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Analyst / Consultant in Systematic Literature Reviews - Athens or Lisbon

Athens, Greece Full time R1419609

Athens, Greece| Oeiras, Portugal| Greece

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-level, Mid-level, Senior-level

Build a rewarding career in life sciences consulting and forge your own path. Partner with collaborative teams and leaders across unique projects and geographies, delivering innovative solutions to the most complex healthcare problems along the way. Working at IQVIA means changing outcomes for patients one data set, product offering and innovative solution at a time.

As a Consultant at IQVIA, you'll have the opportunity to grow your career and explore opportunities in brand and integrated research solutions, go-to-market strategy, commercial excellence, real world data, financial investor consulting and more.

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Analyst / Consultant in Systematic Literature Reviews - Athens or Lisbon

Athens, Greece| Oeiras, Portugal| Greece R1419609
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Job Description

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources and extensive domain expertise. With direct access to the world’s most comprehensive healthcare information, analytics and research resources, IQVIA Real World Solutions (RWS) experts design and deliver innovative data– and technology-enabled evidence programs to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients


Within the RWS group, the IQVIA Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Real World Methods and Evidence Generation (RW MEG) team is composed of around 90 highly qualified multi-disciplinary professionals from a variety of disciplines including health economics, statistics, epidemiology and data management, located across 8 geographies.

Our clients operate in the life sciences industry, including the global top 20 pharmaceutical companies, medical device and biotech companies, as well as public health providers and regulatory authorities. Our clients look for insight and evidence on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery systems, medical devices, and pharmaceutical products spanning the full spectrum of therapeutic and disease areas. Our diverse mix of clients, the breadth of disease areas as well as increasing access to novel data sources and methodologies provide a constant and rewarding challenge for our people. 

For more information about our company please visit our website:

Role overview

In this role within the EMEA RW MEG you will be producing materials and services relating to the Health Economics Outcomes Research business areas (health economic modelling, evidence synthesis, statistical analysis, health technology assessment submissions, report and publication development for value communication) that generate value for our clients. To achieve this, you will primarily use systematic and non-systematic literature review methodology (e.g. targeted literature review). The role of the Analyst/ Consultant is expected to play an important role in shaping the team’s literature review offerings.

The role is Lisbon or Athens with flexibility regarding frequency of office and home working. Please refer to our diversity and inclusion statement for further information.

Successful candidate:

  • Will be involved in shaping and leading the team and offerings, working closely with the EMEA RWS Center of Excellence for Systematic Literature Reviews and the wider senior leadership team

  • Has an excellent understanding of systematic literature methods (e.g., Cochrane)

  • Can independently develop searches in various databases (e.g., EMBASE, MEDLINE, etc.) and proficient in using OVID SP or another similar platform

  • Oversees the development of research questions, PICOS criteria, search strategies and literature review protocols

  • Keeps up to date on new methodologies and HTAs requirements for systematic literature reviews and be an in-house go-to expert for the team

  • Has a good understand of different types of literature reviews (e.g., systematic, targeted, pragmatic, etc.)

  • Manages literature review projects with senior oversight

  • Guides the team on interpretation/qualitative synthesis of the literature review findings

  • Oversees literature review projects that meet rigorous HTA requirements, conducts quality control of literature review deliverables (searches, screening files, extractions, reporting)

  • Is a day-to-day contact with clients who will include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical devices companies with global and regional headquarters based in the EMEA region, and occasionally their affiliate teams, with senior oversight

  • Contributes to business development as well as internal initiatives for the advancement of innovative methodological approaches

  • Collaborates with other business areas and functions of the organisation to deliver client services and support the development of new offerings

Qualifications and desired experience

The ideal candidate has a excellent knowledge of literature review methods and has experience in conducting rigorous systematic literature reviews in health sciences, from start to finish. Having completed one or more systematic literature review projects, adherent to quality standards (e.g. PRISMA, Cochrane), with at least one relevant scientific publication is a strong asset. The ideal candidate will also have a good understanding of the typical structure of our clients from the pharmaceutical industry and how to successfully navigate this structure to achieve client’s aims.

The list below should be viewed as a guide rather than a checklist. We want to prioritise recruiting candidates who will incorporate IQVIA’s value of ‘brave minds’ with their previous experience to put a personal spin on this role. If you share our passion for driving healthcare advancements through unparalleled data and have a passion for collaboration and solving complex problems, we encourage interested candidates who feel like they could be a good fit for the role to apply.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Excellent understanding of research principles, PRISMA principles, Cochrane guideline for SLRs, methods of the assessment of risk of bias for different study designs

  • Prior relevant experience, >2 years (ideally on one or more systematic literature reviews and/or meta-analyses projects)

  • Postgraduate degree level education or higher from a relevant discipline such as health or bioscience-related, medicine, biomedical sciences, health economics, health policy, epidemiology, public health, or information science

  • An understanding of meta-analysis and indirect treatment comparison methods is advantageous, but not essential

  • Understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare, critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health care research

  • Understanding (and experience is advantageous) with the HTA agency requirements for evidence reviews and synthesis

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in English

  • Accuracy, attention to detail and time management skills

  • Demonstrable commercial awareness and thorough understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is advantageous

  • Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Eligibility to work in one of our office locations without visa sponsorship

Important information:

  • Please submit your CV in English

  • Please note that this position is not eligible for visa sponsorship now or in the future

  • We offer permanent contract

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

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