• AD Clinical Data Management

    Job Location(s) CN-Shanghai | CN-Beijing
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    Clinical Data Management
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  • Job Overview

    • Responsibility for delivering data management services to clients and project teams, management of staff and contractors, and maintenance of optimal department processes while implementing excellent project-specific strategies.
    • Develop and maintain close positive relationships with counterparts within client organizations: project managers, core project team members and others to drive collaboration, consistent expectations, proactive management of risks, productive interdepartmental communications and excellent project delivery.
    • Provide leadership and supervision of data management study/ project leaders as well as junior staff, ensuring effective performance management, recruitment and retention strategies, communication strategies, and serving as a role model for Covance Values and the professionalism of data management.
    • Serve as the global Covance CDM liaison to one or more strategic clients and/ or lead strategic departmental global initiatives of high complexity requiring excellent team leadership, strong project / people / budget management skills, and expertise across the full range of CDM processes and drug development generally.
    • Assist with the identification of opportunities to improve productivity and quality, while decreasing cycle times and costs to increase financial margins and market share.
    • Recruit, retain, motivate and “energize” well qualified DM associates. Establish goals, supervise, mentor, evaluate, and motivate strong performance in data management staff and serve as a strong member of the local / regional leadership team. Permute staffs development, career and succession planning, improvements in interpersonal and leadership skills, and achievement of competency standards
    • Lead / support the implementation of short-term and long-term strategies to improvement data management efficiencies (locally and / or regionally) through collaboration with senior management and peers from other sites.
    • Lead and / or provide direct oversight or CDM study teams to achieve goal of “delighting clients” through delivery of quality processes and outcomes, on-time and in budget.
    • Serve as a “change agent” – demonstrating support and personal leadership to help others adapt to business processes improvement, uptake of new systems, and other departmental and organizational initiatives and effectively managing potential change resistance through communication and coaching.
    • Network with peers, participate in professional meetings, review literature, and research processes, standards, technologies, etc… for improving practices and efficiencies while representing Covance as a leader in the field of data management.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


    University / college degree, certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution, or relevant experience.

    Mush have broad knowledge of drug development processes with particular expertise in clinical trial data handling practices and relevant regulations.

    Expertise in resource management within a CRO setting.

    Thorough knowledge of time and cost estimate development and CRO service pricing strategies.


    Minimum seven years of relevant work experience with four or more years supervisory experience to include data management, clinical operations, biostatistics or related field and experience to include data management, clinical operations, biostatistics or related field and knowledge of several therapeutic areas.

    Demonstrated skill for management of staff exceeding 10 employees across one or more locations within a region.

    Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

    In depth knowledge of clinical trial processes and data management, clinical operations, biometrics, and systems applications to support operations.

    Working knowledge of the relationship and regulatory obligation of the CRO industry with pharmaceutical / biotechnological companies.

    Operational experience in other disciplines such as clinical, biometrics, medical writing, pharmacovigilance, safety, quality assurance, regulatory, etc.

    Demonstrates ability to lead change by example and achieve results.

    Demonstrate ability to handle multiple competing priorities simultaneously across and assortment of projects and initiatives.

    Demonstrated ability to inspire effective teamwork and motivate staff.

    Proven managerial and interpersonal skills.


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