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Senior Consultant, Statistics & Psychometrics

Johnston, Rhode Island Full time R1419548

Johnston, Rhode Island| Rhode Island| Remote

  • 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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Professional Development

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Highly Specialized

Work in distinctive areas of expertise

Growth Potential

Clear pathways to success


Teams that work together to achieve common goals

Innovative Projects

Projects that solve complex problems in new ways

Best-in-Class Training

Programs to help you build knowledge and gain skills

I joined IQVIA after graduating from university and am grateful for the fantastic opportunities I’ve been able to pursue over the years. I’ve had the chance to work with inspiring managers who have supported me with professional and personal development.


Consultant, Financial Institutions

I simultaneously work on a number of customer-commissioned projects in multiple therapeutic areas using various primary research methodologies. This variety is what makes my role so interesting. It allows me to learn from my colleagues and customers alike and helps me to understand how the work we do supports the improvement of patient care.


Senior Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions

IQVIA has given me the opportunity to gain a broad range of skills and experience across multiple disease areas and at different stages of the product lifecycle. This has supported my career development and accelerated my growth. If you enjoy learning new things and working on global projects, you will definitely enjoy working at IQVIA.


Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions​

One of the things I like most about working at IQVIA is the supportive environment that helps you achieve your full potential.


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Working in healthcare consulting is inspiring! I am glad to be part of a close community that brings together diverse experiences and critical thinkers to help our customers move treatments forward that can change patients’ lives.


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Senior Consultant, Statistics & Psychometrics

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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States| Rhode Island, United States| Remote Full time R1419548

Job description


The Senior Consultant plays a key role in ensuring the scientific development of QualityMetric’s world-class health assessment products and conducting strategic projects. This position supports patient-based outcomes research (e.g., quality of life, functional status assessment, disability, satisfaction, etc.) for client-sponsored and internally funded projects. 

The Senior Consultant acts as a lead for proposal and project completion, including identifying a client's needs and conceptualizing and executing a logical design to meet those needs; negotiating ongoing adjustments in the design through internal and external communications. Senior Consultants are responsible for leading study teams on a methodologically diverse portfolio of projects, ranging from small, rapid turnover projects to large, multi-phase or complex projects.

Typically, 65-70% of work effort is towards billable projects (unless candidate assumes large business development or management role).


  • Responsible for all final project deliverables for which they are PI in terms of accuracy, quality, timelines, financial project performance, and ensuring the content and format are in line with the contracted scope and tailored for the target audience

  • Interacts with clients, clinical experts, and research support staff to ensure that projects are completed in a timely fashion and in accordance with quality standards

  • Manages projects efficiently and effectively within guidelines of company and department operating procedures

  • Designs studies, supervises the development of study materials, manages large data sets, analyzes data, interprets and reports results, and ensures adequate quality assurance is employed throughout the course of the project

  • Prepares technical reports, summaries, protocols

  • Prepares and publishes scientific abstracts, posters, reports and manuscripts

  • Prepares and presents at professional meetings and client-sponsored events

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory, as well as current science literature

  • Delegates work as needed, provides project-specific supervision and training/mentoring to junior-level staff

  • Proactively problem solves; identifies and helps drive resolution of issues at all phases of the project that could affect success

  • Interacts effectively and collegially with all employees, fostering a supportive and cross departmental sharing environment

  • Responsible for a moderate amount of participation in business development activities, including client calls and proposals



  • PhD in a relevant field and 5+ years post-doctoral work experience (or Master’s for outstanding candidates with 8+ years of relevant work experience)


  • Acted in lead role (i.e. principal investigator) for multiple, complex projects

  • Proficient in SAS (or SPSS, or similar statistical software), MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with bibliographic software, such as Citavi

  • Proven scientific track record:

  • At least 10 abstracts accepted for presentation, must have presented at least 5 of these at a major scientific venue, or equivalent experience teaching college-level curriculum or industry workshops

  • At least 5 peer-reviewed published articles, lead author on at least 2 (abstracts not included; can be “in press”), or equivalent experience (such as large number of complex unpublished technical reports for clients, internal statistical manuals or documentation, etc.)


  • Applied knowledge of FDA and other industry guidance documents pertaining to the use of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in medical product development to support labelling claims

  • Strong background in measurement and quantitative methods, including ability to design study protocols, manage large data sets, analyze data, interpret results and to oversee work of junior-level staff

  • Advanced knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theory, as well as current science literature

  • Knowledge of ICH GCP, 21 CFR Part 11 compliance or experience working in a highly regulated industry


  • Strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and demonstrated organizational skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required; conveys messages and directions clearly, accurately, and concisely; work requires few clarifications/editions

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment

  • Strong understanding of client needs and ability to communicate with clients

  • Proven ability to translate knowledge of client needs into scientifically sound and successful proposals and projects

  • Proven track record in meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities, including exceptional follow-through

Travel requirements:

  • Approximately 2-4 trips per year to home office in Johnston, RI (for telecommuters) or to relevant conferences for training

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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccination status.

The potential base pay range for this role, when annualized, is $151,200.00 - $252,000.00. The actual base pay offered may vary based on a number of factors including job-related qualifications such as knowledge, skills, education, and experience; location; and/or schedule (full or part-time). Dependent on the position offered, incentive plans, bonuses, and/or other forms of compensation may be offered, in addition to a range of health and welfare and/or other benefits.
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