Analyst - Literature Review - RWS Methods & Generation EMEA team
IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry.
IQVIA creates intelligent connections across all aspects of healthcare through its analytics, transformative technology, big data resources and extensive domain expertise.
With direct access to the world’s most comprehensive healthcare information, analytics and research resources, IQVIA Real World Solutions (RWS) experts design and deliver innovative data and technology-enabled evidence programs to accelerate the clinical development and commercialization of innovative medical treatments that improve healthcare outcomes for patients.
Within the RWS group, the IQVIA Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Real World Methods and Evidence Generation (RW MEG) team is composed of around 80 highly qualified multi-disciplinary professionals from a variety of disciplines including health economics, statistics, biochemistry and epidemiology, located across 12 geographies.
Our clients operate in the life sciences industry, including the global top 20 pharmaceutical companies, medical device and biotech companies, as well as public health providers and regulatory authorities.
Our clients look for insight and evidence on the safety, efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery systems, medical devices, and pharmaceutical products spanning the full spectrum of therapeutic and disease areas.
Our diverse mix of clients, the breadth of disease areas as well as increasing access to novel data sources and methodologies provide a constant and rewarding challenge for our people.
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Literature review analysts in the IQVIA EMEA RWS team work flexibly across qualitative health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) projects with an interest in developing as a specialist consultant in literature reviews.
They support the team in health technology assessment (HTA) and HEOR project delivery, with the opportunity to support business development.
The role is based in Portugal with flexibility of office and home working. Please refer to our diversity and inclusion statement for further information.
The successful candidate :
Develops materials and services related to all stages of systematic literature reviews research questions, protocols, screening of abstracts and full texts, data extraction for epidemiology, clinical, economic, and quality of life data and qualitative reporting
Conducts quality and risk of bias assessment of the studies
Develops literature review knowledge and skills through collaboration with the internal project team and the client team, as well as following trainings provided by IQVIA’s RWS Centers of Excellence
Works within and across internal IQVIA teams, including technical consultants responsible for quantitative project delivery
Supports thought leadership for literature review topics, such as preparing conference abstracts and posters, supporting development of white papers on literature reviews and guiding interns working with the team on literature reviews focused thesis topics
Develops knowledge of EMEA RWS offerings in literature reviews and HEOR to support in business development opportunities
Qualifications and desired experience
We are looking for proactive individuals with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Candidates should have a strategic mindset, the ability to identify potential issues and suggest solutions is a valued quality.
Previous experience with methodologies or techniques would aid with this; however, it is not essential as IQVIA will provide relevant training.
The role requires analysts to work flexibly across multiple projects. A baseline level of organizational skills and time management is important to ensure that analysts can complete their assigned work to meet deadlines at a consistently high standard.
Tasks should be managed and completed within the core company working hours and work-life balance is prioritized.
The ideal applicant should have apt interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with both internal team members and clients.
As such, fluency in conversational and business English is essential. The ability to demonstrate this through slide deck development, report writing, and presentations is essential.
There is no specific profile that is conducive to success, and we recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds to create a well-rounded team! If you are motivated, have a passion for healthcare, and strong organizational skills we encourage you to apply.
The list below should be viewed as a guide rather than a checklist.
Desired skills and qualifications :
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as health or bioscience-related, medicine, biomedical sciences, health economics, health policy, epidemiology, public health, or information science AND one year of relevant experience or internship(s)
A postgraduate degree in a relevant field (discipline such as health or bioscience-related, medicine, biomedical sciences, health economics, health policy, epidemiology, public health, or information science)
A good knowledge of literature review methods (PRISMA principles, Cochrane guideline for SLRs)
Experience with the use of databases such as EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane, PubMed, etc. is desirable
Experience or familiarity with literature review methodology, conducting and reporting is desirable
An understanding of the principles of evidence-based healthcare, critical appraisal and the interpretation and synthesis of health care research evidence is desirable
Experience in healthcare consulting / experience in the life science industry or within academia is desirable but not essential
Strong written and verbal communication skills with fluency in English
Enthusiastic about learning about systematic reviews and health care decision making
Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
Our commitment to you
IQVIA are committed to your professional growth in the healthcare industry. During the first three months new joiners will be paired with a more experienced hire in our buddy’ system to offer support and advice in an informal setting.
Over this time, Analysts will work at a reduced capacity on billable projects to ensure suitable time for training.
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