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Manager – COA consulting , Patient Centered Solutions

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Mapa de ubicación: London, United Kingdom Full time R1243693

Descripción del trabajo

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 Patient Centered Solutions team(PCS)

The PCS team leads the industry in the science of measuring the patient experience. We pair strategic consulting expertise with technical scientific knowledge to design and execute scientifically rigorous research that incorporates the patient voice into the development and commercialization of new medicines. This research includes qualitative (e.g., patient interviews, focus groups), quantitative (e.g., clinical outcome assessments (COAs)/patient-reported outcomes (PROs), preference research) and passive (e.g., digital health technology tools) approaches to understand patient, caregiver and physician experiences and expectations of disease and treatment. 

Why join?

  • Become part of a recognized global leader in patient-focused research

  • Keep growing with an organization that encourages and invests in continuous professional and personal development

  • Develop your business and leadership skills with coaching from senior leaders

  • Continue challenging yourself and developing your scientific expertise by addressing the toughest client issues, working across multiple geographies and solutions in a dynamic and crucial field for the industry

  • Make a difference to patients by enabling the successful approval or launch of new treatments with features that are truly patient-centric


As a Scientific Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing a portfolio of consulting projects, providing subject matter expertise in the field of patient-centered research, and for supporting business development in the patient-centred solutions area. Day-to-day you will collaborate directly with IQVIA’s senior leaders and independently engage with client sponsors and their own scientific experts. In some consulting projects you will lead the project and on others you will advise to ensure that scientifically robust methods and conclusions are applied. Typically, you will work on 4-6 projects at the same time. Your responsibilities will encompass the following:


  • Conducting qualitative research – including developing discussion guides, conducting interviews/focus groups, and analysing qualitative data using appropriate software

  • Critically appraising and developing COA questionnaires

  • Interpreting COA psychometric and outcome data and advising on the development of psychometric and statistical analysis plans

  • Medical and technical writing – including writing abstracts and manuscripts for publication, and developing regulatory and payer/HTA submission documents


  • COA consulting – including developing and communicating COA strategies to life science/pharmaceutical companies

  • Acting as the day-to-day manager for consulting projects and workstreams in your field of expertise, and coaching and directing junior team members  

  • Contributing to business development and assisting with proposal development

  • Leading and producing reports, presentations and workshops

  • Designing and executing thought leadership activities for IQVIA in your field of expertise including publications, conference presentations and participation in external working groups

  • Mentoring, coaching, and sharing subject matter expertise with others to help develop individuals and capabilities for delivering world-class solutions for clients

Essential experience, skills and education required

We are looking for driven individuals who have both consulting skills and experience in developing COA strategies in the regulated environment of drug development. As a successful candidate you have:

  • An advanced academic science degree in public health, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, medical anthropology, health economics or another related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in at least 1 of the above fields

  • Previous experience in strategic consulting/research and project management

  • Advanced knowledge of the healthcare regulatory processes and international payer systems

  • Deep expertise in COA/PRO, patient preference and/or real-world evidence methods

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presenting, facilitating meetings and workshops, and report writing

  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others

  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks

  • An ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in multi-disciplinary and international teams

The position is available in multiple locations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Reading, Paris.


At IQVIA, 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. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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