PRA Health Sciences

Lead Data Manager

6 days left

United Kingdom, Scotland
08 Feb 2021
10 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

As a Lead Data Manager, you will be dedicated to one of our global pharmaceutical clients; a prestigious organization, specialising in a niche rare disease, complemented by a pipeline in other therapeutic areas, including oncology. A company that is driving the next generation of patient treatment, where individuals are empowered to work with autonomy and ownership.

As a Lead Data Manager (EDC Database) working on the Clinical Data Management team, you will lead EDC study builds, collaborating with the DM team and vendors. 


  • Leads and manages the EDC study build life cycle for assigned studies, working with functional service provider (FSP) who programs databases
  • Ensures consistent use of standards and templates
  • Collaborates closely with study data manager for task coordination and information sharing


  • Develops specifications for eCRFs, edit checks, system configuration, and IXRS transfers
  • Plans, oversees, and participates in User Acceptance Testing.  Creates UAT Plan, test scripts, and Summary Report
  • Maintains day-to-day contact with database programming staff to handle questions, troubleshoot, help resolve issues and mitigate risks
  • Partners with the data manager, medical coder, IXRS analyst, database programmers, and EDC access group to plan for success of study deliverables
  • Manages time-sensitive tasks around EDC go-live (coordinating the start of IXRS transfers, EDC access, availability of reports and database extracts)
  • Manages database amendments
  • Provides expert technical direction; assesses complex technical or procedural issues, chooses among alternatives and facilitates resolutions
  • Provides oversight to ensure deliverables adhere to Vertex and industry best practices, and to ensure high quality output is delivered in line with agreed timeline.
  • Keep EDC build timelines up to date
  • Performs other duties as assigned

About you:

  • Displays sound project management skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Demonstrates well-developed instincts and problem-solving skills in all areas of data management
  • In-depth knowledge of data management systems and processes, analysis and reporting principles
  • Excellent teamwork, organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Innovative
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works effectively with global teams in a diverse environment


Prefer B.S. (or equivalent degree) in a scientific or allied health field and 4-6 years of relevant work experience in the Biotech or Pharmaceutical Industry, or equivalent comparable background; Laboratory or sample management experience is a plus

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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