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Clinical Data Designer Associate Manager - Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Job Location: NJ - Florham Park

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00536255


- Job description

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People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.
The Clinical Data Designer Associate Manager in Woodcliff Lake, NJ collaborates with client business group teams and Accenture staff to enable development, deployment and maintenance of production clinical study databases. They also provide technical database and Information Technology (IT) related delivery solutions and clinical study technical support during study start-up, study conduct and study closeout phases of a clinical trial.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Strictly adhere to Accenture standards (and client’s as applicable) including standard operating procedures, guidance documents, and policies; operational and service level agreements; metrics and quality Measures
  • Accountable for delivery of contracted commitments within budget and accuracy of all project information including, forecasts, costs and timelines for assigned project(s)
  • Support and identify areas for automation & innovation as process enhancements to improve quality of work or efficiencies in ways of working (continuous improvement)
  • Support strategic initiatives and Accelerated Research & Development Services (ARDS) cross functional offerings
  • Support client relationship development, account planning and growth 
  • Act as onsite presence at target account(s) to build and execute client relationship plans
  • Participate in concept generation for new designs and applications including databases, reports, scripts and processes
  • Create or provide input into project timelines and adhere to timelines; responsible for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics.
  • Develop clear, agreed upon specifications for the acquisition of external data types, oversee external data loads and Remote Data Entry (RDE) extract uploading
  • Execute and/or oversee database maintenance activities
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers as well as third party vendors
  • Prioritize effectively and respond to urgent requests within internal team or from client
  • Participate in cross functional meetings and drive initiatives to ensure the delivery milestones and timelines for clinical drug trials are met
  • Coordinate as needed with the Oracle team and client, enforce data standards, and define the data reconciliation procedures
  • Serve as IT liaison with key stakeholders and participate in meetings as needed
  • Provide User Acceptance Testing (UAT) deployment support for multiple users
  • Manage and oversee Post Production Change (PPC) deployments with key client stakeholders

  • Provide RDE Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS) data extracts to the Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) team as needed
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to perform and manage project close-out tasks including  database lock / freeze, unblinding, access changes  and decommissioning activities

  • Oversee all administrative project close-out procedures are completed. Participate and contribute to project close out meetings as needed


Job Requirements:

Expect 80 – 100 % on site time at client site in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working with clinical trials in a technical clinical data operations/IT related role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Oracle, InForm or Rave
  • Technical experience preferred in a pharmaceutical development environment; Phase I-IV trials
  • Prior successful troubleshooting of IT systems and enterprise applications in a pharmaceutical development environment (Phase I-IV trials)
  • Knowledge of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) database design and functionality, as well as Interactive Response Technology (IRT) functionality and relationship to EDC
  • A minimum of 3 years of successful experience managing or working with client teams for project delivery, project tools, and metrics
  • Ability to lead and manage functional teams to meet defined goals
  • Experience in working in a global team setting
  • Ability to constructively manage internal team and client relationships
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to reach mutually acceptable solutions
  • Act as a team player in client and internal projects/initiatives
  • A minimum of 3 years of SAS programming experience
  • Knowledge of Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards and applicability to clinical database design / capture and reporting
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.
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