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Principal, Custom Market Research


This is a Full-time position in Gwynedd Valley, PA posted April 7, 2021.

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, Custom Market Research

About us:

At IQVIA, we look for the very best people, and then give them meaningful work to do. We don?t simply think about careers, we think about contributions.

Those who choose to work with us are joining a recognized global leader ? a company uniquely positioned to help clients make the most of market opportunities and respond to challenges that affect global healthcare. We?re committed to blending industry expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most accurate perspectives and in-depth analytics on healthcare dynamics.

To join IQVIA means you?ll be part of a worldwide organization where one person can make a difference, and where collaboration and innovation rule. Our people are creative and client-focused. They are among the best and brightest in the industry. And they bring a broad range of expertise to the table. Our people are analysts, statisticians, software engineers, consultants, sales leaders, marketing and product managers, and more.  The key to our success is our people, whose experience, talent, commitment and diversity set the standard for the health information industry.

Total Rewards:

We invest in people through a range of initiatives in compensation, benefits, and learning and development, and we strive to create an environment where our employees are challenged, empowered and can flourish.

The Custom Research business unit of IQVIA, formerly AlphaImpactRx, uses marketing research with physicians, patients and other allied healthcare professionals to drive strategic decision-making for our clients in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.     

The Position

We are seeking several bright, motivated candidates for full-time Principal positions for our East and West Coast offices located in Horsham, PA and San Mateo, CA respectively. We are seeking candidates with outstanding strategic thinking, strong analytical and communication skills and the ability to thrive in a culture of achievement.

This is an opportunity to work in an organization with a unique position to provide seamless, integrated solutions with primary and secondary data. 

Principals participate actively in growing our business and delivering strategic insights to our clients by leading and executing primary market research studies.  He or she is accountable for developing client relationships, delivering quality projects, and contributing to the development of the Professional Services department. 

The Principal?s roles and responsibilities include:

  • Supervise custom, primary market research studies from inception to conclusion
  • Work closely with junior team members to select appropriate research methodologies, design research, conduct insightful analysis, and deliver strategic insights
  • Act as a thought partner to clients
  • Develop strong client relationships
  • Responsible for selling $2M+ in custom research projects and playing the key role in sales/marketing activities for several key client accounts
  • Supervise a project team and manage other partners on projects.
  • Contribute to the success of the department and company by developing junior staff and participating in/leading internal projects.

Please apply if you meet the criteria below:

  • Bachelor?s Degree required; advanced degree preferred (Master?s degree or PhD).
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in market research, preferably within healthcare. 
  • Experience in a business development role
  • Expertise in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Have the right to work in the US without Company sponsorship
  • Has a client-focused, consultative approach for project management — not just an order taker, but is able to suggest alternate approaches and provide strategic insights that meet client needs.
  • Demonstrates a strong command of a variety of analytical and market research techniques.
  • Sought out by clients as an analytical expert and, more importantly, as a strategic advisor.
  • Grasps key issues quickly, understands the “big picture”, and links market research insights to larger business issues relevant to client needs.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills and is effective in a variety of presentation settings.
  • Has a strong commitment to quality. 
  • Has a proven track record of meeting or exceeding target goals.
  • Has the desire to develop and mentor junior staff.


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 to arrange for such an accommodation.