Snr Data Scientist, Predictive Analytics (R1097642) in London, UK at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/7/2019

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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.

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.



Data Science Developer

Predictive Analytics, RWS Technology

This is an exciting opportunity to work in one of the world's leading human data science teams working with real world insights to help our clients answer specific questions globally, make more informed decisions and deliver results. This role will set within a data science consulting function where the main goal is to establish the viability of innovative machine-learning focused prototypes and to recommend subsequent prioritisation on the product roadmap.



A typical day might include

  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop prototypes that address the full spectrum of data science activities from data engineering to machine learning algorithms to visualisation to storytelling.
  • Provide expertise and help shape best practices in the area of data engineering and machine learning
  • Support other data scientists in your core areas of expertise
  • Have appetite for exposure to activities across the data science spectrum
  • Proactively identify opportunities for innovation and areas for improvement across the workflow


Our ideal candidate: Experience

  • Postgraduate degree or higher in a technical or scientific domain with two to seven years of experience working in a technical / consulting environment involving advanced analytics.
  • Appetite for applying new and existing technologies to challenging problems in health care, i.e. motivated by solving the problem
  • Advanced level programming skills in Python, ideally developed from experience working on commercial projects, including significant experience using SciPy and machine-learning packages (numpy, pandas, scikit-learn, etc).
  • A pragmatic approach in scoping and designing, i.e. seeking simple iterative solutions wherever possible to shorten the time-to-value of work.
  • A set of software-development values that ensures high-quality, readable and maintainable code is produced within an open and collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of supervised machine learning methods, such as regularised regression, ensemble tree-based models (e.g. xgboost), support vector machines, deep learning methods, etc.
  • Strong communication skills across disciplines is essential in order to collaboratively plan and execute end-to-end solutions with a range of experts including data scientists, software engineers, consultants and external or internal stakeholders.


Bonus points for:

  • Knowledge of healthcare patient-level data
  • Knowledge of epidemiology or biostatistical methodologies involving methods such as causal inference and time-series modelling
  • Knowledge of data visualisation tools
  • Programming skills in PySpark
  • Experience in working in a consulting environment


The Team


“Big Data” is changing the way that the healthcare world operates and, now more than ever, the key to better patient outcomes is through better use of technology, seamlessly integrated information and analytics. Our Predictive Analytics team within the Real-World Solutions (RWS) Technology division is a fast-growing group of collaborative, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial individuals. In our quest to harness the value of Real World Evidence (RWE), we are at the centre of IQVIA’s pursuit of machine learning and cutting-edge statistical methods to advance healthcare. Our efforts improve retrospective clinical studies, under-diagnosis of rare diseases, personalised treatment response profiles, disease progression predictions, and clinical decision-support tools.

You will join this high-profile team to work on ground-breaking problems in health outcomes across disease areas including Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, Chronic diseases (such as diabetes), and a variety of very rare conditions. The Predictive Analytics team works hand-in-hand with statisticians, epidemiologists and disease area experts across the wider global RWE Solutions team, leveraging a vast variety of anonymous patient-level information. The data encompasses IQVIA’s access to over 530 million anonymised patients as well as bespoke, custom partnerships with healthcare providers and payers



We invite you to join IQVIA™.

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!




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: R1097642