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Associate Principal - Consulting - Patient-Centered Solutions - Europe

Location: London, United Kingdom; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Barcelona, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Dortmund, Germany; Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Kölln, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Munich, Germany; Paris, France; Reading, United Kingdom; Stuttgart, Germany

Build a rewarding career in life sciences consulting and forge your own path. Partner with collaborative teams and leaders across unique projects and geographies, delivering innovative solutions to the most complex healthcare problems along the way. Working at IQVIA means changing outcomes for patients one data set, product offering, and innovative solution at a time.

As a Consultant at IQVIA, you'll have the opportunity to grow your career and explore opportunities in brand and integrated research solutions, go-to-market strategy, commercial excellence, real world data, financial investor consulting, and more.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Entry-level, Mid-level, Senior-level
  • Travel: No

Success profile

What makes a Consultant at IQVIA successful? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Achiever
  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Strategic
  • Critical-thinker
  • Detail-oriented


“I joined IQVIA after graduating from university and am grateful for the fantastic opportunities I’ve been able to pursue over the last four years. I’ve had the chance to work with inspiring managers who have supported me with both professional and personal development. I am thrilled to move forward in my career at IQVIA!”

Arthur, Consultant, Financial Institutions

“I simultaneously work on a number of customer-commissioned projects in multiple therapeutic areas using various primary research methodologies. This variety is what makes my role at IQVIA so interesting. It allows me to learn from my colleagues and customers alike and helps me to understand how the work we do supports the improvement of patient care.”

Julia, Senior Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions

“Working at IQVIA as a consultant has given me the opportunity to gain a broad range of skills and experience across multiple disease areas and at different stages of the product lifecycle. This has supported my career development and accelerated my growth. If you enjoy learning new things and working on global projects, you will definitely enjoy working at IQVIA.”

Kevin, Consultant, Brand and Integrated Research Solutions

“One of the things I like most about working at IQVIA is the supportive environment that helps you achieve your full potential.”

Ana, Consultant, Financial Institutions

“Working in healthcare consulting is inspiring! I am glad to be part of a close community that brings together diverse experiences and critical thinkers to help our customers move treatments forward that can change patients’ lives.”

Jose, Principal, Consulting Services

What you
can expect

  • Professional Development

    Environments that advance your skillset

  • Growth Potential

    Clear pathways to success

  • Highly Specialized

    Work in distinctive areas of expertise

  • Innovative Projects

    Projects that solve complex problems in new ways

  • Collaboration

    Teams that work together to achieve one common goal

  • Best-in-class Training

    Programs to help build knowledge and gain skills

Associate Principal - Consulting - Patient-Centered Solutions - Europe

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Location: London, United Kingdom R1263661

Job description

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics, and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. 

Patient-Centered Solutions team(PCS)

The PCS team leads the industry in the science of measuring the patient experience. We pair strategic consulting expertise with technical scientific knowledge to design and execute scientifically rigorous research that incorporates the patient voice into the development and commercialization of new medicines. This research includes qualitative (e.g., patient interviews, focus groups), quantitative (e.g., clinical outcome assessments (COAs)/patient-reported outcomes (PROs), preference research) and passive (e.g., digital health technology tools) approaches to understand patient, caregiver and physician experiences and expectations of disease and treatment. 

Why join?

  • Become part of a recognized global leader in patient-focused research

  • Keep growing with an organization that encourages and invests in continuous professional and personal development

  • Develop your business and leadership skills further, with coaching from senior leaders

  • Continue challenging yourself by addressing the toughest client issues, working across multiple geographies and solutions in a dynamic and crucial field for the industry

  • Make a difference to patients by enabling the successful approval or launch of new treatments with features that are truly patient-centric


As an Associate Principal, you will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of projects in the field of patient-centred research, for developing and communicating strategic insights and recommendations to clients, and for supporting business development. In your day-to-day role, you will collaborate directly with IQVIA’s senior leaders, independently manage client relationships, prepare proposals and contracts with limited supervision, and start to build a book of business. You will typically oversee 6 or more projects at the same time staffed with project managers and researchers.

  • Oversee and contribute to delivery of a portfolio of consulting, scientific and analytic projects

  • Develop and deliver insightful, value-added strategies that address complex client issues in the patient science field

  • Plan resources for project delivery, track and ensure project financial health

  • Coach and direct project managers and project team members

  • Create reports, presentations and facilitate workshops

  • Lead bid teams, develop proposals and participate in business development processes

  • Develop a broad knowledge of patient science and how it addresses client needs for evidence generation and dissemination, regulatory and market access strategy

  • Identify opportunities for expansion of PCS consulting service offerings

  • Support people-related activities such as recruitment, training and development

  • Lead special initiatives that contribute to the growth and maturing of the PCS practice

  • Manage 3-4 team members

Essential experience, skills and education required

  • An advanced academic science degree in public health, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, medical anthropology, health economics or another related field

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in at least 1 of the above fields

  • Previous experience in strategic consulting and project management

  • Strong experience working in roles generating or communicating robust clinical data suitable for submission to regulatory bodies, payers or for publication; preferably with exposure to COA/PRO, patient preference and/or HEOR

  • Advanced knowledge of the healthcare regulatory processes and international payer systems

  • Ability to rapidly understand new scientific content and to engage meaningfully with clients and project teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presenting, facilitating meetings and workshops, and report writing

  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

  • An ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multi-disciplinary and international teams


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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