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Clinical Informatician (R1054772) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    London, UK
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    12/3/2018
  • Job ID:
    R1054772

Job Description

Join us on our exciting journey! 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.

Clinical Informatician, Healthcare Oncology

IQVIA Real World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS)

London

IQVIA is leading the development of a new business service, a pan-European infrastructure which collects and aggregates routine oncology healthcare data within hospital trusts to deliver real world evidence analytical reports on healthcare and pharmaceutical product use at a patient level. IQVIA is working with healthcare providers on this new RWAS initiative which will analyze patient-level data sources across multiple healthcare providers in several European countries.

Role Description

This role will offer you a unique opportunity to work on a novel, large, clinically rich oncology data set working as a key member of a small, dedicated team within a hospital trust. This opportunity arises as a consequence of a partnership between IQVIA and the healthcare data owners: the context for your work will be the cross-over between the IQVIA RWAS team, the hospital trust and the applications of RWD for life sciences clients.

Concretely, this role has 2 distinct components:

Ability to prepare and analyse pseudonymised patient-level data, according to agreed protocols and statistical analysis plans. The audience for these analyses will be varied, including clinical teams, service managers, academics and life-sciences customers.

An in-depth understanding the oncology research repository data-model, the transformations that have been applied to the data, the source systems the data comes from and good relationships with the source system owners. This understanding will be used to inform the on-going development of the research repository and the proactive identification of data irregularities

The successful candidate will have excellent programming skills (e.g. SQL, R, Stata, Python & SAS) and use them to deliver clinical analytics to deadlines that could be either clinician-led or industry-led.

The purpose of this role is to facilitate the study of a broad set of interesting analytical and statistical questions that are directly related to care delivery and patient outcomes.  Given the clinical services setting, this role will provide exposure to additional aspects of data set management and enhancements, including both exploratory approaches to insight generation and the design and development of management reports and dashboards.

Principal Accountabilities

As Clinical Informatician, Healthcare Oncology, you will have the opportunity to contribute to all stages of real-world evidence studies, including:

  • Study design:
    • Helping to choose appropriate approaches, data management, analytical and statistical design to meet study objectives. This may in the longer term also include interventional studies and direct collection of patient reported data
    • Develop approaches to analyse a novel dataset
    • Contribute to writing of study proposals, including statistical analysis sections
    • Write SAPs, specify for table shells and figures as required
  • Inform the mapping and transformation of source system data fields to the Research repository
    • Develop good relationships with system owners and the onsite clinical coder
    • Identify key data sources in target systems and necessary transformations to instruct the Data Integration Engineer
  • Data preparation and analysis
    • Extract data from the research repository (SQL), write SAS/R/Stata/Python code to prepare analysis of datasets according to study protocol or SAP
  • Project documentation and procedures
    • Document processes for data extraction, organisation and storage
    • Develop procedures for efficient data extraction and re-use of code
    • Develop data dictionaries etc. as required
  • Reporting
    • Provide assistance in the write up and presentation of the results appropriate for the intended audience

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Candidates interested in joining the IQVIA RWAS as a Clinical Informatician, Healthcare Oncology will have:

Essential:

  • Prior experience and comfort with working with large-scale data relating to healthcare
  • Strong MS SQL programming experience
  • Strong SAS/R/Stata/Python programming skills
  • Ability to independently undertake data quality check and prepare cohorts using real-world databases
  • Experience of creating tables and figures
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)
  • A commitment to work collaboratively & effectively with others in and across teams with different expertise
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks under tight timelines

Desirable Skills:

  • Familiarity with working with large real-world cancer healthcare data
  • MSc (or equivalent) in Medical Statistics, Bio-informatics or a related field
  • Experience working with prospective and/or retrospective oncology studies, including database analyses
  • Experience working in close collaboration with clinicians
  • Experience and knowledge of current issues in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes. Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there! We invite you to join IQVIA™



Job ID: R1054772