Associate Director, Senior Project Manager, Clinical Database Management, DMM

Peapack, New Jersey
February 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer Worldwide Medical and Safety colleagues play a key role in connecting evidenced based, medical decision support with colleagues and stakeholders to enable better health and treatment outcomes. Whether you are creating framework necessary to ensure our evidence is scientifically sound, providing unbiased, medically necessary expertise or investigating how to close gaps in data, our mission is simple. Empower healthcare decisions regarding the safe and appropriate use of medicines for patients.

What You Will Achieve

It is our mission to strengthen the oversight of our clinical data through stronger ownership, control, and visibility. You will play an important role in processing, reviewing and receiving clinical data and records and from therapeutic groups as well as internal and outside investigators. You will ensure that accurate, timely, and consistent data reaches the clinical teams and other groups. You will be relied on for data management plans, including data preparation and validation activities, among others.

As a Senior Manager, your advanced knowledge of the principles and concepts in the discipline and comprehensive knowledge of other disciplines will enable you to lead complex projects across the division. Your ability to develop and manage plans will achieve objectives, interpret internal and external business challenges and recommend best practices for improvements.

It is your commitment and hard work that will help make Pfizer ready to achieve new milestones and help patients across the globe.

How You Will Achieve It

As part of the Data Monitoring and Management (DMM) group, an integral delivery unit within the Global Biometrics and Data Management organization, the Senior Project Manager, Clinical Database Management is responsible for the provision of project management leadership and expertise in data monitoring and management with an emphasis on clinical databases and related technologies supporting assigned segments of the Pfizer portfolio. Accountabilities include project management and leadership of the design, development, and maintenance of clinical databases and other technical deliverables within Data Monitoring and Management. Oversees the development cycle/change control of database build to ensure the integrity of clinical data and the application of Pfizer standards supporting consistency in asset/submission data. The Senior Project Manager, Clinical Database Management works closely with the Clinical Data Scientist to ensure consistent, timely and high quality application of process and delivery of DMM responsibilities. The Senior Project Manager, Clinical Database Management will be accountable to assure process, technologies, and standards are leveraged in a consistent way across assigned projects.

  • Works closely with department roles, assigned mentor, and cross-functional study team members to manage the development cycle of data capture solutions that support the quality and timely delivery of data required per standard and study specific data review plans.
  • Sets objectives for and manages multiple projects/ ongoing work activities of moderate complexity within DMM.
  • Leads cross-functional initiatives as needed; represents DMM/Database Management on cross-divisional initiatives.
  • Can manage up to five studies concurrently.
  • May help to define and/or influence applicable SOPs and work practices.
  • Solves complex problems, applies previous experience outside of own area.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive industry knowledge; acts as SME.
  • Serve as a project management resource to the study teams for developing and implementing database development project plans.
  • Ensure proper planning of study activities in DBM and proactively alert risk and plan mitigation.
  • Independently, perform Impact analysis for proposed solutions to existing tools and processes and convey the same to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Act as an Expert in the area, applying best practices according to documented processes.
  • Participate in Pfizer Standards meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance always.
  • Ensure seamless functioning and collaboration of DMM activities between the DBM and Clinical Data Scientist functions.
  • Ensure operational excellence in collaboration with partners and colleagues for application of standards within data capture methods in support of the data review plan, in collaboration with the Clinical Data Scientist, ensure operational excellence across all DMM deliverables.
  • Assess impacts of Change Control and develop mitigation plans for emerging risks and issues.
  • Identifies existing process/product improvements.
  • Develops innovative, advanced new concepts that improve processes / products across own and related disciplines.
  • Takes appropriate risks to achieve desired result.


  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science, or equivalent with 18 years of experience.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant project management experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO, or Regulatory Agency with an emphasis on building data collection and assimilation solutions.
  • Strong project management, communication (written and oral), decision-making, influencing, and negotiation skills.
  • Familiarity with Electronic Data Capture systems, Clinical Data Management Systems/relational databases (e.g. Oracle InForm and Data Management Workbench, MS SQL Server or MS Access) and data visualization tools (e.g. Spotfire, J-Review).
  • Experience with Advanced features of MSProject or other enterprise project management tools.

  • PMP Certification
  • Understanding of drug development process and data operations required for the reporting of clinical trial data (e.g. data review, study reports, regulatory submissions, safety updates, etc.).
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and relevant data standards; CDISC knowledge and experience are preferable.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

  • Ability to travel approximately 5 to 10%.

Other Job Details:

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES


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