Consultant, Epidemiology (R1093784) in Cambridge, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/5/2019

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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.

Consultant - Epidemiology and Drug Safety

We are expanding IQVIA's Epidemiology and Drug Safety team and are seeking outstanding additions to our team.

About our team

The Epidemiology and Drug Safety practice of IMS Health is a fast-growing component of the Medical/Scientific division. With direct access to the world’s most comprehensive information, analytic and consulting/research resources, the team specializes in helping clients to address scientific questions including: disease burden, natural history, product safety and risk management, drug utilization, treatment patterns, and validation studies. Our clients include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. We offer a flexible, diverse and dynamic work environment with a multidisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, and health services research.

Overview of the role

Consultants and Senior Consultants help develop, design, and deliver high quality epidemiology and drug safety projects and research studies. Consultants/Senior Consultants work with other team members such as Engagement Managers, Principals, Consultants and Analysts on each project and will work across multiple projects. Assignments range in complexity from performing literature reviews to developing study protocols and ensuring data quality and scientific rigor across all facets of epidemiology projects. Contributions to the development of best practices in epidemiology and observational research; participation as co-author in manuscripts; and mentoring more junior team members are encouraged. Occasional travel may be required. In addition, the Senior Consultant has explicit recognition as a senior team member and responsibility for on-time and on-budget delivery of projects or components of projects. The Senior Consultant will play a role in business development and will have responsibility for mentoring more junior staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with design and implementation of epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, and drug safety studies and other related research projects. Senior consultants may serve as the lead.
  • Contribute to the development of high quality proposals for new projects.
  • Contribute to the development of project deliverables, including literature reviews, protocols, study reports, abstracts, manuscripts and slide decks, as appropriate.
  • Support senior staff on specific research initiatives as needed.
  • Contribute to the development of best practices in epidemiology and observational research and other internal initiatives to share information and build capacity.
  • Assist with overall project management and client management.
  • Lead the delivery of defined work-streams within specific projects.
  • Provide coaching and direction to more junior team members assigned to engagement(s), as appropriate.


  • Knowledge of epidemiology methods and concepts, ideally with a masters or doctorate degree in epidemiology, health services research or relevant related discipline.
  • Work experience in related area such as pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services research, ideally with at least 2-3 years (4-5 years for Senior Consultant) experience in applied health research or consulting environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment on multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Strong project management skills, organizational skills, and ability to prioritize competing tasks


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.

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Job ID: R1093784