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Senior Clinical Data Science Lead

ICON Strategic Solutions
United States, Homeworking
Start date
1 Jul 2024
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment driving innovation and excellence, and we welcome you to join us on our mission to shape the future of clinical development.

What you will be doing:
  • Partake in development of advanced analytics for RBQM activities, including Quality Tolerance Limit (QTL) analysis and Key Risk Indicators (KRI) to support identification of important study issues which require monitoring, management, and adaptation of study plans
  • May map, manage, and design RBQM dataflows to integrate with other relevant clinical and operational databases at study, program, and enterprise level
  • Develop specifications and perform technical configuration of RBQM solution based on Study Risk Assessment (SRA)
  • Perform analyses in CSM Platform, interpret anomalies, and assist with explanation of complex findings
  • Summarize findings and communicate (written report or oral) results to stakeholders
  • Participate in developing and improving training materials for RBQM Enablement solutions
  • May provide internal and external training on RBQM solutions, as required
  • Develop and maintain library of QTLs and KRIs for studies across TAUs
  • Write signals based on critical data and critical processes as defined in the SRA
  • Assist RBQM Operations and study team with the investigation and explanation of complex CSM signals and outputs
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation is produced and maintained in the Trial Master File
  • May serve as technology Subject Matter Expert (SME) for RBQM platform and clinical data flow
  • Collaborate with Associate Director, Enablement to troubleshoot technical issues related to RBQM solutions
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and continuous improvement of RBQM and Adaptive Monitoring solutions
  • Assist RBQM Enablement leadership in responding to technology questions, requests, and audits
  • May perform line management of other (junior) staff within RBQM Enablement

You are:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related, life science area or international equivalent preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical or CRO industry
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in clinical data management and/or SAS programming supporting statistical analyses
  • Advanced knowledge of broad drug development process and expertise in the cross-functional interfaces for the adoption of Risk Based Quality Management
  • Knowledge of industry regulatory and clinical data standards including 21 CFR Part 11, ICH E6 (GCP), CDISC standards, MedDRA, and WHODRUG
  • Solid understanding of the drug development process and clinical trial execution
  • Knowledge of RBQM IT systems
  • Experience with implementing RBQM Central Statistical Monitoring solutions
  • Strong technical understanding of statistical analyses, and the use of SAS programming language in the processing of clinical data, including data transformations, derivations, formatting, and reporting
  • Strong Technical understanding of how data flows across RBQM applications and the rest of Takeda’s R&D IT portfolio, including clinical and operational databases at study, program, and enterprise level
  • Demonstrated aptitude for data analytics and understanding of statistical concepts
  • Strong track record of building solid partnerships and cross-functional collaborations
  • Supports a culture of continual improvement and innovation; promotes knowledge sharing
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative; takes measured risks; thinks outside the box; challenges the status quo
  • Requires approximately 0-10% travel, including overnight and international travel to other Takeda sites, strategic partners, and therapeutic area required travel

What ICON can offer you:

Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a diverse culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

In addition to your competitive salary, ICON offers a range of additional benefits. Our benefits are designed to be competitive within each country and are focused on well-being and work life balance opportunities for you and your family.

Our benefits examples include:
  • Various annual leave entitlements
  • A range of health insurance offerings to suit you and your family’s needs
  • Competitive retirement planning offerings to maximise savings and plan with confidence for the years ahead
  • Global Employee Assistance Programme, TELUS Health, offering 24-hour access to a global network of over 80,000 independent specialised professionals who are there to support you and your family’s well-being
  • Life assurance
  • Flexible country-specific optional benefits, including childcare vouchers, bike purchase schemes, discounted gym memberships, subsidised travel passes, health assessments, among others

Visit our careers website to read more about the benefits of working at ICON:

ICON, including subsidiaries, is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know or submit a request here.

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless - there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.


As the largest global provider of Functional Service Provision (FSP) with over 90 partnerships and 14,000+ employees, we have deployed FSP solutions across all major functions, from clinical monitoring and project management through data management, statistical programming, and beyond.

ICON Strategic Solutions teams are embedded in our clients' businesses, working as a dedicated resource within some of the world’s leading Pharmaceutical & Biotech companies. You will play a key role in helping to deliver cutting-edge research, working on novel therapies that deliver real impact.

Why choose a career with ICON Strategic Solutions?

Meaningful Work: You’ll contribute to cutting-edge projects that have a real impact on global healthcare. Your work will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of medicine and improving patient lives.

Collaborative Environment: We foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that thrives on teamwork, diversity, and knowledge sharing. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with industry-leading experts, learning from their experiences and growing both professionally and personally.

Innovative Technologies: At ICON Strategic Solutions, we embrace the latest technologies and tools to enhance our capabilities. You'll have access to state-of-the-art software and resources, empowering you to deliver high-quality results efficiently.

Career Growth: We value our employees and invest in their professional development. You'll have access to comprehensive training programs, mentorship opportunities, and a clear career progression path. We believe in recognizing and rewarding exceptional performance, providing ample scope for advancement within the organization.

Global Reach: Joining ICON Strategic Solutions means being part of a truly global company. With service capabilities in 92 countries, you'll have the chance to collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and gain exposure to projects with a global reach.

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