Pharmacoepidemiologist, Real World Evidence (R1078771) in Solna, Sweden at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/16/2019

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Join the Real-World Evidence team 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?" Our fast paced and supportive
environment attracts individuals who care deeply about the quality, timeliness and subsequent impact of
their work; who thrive when exposed to the scale and variety of scientific challenges we face.

Role Purpose
This role will offer you the opportunity to work on a variety of large patient-level datasets owned or accessible to
IQVIA, to help clients address scientific questions including: disease burden, natural history, product safety and
risk management, drug utilization, treatment patterns, and validation studies. Our clients include pharmaceutical,
biotechnology, and medical device manufacturers. We offer a flexible, diverse and dynamic work environment with a
multidisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in epidemiology, pharmacovigilance, and health services

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the design, execution and reporting of epidemiological studies
  • Lead or contribute to the writing of study protocols, statistical analysis plans and study reports
  • Guide clients through the methodological design and analysis aspects of observational studies
  • Contribute to business development activities including proposal design, development and client relationship building
  • Develop and prepare abstracts, manuscripts and/or presentations to conferences for projects
  • Contribute to improving operational efficiencies of workflows, including writing of internal guidance documents, including SOPs and quality management documents


  • MSc, PhD, MD (or equivalent) in epidemiology, outcomes research, health economics, public health, medicine or a relevant scientific field
  • 3+ years work experience in pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety / pharmacovigilance, epidemiology, or health services research
  • Desire to work in a wide variety of projects in real-world evidence (e.g. designing studies, identifying new sources of data, and conducting literature reviews)
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with people of other disciplines to accomplish goals
  • Good time management skills and programme acumen, to contribute to multiple projects with competing timelines
  • Ability to meet short deadlines with high quality deliverables
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (including presentation and PowerPoint skills)
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written)

Preferred Qualities

  • Exposure to working with large epidemiological data, including Nordics registries and EMR
  • Experience designing and executing prospective or retrospective epidemiological studies, especially database analyses
  • Prior experience working in a consultancy, CRO or other service sector in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge of real-world data needs of pharmaceutical clients
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals, and abstracts (including presentations) in scientific conferences
  • Spoken and written knowledge of at least one Nordic language (Swedish, Danish)

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

Job ID: R1078771


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