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Sage Therapeutics Manager, Clinical Data Management in EMAIL:, Massachusetts

General Scope and Summary

SAGE Therapeutics is searching for a creative, resourceful, integrative thinker for an important role as Manager, Clinical Data Management. This role is accountable for Data Management activities at a program and/or study level that support development and future commercial projects worldwide. This individual will participate as an active member of a multi-disciplinary team to plan and manage the Data Management tasks required for Phase I-IV studies. They will also drive the delivery of study data quality and integrity from study startup through database lock and post-lock archival process.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead Phase I – IV Sage-sponsored clinical study data management activities, comprising of internal and external data management resources.

  • Responsible for the clinical data management activities for a study and/or program in compliance with regulatory requirements and Sage SOPs under aggressive timelines with high quality and in a professional manner.

  • Oversee the design, creation, and testing of clinical study databases, in accordance with the data collection requirements as defined in the clinical protocol, and in alignment with industry best practice guidelines and standards.

  • Oversee development of data edit check specifications and manual data listings as required.

  • As program lead, ensure consistent program-level data collection, data cleaning, and data management standards for RAVE or other data capture systems.

  • Oversee and manage Data Management contract service providers or other service providers providing data capture technologies, data management programming capabilities, and data processing capabilities to achieve quality, timely, cost-effective study deliverables.

  • Ensure all required documents are maintained ensuring preparedness for regulatory inspections.

  • Review and provide feedback to the clinical team on other study documents, e.g. Clinical Monitoring Plans, Statistical Analysis Plans, and service provider specifications.

  • Oversee data finalization and database lock activities, including post-lock archival activities.

  • May drive inspection readiness, quality compliance, and training initiatives pertaining related Data Management for a study or a program.

  • Serve as the functional representative on project teams, study teams, and development teams, including multi-disciplinary interactions.

  • May participate in the development and optimization of data management SOPs, processes, and initiatives.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations. Must have a demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action, excellent analytical skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS, preferably in the scientific/healthcare field.

  • At least 5 years in Data Management for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.

  • Experience as lead DM of a Phase I, II, or III clinical study required; ability to be primary DM representative with little oversight required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in CNS/Neurology is preferred and experience with orphan indications will be favorably considered.

  • Understand the scope and focus of clinical studies in phases I-IV and has a proven ability to perform the tasks and manage service provider resources and timelines.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multi-disciplinary team, as well as with external partners and service providers.

  • Strong team player that has a positive customer service approach and is solution-oriented.

  • Possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Possesses an understanding of regulatory guidelines, e.g. ICH, GCDMP, 21 CFR Part 11 and their application to Data Management practice.

  • Knowledge of and experience with MedDRA and WHO Drug data dictionaries.

  • Experience working with cross-functional team members and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes.

  • Embrace our Core Values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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