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Manager - SDTM Programming Standards

Remote, Connecticut
Closing date
Jul 28, 2021

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Health Sciences, Medicine
Position Type
Full Time
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All Industry, Pharma
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The Manager is primarily responsible to lead the governance and implementation of enterprise wide SDTM standards. He/She will collaborate across functions and provide comprehensive programming leadership and support to data management, statistical programming, biostatisticians and clinical teams to implement best practices/process maps to drive E2E data standards within Pfizer environment. This role will also be responsible for delivering study level SDTM artifacts across the portfolio.

  • Develop and/or support implementation of enterprise level CDISC SDTM standards
  • Responsible for quality and timely delivery of SDTM Annotated CRF's, Specifications, datasets along with Define.xml and Reviewer Guide) covering one or more Therapeutic Areas (Vaccines, Oncology , Dermatology, Inflammation, Pain, Neuroscience, etc).
  • Will be knowledgeable of software development practices as defined within Pfizer's CDISC development framework.
  • Ensures that software development lifecycle practices and essential procedures are followed, and document as specified by our SOPs and best practices.
  • Will represent SDTM Programming standards in Study team meeting to provide subject matter expertise
  • Collaborate with offshore development team and provide oversight of Vendor programming activities onshore/offshore to ensure adherence to Pfizer standards along with quality and timely deliverables.
  • Work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders to manage priorities and resources across studies; understand and perform in accordance with regulatory standards.
  • Proactively identifies problems and develops workaround tools that helps light speed study timelines
  • Coordinate Database Release (DBR) activities, including unblinding
  • Review, respond to, and implement changes based on regulatory feedback

  • Master Degree with 3+ years of experience.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a relevant scientific discipline with 5+ experience in data standards, data management, and/or programming in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Knowledge of CDISC SDTM standards with hands on experience using Pinnacle21 to validate SDTM deliverables.
  • Knowledge of clinical study design with understanding of CRF design.
  • Knowledge of data management systems (i.e. OC/ RDC, Inform and LSH) and working knowledge of SAS/R/PYTHON programming.
  • Working knowledge of Linux platform is preferred.
  • Exposure to Machine Learning/AI driven SDTM process is a big plus
  • Ability to leverage Experience to innovate and streamline workflows
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.
  • Excellent communication ability, as well as written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong knowledge of CDISC standards, regulatory submission requirements along with project management skills.
  • Experience working with Functional Service providers is strongly preferred



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