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Axess Research is a healthcare-dedicated market research agency that partners with global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers to deliver valid and actionable results. We capitalize on long-term partnerships to become an extension of your business insights team. 

We are regularly audited by the quality assurance department of our various pharmaceutical company clients.

We are members of the EphMRA, ASOCS, and ESOMAR and comply with the guidelines and deontology codes.

Senior team

Xavier Boutry

Research Director and CEO

  • Princeton – US office
  • EM Lyon Business School

As the Founder and CEO, I am one of your liaisons to the range of qualitative and quantitative primary market research solutions at Axess Research. I have spent the last 18 years supporting domestic and global market research in diverse therapeutic areas. 

I have particularly concentrated on specialty drugs and medical devices (oncology, critical care, cardiovascular and rare diseases). My experience also includes an in-depth knowledge of the EU and US prescriber and payer environment.

What I believe I am good at is translating marketing needs into effective, tried-and-tested, market research designs, either qualitative or quantitative. What I particularly like in my job is finding answers and driving actionable recommendations via the interactions with interviewed healthcare professionals and patients.

Prior to founding Axess Research, I was Research Manager and Product Manager at Sanofi Pasteur managing a range of pediatric and adult vaccines in emerging countries.

Julien Bart

Research Director

  • Lyon – France office
  • Pharma PhD & IMIS

I graduated from Faculté de Pharmacie of Marseille and I have successfully completed my university curriculum with a Master of Marketing and Management at IMIS (Pharmaceutical Market Research in the Institute of Health Industry Management) business school in Lyon. With regards to a convincing training period in market research, I decided to move towards a career in consulting to support marketing strategy.

I have spent the last 10 years at Axess Research developing a high level of skills in order to effectively and rapidly conduct research projects at both the national and international level. I have contributed to develop an effective red of interviewers all over the world.

As a pharmacist and based on my experience at Axess Research, I can rapidly understand your objectives and contribute to your project’s success. I have specialized in hospital drugs and medical devices. I support and implement any interviewing and analysis techniques.

I collaborate daily with local and corporate market research clients. I guarantee flexible and appropriate management of your project from the understanding of your objectives to the sharing of the conclusions and recommendations. I will be your primary contact throughout the research. You will benefit from our recognized availability, responsiveness, and quality control.

My only objective: a true personal investment to give you the edge.

Rick O'Brien

Research Director

  • Princeton- US office
  • BA in Biology – Stockton University

As the US Research Director, I am dedicated to ensuring the success of market research initiatives commissioned by our US clients. Whether domestic or global, qualitative or quantitative, I pride myself on the ability to lead projects from conception through implementation, ensuring a high-quality actionable deliverable for our clients.

Beginning in 2004, I have been immersed in healthcare-focused market research, gaining a broad range of therapeutic knowledge along the way. Specifically, I have the most experience in critical care, rare disease, surgery, and diagnostics, with a strong background in thought leader identification and engagement.

Since joining the Axess Research team in 2016, I have enjoyed our fast-paced, industrious environment, full of opportunities to learn. My favorite part of the day is the opportunity to moderate interviews with various healthcare professionals and patients. Nothing is more enlightening than hearing firsthand accounts of those on the forefront of medicine.

As a detail-oriented market research professional, I can guarantee you a responsive primary contact, who is committed to ensuring your research objectives are achieved on-time and within budget.


Join Us

Axess Research offers great career opportunities. Joining Axess Research gives you the possibility to work in a human-sized action-driven team of talented people and to partner with cutting-edge global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

Lyon office

The French office is located in Lyon, France’s second-largest business capital after Paris. According to the French weekly news magazine Le Point, of France’s 100 largest cities and towns, Lyon offers “the best quality of life”. Lyon provides its residents an exceptional level of comfort, with still affordable real estate, cleanliness, security, a low level of pollution and more. Lyon is an ideal city to balance work and family commitments.

Princeton office

The US office is located in Princeton, New Jersey which is widely considered as the capital of the US pharmaceutical industry. Princeton was ranked 15 out of the top 100 towns in the United States to “live and work in” by Money Magazine. Equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia, Princeton is a dynamic city which benefits from its famous Princeton University and the presence of many prestigious companies.

Axess Research is always eager to meet new talent. If you would like to learn more about a career at Axess Research, do not hesitate to contact us.

Research Managers

Your role will be to manage fieldwork, analysis, and data processing. You will conduct in-depth interviews with healthcare professionals and patients. You will then analyze the findings and create a presentation with input from your Research Director, including contributing to conclusions and recommendations. Responsibilities also include acting as the primary contact for clients throughout all steps of project execution.

Skills and experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in a Life Science field (e.g. Pharmacy, Biology, Psychology)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French (Lyon office only)
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Previous experience in market research or a marketing background preferred

Research Directors

Your role will be to lead client relationships, prepare strong proposals, write research materials, conduct in-depth interviews, deliver engaging presentations, and oversee Research Managers. You will be a business developer at the forefront of innovation and contribute to continuously developing our client offerings.

Skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 5 to 10 years experience in market research
  • A deep understanding of the healthcare industry
  • A desire to develop new business leads and grow accounts
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