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Senior Consultant, Statistics & Psychometrics, Patient Centered Endpoints

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Primary Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, United States Additonal Locations: Cambridge, MA,USA; San Francisco, CA,USA Full time R1356543

Job description


IQVIA provides scientific services spanning clinical trials, real world evidence, and consulting in all areas of the product lifecycle. The Patient Centered Solutions (PCS) team leads the industry in generating data to ensure that the patient voice is incorporated into the development and commercialization of medication and other drug/non-drug interventions. We focus on understanding and meeting the needs of our clients – mostly life science/pharmaceutical companies – through the application of broad consulting expertise and technical scientific knowledge to design scientifically rigorous research. This research is broad and includes qualitative (e.g. interviews, focus groups), quantitative (e.g. clinical outcome assessments (COAs)/patient-reported outcomes (PRO), preference research) and passive (e.g. digital health technology tools) approaches to understand patient, caregiver and healthcare professional experiences and expectations of disease and treatment. 

To meet our client expectations and retain the excellent reputation built up over time the IQVIA PCS team is committed to recruiting, training and supporting driven individuals who have both consulting skills and life science skills that can be applied to PCS research activities. Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in patient-focused research. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in developing and delivering solutions.  We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth. 

Role & Responsibilities

As a Senior Consultant in the Patient Centered Solutions Statistics & Psychometrics group you will provide day to day oversight of the statistical/psychometric analysis activities to achieve client expectations through the development, implementation, and delivery of statistical analysis services. You will provide direction and guidance in carrying out project assignments, interfacing with clients and other internal departments, and applying advanced statistical and psychometric methods to project work.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • Serves as team lead of the quantitative analysis workstream of projects of moderate scope where an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors is required and serves as a client contact on statistical topics
  • Coordinate the development of analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications, the production of outputs, data review and statistical analysis
  • Serve as a statistical consultant on client projects on analysis of COA data (psychometric validation of COA measures /efficacy analysis aimed to demonstrate differential treatment effect
  • Provide expert statistical input into and review of statistical deliverables (i.e. analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications, data review, tables, listings, figures and statistical sections for integrated reports)
  • Provides statistical/psychometric interpretations and explain statistical methodology
  • Designs, structures, reviews and delivers statistical reports, technical reports and presentations
  • Assists in managing the scope of the quantitative analysis workstream, including objectives, timelines and quality of deliverables

Other responsibilities include:

  • Develops abstracts and supports manuscripts development
  • Presents research findings to clients and at professional conferences
  • Assist with the development of strategies on PRO endpoints and regulatory matters
  • Participate in business development activities, including statistical expertise and consulting input into proposals and attend bid defense meetings
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of developments in biostatistics, psychometrics and clinical trial methodology, and regulatory requirements that impact on analyses
  • Provide training, guidance and mentorship to junior and new staff
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of departmental policies, procedures, training and standards

About You

Candidates interested in joining our Patient Centered Endpoints team as a Senior Consultant, Statistics & Psychometrics should have:


  • Advanced knowledge of complex statistical methods that apply to Phase I-IV clinical trials (multivariate analysis, regression analysis, logistic analysis, survival analysis, mixed models repeated measures, etc) or psychometric validation methods, including classical and optionally modern test theory.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including grammatical/technical writing skills
  • Excellent attention and accuracy with details
  • Ability to confidently communicate with and effectively present information to internal team.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Strong individual initiative
  • Strong organizing skills
  • Strong commitment to quality
  • Very good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to confidently communicate with and effectively present information to clients, senior management and other departments.
  • Ability to work within a matrix team environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and clients
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple internal clients competing for attention, services and resources


  • A PhD or a Master degree in (bio)statistics, psychometrics, outcomes research, health services research, epidemiology or a closely related discipline
  • 3+ years of experience in pharma/life sciences industry
  • 2+ years of experience with programming SAS or R, SPSS or familiarity with implementation of statistical design and analytic methodology in other software (a plus)


  • Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
  • Regular sitting for extended periods of time
  • Travel as required

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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

Colorado/California/Washington state Pay Transparency : The salary range for this role is $154,600 - $193,800.The actual salary will vary based on factors like candidate qualifications and competencies. Certain roles are eligible for annual bonus, sales incentives and/or stock. Benefits may include healthcare, retirement, paid time off, and more.

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