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Clinical Database Developer/ Certified RAVE Developer

Lieu Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Job ID R-092296 Date de publication 10/28/2020

The Clinical Database Developer/Certified RAVE Developer coordinates the Clinical Database Development (CDD) activities for assigned clinical studies. This position requires a deep understanding of CDD processes, standards and technology. As a member of the Global Study Team (GST), will ensure all CCD activities follow standards and meet data quality and integrity for business continuity.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Coordinates the timely and quality creation of electronic Case Report Forms (eCRFs) according to finalized protocols and study design specifications for Electronic Data Capture (EDC) studies
  • Coordinates data entry screens according to the approved annotated Case Report Form (CRF) for paper studies
  • Communicates with data management, medical, analysis and reporting and study management teams throughout all study start up activities to ensure team needs are understood and met.
  • Coordinates design, build and testing of clinical databases according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines
  • Coordinates Programming of field derivations, edit checks, consistency checks, validations, procedures and rules and for writing data extraction programs
  • Coordinates the development of study reporting and visualization environment which includes CRF and non-CRF (loaded) data in addition to redefining collected data to required reporting format.
  • Performs peer review
  • Ensures the timeliness and quality of study level documentation for all databases used in data management
  • Accountable for study database documentation maintenance in the electronic Trial Master File (eTMF)
  • Works in collaboration with the GST to define all technical elements of the Data Management Plan
  • Accountable for timely system testing and Quality Control (QC) of specified activities
  • May assist in maintaining the Clinical Data Management Systems global and program libraries
  • May be required to undertake programming and testing tasks as needed
  • Participates in projects to automate, simplify and innovate in order to ensure that the team is industry leading
  • Mentor and train Database Developers


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in computing or scientific area
  • 3 to 7 years database development experience in the pharmaceutical industry working with clinical trial data
  • Experience with Medidata's Rave Study Build and Custom Functions
  • Practical experience with object-oriented programming using .NET technologies, C#, Visual Basic, MS SQL, SAS, R, Python
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organized and ability to lead tasks from concept to delivery using strong planning and project management skills
  • Solid understanding of clinical data system design / development / validation and system interoperability.
  • Thrives in working independently without close supervision
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Demonstrates professionalism, diplomacy, mutual respect and the ability to manage/value diversity and cultural differences and promote productivity through encouragement
  • Experience or knowledge of Rave Safety Gateway, TSDV and programming languages Python, APEX, PL SQL, XML, Java is an advantage
  • Experience with reporting environments Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Tibco SpotFire, PowerBI, Tableau is desirable

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