Senior Scientific Advisor – Patient Centered Endpoints (R1108602) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/23/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Reading, UK
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/23/2020
  • Job ID:
    R1108602

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.

IQVIA provides scientific services spanning clinical trials, real world evidence, and consulting in all areas of the product lifecycle. The Patient Centered Endpoints (PCE) team leads the industry in breadth and depth of Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) knowledge. Our diverse team of experts works together to develop, execute, and validate psychometric instruments that capture the patient experience with their treatment or disease, analyze and interpret outcomes, and translate the information to advance the initiatives of life science companies.

The IQVIA Patient Centered Endpoints (PCE) team is a specialized and dedicated group of experienced industry professionals who focus on understanding the patient experience and ensuring that scientific rigor required to meet regulatory expectations is incorporated into our methodology and processes. 

IQVIA’s PCE team delivers scientific and technology enabled solutions to biopharma drug development and real-world evidence teams, which are based on insights obtained directly from patients. Our services provide differentiation that helps increase the value of an asset, more accurately measures that value, and maximizes market access and adoption. Our PCE solutions support clinical development and real-world evidence requirements and span the development and commercial lifecycle, starting with early strategy development through results interpretation and dissemination.

Role & Responsibilities

As a Scientific Consultant within the PCE team at IQVIA, you must be able to:

  • Provide scientific advice and leadership to ensure that the patient's story is appropriately captured and caveated in research activities
  • Use modern and rigorous scientific methodologies to undertake primary and secondary research focused on generating a comprehensive understanding of a disease and treatment paradigm
  • Translate qualitative and quantitative data into meaningful value messages and communicate these to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulatory authorities, payer organizations, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patient advocacy groups

Specific role activities include:

  • COA selection and development, including:
  • Conducting qualitative research (e.g., interviews) and quantitative research (e.g., patient preference surveys) to inform development of conceptual disease-models
  • Critically appraising existing COA measures against regulatory and payer evidentiary standards
  • Evaluating the psychometric performance of COA measures (with the support of statisticians/psychometricians to plan and run analyses)
  • Providing leadership for regulatory, payer, HCP and patient consultation (including development of materials and active participation in meetings)
  • Developing COA endpoint strategies for pharmaceutical and biotech companies
  • COA implementation and dissemination, including:
  • Providing expert advice on COA measurement implementation (e.g. protocol development) and analysis (e.g. statistical analysis plan development)
  • Preparing reports, dossiers, abstracts and manuscripts presenting COA results
  • Participating in external thought leadership
  • Participating in business development activities, including proposal writing and client meetings
  • Working in teams, including:
  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary groups within PCE solutions and the broader IQVIA organization
  • Providing PCE scientific leadership to study teams
  • Acting as coach and mentor to junior scientific team members

About You


Candidates interested in joining our Patient Centered Endpoints team as a Scientific Consultant should have:

  • Relevant advanced academic degree & training in COA methods, including the emerging regulatory and payer perspectives
  • At least 5 years of COA experience in drug or device development
  • Must be fluent in the English language (written and spoken) and have good communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to travel globally
  • Must be autonomous and self-driven with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, graduate degree or MBA not required but a plus

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: R1108602