Data Strategist (R1112551) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/13/2020

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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.


Provide oversight of the set-up of individual systems (EDC, IVxS, etc), ensuring data standards are followed leading to successful integration with the Data Factory.  Ensure the data collected and integrated into the Data Factory can be successfully utilized in all downstream systems by First Patient In.


  • Work directly with project teams to guide/convey optimal data flow design patterns across the enterprise consisting of multiple systems with the end goal to ensure data integrations enable real time Alerts and Analytics
  • Lead vendor data set-up for all Data Management vendors.
  • Work closely with the DTL to enable data flow for all DM downstream activities (data cleaning, etc).
  • Complete and manage the 'Systems Integration Plan' to detail the data flow and highlight potential risks/challenges while collaborating with various groups (i.e. IPA, Study Team, CDAT) to provide data standardization and alignment of site visits across systems”
  • Champion people, process and technology improvements and standards to enhance quality, increase productivity (internal and external with Investigator sites), and reduce data latency within Quintiles clinical trial systems inclusive of IVxS, EDC, CTMS, QRPM, Data Factory, Triggers and Alerts, Visualizations such as Infosario Analytics and Federated reports, CDOS and SLDRs.
  • Guide and present study teams with best case options given limitations (e.g. contract, cost, timelines, etc.) with the ability to articulate pros and cons of each approach.
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to challenges and influence future decision-making in order to reduce workarounds.
  • Review data transfers specifications to ensure they meet the standards required in order to develop quality data integrations
  • Proactively provide education and training to ensure adherence of the relevant startup SOPs and best practices during the RFI and post-award phases. 
  • Collaborate with the global IT organization as needed to resolve support issues related to data integration or data quality.
  • Ability holistically understand the process and structure of 5-10 individual systems and determine how the design of one system may impact the ability of another system to function optimally.


  • Experience working in Drug Discovery, clinical trial conduct, clinical data management or related industries.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, strong attention to detail
  • Effective written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong influencing, problem resolution, motivation, and negotiation skills
  • Solution-oriented approach to challenges
  • Sound leadership and customer service skills
  • Competent presentation skills meeting the needs of all levels
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, management, operations staff, clients, and executive management
  • Ability to lead effective meetings
    • Strong organizational and time management skills 
    • Ability to manage multiple dependencies across multiple systems to reach a final deliverable
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teams involved in study start up

Minimum Experience

  • Bachelor in Science/Computer Science/Information Technology or Bachelor in Technology with 8 to 10 years experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 2+ years of Quintiles' experience with knowledge of clinical systems, the data points stored within them and data flow paths

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.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1112551