Assoc Data Science Director (R1104233) in Collegeville, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/25/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1104233

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.

Location: Collegeville, PA

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™ focused on helping our healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. In supplier services we use big data, advanced analytics and human ingenuity to uncover insights and support our clients driving healthcare forward.

As a statistician on our team you will have the opportunity to work with extremely complex data and methodologies in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment answering critical business questions. Combining modern analytic tools, methodologies, and challenging requests, this crucial role will help mold the way our team approaches analysis and builds data-driven analytics products. You can also provide mentorship to the team and serve as a key liaison for our team with the client account team.

The IQVIA Advanced Analytics team is one of the leading healthcare analytical teams in the world.  We seek highly motivated people who truly want to make a difference in human data science.  At IQVIA, we look for the very best people, and then give them meaningful work to do.

Role Purpose

Engage with our data supplier partners to develop, deliver and manage advanced analytical projects.  The role involves components of:

  • Analytic development & innovation
  • Insight identification, presentation & communication
  • Supplier support & interaction

Role Responsibilities

  • Developing, implementing, and validating custom statistical-based advanced analytics for supplier partners that help answer complex business questions
  • Collaborating with the IQVIA supplier account team to identify and deploy the appropriate data assets, methodologies, and statistical techniques to answer complex business questions
  • Supporting ongoing research tasks, proposals, ad-hoc requests, and complex data investigations
  • Building expertise in cross-platform applications of IQVIA assets with a specialization in encrypted patient-level longitudinal healthcare claims data
  • Contributing to the development of innovative methodologies and new offerings. Creating and refining best practices and approaches
  • Selecting and applying machine learning techniques, in connection with encrypted patient-level big data to identify complex patterns

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics/Econometrics, Computer Science or related field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Experience using statistical programming languages (SQL, Python, SAS) to manipulate data and build statistical models
  • Experience with distributed data/computing tools such as Hadoop, Hive, Impala, Spark, etc. (preferred)
  • Knowledge of data reporting/manipulation and business intelligence tools such as Rapidminer and/or Spotfire (nice to have)
  • Experience handling Big Data
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical market and experience with encrypted patient-level/longitudinal healthcare claims (preferred)
  • Knowledge and experience with statistical and data mining concepts including one or more of the following: multivariate analysis, significance testing, regression, decision trees, clustering, forecasting, sampling, propensity matching, scenario analysis, simulation, advanced modeling and machine learning techniques
  • Basic understanding of pharmacy supply chain and healthcare stakeholder dynamics
  • Ability to “tease out” business questions, develop innovative approaches to answer them, and present results with clarity
  • Possess a drive to learn and master new techniques and technologies
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously while achieving quality standards and meeting deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrates capabilities in consulting, creativity, critical thinking, project planning, and attention to detail

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.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at workday_recruiting@iqvia.com to arrange for such an accommodation.



Job ID: R1104233