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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.


Location- Falls Church, VA

Epidemiologist for FDA Biologics Effectiveness and Safety (BEST) Initiative. Substantial experience in designing and managing scientifically sound epidemiologic studies. Individual will help develop, design and deliver high quality epidemiology and drug safety projects and research studies. Assignments will range in complexity from proposal development, developing study protocols, data management, conducting statistical analysis, ensuring data quality, dissemination and scientific rigor across all facets of epidemiology projects. The consultant will work with other team members such as project managers, principals and analysts on each project and will work across multiple projects.

General Responsibilities:

  • Application of epidemiologic methods to design/implement pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness, drug safety and other related research studies.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality proposals for new projects.
  • Review and understand client needs to develop innovative and rigorous proposals and solutions.
  • Contribute to development of project documents/deliverable, including literature reviews, protocols, study reports, abstracts, and manuscripts, as appropriate.
  • Proficient with advanced statistical analysis methods and erudite about the current pharmacoepidemiology methods.
  • Work across clients, therapeutic areas, and projects to ensure an efficient and cohesive work environment and an exceptional, high-quality finished product.
  • Utilizes the full breadth of epidemiological data sources, both internal and external, and where appropriate primary research to produce high quality and innovative epidemiology products and services
  • Experience and training in the design, development and/or analysis of large health-related databases.


  • PhD Epidemiologist with at least 10 years of experience working in consulting, pharmaceutical, or academic setting.
  • Experience and training in the design, development and/or analysis of large health-related databases.


  • SAS or R experience
  • Experience analyzing secondary data sources including insurance claims, EMR and pharmacy databases.
  • Experience working with OMOP Common Data Model.
  • Skilled in MS Word/Excel/Access/Power Point.

Essential Skills and Behaviors:

  • Demonstrable competence in project management with proven time management and personal organizational skills
  • 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.
  • Must be a self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships and the flexibility to manage multiple, time-critical tasks.



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.

Job ID: R1096096


Falls Church, VA
Full Time

Published on 01/21/2020