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Principal - Patient-Centered Solutions - Europe

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
  • Apply your business and leadership skills in an entrepreneurial and multi-disciplinary team
  • Continue challenging yourself 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 Principal you will be responsible for maintaining and strengthening relations with current clients as well as for developing business and creating new expansion opportunities for the PCS team. You will assume responsibility for both selling and delivering team projects. Your success will be measured by the ability to lead complex projects, opening up new business relationships to PCS, developing team members and contributing to the development of the PCS function.

  • Develop and deliver insightful, value-added strategies that address complex client issues in the patient science field
  • Lead sales efforts, including uncovering opportunities, and responding to proposals, to win PCS work
  • Oversee PCS delivery teams who execute consulting, scientific and analytic projects
  • Provide direction, advice, and intellectual leadership to clients and delivery teams
  • Lead PCS services portfolio building and thought leadership initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for expansion of PCS consulting service offerings
  • Support the development of the PCS team and global community within IQVIA

Essential experience, skills and education required

  • An advanced degree in a relevant discipline e.g., biological sciences, public health, epidemiology, psychology, sociology, health economics
  • Strong experience working in roles generating or communicating robust clinical data suitable for submission to regulatory bodies, payers or for publication; preferably with exposure to COA/PRO, patient preference and/or HEOR
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or healthcare consulting within a Professional Services or CRO business with evidence of career progression
  • A track record of meeting or exceeding sales targets, managing client/project revenue, leadership and people development
  • Ability to rapidly understand new scientific content and to engage meaningfully with clients and project teams
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, external conference presentations, workshop facilitation, business and report writing
  • An entrepreneurial nature and interest in developing new client offerings and solutions and in building the capability to deliver the same


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

Principal - Patient-Centered Solutions - Europe

London, UK
Full Time

Published on 03/19/2023

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