Early Development Lead Clinical Data Manager

Parexel International Corporation

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Parexel is looking for an Early Development Lead Clinical Data Manager!

Description of Role & Responsibilities

Under the direction of the applicable management, the Lead Clinical Data Manager (LCDM) is responsible for executing end-to-end data management activities pertaining to clinical trials, including but not limited to data management tool and system development, validation and maintenance, data collection, data integrity review and reconciliation, query management, medical coding, and database lock preparation, in compliance with Sponsor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ICH-GCP guidelines.

The LCDM works with management to maintain the consistent execution of quality global procedures and monitors workload and resource allocation, if applicable. Supports the comprehensive development of junior staff and encourages effective interaction with business partners

to achieve common objectives. Accountable for the quality and timely execution and deliverables at the trial level.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • All responsibilities of a Senior Clinical Data Manager (SCDM)
  • Accountable for all protocol level start-up, in-life and database lock tasks, and activities
  • Interact and communicate with customers and stakeholders, both internal and external to GDMS, as well as Sponsor, when needed
  • Responsible to design, create, validate, review, approve, and maintain data management tool specifications, including but not limited to: eCRFs, Time & Events Schedules, eCRF Entry Guidelines; Edit Checks, Data Review Plans (DRPs), and In-life Reports, Encoding and Data Management Plans (DMPs)
  • Coordinate and/or participate in the execution of user acceptance testing of data management tools
  • Provide input into the preparation of the investigator meetings materials and makes him/herself available for questions. May present data management instructions at investigator meetings based on business need and management decisions
  • Participate in relevant operational meetings to identify and incorporate global operational issues into the study design
  • Execute and trigger communications and escalations at the protocol level within the department, within function and cross-functionally
  • Execute and maintain adherence to a metrics control plan and quality assessment indicators at the trial level
  • Coordinate the database lock preparation and monitoring of checks, such as data flow and deviations monitoring, for data repository and triage issues according to report output
  • Accept and execute special responsibilities related to process maintenance, data quality assessment, staff training and mentoring and/or other special activities, such as developing and delivering programs and materials to instruct staff regarding business processes, leading or participating in cross functional technical improvement projects, etc.
  • Continually monitor for opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and quality, and implement changes as appropriate at the trial level, program level, TA level and department level
  • Perform tasks with minimal guidance from manager(s)
  • Support and execute any role or task in the team when needed

Minimum FTE Years of Experience

  • Approximately 3 years or more of experience in data management, medical research, or database design and development is preferable
  • Extensive start-up and in-life data management experience is required
  • Knowledge of database structures and available tools to manage, extract, and report data, is preferred
  • Fluent oral and written English language skills
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and policies
  • Proficient overall working knowledge of the clinical development process
  • Good working knowledge of clinical practice and medical terminology
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and as part of a team
  • Be able to work under pressure in a changing environment with flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and act with appropriate accountability with minimal guidance by a manager
  • Ability to coordinate the work of others and influence decision-making
  • Exceptional communication skills (oral and written), with the ability to communicate with both the technical and business areas
  • Exceptional organizational, problem-solving, and negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated excellent project management and leadership skills

Educational Requirements

At least a B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in life science, computer science, or health care related discipline.


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