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Senior Manager, Clinical Data Management

Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research
Rockville, MD
Start date
Sep 21, 2023

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Clinical, Clinical Data, Clinical Research
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

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Senior Manager, Clinical Data Management

Job ID: req3618
Employee Type: exempt full-time
Division: Clinical Monitoring Research Program
Facility: Rockville: Fishers Ln
Location: 5601 Fishers Ln, Rockville, MD 20852 USA

The Frederick National Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.  The lab addresses some of the most urgent and intractable problems in the biomedical sciences in cancer and AIDS, drug development and first-in-human clinical trials, applications of nanotechnology in medicine, and rapid response to emerging threats of infectious diseases.

Accountability, Compassion, Collaboration, Dedication, Integrity and Versatility; it's the FNL way.


Within Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., the Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRPD’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRPD’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRPD services include comprehensive clinical trials monitoring, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases.  CMRPD’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.


The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) collaborates with various departments on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of clinical data studies. 

  • Completes protocol analysis to generate study database design specifications including CRF/eCRF design, visit schedule, edit checks, system notifications, query logic, user role setup, randomization triggers, supply triggers, and medical coding
  • Plans and leads database setup activities, ensuring appropriate database documentation
  • Develops data management SOPs as well as clinical trials data management best practice guidelines
  • Creates visit schedules within the system to define user workflow
  • Programs edit checks to guide users through data entry and prevent erroneous data entry and values
  • Ensures, reviews and quality control against associated project protocol, NIAID requirements, CRF standards templates, Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP), and where applicable CDISC Clinical Data Acquisition Standards Harmonization (CDASH) standards
  • Oversees the development of edit checks to guide users through data entry and prevent erroneous data entry and values
  • Performs database validation as well as User Acceptance Testing (UAT), and document databases in accordance with programming standards and validation procedures
  • Supervises setup and review of data management documentations and operational activities
  • Develops clinical data management training and mentorship programs as well as presents at clinical data management training events and workshops
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) of clinical data management systems
  • Perform demos of systems
  • Supervises staff
  • Position may travel 10-20% domestically and internationally
  • Local candidates preferred, but will consider remote candidates


To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education)
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience including four (4) years in a management role
  • Knowledge of data management processes and systems (specifically clinical data management systems)
  • Understanding of clinical trials and the drug development process
  • Experience, knowledge, or ability to supervise staff members
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance


Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:

  • Strong clinical data management capabilities
  • Experience with database development/programming
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with supervision of data management and data entry staff

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)



A rewarding career with global impact

Whether you’re an expert in your field or just starting out, we have a career opportunity for you. We’re always looking for people to join us in fulfilling the mission of the Frederick National Laboratory: discovery, innovation, and success in the biomedical sciences.

Our team of 2,400+ scientists, technicians, administrators, and support staff work at the forefront of basic, translational, and preclinical science, with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and other infectious diseases.

We collaborate with colleagues across the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and others throughout the National Institutes of Health. We also engage with extramural investigators in academia, government and industry.

Your path to joining our team begins with the desire to work for the only national laboratory dedicated to biomedical research. Our employees share a common desire to help make a difference in cancer research and public health concerns. As you search for a career that fits your education, skills, and abilities, explore the core values that guide us and emphasize work-life balance.

Discover why joining the Frederick National Laboratory team could be the most important career step you take



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