Associate Data Science Director (R1064630) in Kirkland, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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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.

Internal Job Description

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

The IQVIA Advanced Analytics team is one of the leading healthcare analytical teams in the world.  Joining the AA team provides the opportunity to work with extremely complex data and methodologies in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.  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. We don’t simply think about careers, we think about contributions.

Engagement Manager, Advanced Analytics - the role:

Under broad guidance from his/her manager, the incumbent executes and provides expertise in statistical methodologies, advanced analytics and data science standards and best practices to assigned projects to maximize insights provided to our clients in various areas such as Commercial Effectiveness, Patients Analytics, and Real-World Analytics Solutions

What you'll be doing:

Project responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise in designing statistical methodologies and project execution support for standard research projects and custom studies leveraging data science and machine learning techniques
  • While providing project support in the delivery of research activities and custom studies:
    • Defines statistical design and research protocol to meet client information needs
    • Executes, assists and guides other members of the team to conduct and validate statistical analyses, derive business insights, and lead the preparation of written summaries of study results, following regular interaction with his manager.
    • Prepares the implementation of tactical study plans to answer business questions and identify new business opportunities, performs required analytics, and provide study insights in the form of convincing presentations.
    • Participates in selecting the appropriate statistical methodology to be used in the development and launch of new offerings, including the design, development, and documentation of proofs of concept.
    • Independently identifies the need to reach out to other colleagues and subject matter experts to develop research plans, identifying appropriate data sources and delivery options in meeting client information needs.
    • Derives conclusions from assigned complex studies and investigations, prepares written summaries and reports study results with proper data visualization expertise under minimal supervision.
  • Works on projects of complex scope within defined procedures and practices

Project management and client liaison responsibilities

  • Acts as single point of contact for IQVIA clients’ teams, and can interact directly with internal and external clients when required
  • Proactively manages own project timelines, risks and challenges. Works out mitigation alternatives with the team under minimum supervision.
  • Can handle multiple projects, and manages priorities accordingly
  • Develops project plan of moderate scope
  • Participates to internal cross-functional meetings of complex scope with other members of the IQVIA team, and provides critical insights
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders, including IQVIA global analytical team to access incremental support and analytical innovations

Internal initiatives

  • Drives internal initiatives e.g. knowledge sharing to a moderate extent
  • Supports senior staff on specific business initiatives as required
  • Provides on-the-job coaching and knowledge sharing to more junior staff when appropriate

What we're looking for:

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s/Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Statistics, Data Science, Epidemiology, Health Economics or related field with a strong focus on quantitative analysis, including an acceptable number of courses in statistical methods and data science theory, with a minimum of 5 years for MSc. /Ph.D. and 7 years for BSc. of relevant experience with large databases and systems
  • Excellent understanding and experience of classical machine learning and deep learning methods
  • Knowledge of Python (or R), SQL and big data tools such as Cloudera, Spark and Hadoop
  • Experience of consulting and writing research protocols with a focus on health and life science projects
  • Proven ability to carry out moderate to complex level analyses and information gathering related to commercial effectiveness solutions and patient-level studies, using various sources of health-related information (sales, prescriptions, anonymous health records)
  • Proven ability to program statistical methodologies according to specifications, with emphasis on business insights, quality control, testing, and advanced analytics.
  • Good project management skills and consultative mindset

Personal skills and behaviors

  • Excellent level of literacy and presentation skills – with minimal guidance, can write reports and manuscripts in clear, accurate and concise language providing key business insights, and present results in a convincing manner to a mainly technical audience
  • Proficient in oral and written English
  • A desire to do high-quality work to be proud of, with a strong focus on client
  • Ability to adapt to situations and various social styles
  • A commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with others in and across the team to accomplish goals
  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
  • Result-oriented, with an excellent sense of urgency with the ability to organize own tasks and manage priorities in a pro-active manner
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and meet tight deadlines


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: R1064630