Freelance Translators/Linguists, Linguistic Validation
IQVIA
Reading, United Kingdom
2h ago

FREELANCE TRANSLATORS / LINGUISTS, LINGUISTIC VALIDATION

Are you a freelancelinguistwith a passion for life sciences content? Join us on an exciting journey andbecome a member of our growing global community of linguists.

The IQVIA Translation Services team is looking forfreelanceresources to support our Linguistic Validation team.Linguistic validation is the process of investigating the reliability, conceptual equivalence, and content validity of translations of patient-reported outcome measures.

You will work with a truly global industry leader to deliver content in our target languages and markets in the most effective and timely fashion.

For qualified and interestedcandidates’permanent positions may be considered as well.

We are currently seeking resources to help with Linguistic Validation in the following languages and countries :

Chinese (China)

Czech (Czech Republic)

Latvian (Latvia)

Lithuanian (Lithuania)

Portuguese (Brazil)

Portuguese (Portugal)

Slovenian (Slovenia)

Spanish Latin American countries

Ukrainian (Ukraine)

Other languages (country specific) are welcome to apply but should note their native language, country of origin, and where you are currently located.

In order to be considered you need to meet the below criteria :

Requirements

Native fluency in target language spoken and written

Fluency in source language(s) spoken and written

Able to recruit participant groups within a timely manner(either with general population participants or participants with any condition)

Prior experience / comfortable with cognitive debriefing interviews

It is not essential for LVCs / interviewers to have had CD interviewing experience before; we are able to provide training materialand interviewing workshops.

However, they would need to be comfortable in recruiting participants and carrying out the interviews, all within the project timelines.

Depending on project methodology, LVCs / interviewers would have 1 to 5 weeks recruitment time.

Requirements

Native fluency in target language spoken and written

Fluency in source language(s) spoken and written

Meet at least one of the following :

  • a university degree in translation (in some countries may be referred to by a different name such as linguistic studies or language studies) or equivalent (if the course includes translation training);
  • a university degree in any other field from an institution of higher education plus two years of full-time professional translation experience;
  • five years of full-time professional translation experience.

    Able to recruit participant groups within a timely manner(either with general population participants or participants with any condition)

    Prior experience / comfortable with cognitive debriefing interviews

    Experience with translation management systems and CAT tools is a must

    Prior experience as a Linguistic Validation Consultant is desirable, yet not essential

    Testing

    Multiple test files can be sent to the LVC to determine linguistic suitability, and ability to discuss and resolve issues surrounding conceptual and cultural equivalence in the target country :

  • Translation test;
  • Translation reconciliation test;
  • BT review and discussion test;
  • CD review and discussion test.

    LVC Categories

    It is best to have several categories of LVCs :

  • Category 1 : LVCs whoare able tocarry out a full LV FT / adaptation process without CD;
  • Category 2 : LVCs whoare able tocarry out a full LV FT / adaptation process and are comfortable recruiting and interviewing participants of the general population only;
  • Category 3 : LVCs whoare able tocarry out a full LV FT / adaptation process and are comfortable recruiting and interviewing participants of the general population and participants with any indication.

    If you are interested in joining us, please submit your application in English and include your rates in your application.

    We will not accept applications from Agencies . If you represent an agency or team of linguists, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. This posting is for individual freelancers only.

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