Principal Programmer, Clinical Job

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Amar Annamalai
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Principal Programmer, Clinical Job

Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Develop, program, test and maintain clinical trial databases and data entry screens using Oracle Clinical or Central Designer in accordance with Celgene standards
• Review computer validation/edit checks for in-house and outsourced studies
• Develop, program, test and maintain computer validation/edit checks in PL-SQL and/or SAS
• Develop, program, test and maintain data review listings in Oracle Clinical, Inform, Jreview and/or SAS for data review purposes
• Perform external data loads, i.e., labs, ECGs, etc., as needed. Act as liaison with vendors to establish transfer specifications and Celgene standards
• Validate peer programming
• Participate in and lead team meetings when appropriate
• Act as primary CRO contact, when necessary, to ensure that Celgene standards are implemented in all studies
• Provide technical expertise and support to Data Management team
• Control access to database and perform snapshots, database lock and freeze activities
• Make data, including interim data, available to company personnel and regulatory agencies when required
• Perform post processing of data extracts in accordance with Celgene standards to be delivered to Biostatistics
• Routinely interface with cross-functional team members
• Influences other functions and represents as DBO technical expertise
• Internal team leader who decides best course of action
• Coach and advise junior programmers to identify problems and solutions
1. Manage outside CROs and consultants:
• Review clinical programming activities and costs in contracts
• Assess CRO data management systems for regulatory compliance
• Interact with CROs in the design and development of databases that are compatible with company needs
• Monitor progress of clinical programming activities in CROs
• Participate in regular team meetings and provide input when appropriate
2. Other Activities
• Participate in the development of clinical programming SOPs and the development/optimization of clinical programming processes from study start up to database lock.
• Routine interface with cross-functional team members in creating an appropriate database, data quality assurance, and support of data cleaning activities
• Direct responsibility for supervising and training junior clinical programmers in the performance of their duties
• Managing project priorities and timelines

Skills/Knowledge Required:
• BS/BA degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline with a minimum of five years experience
• Advanced knowledge of clinical database design is a must (Inform, Oracle Clinical or other systems).
• Experience managing clinical programmers
• Participation in at least one NDA is preferred
• Good communication skills; ability to work in a team environment with data managers, medical personnel, clinical monitors, statisticians, programmers, and medical writers
• Knowledge of FDA/ICH guidelines and industry standard practices regarding programming
• Medical or mathematics/computer science background a plus
• Detailed knowledge and experience in case report form design, central laboratories, programming databases, query resolution, data validation
• Knowledge of SQL and SAS programming
• Computer skills: detailed knowledge of clinical database design (Oracle Clinical or Inform), proficiency with SAS data sets and conversion procedures, knowledge of MS Office program suite
• Knowledge of clinical trial design and basic statistics (a plus)

Req ID: 13000631
Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Berkeley Heights
Job: Government Affairs
Organization: Celgene Corporation
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Employee Status: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Full-time
Job Level: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Posting: 2013-12-12 00:00:00.0

Deadline: 10 January 2014

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