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Statistical Programmer / Real-World Data Scientist – Northern England

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Primary Location: Leeds, United Kingdom Full time R1280151

Job description

Statistical Programmer / Real-World Data Scientist – Northern England

Join us on our exciting journey!

Join the European Oncology Evidence Network to help us deliver high‑quality scientific research to our clients in the global pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Our goal is to contribute to the body of scientific evidence that allows medical practitioners to treat patients in the most effective way, and health systems to include as many patients as possible. We use data, collected for clinical (and other) purposes to answer research questions such as "which treatment works best in the real world, beyond the clinical trial setting?" Our fast paced and supportive environment attracts individuals who care deeply about the quality, timeliness and subsequent impact of their work; who thrive when exposed to the scale and variety of scientific challenges we face.

This role will offer you a unique opportunity to work on large, clinically-rich data sets in oncology as a key member of a small, dedicated team. The team works directly with healthcare data owners as part of the Oncology Evidence Network, a growing network of cancer centres in the UK and across Europe delivering detailed, high quality real-world outcome studies.

Primary Responsibilities:

·Contribute to the development of study protocols, statistical analysis plans (SAPs), programming specification and output documents

·Clean and prepare extracts from large-sized real-world healthcare databases

·Conduct statistical analysis on real-world data as specified in project SAPs

·Write-up and present results of statistical analysis

·Assist in the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and/or presentations to conferences

·Contribute to business development activities including proposal development

·Contribute to improving operational efficiencies of workflows, including writing of internal guidance documents (e.g., SOPs and quality management documents)


·MSc, PhD or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or in a related discipline

·Strong statistical programming skills in R

·Proven experience working with large, individual-level data sets, including strong information governance track record

·Excellent time management skills, contributing to multiple projects with competing timelines

·Experience designing and executing prospective or retrospective database studies

·Commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with people of other disciplines

·Strong written and verbal communication skills

·Fluency in English (spoken and written)

·Ability to travel, including to Leeds on a regular basis and potentially in Europe

Preferred Qualities

·Interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills

·Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or abstracts in scientific conferences

Exposure to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries

·Prior experience working in a consultancy, CRO or other service sector in the healthcare industry


You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately, improve outcomes for patients.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

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