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Pharma R&D Technology Consultant – Argus Safety

Job Location: IL - Chicago, MA - Boston, NJ - Florham Park, NY - New York, PA - Philadelphia

Job Number: 00462003


- Job description

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales and revenue.


This position is for a Client & Market career track within Accenture’s global Accelerated R&D Services (ARDS) Consulting Practice.  Our R&D business provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster - across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs.  We help our clients with their priorities:

·                  Focusing on patient engagement throughout development

·                  Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better collaboration

·                  Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information analysis

·                  Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address customer needs

ARDS is a global industry business service and spans all five of Accenture’s businesses (Strategy, Consulting, Technology, Operations, Digital), which allows us to bring integrated end-to-end solutions to our clients.

As a member of the Accelerated R&D Services team, you will have the opportunity to help grow a new and exciting business. In your new role, you will provide proprietary software assets and industry best practices to deliver best-in-class R&D services to our clients as well as help them to develop business process innovations. With a focus on clinical services, you will play a key role in helping clients become high-performance R&D organizations by applying industry best practices across all aspects of research and development (pre-clinical through launch). This includes all domain areas (discovery, pre-clinical, clinical, regulatory), processes and technologies used in the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals and medical products.

Example projects include designing and implementing technologies used to discover and develop compounds and devices (analytical tools, EDC, CTMS, etc.), post merger organizational and technology rationalization, and R&D operating model design and optimization. The Clinical Technology Services Consultant will contribute to a R&D project (typically systems implementation) and will be responsible for specific deliverables or directing a subset of activities, often including those of clients and vendors. A person in this role will be responsible for maintaining the business critical Drug Safety System which is based on Oracles’ Argus Safety Suite at the client.  Our work is performed on site with our clients, and depending on candidate location this position may require travel up to 75%, typically weekly, Monday - Thursday.


A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:

·         Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to moderately complex problems.

·         Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.

·         Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.

·         Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or management levels at a client and/or within Accenture.

·         Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.

·         Decisions often impact the team in which they reside.

·         Manages small teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.


Basic Qualifications

  • Ability to meet travel requirements up to 75% Monday through Thursday, when applicable
  • 2+ years of consulting experience in an IT/systems development environment including working on Drug Safety business processes, Oracle Argus Safety Suite, Oracle Databases, PL/SQL, Stored Procedures, Axway Software, E2B Message format, XML
  • 1+ year of experience working with Regulatory Agencies
  • 1+ year of experience maintaining a validated system
  • 2+ years of experience with R&D applications in an implementation or support capacity; such as Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Clinical Supply Chain, EDC, CTMS, Data Management, IV/WRS, Data Warehousing, Medical Information and Complaint systems or processes. Demonstrated ability to apply relevant skills and experience to troubleshooting day to day issues and to implement modifications to the configuration of the system.    
  • Bachelor’s degree

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills

  • Understanding of key Pharmaceutical R&D processes and technologies.
  • Familiarity with industry-standards such as CFR 21 Part 11, GxP and validated systems lifecycles.



Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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