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Associate - Life Science Consulting - Real World Evidence - Lisbon

Location: Oeiras, Portugal

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 - Life Science Consulting - Real World Evidence - Lisbon

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Location: Oeiras, Lisbon, Portugal R1270762

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.

Integrated Real - World Evidence and Solutions team (IRES)

As the IRES team, we design and deliver innovative, technology-enabled evidence programs for the pharmaceutical industry. We apply scientific rigor and advanced analytics to real world data in order to help our clients improve population health. Our entrepreneurial team works globally, partnering with regional colleagues throughout IQVIA to diagnose critical business issues and deliver evidence-based solutions.

We are strategic thinkers, innovative technologists, deep subject matter experts and data evangelists passionate about driving better performance in healthcare. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and disruptive.

Why Join?

  • Become part of a recognized global leader in Real-World Evidence (RWE) still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care

  • Start your career with an organization that encourages and invests into continuous professional and personal development

  • Shape evidence generation strategies and deliver studies with the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets and best in class experts

  • Shape your professional path by gaining exposure to diverse geographies, capabilities and vast therapeutic, information and technology areas

Your Role

As an Associate you will be solving healthcare’s most challenging issues by applying the insights coming from RWE exploration. You will be working in a non-hierarchical, collaborative environment where you can leverage the most globally extensive assets of IQVIA to accelerate new business growth. You will be collaborating closely with senior team members to support team’s business development and delivery efforts. You will usually be staffed on 1-3 projects in parallel ensuring a broad exposure to the wide range of activities that IRES undertake in a rapid timeframe.


  • Performing quantitative and qualitative analyses to aid the development of recommendations for clients

  • Supporting the preparation, execution and follow up of client meetings and workshops

  • Participating in the development of project methodology and innovation guidelines

  • Conducting independent desk research to specific briefs using internal and external sources

  • Contributing to creation of reports, presentations, and other client deliverables

  • Assisting in the development of proposals for clients

  • Supporting discrete initiatives around IQVIA's broad RWE strategy and own M&A activities

  • Developing your knowledge of consulting methodologies and the pharmaceutical market through on-the-job exposure and formal training.

Qualifications and experience:

  • BA/BSc with a strong academic track record in life sciences, technology, maths, engineering, economics, business or other related field

  • Solid track record of extra-curricular achievement

  • Previous exposure to the healthcare industry and/or consulting is a plus

  • Good commercial awareness/business judgement and a passion for the healthcare/
    life sciences industry

  • Proven analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills

  • Strong ability to build long-lasting relations and credibility with external and internal contacts

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver high-quality work within tight deadline

  • Full professional proficiency in oral and written English

  • Strong IT literacy e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel

  • Strong commitment to rapid learning and skill development

Please submit your CV in English.


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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