Associate Director, Study Data Manager
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven Biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world’s most serious disease. But we’re more than one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, AstraZeneca has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area Top Employer for eight straight years. We pride ourselves on creating a collaborative culture that champions knowledge-sharing, entrepreneurial thinking and innovation – ultimately providing employees with the opportunity to work across teams, functions and even the globe.
Recognizing the importance of individualized flexibility, our ways of working allow employees to balance personal and work commitments while ensuring we continue to create a strong culture of collaboration and teamwork by engaging face-to-face in our offices 3 days a week. Our head office and BlueSky Hub in downtown Toronto are purposely designed with collaboration in mind, providing space where teams can come together to strategize, brainstorm and connect on key projects.
Our commitment to sustainability is also central to our culture and part of what makes AstraZeneca a great place to work. We know the health of people, the planet and our business are interconnected which is why we’re taking bold action to tackle some of the biggest challenges of our time, from climate change to access to healthcare and disease prevention.
Our Oncology Research and Development Team:
Oncology is driven by speed. Here you will be backed by leadership and empowered at every level to prioritize and make bold moves. Our pioneering approach is identifying and treating patients earlier, focusing on early-stage cancer trials and listening and evolving based on their needs.
Join a dedicated Oncology team that’s growing fast and building a strong track record of success.
What you'll do:
Our data management team supports our global clinical studies from study start-up, to study close-out. The Associate Director, Study Data Manager (ADSDM) works with various study leaders building positive relationships across cross-functional teams to bring data integrity and ensure data quality of AstraZeneca's global late phase studies.
As a core member of the study team, the ADSDM is responsible for the overall quality and integrity of the clinical database, working positively with global study teams to ensure that AstraZeneca’s Clinical Data is collected, managed, documented and reported clearly, accurately, and securely based on the study’s protocol and to the highest scientific industry standards.
Coordinate the Clinical Data management deliverables on assigned studies depending on the relevant model and DM Vendor. Takes accountability and serves as the first line of contact at the study level.
Demonstrates leadership and operational knowledge in the planning and delivery of CDM deliverables at a study level potentially under mentorship from a Principle Clinical Project Data Manager.
Communicates and collaborates effectively with all study level team members. Primary point of contact for DM vendor and provides guidance and supervision to Lead Data Manager/DM Team Lead working on the study (CRO or in-house).
Oversight of the day to day operational aspects of CDM for assigned studies; Responsible to identify risks and collaborate with the DM Vendor to mitigate the risk.
Understands therapeutic area, indication or program specific data capture standards and AZ standards.
Provide input into CDM related activities associated with regulatory inspections/audits for assigned studies.
May provide input to the selection and use of software systems, devices and vendors.
Responsible for compliance to Trial Master File requirements relating to DM Vendor
Support Senior Leaders to oversee CDM Vendor performance, depending on relevant model. Review, assess and manage DM Vendor delivery against KPIs, budget and overall performance. Oversees vendor timelines and milestone deliverables for the assigned studies. Ensures DM Vendor billing is accurate and gives recommendations for payment of invoices.
Drive adherence to AZ CDM standards and processes for data quality and consistency of data capturing for assigned studies.
Maintain an awareness of the external and internal models in order to participate in change initiatives and continuous improvement activities related to CDM operating models.
Demonstrates willingness to take on ad hoc activities consistent with current or experience in support of CDM.
Mentoring junior Clinical Data management colleagues
Education: Minimum of a BSc in life sciences or related subject, pharmacy nursing or equivalent degree
Strong Data Management experience in the Biotech/Pharma/CRO industry
Demonstrated current understanding of GCP and regulatory requirements as they relate to data management systems and activities
Demonstrated current understanding of Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP)
Experience of clinical databases, different clinical data management systems and electronic data capture (EDC)
Demonstrate understanding and experience in query management process and reconciliation activities
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently without close supervision
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Effective problem and conflict solving skills
Ability to work in a global team environment
High attention to detail and accuracy
Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM) via the Society of Clinical Data Management
Demonstrated knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development process
State of the art understanding of database structures, data standards (CDISC) and practices as they apply to CRF design, database development, data handling and reporting
Knowledge of SQL, 4GL, VBA or R software
Demonstrated understanding of clinical data system design / development / validation and system interoperability.
Excellent understanding and demonstration of the AZ values and behaviors
Demonstrated professionalism, diplomacy, mutual respect and ability to manage and value diversity and cultural differences while promoting productivity through encouragement
Excellent organizational and analytical skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with external partners
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
Location: Head office based position based in Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)
About AstraZeneca Canada:
Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means creating a vibrant, dynamic culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act quickly to inspire change. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new insights and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.
Great People want to Work with us! Find out why:
- GTAA Top Employer Award for 8 years: https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-astrazeneca-canada
- Best Workplace Culture Award at the 2018 Canadian HR Awards: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/thriving-best-workplace-culture-gena-restivo/
- Learn more about our culture: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/genarestivo_greatpeople-greatplacetowork-topemployers2020-activity-6608742174811049985-N-8G
- Browse AstraZeneca's Oncology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgfkdJlwmkT7Sj9A_N6J_9OKcnBW5eNyy
Are you interested in working at AZ, apply today!
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