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Scientific Director, Central Nervous System, PCS at IQVIA Holdings Inc

Scientific Director, Central Nervous System, PCS

IQVIA Holdings Inc New York, NY Full-Time
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 Director, CNS on the PCS team, you will have a focus on neuroscience and/or psychology with 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 participate in all phases of PCS consulting projects, from design to final presentation.

Responsibilities include:

* Design research studies to capture the patients' perspective and prepare methodological recommendations and summaries for project proposals with a focus on schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, PTSD, ADHD or other neurology/psychiatry-related indications
* Provide oversight of rater training content development and delivery
* Provide scientific advice and leadership to ensure that the patient's story is appropriately captured and caveated in research activities
* Use modern and rigorous scientific methodologies to undertake primary and secondary research focused on generating a comprehensive understanding of a disease and treatment paradigm
* Lead qualitative and quantitative research activities - for example direct the development of discussion guides, train interviewers, conduct pilot interviews, oversee development of statistical and psychometric analysis plans, review and interpret statistical output
* Advise on COA instrument and outcomes, including critical appraisal, selection and modification, endpoint strategies, implementation and analytic plans
* Translate qualitative and quantitative data into meaningful value messages and communicate these to clients, regulatory authorities, payer organizations, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and patient advocacy groups
* Provide oversight and support to PCS consulting projects, and other PCS services that require scientific and/or statistical experience
* Liaise directly with clients as a subject matter expert
* Participate in working groups and produce presentations, publication and other activities, as needed for thought leadership
* Take responsibility and be accountable for ensuring quality and consistency in scientific research in PCS
* Mentor, coach, and share subject matter expertise with others to help develop individuals and capabilities
* Work cross-functionally in IQVIA to identify opportunities for partnership


* Advanced degree in clinical psychology, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, or another associated field
* 10+ years of relevant work experience involving COAs and PROs
* Experience in healthcare regulatory processes
* Excellent oral and written communication and confident presentation skills
* Beyond these criteria, well-rounded individuals who will engage their colleagues professionally and contribute to a collegial office culture are encouraged to apply

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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Scientific Director, Central Nervous System, PCS

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