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Clinical Data Manager, SCHARP

Clinical Data Manager, SCHARP

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Regular Full-Time
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Clinical Research Support Services

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Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. The Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD), works to eliminate or minimize the impact of globally significant infectious diseases. Within VIDD is the Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) which provides statistical support and data management to researchers worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS with active studies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Join us and make a difference! Careers Start Here.


The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research & Prevention (SCHARP) at Fred Hutch is seeking a Clinical Data Mangers to work with Phase 1-3 clinical trial study teams to develop and deliver quality clinical trial data for the betterment of HIV research worldwide. The Clinical Data Manager (CDM) is the primary SCHARP contact for study/protocol specific implementation, operation, and closeout phases and is responsible study communication, documentation, and training on data collection and management activities for domestic and international research sites for assigned protocol/study(s). The CDM is a member of the protocol/study team coordinating with both internal and external partners and collaborators to ensure the relevant data are collected and cleaned to meet the needs of the protocol/study and research objectives. She/He functions with moderate supervision in operational and technical matters within defined procedures and practices.


  1. Manage study/project implementation including but not limited to leading SCHARP team members through CRF, lab, and other data collection processes, reporting and analysis requirements, study/project documentation and training.
  2. Effectively manage assigned protocol/study, establish timelines and milestones, monitor and communicate ongoing status and progress.
  3. Ensure rapid resolution of issues/problems using appropriate internal and/or external resources. Track and manage issues escalating to the appropriate level in a timely manner.
  4. Participate in development of protocol/study from draft protocol to optimize collection of accurate and high-quality data.
  5. Work with project sponsors, stakeholders and SCHARP team members to define project requirements, scope, risks, staffing requirements, organization and approach.
  6. Act as subject matter expert for data management issues between SCHARP study teams and external domestic and international research sites for assigned studies.
  7. Assist in development of Case Report Forms (CRFs) for assigned studies.
  8. Assist in the design of the protocol/study specific database for assigned studies.
  9. Assist in the maintenance of the study database including routine revisions or additions to include the design and/or modification of routine and existing study database edit check programs for assigned studies.
  10. Perform User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for assigned studies.
  11. Monitor study data to insure the quality and completeness of the data submitted by implementing quality control procedures.
  12. Generate QC reports for site review and correction as well as a variety of other reports as required.
  13. Evaluate study data for protocol compliance.
  14. Assist in the maintenance of documentation of the study database and other related data management programs and/or applications.
  15. Assist in the review of new and revised departmental SOPs and WPGs.
  16. Ensure that SCHARP meets its obligations in accordance with Good Clinical Data Management Practices (GCDMP).
  17. Prepare status reports and keep study/project sponsors, team, SCHARP management, and stakeholders informed of status and issues.
  18. Coordinate Safety/Study Monitoring Committees or Data and Safety Monitoring Board review process, as applicable.
  19. Coordinate approved requests for changes to scope of work according to defined change control procedures.
  20. Close studies/projects ensuring that all project work has been fully completed, documented and stored.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in a health-related or scientific discipline.
  • EDC experience and working knowledge of Medidata Rave highly desirable. Demonstrated expertise in relevant clinical data management activities. Experience using SAS and relational databases (e.g. MS SQL Server, MS Access, or Oracle)
  • Experience in clinical trial and regulated research settings desired. Experience with managing immunology, infectious disease and/or virology research projects desired. Prior experience in HIV or infectious diseases clinical trial operation management and/or protocol development preferred.
  • Familiarity with all phases of clinical trials and ability to adapt to study requirements.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently using strong organizational, project and time management skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office software and familiar with data management practices. Familiarity with project management software desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and to work efficiently under pressure.
  • Consistent, dedicated, versatile and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Knowledge of clinical research, FDA & ICH, GCP, GCDMP, and related regulatory requirements.

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