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Consultant - Data Scientist, Advanced Analytics (R1075466) in Kirkland, CA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 4/11/2019

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    Kirkland, CA
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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.

Role Description

Under moderate guidance from his/her manager, the incumbent plans, executes and provides expertise in statistical methodologies standards, guidelines, and best practices to assigned offerings and research projects in order to maintain quality and relevance of existing or new services, participates moderately to the development of new offerings, and supports as required our commercial functions servicing our clients. He participates actively to the implementations of offerings in Commercial Effectiveness, Patients Analytics, and Real-World Analytics Solutions.

Detailed Responsibilities:

Project responsibilities:

  • Provides expertise in designing statistical methodologies and project execution support for standard and custom studies, moderately following guidelines
  • While part of a team of experts:
    • Performs regular statistical method design, analysis and programming activities with moderate supervision
    • Performs statistical methodology and analytical work following standards and guidelines to ensure quality and relevance of derived insights, following moderate instructions from manager and senior members of the team
    • Supports existing methods enhancements, statistical quality control methods, ad-hoc requests and data investigations of moderate complexity
    • Provides some level of leadership input into protocol, validation plan, report, and analysis plan
    • Derives conclusions from assigned complex studies and investigations, prepares written summaries and reports study results with proper data visualization expertise under moderate supervision
    • Interprets data and insights with proper business meaning, draws conclusions and provide statistical recommendations on client actions following review with manager
  • Gathers recommendations from others to identify appropriate data sources and delivery options whilst meeting client information and analyses needs
  • Initiates improvement recommendations and alternative solutions for problem solving
  • Under moderate guidance from manager, supports new offering development by outlining statistical requirements based on overall project objective, translates client business needs into requirements, and specify statistical analysis plan accordingly
  • Works on components of projects of moderate scope within defined procedures and practices

Project management and client liaison responsibilities:

  • Progressively manages own project timelines, can identify risks and provides mitigation alternatives to manager
  • With moderate help from manager, can handle multiple projects, and manage priorities accordingly
  • Helps manager develop project plan of bigger scope
  • Participates to internal cross-functional meetings of moderate scope with other members of the stats team or alone, and provides moderate level of insights
  • Develops and maintains relationships with key cross-functional stakeholders

Internal initiatives:

  • Participates in internal initiatives e.g. knowledge sharing
  • Supports more senior staff on specific business initiatives as required
  • Develops ability to provide on-the-job coaching and knowledge sharing to more junior staff when appropriate

Qualifications and professional experience required:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent in Statistics, Mathematics, Operational Research or related field with a strong focus on quantitative analysis, including an acceptable number of courses in statistical methods and theory, with a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience with large databases and systems
  • Technical knowledge/skills include: multivariate analysis, regression analysis, forecasting, probability and survey sampling
  • Excellent knowledge of SAS programming language on multiple environments (PC environment required, UNIX/mainframe an asset).
  • Knowledge of SQL is also required
  • Additional Knowledge of Python (or R) and big data tools such as Cloudera, Spark and Hadoop (an asset)
  • Understanding and experience of classical machine learning and deep learning methods (an asset)
  • Proven ability to carry out moderate to complex level analyses and information gathering to resolve problems on non-routine matters
  • Proven ability to program statistical methodologies according to specifications, with emphasis on quality control, testing, and operational efficiencies



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: R1075466