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Internal Medical Translator (PT > EN) Portuguese > English

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Primary Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Athens, Greece,GRC; Beirut, Lebanon,LBN; Belgrade, Serbia,SRB; Bratislava, Slovakia,SVK; Bucharest, Romania,ROU; Budapest, Hungary,HUN; Kaunas, Lithuania,LTU; Ljubljana, Slovenia,SVN; Prague, Czech Republic,CZE; Riga, Latvia,LVA; Sarajevo, Bosnia,BIH; Sofia, Bulgaria,BGR; Tallinn, Estonia,EST; Vienna, Austria,AUT; Warsaw, Poland,POL; Zagreb, Croatia,HRV Full time R1348025

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.

As the Internal Translator is responsible for linguistically and culturally interpreting the written material in a way that maintains or duplicates the structure and style of the original text while keeping the ideas and facts of the original material accurate.  

You will possess fluency in English and Portuguese and have skills that allow you to research industry-specific terminology. You will have a strong commitment to quality and accuracy and shows outstanding problem-solving skills when faced with difficult content and instruction.

You will be building strong relationships with the IQVIA™ Translations Services team and will play a key role in the effectiveness and success of IQVIA™ Translations Services operations.


• Acting as a strategic partner in delivering translations on time and adhering to our quality commitments to clients
• Careful adherence to  material and instructions to meet the requirements of the clients
• Researching industry-specific terminology to properly reflect the meaning and tone of the source content
• Cross-referencing specialized glossaries and translation tools to check the quality of the translation
• Proofreading translated texts for terminology, grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
• Working with the IQVIA™ Translations Services team to identify gaps in instructions or any external issue that may affect the commitment to the client.
• Working with the IQVIA™ Translations Services team to update or improve glossaries, Translation Memories, Style Guides and any other internal assets.
• Providing thorough and relevant feedback on the quality of the translation work performed by other linguists or strategic partners.
• Being the point of contact for IQVIA™ Translations Services to manage quality and on-time delivery related to feedback.


• Native speaker in English Langue
• Excellent spoken and written skills in the target language
• Fluency in source language (Portuguese) – spoken and written
• At least 3 years of experience translating, reviewing and editing life sciences content including clinical trial documents.
• A tertiary or university degree in translation or linguistics and at least 3 years of translation experience
• Be able to work according to tight deadlines and independently is a must
• Experience with translation management systems and CAT tools is a must
• Experience with memoQ is desirable.
• Prior experience as a translator with a translation and localization company is 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

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