Senior Clinical Data Engineer (selected UK/EU locations)

08 May 2021
07 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Job Description

The role can be flexibly based in multiple EU locations

Job Purpose:

The Clinical Data Engineer II/Senior Clinical Data Engineer provides technical expertise for the conduct of clinical trials and works to support various activities related to electronic data, and/or the applications/systems within eClinical technologies. General areas of responsibility also include: Aggregating applicable data from all sources and devices, managing external data, programming offline listings, trend analysis, data review, data transfers. All tasks should be performed in accordance to corporate quality standards, SOPs/Work Instructions/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and/or other international regulatory requirements.

Key Accountabilities:

Manage electronic Data & Technology
  • Lead and implement the setup of Data Receipt Agreements with vendors by working with cross functional teams.
  • Programming and setup of Import procedures to allow the ingestion of data either using SAS or alternative technology (e.g. "Workbench").
  • Programming of reconciliation checks to ensure appropriate transfer of data.
  • Programming of offline listings and custom reports to allow better insights to all external data.
  • Aggrege data across all sources.
  • Handling Missing Values, reading raw data files, creating data structures, handling programming errors, accessing, and managing data, appending and concatenating SAS datasets.
  • Review of data using created outputs with aim of providing insights to study teams and clients.
  • Provide input into and negotiate electronic data timelines.
  • Coordinate and lead a programming team to successful completion of a study within given timelines and budget
  • Manage the deployment of the DM technology used for creation of offline listings (e.g. Workbench, SAS or R).
  • Act as SME or technology owner on DM offline listing technology.
  • Support Projects
  • Assist in providing technical solutions to internal or external/client enquires.
  • Ensure adherence to service levels agreements with regard to the turnaround time from the point when specifications are finalized.
  • Documentation
  • Maintain all supporting documentation for studies in accordance with SOPs/Guidelines/Work Instructions to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance.
  • Support Initiatives
  • Participate in the creation of standards, either through tools (e.g. SAS Macros), libraries or processes, as required for GDO to ensure efficient, effective and optimal processes.
  • Develop, improve and implement project specific tools, including, but not limited to standard project directories and subdirectories, document file names and status reports that result in improved efficiencies.
  • Act as a mentor and/or SME
  • Provide relevant training and mentorship to staff and project teams as appropriate.
  • Assist project teams in the resolution of problems encountered in the conduct of their daily work.
  • Assist in providing technical solutions to internal or external client enquires.
  • Account Leadership
  • Point of contact for clients and within Parexel for electronic data specific matters.
  • Qualifications

    Ideal candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant science discipline
  • Experience in clinical research industry or similar field is required
  • SQL experience
  • Experience in ETL Programming environment (e.g. Oracle Workbench, Elluminate, SAS, Python, etc.).
  • Knowledge of SOPs/Guidelines/Work Instructions/System Life Cycle methodologies, ICHGCP and any other applicable local and international regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11 and proven practical application.
  • Written and oral fluency in English
  • Strong ability to lead and collaborate with global teams and work independently. Motivate/guide virtual teams across multiple time zones and cultures to work effectively
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills using concise phrasing tailored for the audience with a diplomatic approach
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning; ability to adjust rapidly to changing environments
  • Customer focus to interact professionally and respectfully within Parexel and all external colleagues to build rapport and trust
  • Proficient presentation skills
  • Good business awareness/business development skills (including financial awareness).
  • Ability to create, maintain and define strategies to improve the efficiency of running a clinical trial.
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Why Work at Parexel

    There are pivotal moments in every career: Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances. The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path? A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?

    That's Parexel. We're a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal: getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most. Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.

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