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Statistical Scientist

From camaraderie to professional development, working at IQVIA provides unique opportunities to advance your career alongside a group of diverse and talented colleagues.  

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 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. 

We have one of the largest Biostatistics departments within the industry of around 1,100+ staff. Due to continued growth, we are seeking new brave minds to join our team.


As a Statistical Scientist, you will join one of the largest, award winning and innovative Biostatistics departments and will be given access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects across a variety of therapeutic areas and thanks to our development opportunities and mentoring at all levels, you will be able to progress your long-term career in the direction you choose.

As a Statistical Scientist, with visibility at a team/site/staff level, you will lead complex studies and submissions and develop protocols, review case report forms (CRFs), and develop analysis plans.

You will also provide input or write specifications for tables and analysis files and communicate with clients regarding study protocol or statistical analysis issues as they arise.  Along with interpreting analyses and writing statistical sections of study reports.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform as lead statistician on complex studies and for integrated summaries or e Submissions, where applicable. 
• Work with the team to ensure high quality deliverables, delivers on time within budget, ensures compliance with SOPs, ensure consistency across teams and across protocols, manages/delegates data quality issue resolutions. 
• Responsible for driving statistical discussions, actively participates in internal project team meetings, provides timely progress updates. 
• Run meetings, provides timeline updates, assess resource needs, and documents and follows up on actions. 
• Support colleagues and provide motivation
- Writes and maintains programming specifications, with a focus on efficacy
- Manages dataset derivations and assignment
- Program analysis datasets, including complex domains and derivations
- Handles analysis set derivations and assignment
Tables, Listings and Figures (TLFs)
- Writes programming specifications for statistical analyses outputs
- Checks outputs for format and content and program complex Tables/Figures (Main or QC)
- Plans, documents, and negotiates timelines forecasts resource needs, identifies out of scope work
- Serves as primary point of contact for customer
- Responsible for building and maintaining effective client relationships, providing direction, support, and oversight of statistical activities
- Consults on operational topics with clients as well as on statistical/programming topics, regardless of complexity
- Act as oversight on any study
Knowledge Sharing:
- Helps train staff regarding operational and technical items
- Provides new topics and training materials at a department/site/ team/Global level
- Act as subject matter expert (SME) to mentor senior staff, including offshore
Risk Management:
- Identifies risks to project delivery and/or quality, leads in a way that risks are avoided
- Anticipates risks to avert need for study level escalations, supports lead in implementing risk mitigation actions. 
- Lock and Unblinding Process: Leads the database lock and unblinding process. 
- Serves as unblinded lead statistician in addition to overseeing junior level Bios who are new to unblinding. 
Statistical Expertise
- Provide expert statistical input into review of statistical deliverables (i.e. statistical section of a protocol, statistical analysis plans, table shells, programming and table specifications, data review, tables, listings, figures and statistical sections for complex and/or integrated reports)
- Provide expert input into data management deliverables (i.e. database design, CRF design, validation checks and critical data)
- Provide expert review of ADaM reviewers guide (ADRG)
- Perform senior biostatistician review (SBR)
- Produce or perform quality control review of sample size calculations for complex studies
- Shares accountability (with resource managers) for the financial success of assigned studies. 
- Accountable for controlling costs and maximizing revenue recognition. 
- Responsible for sharing budget expectations with the team. 
- Responsible for negotiating out of scope work
- Project leads collaborate on creation/revisions of Estimate at Completion (EAC) reporting
- Able to review and comment on proposals/budgets at a study level
- Contribute to request for proposals (RFP) as well as full-service proposals
- Present at bid defense meetings and contribute to FSP bids


• BSc or MSc degree in Biostatistics or related field, along with 7 + years’ experience within the life-science industry 
• Strong knowledge of complex statistical methods that apply to applicable clinical trials
• Strong working knowledge of SAS and CDISC SDTM and ADaM 
• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and project, ability to communicate and explain statistics 

What's in it for you?

• Interesting and innovative projects 
• Collaborative and inspirational working environment / atmosphere
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities 
• Work – life balance

How to apply

You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately, improve outcomes for patients.

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