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Senior Epidemiologist

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Primary Location: London, London, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Athens, Greece,GRC; Barcelona, Spain,ESP; Berlin, Germany,DEU; Bochum, Germany,DEU; Bordeaux, France,FRA; Budapest, Hungary,HUN; Copenhagen, Denmark,DNK; Dortmund, Germany,DEU; Dublin, Ireland,IRL; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Madrid, Spain,ESP; Milan, Italy,ITA; Oeiras, Portugal,PRT; Oslo, Norway,NOR; Paris, France,FRA; Reading, United Kingdom,GBR; Riga, Latvia,LVA; Rome, Italy,ITA; Solna, Sweden,SWE; Tallinn, Estonia,EST; Warsaw, Poland,POL Full time R1215052

Job description

Senior Epidemiologist: Real-World Data

Join the Centre of Excellence for Retrospective Studies 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?"

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, execution and reporting of real-world database (RWD) studies

  • Lead the writing of study protocols, statistical analysis plans and study reports

  • Provide methodological insights and senior review in support of various study documents

  • Provide scientific and methodological expertise to teams and clients on various aspects of study design to address research questions

  • Manage teams, both at the project level and as a line manager

  • Develop abstracts, manuscripts and/or presentations to conferences for projects

  • Contribute to business development activities and proposal writing

  • Lead operational efficiencies of workflows, including writing of internal guidance documents (e.g., SOPs and quality management documents)


  • MPH, MSc or PhD (or an equivalent degree) in epidemiology, public health or a related discipline

  • Experience in designing and executing prospective or retrospective epidemiological studies, including database analyses

  • Evidence of previous experience utilising large-scale anonymous patient level retrospective healthcare databases populated with EMR data such as the CPRD or THIN

  • Knowledge of real-world data needs of pharmaceutical clients

  • Strong consulting skills

  • Ability to meet short deadlines with high quality deliverables

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

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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