Principal Clinical Data Manager

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Seattle, GB

Company: Cytel Software Corporation

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.



The Principal Clinical Data Manager coordinates and performs data management tasks from study start up through database lock, including database set-up and data validation as per the requirements in the clinical protocols and ensuring timely delivery of high-quality consistent data.  He/She leads all portions of a project/and or multiple projects with minimal or no supervision.



  • Coordinate and oversee activities of all DM staff assigned to the project, ensuring high quality, respecting project timelines and adherence to the budget
  • Attend relevant project meetings and work closely with other internal and external leads
  • Liaise with client/partners for clarification on any clinical and / or technical decisions and propose most efficient solutions
  • Identify risks to project deliverables and timelines, develop and implement the mitigations for these risks
  • Coordinate and create data management documentation
  • Lead and participate to the design of Clinical Electronic Data Capture (EDC) components
  • Coordinate and perform User Acceptance Test
  • Train EDC users
  • Lead and participate in data cleaning activities
  • Provide input to protocol and assess database impacts based on protocol changes during study lifecycle; prepare and execute change request forms
  • Manage EDC users’ access and assist with resolving issues
  • Participate and coordinate all conduct Data Management tasks
  • Participate in final data QC prior to database lock
  • Contribute to departmental procedures and guidelines
  • Critically evaluate data management needs and propose appropriate, innovative and efficient data management solutions
  • Train and mentor less experienced staff
  • Represent Cytel at project, proposal or industry meetings




Education:  Bachelor degree in Life Sciences, Computer Science or related discipline



Experience: A minimum of 8 years of progressive hands-on experience in Clinical Data Management or Clinical Research




  • Experienced with using EDC tools 
  • Builder certification for Medidata and/or IBM Clinical Development is a plus
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Flexibility, proactivity and ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented with analytical mind-set
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Project management and negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Strong Knowledge of data, databases and data procedures
  • Advanced Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry including understanding of clinical drug development process and associated documents (SOPs/Guidelines/Work Instructions)
  • Knowledge of ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11
  • Working knowledge of CDISC standards for data management
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

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