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Director, Epidemiology ( Real World Evidence) (R1056368) in Cambridge, MA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/12/2019

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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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Director to join our Epidemiology and Outcomes Research team, This is a great time to join our fast-growing Real World Analytics Solutions group. As healthcare stakeholders increasingly need evidence to support regulatory, reimbursement and prescribing decisions, the IQVIA RWAS team offers a comprehensive evidence approach to meet our customer’s unique needs.

We’re seeking an experienced Director, Epidemiology with proven line management experience of Epidemiologists, and who can also bring solid commercial acumen, and strong client-facing skills.

In this role you’ll be the project lead on both client facing and internal projects, and you’ll independently generate content and direction for business development proposals, and be involved with bid defence processes. You’ll identify client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require escalation.

You’ll use your critical thinking skills to authors protocols, reports and other study documents, ensuring quality of output, and you’ll oversees timelines for deliverables associated with study reporting . You’ll also provide epidemiological and outcomes research input into statistical analysis plans and analysis output.

Management of team members will also be an important part of this role, as you will be responsible for planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development of team members; helping the department achieve its goals.

We’ll be looking to you to drive performance improvement, and ensure that ‘best practice’ standards are achieved at all times. 

Fundamentally you’ll need to have experience of the design, planning and conducting of observational studies, of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost.  You’ll need significant ( 12 + years) of relevant epidemiological experience, alongside a higher level degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field.

You’ll also have:

Previous line management experience, with a record of managing and supporting the development of your direct reports.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong presentation skills.

The ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients in a global and matrixed environment.

An ability to work to multiple deadlines, and prioritise work as needed.

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™

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: R1056368