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IQVIA Associate Principal, Retrospective in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Associate Principal – Health Economics/Outcomes Research, US Medical and Scientific Services

Associate Principals (AP) have explicit recognition as senior team members and have management responsibility for the on-time delivery of US-based projects and, in some cases, components of global projects for clients in the life sciences industry (e.g., pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics). The AP is expected to provide scientific leadership and delivery excellence across a wide variety of therapeutic areas and have a deep understanding of data analysis and evidence generation. APs are also responsible for mentoring, coaching and development of junior staff within and outside project teams, including potential line management responsibility. The AP reports to a US Real-World Evidence practice lead. This is a Director-level position.


  • Leads teams of HEOR professionals in the design, development, delivery and publication of consulting projects in the following areas:

  • Retrospective outcomes research (burden of disease, patient journey, comparative effectiveness research)

  • Prospective outcomes research (registries, surveys)

  • Literature reviews

  • Quality of life HEOR strategy

  • Value development planning

  • Provide scientific in put leadership to statistical analysis plans and study design

  • Provides coaching and mentorship to other team members assigned to multiple projects at any one time, planning, assigning and directing work, and guiding professional development.

  • Develops project plans with timelines and deliverables and leads projects to successful completion, on-time and on-budget, from start to finish

  • Provides high level insight to and ensures development of the design, structure and delivery of client reports and presentations that are appropriate to the characteristics or needs of the audience.

  • Recommends improvements and alternative solutions to resolve problems.

  • Identifies new business opportunities of follow-on work and new leads at assigned client.

  • Provides and manages communication with client throughout the project lifecycle and after project deliverable has been completed to ensure client satisfaction.

  • Supports the practice in developing deeper knowledge of related consulting methodologies and pharmaceutical market through on the job experience and participation in training opportunities.

  • Proactively continues to develop specific subject matter expertise through on the job experience, participation in conferences and symposiums and other forums for professional knowledge sharing.


  • BA/BSc in science or economics or related discipline

  • MBA, MHA/MPH or PharmD/RPh or PhD in economics, healthcare or related area desirable


Demonstrated experience in a wide range of health economics and outcomes research projects, knowledge of consulting approaches, and understanding of key issues and developments within the life sciences industry



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 advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

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IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.