Senior Clinical Data Manager
Category: Research & Development | Country: United States | State: Pennsylvania |City: Philadelphia | Type: Regular, Full Time | Job ID: 4216

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.


The Senior Clinical Data Manager will be responsible for performing Data Management activities that support Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ commercial and development projects worldwide.  He/she will participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to plan, lead and execute the Data Management tasks required for phase 1-4 studies. The Senior Clinical Data Manager has a broad, fundamental knowledge of the data management process and is able to perform most required tasks with minimal guidance.

The Senior Clinical Data Manager will:

  • Be able to lead a large clinical study or a series of related studies with minimal guidance
  • Represents Data Management on the CTWG for assigned studies
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and training to lower level Data Management staff assigned to his/her studies
  • Manage and monitor the progress of data management activities with CROs or other vendors on assigned studies; build effective relationships with CRO / vendor counterparts
  • Review protocols for appropriate data capture including electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) design.
  • Be able to perform a thoroughly detailed review of eCRF data requirements.
  • Interact with CRAs, programmers, study managers and statisticians in designing eCRFs and creating the annotated eCRF and CRF completion guidelines.
  • Lead the development of data edit check specifications and data listings
  • Coordinate the design and testing of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems according to company standards. Able to resolve EDC system issues with team members
  • Develop or lead the development of the Data Management Plan for a clinical study.
  • Able to review and provide feedback to the clinical team on other study documents e.g. Clinical Monitoring plans, Statistical analysis plans and vendor specifications
  • May provide training on the EDC system and/or eCRF Completion Guidelines at Investigator Meetings and to internal and external study team members as needed
  • Perform reconciliation of header data from external data sources against the clinical database
  • Perform Serious Adverse Event reconciliation activities according to SOPs and guidelines
  • Lead database upgrades/migrations including performing User Acceptance Testing
  • Be able to maintain study workbooks and data management files
  • Perform database lock and freeze activities per company SOPs
  • Participate in regular team meetings and provide input when appropriate
  • Provide input into the development of data management SOPs, Work Instructions, and process documents; take a leadership role in the development of assigned documents
  • Contribute to a professional working environment including the application of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
  • Assist with the training of new employees and/or contractors

Essential Requirements:

  • BA/BS, preferably in the scientific/healthcare field.
  • At least five years’ experience in Data Management for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, or equivalent experience in an FDA-regulated environment, including study lead experience
  • Has good project management skills and a proven ability to multitask
  • Understands the scope and focus of Phase 1-4 clinical studies, and has a proven ability to perform most of the core Data Management tasks and interact with vendors.
  • Possesses a comprehensive  understanding of regulatory guidelines and industry standards (e.g., ICH/FDA guidances, CDISC standards, GCDMP, 21 CFR 11, MedDRA, WHO Drug Dictionaries, etc.) and their application to Data Management practice.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
  • Possesses strong English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience and understanding of the Oncology or CNS therapeutic area, and with Phase III pivotal studies are preferred.
  • Able to travel to off-site meetings or training seminars as needed.
  • Possesses solid computer system and technical skills with a strong ability to learn multiple computer applications. Prior experience with different Data Management systems and technologies, and Electronic Data Capture systems is desirable.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.