeks with us. He outlines some of the project work he has already begun supporting, including advisory boards and other research designed to provide our clients with insights to inform their evidence generation and wider market access strategy.
What led you to pursue a career in market access?
After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at the University of Surrey, I wanted to pursue a career in science, but didn’t want this to be lab-based. My degree included an industrial placement year in Madrid where I worked in a research lab. I enjoyed the culture but found that lab work wasn’t really for me.
As a next step, I completed a Master’s in Science Communication at the University of Manchester, which covered a wide range of subjects, including scientific writing, policy and journalism. This led me to apply for a role in market access, which was particularly appealing as it allowed me to combine my communication and scientific skills with strategy.
What motivated you to join Mtech Access?
Mtech Access appealed to me as I wanted the opportunity to work with lots of experienced people to learn best practice first-hand.
I was attracted by the ‘no-ego’ working environment combined with a clear career pathway. This balance enables Mtech Access to offer both a culture of collaborative working and structured career progression. The role also allows me to specialise in strategic market access activities.
What have you been involved in during your first few weeks at Mtech Access?
I’ve been involved in a wide range of induction meetings, where I’ve been introduced to team members from across the business to gain an understanding of how they operate and the different services they work on.
I’ve also begun work on an advisory board project for a neurological disease. The client is looking for strategic insights to inform their evidence strategy and activities. I’m involved in recruiting the delegates, developing content, and briefing the panel, all within a tight timescale to meet the client’s deadline.
I’m excited to soon begin working on a strategic landscaping project for another client that will help inform their understanding of the disease area and decision-making in evidence generation.
What have you learnt from your first interactions with the team?
I’ve learned just how diverse the Mtech Access team is, with a wide variety of backgrounds and past career experience. This includes people with a background in the NHS, Pharma, consulting, and more.
I’ve also learned how collaboratively the team works, with people at all levels getting stuck in and being involved in all aspects of project work.
When you are not at work, what do you like to do?
I enjoy running and completed my first half marathon last year; I hope to complete another in the coming year! I also enjoy singing and travelling (as well as Netflix of course).