Oncology Subject Matter Expert (R1057250) in Paris, FR at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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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.

Oncology Subject Matter Expert

European Data and Evidence Networks, Central Team

Location: Paris or London

IQVIA - Background

Around the world healthcare stakeholders are working to improve patient outcomes through treatment innovations, provision and better access to healthcare. IQVIA provides the information, technology and service solutions they need to drive new insights and approaches. With a global team of 60,000, we harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: improving clinical, scientific and commercial results, realising the full potential of innovations and ultimately, driving healthcare forward.

We are one of only a few organisations that integrate real-world evidence, health economics, outcomes research, consulting, and health intelligence tools at the national and international levels across the healthcare value chain.

The position we are recruiting for sits within the IQVIA RWAS Global Business Unit (Real World and Analytics Solutions) which applies healthcare intelligence tools and expertise in real world evidence to deliver deep insights into the realities of healthcare delivery, patient populations, pathway design, the effectiveness of healthcare interventions and products, and value for money.

European Data & Evidence Networks (EDEN)

It is our belief that availability and transparency of treatment data lead to improved patient care. As such, in collaboration with leading pharmaceuticals and in consultation with healthcare professionals, governments and patient groups, our rapidly-growing team of around 100 people is leading the development of two pan-European information infrastructure platforms:

  • The Collaboration for Oncology Data in Europe (CODE) will collate comprehensive, up-to-date and validated data from up to 2000 healthcare providers on how anti-cancer medicines are used in clinical practice, establishing the first comprehensive long-term European Oncology Data Network.
  • The European Oncology Evidence Network will build a network of 15-20 hospital-based, anonymised clinical data centres to enable high-quality, observational-type studies on treatment outcomes and quality of care in oncology. Most of the research undertaken so far is clinical practice and health economics, with no trial or biomarker validation services developed to date.

Working with healthcare data providers across Europe, the initiatives will enable the oncology community to keep pace with innovation and derive the greatest value from anti-cancer treatments.

Technology is at the very core of our success and the enabler of our ambition to help connect treatment innovation to patient benefits and ultimately broaden the opportunity for individual patients to receive the therapies that are appropriate for them.


The Oncology Subject Matter Expert will be part of the broader initiative team, providing guidance and expertise to the different workstreams within the initiative, including those relating to data capture, underlying data models (structure and ontologies), international variations in clinical practice and product availability, and the value of insights to front-line clinicians. Principal accountabilities will include:

  • Contribute significant oncology subject matter expertise and guidance to pan-European data capture and management activities:
    • Data capture requirements
    • Standardisation and systems of categorization
    • Rules and logical structures to facilitate data entry and data quality
    • Data process improvements
    • Associated system developments
  • Develop references tables to support the activity on care in oncology / haematology
  • Undertake specific tasks to support the initiative and workstreams, including secondary research and literature review and liaison with 3rd parties and scientific societies
  • Provide input to development projects relating to new offerings or new methods
  • Advise relevant parties on the trade-offs, impact and risks of design choices; propose solutions
  • Propose options for the design and management of data quality, including appropriate metrics and cross-checks
  • Propose specific activities to ensure accuracy and completeness of data, which integrate and comply with agreed data standards across IQVIA and the initiative
  • Work in close collaboration with both technical and project management teams, to facilitate the integration and adoption of recommendations
  • Manage projects or sections of data projects (depending on the size and complexity) and report on progress and issues
  • May represent pan-European data management viewpoint in areas of focus in client and other meetings with external organisations


We are considering a range of professional backgrounds for this post, including nurse specialists, physicians / oncologists and clinical pharmacists.


  • 10+ years Oncology experience gained in research or in a hospital (oncology, nursing, pharmacy)
  • Extensive knowledge of biological therapies across both solid and haematological malignancies
  • Highly intellectually curious
  • Keen for a new challenge
  • Able to plan, organize, manage their own time as a shared resource across multiple teams
  • Willing to travel on occasion within Europe

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of various reference data in oncology
  • Experience of work-flow mapping and experience-based design
  • Development of Business Data Systems, Fields values and Business Rules
  • Common methodologies used to create patient-centred metrics


Competitive and commensurate with the scope of the role

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: R1057250


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