COA Scientist, PCE Consulting (R1105695) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 1/20/2020

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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.


The remit of the Patient-Centered Endpoints (PCE) solution team at IQVIA is to amplify the patient's story through science and technology to improve outcomes. This team comprises both a PCE Sciences group and a PCE Technology group. The PCE Sciences group aims to help pharmaceutical and biotech companies reliably measure and interpret the patient's story about their disease and treatment experiences. Through this we can derive meaningful outcomes for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals, enhance informed decision-making, and ultimately improve the life and health of patients. The PCE Sciences group is looking to expand its team of PCE Scientific Consultants to include additional experienced

Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA) Scientists.

Role Description:

The COA Scientist must be able to:

  • Provide scientific advice and leadership to ensure that the patient's story is appropriately captured and caveated in research activities
  • Use modern and rigorous scientific methodologies to undertake primary and secondary research focused on generating a comprehensive understanding of a disease and treatment paradigm
  • Translate qualitative and quantitative data into meaningful value messages and communicate these to pharmaceutical and biotech companies, regulatory authorities, payer organisations, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patient advocacy groups

Specific role activities include:

  • COA selection and development, including:
  • Conducting qualitative research (eg interviews) and quantitative research (eg patient preference surveys) to inform development of conceptual disease-models
  • Critically appraising existing COA measures against regulatory and payer evidentiary standards
  • Evaluating the psychometric performance of COA measures (with the support of statisticians/psychometricians to plan and run analyses)
  • Providing leadership for regulatory, payer, HCP and patient consultation (including development of materials and active participation in meetings)
  • Developing COA endpoint strategies for pharmaceutical and biotech companies

COA implementation and dissemination, including:

  • Providing expert advice on COA measurement implementation (e.g. protocol development) and analysis (e.g. statistical analysis plan development)
  • Providing interpretation of COA data
  • Preparing reports, dossiers, abstracts and manuscripts presenting COA results
  • Participating in external thought leadership
  • Participating in business development activities, including proposal writing and client meetings

Working in teams, including:

  • Collaborating with multi-disciplinary groups within PCE solutions and the broader IQVIA organization
  • Providing PCE scientific leadership to study teams
  • Acting as coach and mentor to junior scientific team members

Qualifications and skills

  • Relevant advanced academic degree & training in COA methods, including the emerging regulatory and payer perspectives
  • At least 5 years of COA experience in drug or device development
  • Must be fluent in the English language (written and spoken) and have good communication skills
  • Must be willing and able to travel globally
  • Must be autonomous and self-driven with a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and projects and work in multi-disciplinary teams

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: R1105695