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Lead Higher Education (Academic) Strategist (Boston)

  • Sep 21, 2020
  • Boston, MA


Clarivate accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas faster. We own and operate a collection of leading subscription-based businesses focused on Web of Science, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management. Clarivate is an independent company with over 6,000 employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well‐known brands that include Web of Science™, Cortellis™, DRG™, Derwent™, CompuMark™, MarkMonitor® and Techstreet™, among others.

What is the Science Group?

The Science Group is the largest business unit at Clarivate. It is currently undergoing an exciting and pivotal transformation from a portfolio of separate products to a cohesive and integrated set of value propositions that provide cutting edge workflow, data & analytics solutions to the global Research and Life Science industry.

Job Summary:

Clarivate provides products, data and services to clients in the Higher Education space, including Academic Research organizations, Funding organizations, and Academic Publishing organizations. Our offerings leverage our various Web of Science™ data and technology platforms (WOS, Incites, Endnote, Publons, Kopernio) and our life sciences focused Cortellis™ data and technology platform.

We are looking for a Higher Education Strategist who can envision, develop and execute our strategy for the Higher Education and Academic marketplace through leveraging existing capabilities as well as creating new ones. The Strategist will lead and drive the overall strategy that will help transform our products, data, analytics, consulting services and target acquisitions into the leading solutions that meet our customers changing needs in these highly dynamic times.

The Higher Education Strategist will report into the SVP of Strategy. In addition to Higher Education strategy specifically, the team’s related responsibilities include all industry Science Group strategies, M&A, market and competitive intelligence, content and data acquisition, and thought leadership through the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall strategy for the Higher Education (Academic) segment within the Science Group
  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis to identify and develop new offerings and services that compliment, leverage, and utilize the Clarivate product suite including: Web of Science, Incites, Endnote, Publons, Kopernio, Cortellis, as well as the recently acquired Decision Resources Group (DRG)
  • Define, build, and execute Go to Market Strategy for product, data, consulting and analytics offerings
  • Engage with senior client executives and bring thought leadership to the client’s/project’s overall strategy
  • Maintain and enhance Higher Education expertise and professional development through networking, unstructured learnings, workshops, formal trainings and conferences
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and developments to apply to thought leadership initiatives, business development efforts and client interactions
  • Set specific goals that align with the overall direction and goals of the Market Strategy team and Clarivate
  • Collaborate and support Pharma, MedTech, Government and Publisher Market Strategy when needed
  • Support other Market Strategy group responsibilities such as: investor decks, M&A, new sales initiatives, market and competitive intelligence, content acquisition and the art of the possible.
  • Contribute to the social environment by joining firm-building activities including knowledge sharing, internal training sessions and recruiting top talent


  • At least 5 years of experience in higher education consulting with a focus on strategy/mgmt consulting
  • Ideal candidate will also have experience working at a leading university in a strategy related role
  • Specialization or spikes in one or more of the following domain areas: Academic Research, Research Funding, Academic Publishing
  • Superior and comprehensive understanding of the research funding environment
  • Proven ability to conceptualize new ideas and develop programs to capitalize on those ideas
  • Ability to work with Product team and influence roadmap/strategy to align with current and future customer needs
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and analytical skills with the ability to work in highly matrixed environment, e.g., for the execution of GTM strategies.
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working in an international environment which includes the US and Europe, and should be comfortable communicating and engaging with clients and colleagues from diverse countries and cultures
  • Experience with all Microsoft Office Suite products is critical, especially PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • BA/BS in a life science, academic science or business-related field is required; MS/MPH/MBA/PhD preferred
  • Role is available US or London


We believe what we do matters. All over the world, decision-makers depend on us for the essential knowledge that can justify their strategies, promote outstanding research and business growth, and keep them abreast of their market. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our customers and our business. At Clarivate, our clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We’re looking for our own trailblazers to ensure we continue to build some of the world’s most trusted brands, spanning Web of Science, patent analytics, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management.

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