Principal Database Developer-Beijing

Posted 10 Apr 2019

Beijing - all, Beijing - China

Req Id 190539


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Your role

A. Trial activities:

  • DB creation
  • Prepare e-CRFs and annotated CRFs
  • Develop, unit test, document, perform change control and maintain databases for clinical trials
  • Program administrative data reports as needed for EDC trials
  • Manage user accounts as necessary
  • Edit Check creation
  • Program, unit test, document, perform change control of and maintain edit checks
  • Program reports or listings
  • Database Operations
  • Generate datasets according to SDTM standards
  • Run edit checks or listings on clinical data according to timelines communicated by the
    Trial Data Manager if needed
  • Perform electronic data imports and exports
  • Provide relevant documentation and data for archiving
  • Perform post production changes including database updates related to data entry screens and edit checks/listings as well as programs for data imports and exports
  • Manage access rights to clinical trial databases
  • Lock/unlock databases as requested

B. Non-trial activities:

  • System maintenance and process improvements
  • Lead and/or support the develop or the continuous improvement, re-engineering and implementation of processes, tools, technologies, conventions, standards, policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and Working Instructions (WIs) as needed
  • Conduct system validation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain standard library including e-CRFs, edit checks and programs within EDC and other relevant GCDS systems.
  • To perform surveillance of database developers' activities regarding the quality and timeliness of the deliverables and ensure the database is ready for use
  • Assume the role of EDC Specialist/EDC Lead User if required
  • Develop independently, monitor and maintain tools needed in GCDS as agreed by the project leader from concept through implementation with the adequate Software Development Lifecycle documentation
  • Track system performance and liaison with vendors to troubleshoot and resolve errors and bugs
  • Training – Providing
  • Mentor DBDs in all aspects of GCDS process
  • Train and give guidance to GCDS staff on the use of the applications (either existing or new ones)
  • Assist with training of DBDs


Who you are:

  1. Basic Science/Bachelor of Science degree in health-related field and/or computer science or equivalent
  2. Excellent knowledge of English
  1. Proven experience in clinical data management in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, equivalent to 6 years
  2. Proficiency with one or more EDC tools
  3. Proficiency with SQL, PL/SQL
  4. Knowledge of HTML, XML, VBSCRIPT is a plus
  5. Sound knowledge of SAS is a plus
  6. Sound knowledge of SDTM is a plus
  7. Knowledge of UNIX is a plus
  8. Excellent knowledge of regulations and guidance with regard to clinical development and the systems used in this context
  1. Excellent written, verbal and organization skills
  2. Ability to handle multiple projects
  3. Mentoring and training skills.
  4. Excellent team player



Functional area; Clinical trail & Data Management

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