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Data Scientist Manager, Predictive Analytics (R1011662) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 12/13/2018

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Data Scientist Manager, Predictive Analytics

Real-World & Analytics (RWAS) Technology

We are looking for a creative, innovative, intellectually curious and entrepreneurial Data Scientist Manager with experience in developing Machine Learning software to join our Plymouth Meeting (PA) team.

The primary focus of the role is to develop Machine Learning solutions on high-scale, high-complexity rich medical data to predict answers to healthcare challenges. Along with previous management experience, this role will suit someone keen to be hands-on, building data engineering and machine learning tools and products at the cutting-edge of life sciences.

The role can involve presenting technical concepts to lay audiences, writing analysis plans for projects, contributing to proposals / grant applications, and pitching ideas effectively and persuasively to clients / internal stakeholders, etc.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the world's leading human data science teams working with real world insights to help our clients answer specific questions globally, make more informed decisions and deliver results.



Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Postgraduate degree or higher involving machine learning or computer science.
  • Experience of statistical / machine learning projects in academia or commercial sector end to end with proven delivery capability including capturing requirements, designing analysis plans, interfacing with clients and report / manuscript writing.
  • Experience developing scalable solutions and pipelines to handle large and complex data.
  • Excellent knowledge of supervised machine learning methods, such as regularized regressions, ensemble tree classifiers (e.g. xgboost), support vector machines, deep learning methods, etc. Good grasp of classical statistical methods, such as fitting regression models, inference testing and sampling.
  • Strong programming skills in Python. Experience in pySpark is highly beneficial.
  • Solid understanding of best coding practices and version control software such as Git, ability to write clean and efficient code and a good understanding of the data science package landscape.
  • Familiarity with agile software development practices such as scrum.
  • Previous experience in managing people, although this is not essential as we can train and develop you.
  • A proactive, innovative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to think critically and independently, able to work as part of a cross-functional team.


Bonus points for:

  • Peer-reviewed publications involving machine learning.
  • Knowledge of healthcare patient-level data.
  • Knowledge of epidemiology / biostatistics, particularly analytical issues relating to studies of treatment effectiveness, disease progression, adherence, healthcare utilization, etc.
  • Work in bioinformatics.
  • Knowledge of healthcare / life science issues involving Real-World Evidence.
  • Experience with patient-level, longitudinal data.


The Team

Our Predictive Analytics team is a fast growing group of collaborative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial individuals! In our never-ending quest for opportunities to harness the value of Real World Evidence (RWE), we are at the centre of IQVIA’s advances in areas such as machine learning and cutting-edge statistical approaches. Our efforts improve retrospective clinical studies, under-diagnosis of rare diseases, personalized treatment response profiles, disease progression predictions, and clinical decision-support tools.

You will join this high-profile team to work on ground-breaking problems in health outcomes across disease areas including Oncology, Neurology, Chronic diseases such as diabetes, and a variety of very rare conditions. The Predictive Analytics team work hand-in-hand with statisticians, epidemiologists and disease area experts across the wider global RWI team, leveraging a vast variety of anonymous patient-level information from sources such as electronic health records. The data encompasses IQVIA’s access to over 530 million anonymized patients as well as bespoke, custom partnerships with healthcare providers and payers.



The Business Unit: Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) Technology

Real-World & Analytics Solutions (RWAS) is a market-leading, fast-growing and highly successful business, focusing on delivering tangible business results to clients across healthcare value chain internationally, working with key decision-makers and business managers. RWAS teams help clients leverage complex clinically rich patient-level healthcare datasets to understand healthcare treatment patterns and outcomes to make more informed decisions, and deliver results.

The RWAS Technology 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 Real World Evidence, 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.

The solutions are delivered to a variety of clients across life-science, government, payor or provider organizations. RWAS also curates the largest collection of de-identified Real-World Data in the world, from different patient care settings in 18 countries worldwide – the RWES Tech team is at the forefront of “Big Data” in healthcare. Through its mission and skills, the RWAS organization is transforming the way clients create new insights and deliver improved healthcare research and patient outcomes.

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!

IQVIA is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We believe that a work environment that embraces diversity will give us a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and enhance our success.  We believe that an inclusive and respectful workplace culture fosters a sense of belonging among our employees, builds a stronger team, and allows individual employees the opportunity to maximize their personal potential.



Job ID: R1011662