Senior Consultant, Biostatistics (R1083028) in Solna, Sweden at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Join the Real-World Insights Group for Retrospective Studies to help us deliver high-quality scientific research to our clients in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.   
Our goal is to contribute to the body of scientific evidence that allows medical practitioners to treat patients in the most effective way, and health systems to include as many patients as possible. We use data, collected for clinical (and other) purposes to answer research questions such as "which treatment works best in the real world, beyond the clinical trial setting?" Our fast paced and supportive environment attracts individuals who care deeply about the quality, timeliness and subsequent impact of their work; who thrive when exposed to the scale and variety of scientific challenges we face. 

We offer a flexible, diverse and dynamic work environment where you will join a talented and fast paced team and can develop yourself with the world’s leading and most innovative RWI people.

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of statisticians located in Copenhagen & Stockholm and contribute to the team’s ongoing learning and development
  • Assist in business development activities including assisting in proposal development and client relationship building
  • Review and analyse client requirements, research questions or problems in order to deliver optimal solutions to meet their needs
  • Drive / manage the decisions behind choosing appropriate approaches, data management, analytical and statistical design to meet study objectives. This may in the longer term also include interventional studies and direct collection of patient reported data
  • Support company-wide strategies for engaging and analysing novel datasets
  • Contribute to writing of study proposals, including statistical analysis sections
  • Serve as methodological expert with clients to provide guidance on design and analysis of observational studies
  • Drive development of SAPs (including table shells and figures), data extraction using primarily SAS but also some R and/or SQL, preparation and analyses according to study protocol or SAP
  • Contribute to improving operational efficiencies of workflows, including writing of internal guidance documents, including SOPs and quality management documents
  • Act as a thought leader to advance statistical methods by developing novel approaches and processes


  • MSc or PhD (or equivalent) in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or a related discipline
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience, preferable in a senior statistician role
  • Line management experience
  • Strong statistical programming skills in a statistical package (e.g., SAS, STATA)
  • Experience in analysing data from prospective or retrospective epidemiological studies, including database analyses
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with people of other disciplines to accomplish goals
  • Good time management skills and programme acumen, to contribute to multiple projects with competing timelines
  • Ability to meet deadlines with high quality deliverables
  • Experience with managing quality control
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including presentation and PowerPoint skills)
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) and Danish or Swedish (preferred)

Preferred Qualities:

  • Experience of working with large epidemiological data, particularly Electronical Medical Records
  • Knowledge of real-world data needs of pharmaceutical clients
  • Interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or abstracts in scientific conferences

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1083028


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