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IQVIA Clinical Data Standards Specialist in Frankfurt, Germany

The Principal Clinical Data Standards Specialist is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of Industry (CDISC and regulatory) compliant Clinical Data Standards, providing expert support to business users and teams on their use in line with the Clinical Data Standards strategy.

They provide expert support ensuring the development, implementation and timely availability of consistent, high quality Clinical Data Standards deliverables supporting the acquisition and tabulation and/or analysis and reporting of Clinical Trial data across global libraries including;

  • Data collection tools in EDC (CRFs, edits checks, derivations, core configurations) anddata transfer specifications

  • Analysis data/TFL standards

  • Associated standard metadata, business rules and guidelines.

Major Activities

Lead and contribute to Clinical Data Standards definition, development, validation and support within assigned standards discipline (domain) including the development and maintenance of associated metadata, documents, business rules and guidelines where applicable.

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Define and deliver to robust, priority driven standards development plans for assigned area to ensure agreed deliverables are met and assigned resources are fully and effectively utilized.

Responsible for driving the efficient, high quality and timely implementation of new standards and/or updates to standards for:

Data Acquisition and Tabulation standards

  • Standards in clinical systems including EDC, MDR and other global standards librariesincludingrobust testing and validation

  • Compliantdata models to supportthe use and transformation ofdata acquisition, tabulation and reviewstandards(including associated metadata).

  • Useadvanced database programming techniques tosupport the implementation of efficient data collection tools.

  • Processes, tools and guidelines relating to thesubmissionof standardizedacquisition/tabulation data supporting regulatory submission.


Analysis and Reporting Data Standards

  • Compliantanalysisand reportingstandards(ADaM and TFL)

  • Useadvanced programming knowledge to support specification ofnew analysisandreporting tools (incl. standard macros)

  • Data models to support dataanalysis (ADaM) and reporting (TFL)standards(including associated metadata).

  • Processes, tools and guidelines relating to thesubmissionof standardized analysis data supporting regulatory submission.

In collaboration with representatives across Data Operations disciplines and key stakeholder and partner functions within GDO and across Global Drug Development, ensure the accurate translation of scientific and analytical requirements into efficient, compliant standards.

Support and ensure the appropriate and efficient governance and approval of global and project/study specific clinical data standards liaising with governance boards as needed.

Contribute to the technical review and assessment of industry and regulatory standards and guidelines supporting regular gap/impact analysis and implementation of action plans where needed.

Communicate effectively with the partners and customers; Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with Data Operations, Biostatistics and Clinical Development groups supporting the development and use of Clinical Data Standards.

Lead and contribute to the development, maintenance and training of relevant clinical standards systems and processes.

Act as an expert consultant providing Clinical Data Standards input to all relevant areas including; electronic data capture/database programming, edit check programming, report programming, electronic data loads, IVR technology, electronic patient reported outcomes, metadata management and/or other clinical data management or analysis data and TFL-related systems.

Act as subject matter expert (SME) for assigned area providing support, consultation and training to end users and SME networks on implementation of standards and related tools on development programs.

Provide mentoring and technical guidance to Clinical Data Standards associates.

Maintain up-to-date, expert knowledge of relevant technologies (EDC, software languages, applications etc.), Industry Standards (e.g. CDISC, define.xml, eCTD etc.) and regulatory guidelines.

May represent Novartis within industry wide associations and working groups; contributing to regulatory guidelines, industry practices and professional standards development organizations such as CDISC, CFAST, PhUSE CSS, DIA etc.

As needed, act as a Clinical Standards representative supporting data standards governance, process improvement initiatives and/or other non-clinical projects.

Key Performance Indicators

Achieve overall goals as set each year by Group Head Clinical Standards.

Achieve high level of quality, timeliness and customer satisfaction on Clinical Data Standards activities and deliverables.

Achieve high levels of effective collaboration, customer satisfaction on support and training provided within discipline/area.

Achieve minimal number of post-production changes resulting from Clinical Data Standards issues.

No critical findings as result of routine audits or health authority inspections relating to activities/deliverables supported by the Clinical Standards Group.

Impact on the organization:

Contribution to timely availability of efficient, complaint and high quality Clinical Standards used across Global Drug Development.

Contribution to external quality reputation of Novartis (Clinical sites and regulators).

Support/training for end users on efficient implementation of reporting data standards.

Education (minimum/desirable):

BS/BA/MS in computer science, management information systems, health sciences, statistics, or related field.


Fluent English (oral and written).

Experience/Professional requirement:

At least 6 years industry experience in one of the following fields;

EDC development and implementation preferably using Medidata-Rave

Data Management Clinical

Statistical Programming using SAS and CDISC data standards

Strong knowledge in one or more area of industry data standards and requirements including data acquisition, CDISC (CDASH, SDTM, ADaM), reporting and analysis, regulatory data submission.

Experience in supporting development of clinical standards and associated guidelines.

Expert technical skills relevant to;

Data Acquisition and Tabulation

  • Good knowledge of EDC systems (preferably including Medidata-Rave)

  • Good knowledge in Object Oriented Programming concepts

  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as Visual Basic, SQL-PL/SQL and C# or Javapreferable

Data Analysis and reporting

  • Goodknowledge of SAS and other statisticalprogramming languages/software (e.g. R)

  • Good understanding ofstatistical programming/statistical concepts in clinical trials

  • Knowledge of other programming languages such as Visual Basic, SQL-PL/SQL, XML,Pythonpreferable

Strong understanding and knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards relevant to data management and statistical programming (including GCP, ICH)

Good project management and coordination skills; Strong problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Outstanding interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate cross-functionally.

Strong understanding of drug development, global clinical trial / project practices, procedures, methodologies.

Proven ability to provide and coordinate internal and external training (Experience working in highly matrix teams and providing technical guidance).

Experience contributing to non-clinical initiatives requiring Clinical Standards expertise preferable.

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