Senior Consultant, Enriched Studies - (1801662) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

IMS Health and Quintiles have come together to be IQVIA. We have created a new way to harness advances in technology, analytics and human ingenuity called Human Data Science, to deliver solutions that help our customers drive healthcare forward and help patients around the globe. Inspired by the industry we help, our employees are committed to providing solutions that enable life sciences companies to innovate with confidence, maximize their opportunities and ultimately drive human health outcomes forward.

 The Company

IQVIA - the Human Data Science Company - is grounded in three interconnected forces: human data, human science and data science. IQVIA contributes to the advancement of human health globally through timely research, insightful analysis and scientific expertise applied to granular non-identified patient-level data. Fulfilling an essential need within healthcare, IQVIA delivers objective, relevant insights and research that accelerate understanding and innovation critical to sound decision making and improved human outcomes. With access to institutional knowledge, advanced analytics, technology and unparalleled data, IQVIA works in tandem with a broad set of healthcare stakeholders to drive a research agenda focused on Human Data Science, including government agencies, academic institutions, the life sciences industry and payers. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality.

The Team

IQVIA Real-World Insights (RWI) teams work with clients worldwide to help them use complex, clinically rich, patient-level healthcare datasets to answer their specific research questions, make more informed decisions, and deliver results. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial, and constantly looking for opportunities to harness the value of Real-World Evidence (RWE) in a constantly evolving industry.

Specifically, you will be working in the RWI Enriched Studies Development Team. The RWI Enriched Studies Development Team is responsible for advancing the IQVIA capabilities to deliver Enriched Studies through targeted internal investment activities, client business development and oversight for study delivery. Enriched Studies integrate two methods of data collection (primary and secondary) to build a comprehensive patient record and increase both the availability and depth of researchable data. Enriched Studies are innovative in their use of secondary data (e.g. electronic medical records, health claims) and provide a number of benefits to our clients.  Enriched Studies are typically deployed as a method for delivering observational studies, although are also being explored for delivering clinical trials as well.  The content area of the team encompasses a broad range of activities related to Enriched Studies:

•         Geographic data source and technical assessments to support capability expansion.

•         Enhancing data management and analysis capabilities of both primary collected information and existing databases.

•         Proactive business development, including development of proposals.

•         Supporting multi-country study delivery.

•         Development of standard processes.

•         Thought leadership.

•         Budget tracking.



As a Senior Consultant, you would be able to showcase your abilities to apply healthcare knowledge and new approaches to solving healthcare’s most challenging issues. You must thrive in a collaborative environment where you can leverage the most globally extensive assets of IQVIA to accelerate new business growth as well as in-depth expertise in areas such as observational research, epidemiology and data management.  You must provide high quality, on-time input to both client projects and offering development projects (non-client projects).  Assignments range in complexity from basic analysis and problem solving to assisting in the development of more complex solutions working across geographies and business units. This will span across tasks that are technical, process-driven and scientific, working with teams across various countries.

You will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team where you will be managing teams of Analysts and Consultants in the design, development and delivery of medium sized projects or components of larger, complex projects of Enriched Studies. You will own and deliver work independently, ensuring that high quality, thoroughly scoped outputs are delivered on time and within budget. Our Senior Consultants are self-sufficient, supported by a group of Associate Principals, Principals, technical experts in epidemiology, observational studies and offering development, who provide industry-leading perspectives and innovative approaches.

The successful candidate will be able to achieve professional development and learning, which includes skills specific training courses as well as on-the-job training. You will also learn from working closely with senior leaders in the organization, as well as other team members leading the team’s business development and delivery efforts.


Principal Accountabilities


As a Senior Consultant, you will be working on client projects and development projects within multidisciplinary and international teams specifically created for each project. Your responsibilities will include:

Client engagement responsibilities:

•         Manage day-to-day client relationships through face-to-face discussions, workshops, conferences, telephone, email and written reports.

•         Provide day-to-day leadership to project teams (Analysts and Consultants) to execute high quality research and analysis on time and within budget.

•         Set meeting agendas and lead client calls.

•         Prepare and facilitate decision making on project related questions, internally as well as with clients.

•         Design, structure and deliver client reports and presentations.

•         Coordinate the development of detailed technical documents (e.g. RWE Study Protocols and Statistical Analysis Plans), working closely with scientific experts.

•         Proactively identify project related delivery risks, suggesting and implementing mitigating actions.

•         Assist in the design/structure and completion of presentations that are appropriate to support client engagement, training and conference presentations.

•         Participate in proposal development and the bid-defence process with guidance and supervision.

•         Use strategic framework to identify new business opportunities for follow-on work.

•         Recommend improvements and alternative solutions to resolve client challenges.

•         Align with the finance team to track and update project costs and revenue.

Development project responsibilities:

  1. •         Develop broad knowledge of healthcare technologies, Big Data and research methodologies necessary to execute development projects.
  2. •         Interact with external parties to understand and assess emerging technologies, the competitive landscape, and research methodologies.
  3. •         Raise the external profile of IQVIA’s RWI by attending conferences, organising webinars, and attending recruitment events.
  4. •         Work closely with the senior business and scientific leaders to create innovative solutions for Enriched Studies.
  5. •         Management of workstream tasks and overall delivery including strategic framing for development decision making.
  6. •         Support planning and management of resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
  7. •         Ability to form cross-organisational engagements with senior leaders across business units to ensure alignment and coordinated Enriched Studies development.
  8. •         Engage with external parties to understand and assess novel technologies, the competitive landscape, and research methodologies.
  9. •         Work with senior members of the team to support discrete initiatives around IQVIA’s broad RWE strategy.
  10. •         Coach project team members and supporting them to fulfil their personal objectives.
•         Seek out and build a network of colleagues within the IQVIA organisation to share and obtain relevant information required to progress Enriched Studies workstreams.

Job Requirements

Meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimage healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and help patients around the globe. Whatever your career goals, we're here to confidently get you there!

Job ID: 1801662