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Evidence Synthesis Senior Consultant

Company: IQVIA Holdings Inc
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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.

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

Senior Consultants are key team members who are responsible for implementing methodologically rigorous evidence synthesis research, overseeing the work of junior staff, and managing the overall project. 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. Senior Consultants are expected to interact with clients, understand their needs, and design projects that meet those needs.


Excellent knowledge of systematic literature review (SLR) methods, and an intermediate understanding of network meta-analysis (NMA). Fundamental understanding of SLR guidelines and best practices, and substantial experience in implementing them. Experience conducting meta-analysis or NMA, and/or experience with Bayesian analysis, using R, STATA, or SAS. Knowledge and experience working in pharmaceutical consulting.


  • Lead implementation of SLRs including developing search strategies, protocols, screening, data extraction, and quality control. Deliver quality that exceeds client's expectations.
  • Manage staff to ensure high quality and timely work and review in detail the work that is produced.
  • Synthesize data qualitatively and quantitatively (meta-analysis and NMA).
  • Write reports and develop slide decks that clearly explain methods, results, and interpretation.
  • Help prepare proposals, including background research and writing methods sections.
  • Support more senior staff on specific business initiatives as required
  • Work without supervision independently and/or as part of a project team on defined tasks.
  • Work effectively across time zones as part of a global 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.


Essential qualifications

  • Masters in epidemiology, pharmacology, public health, or biostatistics (other health sciences ok)
  • 4+ years' experience of working in evidence synthesis research, preferably in consulting, pharmaceutical or other healthcare industry, academia.

Desirable experience

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

Essential general technical skills and knowledge

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of SLR concepts, guidelines, and required rigor
  • Intermediate knowledge in meta-analysis and/or NMA and/or Bayesian statistics, with experience carrying analysis in at least 1 programming language
  • Strong ability to quality check own and others work so that drafts are delivered with only minimal minor typographical errors
  • Competency in using PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • Interest in learning SLR technologies

Essential personal skills and behaviours

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written); strong business/scientific written English
  • 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
  • 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



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.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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.

Keywords: IQVIA Holdings Inc, San Mateo , Evidence Synthesis Senior Consultant, Other , San Mateo, California

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