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IQVIA Senior Consultant - Evidence Synthesis (HEOR) - Various locations in Lisbon, Portugal

Join us on our exciting journey! IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

The Evidence Synthesis practice is part of the IQVIA Real World Solutions (RWS). RWS brings together IQVIA initiatives that connect healthcare stakeholders through real-world evidence to demonstrate the value of medicines, enhance quality and drive improved outcomes.

Overview of the role

Our industry-leading team is growing and seeking an experienced and enthusiastic technical specialist to support our Evidence Synthesis practice and Centre of Excellence (CoE). The role involves a blend of technical leadership, strategic problem-solving for complex research tasks, coding/programming, enhancing existing and developing new capabilities as senior member of our CoE, generation of business opportunities, as well as coaching and training of junior team members. As technical lead, the role requires strong hands-on expertise across areas of evidence synthesis such as feasibility assessments, direct and indirect treatment comparisons, population-adjustment (MAIC, STC, ML-NMR), surrogate endpoint evaluation, structured expert elicitation, survival analyses, external comparator arms etc. Besides working in integrated teams across geographies and functions, a key part of the role is to build and maintain effective client relationships to add value in a rapidly evolving environment.

Required Knowledge

In-depth expertise and hands-on experience with advanced evidence synthesis methods is essential. The role requires a good understanding of the health care sector and the pharmaceutical market, as well as general consulting methodologies and business practices. Experience in the delivery of consulting engagements is desirable.

Responsibilities

Client engagements

  • Lead day-to-day activities of multiple evidence synthesis projects with the support of junior team members, including the development of statistical analysis protocols (SAP) and conduct of feasibility assessments, evidence synthesis by means of meta-analysis, indirect treatment comparison or network meta-analysis (frequentist or Bayesian) with patient-level and/or aggregate data from RCTs

  • Provide senior technical and statistical leadership and effective ad hoc problem-solving support to the delivery of diverse evidence synthesis projects

  • Edit, review, and develop scripts to ensure accurate and efficient implementation tailored to specific research problems. Full proficiency and demonstrable coding/programming experience in WinBUGS, OpenBUGS, JAGS and R is required, and knowledge of Stan is desirable

  • Provide technical guidance, input and quality control for key deliverables (e.g., draft protocols, statistical analysis plans, reports, manuscripts)

  • Support project implementation including overall project management and client engagement

Business development

  • Conceptualize evidence synthesis engagements in response to client request for proposals

  • Contribute to business development; build and maintain effective client relationships

Driving development

  • Establish research credentials and further the wider IQVIA profile in evidence synthesis through the development of innovative methods and the dissemination of research outputs in peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences

  • Support the development of product offerings and internal process optimization as part of the Centre of Excellence for Indirect Treatment Comparisons

Mentoring

  • Coaching and training for junior statisticians and project delivery teams

  • Serve as a line manager for junior staff members

Qualifications, experience, technical and personal skills

Essential qualifications

  • Master’s degree in (medical) statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, epidemiology, public health, health economics or a related discipline

  • PhD in a subject related to health services research or statistics is desirable

Essential skills, knowledge and personal behaviours

  • At least 5 years prior relevant experience working as a statistician in consultancy, CRO, pharmaceutical/biotech or academia (as post-graduate researcher)

  • Strong programming skills in R and good command of Stan or WinBUGS/OpenBUGS/JAGS (other statistical software and decision support packages desirable), ability to provide evidence of this applied in a business or academic setting

  • Strong quantitative skills and experience with Bayesian statistics, generalized linear models, feasibility assessments, direct and indirect treatment comparisons, population-adjustment (MAIC, STC, ML-NMR), surrogate endpoint evaluation, structured expert elicitation, survival analyses

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including in the context of client strategic challenges

  • Excellent scientific writing skills. Publication track record is desirable but not necessary

  • Excellent oral communication skills and ability to convey technically complex issues to non-technical audiences and teams; prior coaching and training experience is desirable

  • Good understanding of related HEOR domains (e.g. systematic literature reviews, health economic modelling)

  • Good team-based interpersonal skills but also an ability to work independently

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good project management skills with proven time management and organizational skills

Important information:

  • Location: various locations in EMEA available

  • Duration: Permanent

  • Mode: Home-based or hybrid

  • Required documents: CV written in English

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 https://jobs.iqvia.com

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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