Senior Clinical Data Base Developer
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We are seeking a Growth and Improvement minded Senior Clinical Data Base Developer that can help drive our Strategic Operating Priorities.
Invent | Pursue the Most Promising Internal and External Science to Address Significant Unmet Medical Needs
Execute | Prioritize Resources Behind Our Key Growth Drivers (Oncology, Vaccines, Select Specialty Areas, Animal Health) While Optimizing Our Base Business)
Adapt | Develop Our People, Culture and Business Model to Evolve with a Dynamic Landscape
Diverse Talent | We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment with supporting leadership behaviors because having a high-performing, engaged workforce is critical to our ability to deliver innovative solutions to patients and customers around the world
Values and Standards | Our Steadfast Commitment to Our Values and Standards will Continue to Guide Us as We Take on New Challenges and Will Always be Fundamental to Our Success – They are a Competitive Advantage for Us
Summary, Focus and Purpose
The Senior Clinical Data Base Developer (Senior CDBD) assumes the responsibilities for Clinical Database Development deliverables including database set-up and edit check programming to support multiple clinical programs. You will drive the clinical database design activities for startup of a protocol which include design and implementation of clinical database for electronically captured data and participate in the review of eCRFs and edit checks, database development, programming of edit checks, review the technical feasibility of study team proposed edit checks and technically implement them.
The successful candidate works effectively among the Clinical Database Services Team to communicate issues and ideas to improve the business, interact with members of study teams, including external CROs/Vendors where applicable, to integrate study team requirements into all deliverables and supports technical investigation and resolution of clinical database issues.
Under proper change management, responsible for change requests and incidence correction for clinical databases and provides technical and impact analysis support for change requests.
Work Independently and as a Team member with Integrity | Precision | Accomplishment | Motivational Ambition | Respect | Inclusion
Leads and participates in extra activities including, but not limited to, improvement task forces, automations, testing of new systems and helps coordinate CDS technical initiatives
Contributes strategies, innovative and creative solutions to enhance processes and increase productivity of the group
Provides ongoing clinical database support to other departments and when necessary, complete development activities such as database development or Peer Review
Provides oversight to Clinical Database Developers
Participates in mentoring and training of new hires and ongoing technical development of Clinical Database Developers
Provides input into the performance appraisals of Clinical Database Developers to management
Ensures the adherence to standards in the development, documentation and maintenance of data dictionaries
Increases functional effectiveness by supporting departmental efforts to simplify and standardize procedures to the greatest extent possible, sharing best practices and leading continuous improvement efforts
Required | Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
Preferred | Bachelor degree in computer science, information technology, life-sciences, or other healthcare related discipline or with relevant experience and skills
Experience | Skills | Knowledge
Educational exposure to software design, procedure language, development theory and techniques, testing methodologies, and software documentation
At least 5 years of database development including EDC trial build, C#, SQL, PL/SQL and programming fundamentals experience
Knowledge of MS Windows/Office software and exposure to web based applications
Ability to work independently, multi-task, and complete development activities in a highly dynamic, fast paced work environment
Principled and effective communicator in written and verbal form with proven ability to maintain productive, customer focused working relationships with both technical and non-technical areas
Motivation to continuously learn and innovate and has participated on cross-functional process and technology improvement initiatives
JAVA, VB Scripting, Python, AI, Oracle Clinical, MediData,InForm, DMW design and development skills
Working experience applying CDISC CDASH standards
Possesses knowledge and understanding of clinical development, FDA regulations (21 CFR Part 11), and GCP/ICH guidelines
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
Who we are …
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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Expected salary range:$107,600.00 - $169,400.00
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