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Associate Principal, Real World Solutions

IQVIA San Francisco, CA, CA Full-Time
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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

Real World Solutions, Enterprise Solutions Team

In our Real World Solutions Enterprise Solutions team, we design and deliver innovative, technology-enabled evidence programs for the pharmaceutical industry. We apply scientific rigor and advanced analytics to real world data in order to help our clients improve population health. This entrepreneurial team works globally, partnering with regional colleagues throughout the enterprise to diagnose critical business issues and deliver evidence-based solutions.

We are strategic thinkers, innovative technologists, deep subject matter experts and data evangelists whom are passionate about driving better performance in healthcare. We are collaborative, intellectually curious, entrepreneurial and disruptive. Plus, we have the resource and structure of a large company in an environment where we empower our people to create their own solutions.

Our work can be complex and difficult but that is often the case when you are doing work that no one has done before. We also do not have a templated approach to our work so we require people who can innovate with their practice as well as their solutions.  If you have the right levels of intellectual curiosity and a passion to discover the real impact of medicines in the real world, then you’ll fit right in.

Why Join?

Those who join us become part of a recognized global leader still willing to challenge the status quo to improve patient care. At IQVIA, you will have access to the most cutting-edge technology, the largest data sets, the best analytics tools and, in our opinion, some of the finest minds in the Healthcare industry.

You can drive your career at IQVIA and choose the path that best defines your development and success. With exposure across diverse geographies, capabilities, and vast therapeutic and information and technology areas, you can seek opportunities to change and grow without boundaries.

The Role

You will join a high profile, talented and fast paced team where you will manage teams of Associates, Consultants and Managers in the design, development and delivery of large, technical RWS projects. You’ll gain exposure to client facing projects and innovation initiatives to develop new Real World Solutions product offerings. The successful candidate will be able to achieve rapid professional development, learning from and being coached by members of the world’s leading and most innovative RWS team. 

As an Associate Principal within Enterprise Solutions team you’ll be responsible for:

  • Planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives
  • Leading teams to execute high quality research and analysis
  • Designing, structuring and delivering client reports and presentations
  • Developing client relationships through face-to-face discussions, workshops, telephone and email contact
  • Providing expert guidance on RWE (Real World Evidence) and the Real World Data (RWD) landscape to junior colleagues
  • Leading the development of proposals for new projects / commercial opportunities in partnership with Principals and/or Senior Principals
  • Taking an active role in business development, building client relationships and identifying new business opportunities with clients
  • Leading quality assurance efforts for all projects within scope – in particular for client analytical work
  • Administrating control of the fees and expenses during Projects (travel, meetings, organizing invoicing with finance, etc)
  • Developing broader and deeper knowledge of consulting methodologies and the pharmaceutical market through on the job exposure and formal training
  • Building deep knowledge of IQVIA data sources and further developing knowledge of the broader RWD landscape
  • Supporting on initiatives around IQVIA’s broad RWE strategy (e.g. target assessment / due diligence, etc.)
  • Coaching project team members and supporting them to fulfill their personal objectives
  • Acting as a formal coach / mentor for up to 3 junior team members on an ongoing basis (i.e. not just in projects)

An Associate Principal will usually be staffed on 2-3 projects in parallel ensuring a broad exposure to the wide range of activities that Enterprise Solutions undertake in a rapid time-frame, as well as the opportunity to demonstrate a broad skill set. 

Desired Skills and Experience

Candidates interested in joining Enterprise Solutions as an Associate Principal will have:

  • Extensive experience in healthcare / life sciences / medical device or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience across a variety of clinical and commercial domains that may include  drug development and commercialization, population health, analytics, software development, health systems, clinical research, commercial operations, market access.
  • Experience or strong desire to engage clients in strategic discussions and collaborate with other subject matter experts to innovate and develop new business opportunities
  • Strong abilities to manage projects and priorities so that timelines are met while retaining consistently high-quality outcomes
  • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams and leading peers and junior team members
  • Experience developing trust and credible relationships with senior level managers and executives in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
  • Knowledge of key issues, trends and current developments in the pharmaceutical, medtech, technology, health policy and healthcare industries
  • Demonstrable analytical, interpretative and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and client skills
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills including presentations, chairing meetings, workshop facilitation, proposal and report writing
  • Knowledge of consulting methodologies, tools and techniques would be desirable
  • Experience of SAS analytics is desirable but not required


In addition to the skills and experience above, candidates interested in joining as an Associate Principal will have:

  • BA/BSc from a top university, preferably in a relevant subject such as economics, life sciences, chemistry, engineering, or similar discipline. 
  • MBA, MSc, PhD or advanced degree highly preferred. 

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Associate Principal, Real World Solutions to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1093774

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