Associate Director, Clinical Data Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts
November 19 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are looking for a self-directed data management professional to support clinical data management efforts for Digital Medicine & Translational Imaging (DMTI) projects and the Pfizer Innovation Research (PfIRe) Lab.

You will manage highly complex clinical data management projects and be responsible for clinical data management tasks to collect, code, process, review, and validate clinical trial data received in-house and remotely. You will ensure collection of complete, accurate, high quality, regulatory compliant data in support of publications and regulatory submissions according to external regulatory requirements, and internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and deadlines.

You will be responsible for the development and execution of data management plans for wearable device and remote monitoring clinical studies, working closely with a motivated and engaged core team of clinical, technical, and data scientists. You will act independently as a senior data manager on study teams seeking to develop and validate novel digital endpoints across different therapeutic areas.

In close partnership with colleagues from the Worldwide Research, Development & Medical Research Units and asset teams from the Global Product Development, you will play a key role in the deployment of novel digital endpoints into clinical studies, collection, management and analysis of sensor data, both in patients and healthy volunteers. You will need to communicate effectively with the DMTI Leadership Team, lead colleagues within a matrix organization, and leverage information from a variety of sources in order to effectively understand organizational and study level strategy to help drive study decisions.This role will be central to the deployment and scaling of digital solutions into clinical trials where these technologies may be utilized as efficacy endpoints and provide value to key stakeholders including patients, physicians, payers, and Pfizer.


  • Develop CRFs according to CDISC standards
  • Processes, reviews, and receives patient data and records and organizes clinical data forms from internal therapeutic groups and outside investigators
  • Provides accurate, timely, and consistent clinical data to the study teams.
  • Responsible for data management plans including data preparation, data validation activities according to Pfizer SOPs
  • Contributes technical expertise toward the design, implementation and scaling up of sensor systems and analytics.
  • As a data manager, is accountable for collection, organization, curation, storage and safeguarding of patient data from PfIRe Lab, asset teams, and external collaboration studies in a manner consistent with 21CFR part 11.
  • Contributes to the overall architecture of the existing data pipelines and workflows, recommends and implements improvements.
  • Contributes to establishing good clinical practice (GCP) in the PfIRe Lab; authors SOPs for PfIRe Lab; ensures that DMTI processes meet business requirements and industry best practices, while being compliant with Pfizer policies and standards.
  • Tracks emerging study data and works closely with bioengineering and quantitative colleagues to ensure the effectiveness of tools and data quality
  • Shares learnings with key stakeholders and the scientific community through presentations and peer-reviewed publications.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 10 years of relevant pharmaceutical, biotech, or CRO experience in clinical data management
  • Working knowledge of medical terminologies: MedDRA and WHO-DD
  • Working knowledge of SDTM and CDASH principles
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for data management and the regulatory submission process
  • Proficiency with at least one electronic data capture (EDC) system, e.g., Oracle InForm or REDCap Cloud
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated the ability to build consensus and drive change across the organization
  • 2+ years' experience with:
  • AWS or other cloud-based development
  • Python
  • Unix/Linux environments
  • #LI-PFE


  • Master's degree in a related science field
  • Certified Clinical Data Manager (CCDM) from the Society of Clinical Data Management

Ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis


Relocation support available

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