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Principal Clinical Data Acquisition Expert

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Clinical Data Management

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805619725W

Job Title: Principal - Clinical Data Acquisition Expert  
Business: Janssen
Location: UK (High Wycombe)
Function: Pharmaceutical 

Who is Janssen? We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives. Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.

We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.

The position is primarily accountable for providing expertise in technical clinical data management activities, including, but not limited to, CRF technical development, data model specifications and mapping, data stream integrations, programs, reports and visualizations for data review, eCRF submission packages, and use of novel technologies and systems in the data management space.  The incumbent will partner with Global Data Managers and Standards experts, where applicable, to evaluate and propose optimal technical solutions to meet protocol requirements and determine implementation plans (e.g., leverage CRO expertise, program internally, deploy new system, create new standard) as well as provide hands-on programming as appropriate in support of a trial.  The incumbent will take a lead role to ensure high level of consistency and quality within and across trials.

This position acts as a deployment expert in the technical aspects of data management to ensure latest standards are being utilized, current technologies are deployed and system integrations are optimized.  At the trial level, this position will drive use of standards for CRF builds and ensure best practices are used for edit checks, reports, and integrations.  Additionally, this position will determine, in conjunction with the team, the data models required (SDTM, non-SDTM), will review data models for compliance with standards and will assist with the creation of new CRF, edit check, mapping and submission standards if needed.  

This position is accountable for the delivery of technical data management components of the trials – data collection with integrations, reports and checks for data quality review and appropriately formatted datasets (SDTM or other) including the full esubmission ready data package.  This position works together with the Global Data Manager to ensure the solutions are optimal to deliver the trial data content.  

Work is received in broad terms.  Work may be reviewed during major deliverables.  This position is provided with independence for execution.  Work is completed in collaboration with cross functional groups, vendors and other managers. This position may lead cross-functional process improvement initiatives or take on a system ownership role.
Principle Responsibilities 
1. Ensure eCRF is built according to the latest standards and best practices, including edit checks and applicable integrations (IWRS, CTMS, etc); translate protocol requirements into optimal data capture approaches; oversee eCRF build and updates by CRO or vendor to confirm quality.

2. Provide specifications for data models to be used for quality review and for final data model (SDTM or other); design mapping algorithms for non-standard conversions.

3. Ensure quality review of datasets (e.g., Pinnacle 21 compliance checking); ensure datasets are available for stakeholder use (medical review, central monitoring, adaptive design, etc) and compliant for Database lock.

4. Program, or oversee programming of, quality review checks and reports for use by Global Data Managers and other team members.

5. Ensure non-eCRF technologies for data capture (e.g., ePRO, safety reporting, coding, IWRS) are deployed as per requirements, including integrations with other systems, platforms or reporting environments with timelines for consumable data outlined.

6. Oversee development of data transfer agreements with ancillary data vendors ensuring use of standards, fit-for-purpose data models and transfer intervals.

7. Maintain working knowledge and expertise in programming languages utilized in data management  (SAS, SQL, etc) and apply continuous learning as data management platforms evolve.

8. Responsible for creation of submission-ready SDTM packages for FDA/PMDA or other regulatory authority submissions and keeping abreast in changing regulatory requirements

9. Responsible for acquiring and maintaining expertise in the various and future evolving data collection tools applied in the clinical trial space such as Medidata Rave, Clinical Data Tools such as LSAF, Pinnacle 21, and in CDISC standards such as SDTM, CDASH, controlled terminology and define.xml. 

10. Support the development of standards and drive their implementation within the organization.

11. This position can be accountable for process and/or system ownership.  

12. This position recognizes opportunities and contributes to solutions to strengthen the vendor/CRO relationship.

13. Leads others in developing and implementing process, system and tool improvement initiatives within Data Delivery.

14. The position mentors and coaches and may delegate work.

Education and Experience Requirements 
In addition, the following competencies are required: 
• Team leadership experience
• Expert knowledge of protocol and current clinical drug development processes
• Knowledge of international guidelines regarding clinical trials end to end
• Expert knowledge of eDC systems, e.g. Medidata platform of tools, Clinbase eCOS, etc. 
• Expert SAS programming skills or other analytical programming language 
• In-depth knowledge of reporting tools, e.g. Spotfire
• Expert knowledge of SDTM including Define.xml, CDASH, metadata 
• ability to work with cross-functional team interpreting data requirements.
• proven knowledge of good data management practices
• Expert project management skills and knowledge of team management principles are required.
Vendor management oversight experience

What we’re about: 
We are passionate about our work, and play vital roles across a range of professional disciplines, and care deeply about our customers and communities. At Johnson & Johnson our culture enables dynamic and impactful careers. We share a kind of DNA where we’re each

• Committed to caring
• Responsible to our communities
• Ready to apply our knowledge and know-how
• Unique in our background and experiences
• The drivers of our own success
• Passionate about doing what’s right
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Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe
Janssen Cilag Ltd. (7360)
Job Function
Clinical Data Management
Requisition ID