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Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) Programmer - Woodcliff Lake, NJ/ or Remote

Job Location: NJ - Florham Park

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00536259


- Job description

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This role resides within Accenture's Applied Life Sciences Solutions group. This group helps clients make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives by combining new science with leading-edge technology. We’re working with our clients to revolutionize how medical treatments are Discovered, Developed and Delivered.  Helping 90% of the Fortune 500 life sciences companies (including all of the Top Ten) with 15,000+ life sciences professionals in 50+ countries.


Clinical Operations services we provide:

  • Clinical data management services
  • CDISC based clinical data conversion services
  • Biostatistics and statistical programming services
  • Clinical data transparency and disclosure

Accenture data operations professionals leverage their domain expertise for authoring data management plans, EDC database design, data review, reconciliation and coding.



  • Processing and/or authoring of over 6.5 million case files
  • Over 2,000 clinical databases created
  • Over 900 clinical databases locked

 Clinical Statistics and Programming services we provide:

  • Collaboration with sponsor on Integrated Summary of Effective (ISE) and Integrated Summary of Safety Strategy (ISS)
  • Pooling and analysis activities
  • ISS/ISE Statistical Analysis Plan (including Mock Table Listings and Figures)
  • ISS/ISE Analysis Datasets from pooled and standardized SDTM database
  • ADaM Compliance


  • Experience representing sponsors or preparing sponsors for FDA  Advisory Committee meetings or respective regulatory authority
  • Extensive technical knowledge and industry-leading CDISC standards expertise
  • Proven track record includes the analysis of over 4,000 datasets

 Regulatory Services we provide:

  • Clinical Trial and Drug Application Submissions
  • Clinical Data Transparency and Anonymization
  • RoW Marketing Authorization Submissions
  • Document and Dossier Re-formatting
  • License Maintenance Submissions
  • Dossier Consolidation, Gap Analysis and Remediation
  • Submission Continuity Management

 Regulatory Accomplishments

  • 350+ clients
  • One of the largest users of the FDAs electronic gateway
  • Support over 90 countries 
Job Description
The Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) Programmer in Woodcliff Lake, NJ will be responsible for the development of SDTM, SDTM +, SDTM annotated Case Report Form (CRF) and generation of SDTM datasets for various studies across all therapeutic areas. They will Collaborate with client and Accenture team to define timelines, identify / resolve issues, produce deliverables in accordance with contractual commitments within budget.
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 (e.g. 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
  • Annotate CRFs in accordance with Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) published or company specific guidelines with appropriate metadata to reflect case report tabulation data sets
  • Review and provide quality assurance for CRF annotations, datasets and programming specifications produced by other programmers
  • Accountable for development and maintenance of cross-functional / cross-department processes related to clinical trials, SDTM, SDTM+, which may include specifications, programming, Quality Control (QC), and deliverables of SDTM related data for analysis and submission
  • Accountable for execution of processes related to clinical trials SDTM, SDTM+ development, including specification, programming, QC, and deliverables of SDTM data for analysis and submission
  • Engages appropriate stakeholders in communication to create SDTM standards and process for transition of clinical data to SDTM and SDTM+. Includes Data Transfer Specification (DTS) review for external data
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to understand dataset requirements for SDTM, SDTM+ in production
  • Accountable for SDTM datasets specification, conversion, and delivery to stakeholders, specifically Statistical Programming, but also other users of SDTM datasets, with high quality and on time deliverables
  • Provides SDTM data production technology consultation to client Clinical Data Operations related to SDTM data delivery and manages the activities of a team with a common focus


Job Requirements:

Can be worked remote, requires 3 days per month on site time at client site in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant programming and drug development experience in Clinical Research Organization (CRO), Pharmaceutical or Biotech organizations (preferably in Phase I-IV trials)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in CDISC standards and applicability to clinical database design/capture and reporting
  • Excellent Statistical Analysis Systems (SAS) programming skills (at least 5 years SAS experience preferred)
  • Expert knowledge in clinical trials with 5+ years’ experience working in a clinical project team environment
  • Expertise in integrating SAS with other leading technologies such as Extensible Markup Language (XML), Microsoft Office, etc. to support electronic submissions
  • Expertise in addressing & resolving technical challenges that connect SAS, CDISC and XML. Manage risks and escalate appropriately
  • Proven experience in development and implementation of clinical standards in a global pharmaceutical environment.
  • Experience in consulting projects dealing with the assessment, design and/or implementation of CDISC data standards in the clinical data life cycle preferred
  • Knowledge of Pinnacle 21
  • Experience in creating reviewer’s guides and Define.xml for SDTM


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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