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Data Design Associate Manager

Job Location: PA - Berwyn

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00620389


- 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

Job Description

The Data Design Associate Manager role will monitor project timelines, report on project status, identify project resource needs, and understand contractual agreements to ensure successful completion of project objectives. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Serve as the key point of contact for assigned projects 
  • Utilize advanced skills executing all phases of a study with little supervision
  • Manage studies and coordinate the work of the Clinical Data Management (CDM) and or Data Integration Standardization (DIS) teams 
  • Function in a leadership role and assists the department by helping to define and achieve departmental goals as well as interface with other working groups such as clinical programming and statistics 
  • Serve as a global team lead project coordinator and functions as an expert in performing and or overseeing all clinical data management activities for one or several studies and overseeing all phases of study execution from study start up through database lock
  • Tasks include Case Report Form (CRF) design, creation and maintenance of a Data Management Plan, definition and validation of edit checks, involvement in database design and build, review of data entry guidelines, data review, query generation and resolution, Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reconciliation, coding, creating and archiving study documentation
  • Serve as a global team lead project coordinator responsible for data conversion activities for a given project
  • Functions as a Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) expert with specialization in Study Data Tabulation Model  (SDTM), legacy data standards and data harmonization to support an integrated analysis
  • Apply knowledge of the drug development process and the clinical trial lifecycle to create and analyze mathematical and statistical methodology in support of the development and validation of clinical trial data of various therapeutic indications.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate's degree 
  • Minimum of five years' industry experience in clinical data management and or clinical programming
  • Minimum of 3 years' client facing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years' CDISC and SDTM experience 
  • Minimum of 3 years' SAS/SQL programming experience

Preferred Skills

  • Experience in participating in all phases of a study, from start-up through database lock
  • Experience in protocol assessment and case report form design; reviewing source data and annotated case report forms; developing, reviewing, and/or utilizing database mapping specifications used to produce CDISC deliverables such as derived/analysis datasets from raw/CDMS-based datasets; and implementing programs to accomplish the mapping outlined by these specifications
  • Experience in completing complex data conversion jobs where multiple source variables are converted to one target variables, or one source variable is converted to multiple target variables, or jobs that relate records between different domains
  • Experience and knowledge of clinical data management systems (e.g., EDC) and/or data conversion/warehousing systems (e.g., SDTM), and/or associated programming languages such as SAS, SQL, and Oracle
  • Experience leading a team on the clinical aspects of an NDA submission
  • Knowledge of GCPs, ICH, and other applicable regulations
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of SAS and/or SQL programming, programming concepts, and Microsoft Office applications
  • Possess project management skills and perform tasks as required, such as, overview of staffing management, cost reviews, manage changes to scope, etc.
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, highly organized, and detail oriented
  • Ability to identify project risks and issues and possess above average problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of leadership team
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively act as a liaison between clients, internal business areas, and information services
  • Possess the ability to delegate and effectively manage time and resources
  • Ability to work well in high-pressure situations
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills is a must
  • Ability to represent Accenture while interfacing with clients
  • Ability to work as part of a project team, as well as independently.

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.

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

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

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