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Data Analyst, Privacy and De-identification (remote)

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Primary Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States Full time R1352360

Job description

The Privacy Analytics Data Privacy Solutions team is seeking a Data Scientist with experience in data privacy, data de-identification and statistical disclosure control, with a strong focus on health care data. 

As part of the Data Privacy Solutions team, the Data Scientist will be leading engagements for de-identification and re-identification risk measurement of client data. This will include performing re-identification risk determinations and working with our Privacy Analytics Eclipse software clients to ensure they are successful in managing re-identification risk on their data. Responsibilities will include measuring the re-identification risk of client data sets, providing strong client support, delivering data de-identification workshops and remote coaching to clients, de-identification methodology and literature reviews, and having a strong understanding of relevant privacy regulations and standards.

A university degree with a strong focus on statistical modeling and/or data analytics is expected. The ability to gain information from various sources and apply them to new and complex problems is critical for success in this role. Expertise will be required to understand and communicate in a clear and concise manner to internal and external audiences and stakeholders.

•    Develop expertise in statistical disclosure control and de-identification regulations and standards 
•    Conduct qualitative and quantitative re-identification risk analysis for a variety of clients in and outside of the healthcare domain, and document the results of these analyses in client-facing reports
•    Present data de-identification solutions to technical and business audiences
•    Support software clients in performing re-identification risk analysis
•    Inform the development of algorithms and recommend improvements to core software products
•    Facilitate, conduct, and coach others on the use of various re-identification risk analysis techniques
•    Act as a go-to expert resource for marketing and sales teams in support of go-to-market and sales activities
•    Travel may occasionally be required for conferences, training/coaching, and/or certain client workshops

Essential Qualifications:
•    B.Sc in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or related field 
•    3 years of relevant work experience
•    Strong math and statistics skills are essential (experience with algorithm development with subsequent validation)
•    Experience performing data analysis, data exploration and data modeling (using SQL, R or Python)
•    Experience leading and managing multiple projects at various stages of development
•    Ability to present work and explain findings to senior leadership
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills 

Asset Qualifications:
•    A post graduate degree and research experience
•    Experience working in a professional services organization, such as consulting 
•    Experience performing re-identification risk assessments and using data de-identification software
•    Knowledge of statistical disclosure control or privacy laws 
•    Experience working with health, financial, or other consumer data 
•    Experience working with large data sets (TBs)

*Fully remote*

*Must be authorized to work in US without sponsorship*

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.

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