Consultant (R1046849) - London, UK - IQVIA™

Date de publication 1/8/2020

Résumé de l'offre

  • Type d'employé
    CDI / CNE
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    Not Specified
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Description de l'offre

The Company

IQVIA - the Human Data Science Company - is grounded in three interconnected forces: human data, human science and data science. IQVIA contributes to the advancement of human health globally through timely research, insightful analysis and scientific expertise applied to granular non-identified patient-level data. Fulfilling an essential need within healthcare, IQVIA delivers objective, relevant insights and research that accelerate understanding and innovation critical to sound decision making and improved human outcomes. With access to institutional knowledge, advanced analytics, technology and unparalleled data, IQVIA works in tandem with a broad set of healthcare stakeholders to drive a research agenda focused on Human Data Science, including government agencies, academic institutions, the life sciences industry and payers. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality.

The Team

IQVIA Real-World Insights (RWI) teams work with clients worldwide to help them use complex, clinically rich, patient-level healthcare datasets to answer their specific research questions, make more informed decisions, and deliver results. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and constantly looking for opportunities to harness the value of Real-World Evidence (RWE) in a constantly evolving industry.

Specifically, you will be working in the RWI Enriched Studies Development Team. The RWI Enriched Studies Development Team is responsible for advancing the IQVIA capabilities to deliver Enriched Studies through targeted internal investment activities, client business development and oversight for study delivery. Enriched Studies integrate two methods of data collection (primary and secondary) to build a comprehensive patient record and increase both the availability and depth of researchable data. Enriched Studies are innovative in their use of secondary data (e.g. electronic medical records, health claims) and provide a number of benefits to our clients.  Enriched Studies are typically deployed as a method for delivering observational studies, although are also being explored for delivering clinical trials as well.  The content area of the team encompasses a broad range of activities related to Enriched Studies:

  • Geographic data source and technical assessments to support capability expansion.
  • Enhancing data management and analysis capabilities of both primary collected information and existing databases.
  • Proactive business development, including development of proposals.
  • Supporting multi-country study delivery.
  • Development of standard processes.
  • Thought leadership.
  • Budget tracking.


As a Consultant, you will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team, actively participating and supporting the development and delivery of Enriched Studies. You must thrive in a collaborative environment where you can leverage globally extensive assets of IQVIA to accelerate new business growth, as well as in-depth expertise in areas such as observational research, epidemiology and data management.  You must provide high quality, on-time input to both client projects and offering development projects (non-client projects). Assignments range in complexity from basic analysis and problem solving to assisting in the development of more complex solutions working across geographies and business units. This will span across tasks that are technical, process-driven and scientific, working with teams across various countries and functional areas. The successful candidate will be able to achieve professional development and learning, which includes skills specific training courses as well as on-the-job training. You will also learn from working closely with senior leaders in the organization, as well as other team members leading the team’s business development and delivery efforts.

Principal Accountabilities

As a Consultant, you will be working on client projects and development projects within multidisciplinary and international teams specifically created for each project. Your responsibilities will include:

Client engagement responsibilities and skills:

  • Manage client relationships including face-to-face and teleconference discussions; execution of workshops and conferences; and delivery of written reports.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses to assist in the identification of client issues and the development of client specific solutions.
  • Manage smaller components of larger workstreams.
  • Develop, and at times present, complete client deliverables within known/identified frameworks and methodologies.
  • Participate in proposal development and in the bid-defence process with guidance and supervision.
  • Support planning and management of resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
  • Develop broad knowledge of related consulting and/or observational methodologies, as well as of the pharmaceutical market through the delivery of engagements and participation in formal and informal learning opportunities.
  • Acquire deep knowledge of IQVIA data sources and the broader RWD landscape.
  • Proactively delegate project tasks and manage execution of those tasks by analysts. 

Development project responsibilities and skills:

  • Responsible for creating tangible working plan and timelines, as well as assisting in refining the details of tasks.
  • Manage smaller components of larger workstreams.
  • Proactively search for information and resources to support informed decisions in the development of Enriched Studies, working closely with the senior business and scientific leaders.
  • Engage with external parties to understand and assess novel technologies, the competitive landscape, and research methodologies.
  • Provide informed point of view into the decision making and strategic planning for development projects.
  • Advance ambiguous or conceptual ideas into tangible and practical plans as part of the start-up and ongoing execution of development projects.
  • Develop broad knowledge of healthcare technologies, Big Data and research methodologies necessary to execute development projects.
  • Seek out and build a network of colleagues within the IQVIA organisation to share and obtain relevant information required to progress Enriched Studies workstreams.

Skills and Experience

Candidates interested in joining as a Consultant will have:

  • Prior experience in healthcare with focus on real-world data.
  • Understanding of and interest in the international healthcare environment.
  • Managing priorities to meet deadlines while retaining consistently high quality outcomes.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, business and report writing.
  • Competency in using Word and PowerPoint and developing clear storylines.
  • Flexibility in assignment to multiple work-stream projects and client studies.

In addition, it will be advantageous if candidates have the following skills:

  • Experience of working in sizable/multi-disciplined teams and supervising staff on cross-functional strategic projects/initiatives.
  • Ability to support strategic decision making on study designs.
  • Knowledge and/or prior experience of either observational research (including scientific/epidemiological and operational aspects) or consulting methodologies, tools and techniques is desirable, but not critical. 
  • Experience in product development, from initial concept development, market sizing through to product delivery plans.


In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining as a Consultant will have:

  • Undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record in life sciences, economics/business/mathematics/statistics/computer science, and/or experience in the health care industry.
  • A postgraduate qualification in life sciences discipline is desirable although not essential.
  • Working experience of 2-3 years in related industry/field with preference for work in real-world research.

Job ID: R1046849