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Scientific Manager, Central Nervous System, PCS

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Localizações: Wayne, Pensilvânia Full time R1353508

Job description

Scientific Manager, Central Nervous System

Patient Centered Solutions

Location: Home-Based (US & Canada, East Coast)

IQVIA provides scientific services spanning clinical trials, real world evidence, and consulting in all areas of the product lifecycle. The Patient Centered Solutions (PCS) team leads the industry in breadth and depth of Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) knowledge. Our diverse team of experts works together to develop, deploy, and validate psychometric instruments that capture the patient experience with their treatment or disease, analyze and interpret outcomes, and translate the information to advance the initiatives of life science companies.

Individuals joining us are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in life sciences consulting. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in delivering solutions.  We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial, and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.

Role & Responsibilities

As a Scientific Manager on the PCS team, you will have a focus on neuroscience and/or psychology with an interest and experience in at least one of our core scientific services: COA/PRO research, Preference Research, Qualitative analysis of patient-generated data, Statistical Analysis of patient-generated data, Psychometrics, and Medical and Technical Writing.  You will also participate in other aspects of PCS consulting projects, from design to final presentation. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Qualitative research – including developing discussion guides, conducting interviews/focus groups, and analyzing qualitative data using appropriate software
  • Preference research – including developing vignettes, conducting stated/revealed preference research and analyzing preference data
  • Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) research – including critically appraising and developing PRO questionnaires, and psychometrically assessing and interpreting PRO data
  • Medical and technical writing – including writing abstracts and manuscripts for publication, and developing regulatory and payer/HTA submission documents
  • Rater Training – including development of scientific training materials, facilitation of site rater training content, ongoing monitoring and surveillance of study data
  • Leading proposal development to deliver insightful, value-added proposals in response to client needs; develops quantitative and qualitative analyses to create client-specific solutions
  • Leveraging both primary and secondary data in the development of novel research objectives
  • Providing oversight and support to consulting projects
  • Identifying business opportunities and potential growth areas by developing plans for long-term objectives
  • Providing scientific advice and leadership to ensure that the patient's story is appropriately captured and caveated in research activities
  • Using modern and rigorous scientific methodologies to undertake primary and secondary research focused on generating a comprehensive understanding of a disease and treatment paradigm
  • Designing, conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research studies
  • Leading and producing presentations, as needed, and offering thought leadership for PCS Sciences
  • Mentoring, coaching, and sharing subject matter expertise with others to help develop individuals and capabilities delivering world-class solutions for clients
  • Disseminating study findings in publications


  • PhD, ScD or Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, psychology, biostatistics, psychometrics, sociology, medical anthropology, or health economics required; PhD, ScD, or Master’s degree in neuroscience and/or psychology preferred
  • 3-6 years of consulting experience
  • Experience in site rater training and monitoring of study data is preferred
  • Knowledge of key issues and current developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, including an understanding of the healthcare regulatory processes
  • Analytical, interpretative, and problem-solving skills and strong individual initiative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including grammatical/technical writing, presentations, meeting and workshop facilitation, business and report writing
  • Strong organizational skills and capability in juggling priorities so that deadlines are met while retaining consistently high-quality outcomes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others to accomplish team goals and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers, and clients
  • Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to contribute to business development through the identification of leads, development of proposals, etc.
  • Excellent attention and accuracy with details and a strong commitment to quality
  • A track record of leadership and people development
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications

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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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