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Consultant - Evidence Synthesis

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Mapa de ubicación: San Francisco, California, United States Full time R1252295

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Evidence Synthesis Consultant – Role description

Department: Evidence Synthesis

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

Overview of the role

Consultants are key team members who are responsible for implementing methodologically rigorous evidence synthesis research under the guidance of senior staff. They work independently and as part of a team, act on anticipated project needs, and problem solve. The role requires superb attention to detail, organization skills, and communication skills. Consultants are expected to interact with clients and develop high quality deliverables on time.


Excellent knowledge of systematic literature review (SLR) methods, guidelines and best practices. Experience conducting meta-analysis, network meta-analysis (NMA), and/or experience with statistical analysis using R, STATA, or SAS. Must have prior graduate level course work in epidemiology and research methods.


· Under the supervision of senior staff, implement SLR related tasks including development of search strategies, protocols, extraction templates, analytic plans, and reports. Carry our quality control procedures and check the work of others. Deliver quality that exceeds client’s expectations.

· Synthesize data quantitatively (meta-analysis and NMA) and qualitatively with minimal supervision.

· Help prepare proposal drafts, including background research and writing methods sections.

· Take ownership of tasks and be able to work effectively as part of a project team.

Project management / Client liaison

· Assist with overall project management and client management.

· Manage project timelines to ensure work is completed on time.

· Attend and present at internal and client calls.


Minimum qualifications

· Masters in epidemiology, pharmaceutical science, public health (other health sciences ok)

· 3+ years’ experience of working in evidence synthesis research, preferably in consulting, pharmaceutical or other healthcare industry, academia.

Desirable experience

· PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, pharmacology, or public health (other health sciences ok)

Essential general technical skills and knowledge

· Exceptional attention to detail and works with precision and accuracy.

· Strong ability to summarize and synthesize study results, and derive insights

· Solid understanding of SLR concepts, guidelines, and required rigor

· Strong ability to quality check own and others work

· Strong quantitative background with a demonstrated ability to independently conduct analyses using a statistical program (e.g., meta-regression, multivariate regression)

· Competency in using PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and one statistical program

Essential personal skills and behaviours

· A pragmatic and logical problem solving approach to projects

· Strong attention to detail on all project deliverables even under time pressure.

· A good understanding of project management with proven time management and personal organisational skills

· A commitment to working collaboratively and effectively with others in and across the team to accomplish goals

· A commitment to timely internal and client communication; with clients, IQVIA project managers and team members, IQVIA colleagues and others

· Fluent in English (spoken and written); strong business/scientific written English

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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable law.

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

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