Systems Design Analyst, EDC

Irvine, California
Oct 12, 2021
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.


AbbVie Clinical Data Strategy and Operations (CDSO) is the best-in-class team within its cross-industry peer group and is responsible for bringing people, process, and technology together to generate business value from clinical trials data. Our operational model is exemplified through execution and innovation. This role is key to ensuring successful delivery against the program- and study-level accountabilities assigned to Data and Statistical Sciences (DSS).


  • Ensures that the requirements of each study protocol are reflected in systems designs and that common data standards are used
  • Ensures that systems are specified to optimize on functionality, end user experience, and data flow
  • Accountable for the on-time design and delivery of Electronic Data Capture system (EDC), integrations with system, as well any required changes. Utilizes project management tools to track study progress and plan work. Anticipates and identifies issues that could affect timelines or quality and develops options and solutions
  • Ensures that TA- and program-level consistency is achieved
  • Interacts with and influences DSS and cross-functional team members to achieve program and study objectives. Ensures that assigned work product is synchronized with upstream and downstream dependencies
  • Ensures adherence to federal regulations and applicable local regulations, Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), ICH Guidelines, AbbVie Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and to functional quality standards. Stays abreast of new and/or evolving local regulations, guidelines and policies related to clinical development
  • Responsible for coaching and mentoring CDSO Associates
  • Participates in DSS and cross-functional innovation and process improvement initiatives



  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management information systems, computer science, life sciences or equivalent. Masters preferred
  • Must have 3+ years of clinical technology experience (e.g., EDC, IRT, ePRO) or 5+ years of experience in a similar technical role or in a clinical development role. Experience with common industry design and development tools preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of clinical trial process
  • Knowledge of CDASH and SDTM
  • Demonstrated ability to influence of others without direct authority
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective analytical skills

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.