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Data Scientist - Programmer
  • Python
  • Spark
  • PySpark
  • SQL
  • Tableau
  • Power BI
Kirkland, QC
121 days ago

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.

Principal Accountabilities:

As a Data Scientist Programmer with balanced analytics, technology, and consulting experience, you will provide data analytics expertise to IQVIA R&D Solutions' organizations and related external organizations to drive digital innovations. Embedded in the R&D Solutions’ key business processes, you will work with business stakeholders to identify and prioritize business problems to be addressed with data analytics. You will design, develop and deliver data analytics solutions to address identified business problems, working with other ACOE team members, e.g. GSM (Global Solutions Manager) as needed. This hands-on role is a key analytics interface between stakeholders and Analytics and must have the ability to interpret requests and provide insights to support the overall business needs.

Specific activities include:

  • Embedded in the R&D Solutions’ key business processes, identify and prioritize business problems to be addressed with data analytics;
  • Support business partnership and empower data-driven decisions by working with structured and unstructured data sets, building analytics solutions and advising business stakeholders on data solutions development;
  • Contribute to data innovation task and the development and delivery of high value and differentiating analytic insights to enhance trial strategy and execution;
  • Leverage large volumes of complex internal and external data using a variety of technologies, including tools like Python, R, SQL, Spark, HDFS;
  • Integrate custom analytics (e.g. clustering, predictive, prescriptive) to support data-driven decision making using advanced computing tools;
  • Translate and communicate results, recommendations and opportunities to improve data solutions to internal and external leadership with easily consumable reports and presentations;
  • Stay updated on IQVIA offerings and newly acquired assets for developing R&D Solutions opportunities and identify new areas of growth, outside the scope of existing solutions, e.g. data exploration, data acquisition, visualization;
  • Proactively continue to strengthen subject matter expertise within business partnership;
  • Contribute to analytical methodology research, project execution, streamlining processes and efficiencies.

Qualifications and capabilities:

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Econometrics, and Computer Science or a related field – alternatively, a relevant combination of education, training and work experience;
  • At least two years of relevant quantitative experience analyzing data;
  • Experience working with large volumes of complex health / claims data;
  • A good understanding of data modelling, visualization, e.g. Spotfire, Tableau, Power BI;
  • Experience with R or Python (Python preferable);
  • Experience with Spark, SparkR, and PySpark within distributed environment is preferred;
  • Strong SQL and/or Hive skills;
  • A good understanding of data science, ML / AI with a sound foundation in statistics;
  • Ability to bridge the technical expertise of data engineers and data scientists with the operational expertise of business functions and business managers;
  • Sound understanding of local / regional health sector and data;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to manage a workstream / project;
  • Local language skills, to an advanced level (spoken and written), with complete fluency in English.

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.

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