Clinical Data Associate

Cambridge, MA


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At Advanced Clinical, we’re excited to share with you a great opportunity at for the position of Clinical Data Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Clinical Data Associate will play a key role in the development, implementation and maintenance of web-based data collection and reporting tools for observational rare disease registries in support of scientific, clinical, regulatory and commercial goals. Their work will have a direct impact on not just the organization but the larger clinical industry making this an amazing career opportunity.


  • Investigate, evaluate and propose the use of emerging technologies (e.g., electronic data capture) in clinical data management
  • Work with the Global Medical Director and project team in designing and developing Case Report Forms (CRFs)
  • Create database specifications, data validation (edit checks) specifications, report specifications and other functional specifications for the clinical database in Electronic Data Capture (EDC)
  • Develop and maintains X-Registry eCRF library and validation checks
  • Create User Acceptance Test (UAT) Plans, Test Scripts and execute testing
  • Lead and assign user accepting testing to data management peers and oversee the completion of the testing
  • Execute assigned QC/QA procedures to ensure that clinical databases meet corporate and regulatory standards 
  • Perform activities related to the implementation, development, maintenance and training of the existing system
  • Participate in the development of global, inter-departmental harmonized SOPs, and registry specific guidelines
  • Develop training materials and provide training on technical applications to data management peers and Site Operations personnel
  • Create and manage data management workflow documentation, to include, but not limited to; Data Review Guidelines, eCRF Completion Instructions, Data Validation Plan and Data Management Plan
  • Work together with technical vendors and data management team to troubleshoot database issues from root cause to resolution
  • Responsible for tracking individual project tasks and overall project timelines
  • Review and approve technical vendor contracts, change orders and invoices


  • Requires a minimum of 9 years of data management experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry
  • At least 2 years of experience in writing SOPs, Work Instructions, Data Management Plans and Guidelines
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in developing database and validation requirements or specifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related science or technical discipline 

To be a best-fit your strengths must include

  • Strong Communicator. You will have extensive correspondence that relies on you being conversant in regulatory guidelines and clinical terminology. 
  • Organized. You’re an efficient time-manager and can handle the pressure of meeting multiple strict deadlines. 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team: You will be collaborating and often contributing to discussions amongst internal teams; you also work effectively without a lot of support or structure. 
  • Problem-Solvers.  As an action-oriented self-starter, you’re eager to apply your expertise in diagnosing inefficiencies, determining root causes, and recommending solutions to complex challenges.
  • Personable. You establish and nurture highly effective relationships with colleagues and key stakeholders that support and advance project goals and objectives.   
  • Credible. Thorough understanding of clinical methodologies and providing sound analytical support, you quickly establish credibility as a reliable resource.  

About Advanced Clinical

Advanced Clinical is an award-winning clinical development organization that provides global services including CRO, Functional Support, Quality & Validation, Patient Recruitment and Retention, and Strategic Talent Acquisition solutions for pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a truly better clinical experience for our clients and candidates. To learn more about Advanced Clinical which has been named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces, Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies, and Best of Staffing Talent & Client, visit

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