Epidemiology Research Associate PRO (R1074167) in Reading, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

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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.


High quality, patient-centered data is becoming increasingly imperative for our clients, regulators and other stakeholders to understand whether a drug provides treatment or safety benefit. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced public health scientist to join our Real World Evidence Epidemiology group, as a PRO/ COA (Patient Reported Outcomes/ Clinical Outcomes Assessment) Scientist.

In this role you’ll work closely with global clients, providing epidemiology and outcomes research leadership for observational research on the natural history of disease and comparative safety, effectiveness and cost of medical treatment. You’ll be designing methodologically sound studies to meet project objectives and regulatory and payer requirements, and you’ll be conducting and supervising analyses, evaluation and reporting of studies.


Your primary role will be to support the project lead on client facing or internal projects.

You'll authors protocols, reports and other study documents with independent, critical thinking to ensure quality and completeness of output, oversees timeline for deliverables associated with analysis and reporting.

You'll reviews and provide relevant epidemiological and outcomes research input to statistical analysis plans and analysis output.

Is able to provide input on the conceptual and measurement plan of different as per the research project objectives and gives recommendation on CoA/PROs to use.

Reviews and provides epidemiology and outcomes research input for tasks including CRF/eCRF development, form previews and other ad hoc project tasks (e.g., regulatory responses, slide deck development).

Independently generates content and direction for business development proposals with input from senior staff as needed.

Is well connected in the COA/PRO industry for generation of new business.

Interacts with clients as warranted, with senior staff involvement as needed.

Identifies client-related, budget-related and internal issues that may require attention or escalation.

Represents IQVIA externally through conference presentations.

May oversee or conduct statistical analysis as needed.

Is able to advise of statistical methods to use for COA/PROs outcomes corresponding to research project objectives.

Is able to provide patient-centric recommendations for all observational research projects.

Is aware of the regulatory context surrounding COA/PROs use in observational research.


Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of comparative effectiveness, safety and cost. Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of qualitative nature with patients, health care professionals, or other relevant stakeholders.

Has experience in various qualitative analyses methods and tools.

Ability to design, plan and conduct observational studies of psychometric nature with patients, from measure development to measure validation.

Is both well experienced and knowledgeable in Classical Test Theory psychometric methods.

Being experienced and knowledgeable in Modern Test Theory psychometric methods is a plus.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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

Ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.

Must be proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer, a qualitative analysis software, SAS and other psychometric analysis-specific software.

Must be highly organized and self-motivated with ability to determine and meet objectives.

Clinical experience diagnosing and treating patients within a sanitary context is a plus (includes all health-care relevant professions).


Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years relevant education and experience required; Masters Degree in public health, epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics or a relevant scientific field and 2 years relevant experience or PhD preferred.

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: R1074167