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IQVIA Associate Consultant, Healthcare Strategy and Analytics Consulting in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

The IQVIA Market Access Strategy Consulting team (formerly known as Amundsen Consulting), is a market-leading strategy and analytics division within IQVIA that helps manufacturers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry meet the challenges of today’s patient access and affordability landscape. We create value for our clients by improving patient access to some of the most advanced pharmaceutical and biologic therapies, targeting challenging and complex healthcare needs of patients in the US.

Our team uses the power of healthcare data to help manufacturers measure the impact of market access on brand performance and the cascading influence this has on how prescribers and patients gain access to innovative therapies. We support manufacturers by providing deep insights into the geographic variations of patient, insurer, and prescriber behavior and thereby help manufacturers implement more effective strategies for sales execution, insurer contracting, net revenue optimization, and all varieties of patient assistance programs.

The Market Access Strategy Consulting team at IQVIA recruits individuals with degrees from some of the world’s top institutions. As a new hire, you will be provided on-the-job training that will allow you to develop the skills and business acumen necessary to successfully navigate the largest and most comprehensive set of US healthcare data assets. The knowledge and experience you build as an Associate Consultant will prepare you to generate high-quality insights and analytics for senior leaders at the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the US to address a wide variety of evolving business needs.

IQVIA, the Human Data Science Company™, possesses the largest and most comprehensive set of healthcare data assets in the world. Join us as we focus on using data, analytics and strategy to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Position Overview:

Associate Consultants are responsible for conducting a variety of analyses across multiple “big data” platforms to generate quantitative summaries, insights, and recommendations that address key business questions for our clients. Associate Consultants typically start their new role under the guidance of more senior team members but are quickly expected to contribute to all aspects of client engagements. In their first two years with the practice, Associate Consultants are expected to assume an active managerial role running workstreams and mentoring more junior colleagues. The analytical rigor, attention to detail, and creativity of our Associate Consultants’ work is critical to the success of our engagement teams and our practice as a whole.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute high-quality, logical, and timely strategic analysis using a wide range of ‘big data” assets (IQVIA and external) to derive trends, conclusions, and actionable recommendations for clients

  • Take ownership of discrete analyses or workstreams and conduct secondary (and occasionally primary) research on markets, payers, physicians, patients, and competitive products to support key findings for client engagements

  • Actively participate in internal brainstorming sessions, collaborate with project team, and exercise informed business judgement in identifying the best approach to address key client needs

  • Develop sophisticated predictive models to inform contracting strategies, patient cost and affordability programs, prescriber / product utilization, and brand performance / financial modeling

  • Translate analyses into thorough and insightful conclusions and outputs to address client issues and succinctly deliver these conclusions to clients via reports, presentations, and other engagement tools

  • Present deliverables to clients via teleconference and in face-to-face meetings and foster professional relationships with members of the client team

  • Manage upward by communicating progress and challenges, request guidance when needed, present potential solutions, and identify next steps

  • Develop deep knowledge of the healthcare industry and consulting methodologies

  • Assist with recruiting new team members and participate in the interview process

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-2 years of work experience in consulting, data analytics, or other relevant areas within the life sciences industry

  • A strong academic record (GPA 3.5/4 or higher), excellent problem-solving abilities, exceptional communication skills, strong quantitative skills, and be a proven team contributor

  • An interest in and desire to learn about the constantly evolving healthcare industry

  • Good project management, time management and organizational skills

  • Excellent conversational and business English (written and oral)

  • Exceptional IT literacy e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel (SQL is a plus)

  • A willingness to travel as needed (10% on average)


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 workdayrecruiting@iqvia.com_ to arrange for such an accommodation.

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren’t just possible – they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you’re supported to succeed.