Associate Director, Data Scientist (R1079600) in Shanghai, China at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 9/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/24/2019
  • Job ID:
    R1079600

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.

Associate Director, Data Science – Shanghai, China

OMOP Factory, Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology

Job Description

IQVIA™ has adopted OMOP/OHDSI as a systematic and standardized approach to RWE. Data are converted into the OMOP Common Data Model, making queries and analytics interoperable and sharable. In addition, the generation of these queries and tools and its execution can be separated, both physically as well as logically, creating the opportunity to develop code for purposes of descriptive statistics or hypothesis testing in the absence of a direct data access to all data assets being targeted. As a consequence, the generation of insights becomes an industrialized process, including the characterization of data and the generation of insights.

The RWAS Remote Study team's mission it to deliver world class and globally scalable studies:

  • Simple studies, executed as rapid queries, to assess study feasibility and availability of data Medium complex studies, characterizing the composition of a population: Their demographic structure, the distribution of their comorbidities, the duration between diagnosis and intervention, etc.
  • Complex studies, estimating the association between clinical interventions and their outcomes – benefits and adverse events.
  • Predictive models for determination of populations (phenotypes) or outcomes (patient-level predictions)

This requires global leadership across technical and data architecture, data manipulation, analytics script and report generation, software development and data visualization. The solutions are delivered to a variety of clients across life-science, government, payer or provider organizations. The team also curates the largest collection de-identified Real-World Data in the world in OMOP Common Data Model, from different patient care settings in 18 countries worldwide, making it the forefront of “Big Data” in healthcare.

What to expect

  • Responsible for playing the role of leading innovation within the business and define how the business creates additional value through the utilisation of its OMOP data assets and analytics.
  • Work collaboratively with OMOP management and serve as a trusted advisor to the executive leadership in the creation and deployment of useful insights that inform and activate business strategies across the business.
  • Tasked with consistently identifying and monitoring key business risks and realizing the data needs for the business.
  • Management of the Remote Studies Data Science team and oversee all activities ensuring alignment with departmental and business wide vision and strategies. 
  • Effectively plan and execute unusual and difficult work; taking initiative whilst being decisive and quick, all while adhering to the team’s standards and practices.
  • Solve complex problems and deal with ambiguity where only limited standardization exists.
  • Drive education and evangelisation of the OMOP vision throughout the business by communicating vision and use cases of Remote Studies.
  • Play a mentorship role to the wider OMOP team, guiding them in through the executive of their duties, and encouraging their professional growth.
  • Project manage the Remote Studies backlog, ensuring deliverables are met and the highest quality of work is completed.
  • Continuously improve the business’s OMOP data model, creating industry leading performance through the leveraging of new and creative data sources, and employing the latest in data science methodology in the department.
  • Work collaboratively with the OMOP Senior Leadership team in building the Network and maintaining key relationships with customers.
  • Escalate and help remove technical impediments for the Data Science team.

Our ideal candidate will have;

  • Experience leveraging analytics for business results
  • Experience in leadership position.
  • Ability to communicate with others in a simple, clear and understandable manner yet be able to interpret complex technical information.
  • Expert in analytics, decision and data sciences
  • Ability to develop a strategy and execute complex initiatives
  • Excellent presentation and analytical skills.
  • Ability to build strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Well organized, highly motivated and results orientated.
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

Bonus points for;

  • OMOP knowledge
  • Experience with Python, R or related software
  • Scrum Agile knowledge
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical patient level data experience.

The Team

The RWAS Technology & Data Science mission is to deliver world-class and globally scalable technology platforms and analytics applied to complex and large-scale clinical datasets, to support IQVIA's ongoing and rapid growth in RWAS Solutions, as well as the development of new product lines - this requires global leadership across technical and data architecture, software development and data visualization, privacy management, analytical methods, data science, machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing (NLP) - building upon 100s of novel technologies and methods either published in peer-reviewed journals or patented by our team.

We are serious about healthcare software. We don’t have ping pong or a snooze room. We have a dedicated, collaborative team with meaningful shared goals who can use the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, and the best analytics tools to achieve them. And we have fun on the journey!

We invite you to be part of a recognized global leader willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. You will be in good company, amongst some of the finest minds in Technology and Healthcare.

Why Join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. In RWAS, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

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: R1079600