Manager or Sr. Manager, Clinical Data Management

Brisbane, California
Jan 14, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Locations: Brisbane, California | Hayward, California | Remote, United States

Summary of Position


The Senior Manager or Manager, Clinical Data Management provides leadership and clinical data expertise to project teams in a fully outsourced Clinical Data Management model. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of the end-to-end clinical research and Clinical Data Management processes, as well as global regulatory, and industry rules and guidances (i.e. ICH, GCP) to support drug or biologics development processes and global project submissions through to approval. This role is responsible for managing all data management components of projects, vendor performance, and study budgets. This position will mentor Clinical Data Management team members and will direct activities of Arcus Clinical Data Management staff and CRO and Database Vendors.


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct Data Management service providers (e.g., EDC vendor, labs, imaging vendors, Clinical Data Management CRO/FSP) to ensure agreed upon performance on quality and timeliness of deliverables
  • Lead and support data management study start-up activities, including development and review of eCRF requirements, EDC database specifications, eCRF Completion Guidelines, Data Management Plans, Data Validation Specifications and User Acceptance Testing
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of data transfer agreements with external data vendors (e.g., clinical laboratories, imaging vendors, etc) and external data reconciliations.
  • Responsible for ensuring data collected in the clinical database and by vendors meet the requirements of the study objective and quality standards. Manage the Arcus Clinical Data Review process, including the data query process for inconsistencies, omissions, or errors. May issue data queries in EDC.
  • Represent data management on cross-functional teams, providing accurate study status updates, timeline, and proactive communication of data management deliverables and potential risks and mitigations
  • Provide input to study teams on study documents (e.g., Clinical Protocols, Clinical Monitoring Plans, Statistical Analysis Plans, Safety Monitoring Plans, etc.)
  • Contribute to the identification and selection of data management vendors through due diligence and proper vetting of vendor proposals
  • Develop, review, and revise SOPs, guidelines, Work Instructions, and templates


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher with 8+ years’ experience in Clinical Data Management with a Pharmaceutical, Biotech, CRO, or Academic Center, including a minimum of 2 years managing Data Management staff and/or department initiates. Commensurate experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ICH, FDA, and GCP regulations and guidelines
  • General knowledge of industry standards and best practices, such as CDISC/CDASH
  • Experience with multiple EDC systems through full development life cycle is required. Medidata Rave experience is preferred, including URL and Core Configuration, Architect, Rave EDC, RTSM, Rave Safety Gateway, Rave Imaging, Coder, and Lab Administration modules.
  • Knowledge of and experience with MedDRA and WHO Drug coding dictionaries
  • Familiarity with handling data from external data sources
  • Knowledge in ad hoc data reporting, data review listings and metric reporting
  • Oncology experience highly desirable
  • Proven track record of on-time and high-quality Data Management deliverables in a fast-paced working environment
  • Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills and positive interpersonal collaborations with colleagues.
  • Ability to successfully communicate CDM technical concepts to other functional groups for broader awareness and understanding, as well as reporting status updates within the Arcus Data Management and Biometrics Department
  • Ability to train, mentor, and oversee other CDMs within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, highly organized, attention to detail, outcome oriented, and self-motivated performance
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of data management tasks for multiple clinical studies at different stages of activity
  • Ability to adapt to change in a growth environment
  • Able to travel to off-site meetings or training seminars as needed. Less than 25% travel required



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