Research Operations Manager (R1056363) in Paris, FR at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

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Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Research Operations Manager

T-Shaped Evidence Networks Country Team

Location: Paris (for France team)

IQVIA - Background

Around the world healthcare stakeholders are working to improve patient outcomes through treatment innovations, provision and better access to healthcare. IQVIA provides the information, technology and service solutions they need to drive new insights and approaches. With a global team of 60,000, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: improving clinical, scientific and commercial results, realising the full potential of innovations and ultimately, driving healthcare forward.

We are one of only a few organisations that integrate real-world evidence, health economics, outcomes research, consulting, and health intelligence tools at the national and international levels across the healthcare value chain.

The position we are recruiting for sits within the IQVIA RWAS Global Business Unit (Real World and Analytics Solutions) which applies healthcare intelligence tools and expertise in real world evidence to deliver deep insights into the realities of healthcare delivery, patient populations, pathway design, the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and products, and value for money.

European Data & Evidence Networks (EDEN)

It is our belief that availability and transparency of treatment and patient outcomes data will lead to improved patient care. As such, in collaboration with leading pharmaceuticals and in consultation with healthcare professionals, governments and patient groups, IQVIA is leading the development of pan-European information infrastructure platforms to collate comprehensive, up-to-date and validated data on how anti-cancer interventions are used in clinical practice, and how successfully. Working with healthcare data providers across Europe, the initiatives will enable the oncology community to keep pace with innovation and derive the greatest value from anti-cancer treatments.

Technology is at the very core of our success: it enables our ambition to help connect treatment innovation to patient benefits and ultimately broaden the opportunity for individual patients to receive the therapies that are appropriate for them.

European Oncology Evidence Network (EOEN)

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an ambitious initiative that will establish the first comprehensive long-term Oncology Evidence Network across Europe.

The EOEN is an exciting internal start-up opportunity funded by IQVIA. Currently a dedicated team of 20 people across 3 countries, we will scale up as we build our network of 15 to 20 hospital-based, state-of-the-art research data repositories, staffed with local teams to drive local data conformance and curation to a universal cancer data model that is fit for precision oncology. These dedicated clinical coders, health informaticians and biostatistical programmers will run high-quality, multi-site observational-type studies on treatment outcomes and quality of care in oncology and ultimately deliver federated analytics to enable precision oncology.


The Research Operations Manager coordinates and supports the delivery of real world studies, especially international multi-site ones, and helps identify and promote opportunities for studies that have not yet been commissioned. The role combines study delivery with the operational management of the partnerships with health care providers and their strategic evolution. Key responsibilities include:

  • Senior research stakeholder management:
    • Engage with internal, hospital and client stakeholders to ensure high-quality execution of studies, robust information governance and key opinion leadership
    • Coordinate IQVIA participation in site Operational, Study and Strategic Board meetings
  • Study pipeline management, from scope through to well-executed study and publications:
    • Monitor IQVIA’s commercial study sales pipeline for early feasibility input and resource planning
    • Contribute to the development of study proposals, including statistical analysis sections
    • Confirm and communicate study execution plans to the site teams, including SAPs, any necessary clinical coding, and onsite resource allocation
    • Oversee all aspects of study delivery and solve or escalate by exception any issues that arise
    • Assist in writing up and presenting results appropriate for the intended audience
  • Study resource planning, team oversight and team development planning:
    • Support and coach the site teams, including leading by example where necessary
    • Identify and problem-solve for any anticipated resource gaps, including load balancing across sites and/or recruiting new team members
  • Local project documentation and compliance oversight
    • Document processes followed for data extraction, organisation and storage
    • Develop procedures for efficient data extraction and re-use of code where possible
    • Develop data dictionaries as required



  • MSc (or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to the Life Sciences industry
  • Prior experience and comfort with working with large-scale data relating to healthcare with focus on project management, data, analytics or consulting
  • Experience creating project plans and managing complex projects or programs, including forecasting team capacity, stakeholder communications, and using project management artefacts
  • Commitment to work collaboratively & effectively with others in and across teams with different expertise
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks under tight timelines
  • Excellent oral presentation and writing skills
  • Able to lead with a sense of urgency, and to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Willing to travel within country and very occasionally within Europe


  • Commercial experience in the Life Sciences industry
  • Experience working with prospective and/or retrospective oncology studies, including database analyses
  • Familiarity with working with patient-level outcomes large real-world cancer healthcare data
  • Experience working in close collaboration with clinicians
  • Experience and knowledge of current issues in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


    Competitive and commensurate with the scope of the role.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™

Job ID: R1056363