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Senior Technical Study Designer (Europe, Home-based) - IQVIA Biotech

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Primary Location: Stevenage, United Kingdom Additonal Locations: Barcelona, Spain,ESP; Frankfurt, Germany,DEU; Milan, Italy,ITA Full time R1193179

Job description

IQVIA Biotech is seeking a Senior Technical Study Designer for a home-based opportunity!


Design of data collection forms and data validation checks within an electronic data capture (EDC) system for conducting clinical trials.  Coordinate tasks and resource allocation for a given project under the supervision of a manager of Project Programming. Develop training materials and assist with the development of data collection work practices as needed.


  • Interpret the study protocol for design in EDC.
  • Create study build timeline with input from internal and sponsor teams.
  • Plan and conduct internal and sponsor team meetings for determining data collection requirements and for review of study designs.
  • Design and update data collection forms based on study protocol requirements, corporate standards, best practices, and feedback from internal and sponsor study teams.
  • Create and update data validation edit check specifications based on study protocol requirements, corporate standards, best practices, and feedback from internal and sponsor teams.
  • Coordinate edit checks and custom function programming with programming leads.
  • Deploy study design to test and production environments.
  • Communicate any project risks to the project manager, including the potential for missing a planned timeline and working outside of the original budget or scope-of-work expectations.
  • Escalate potential quality issues to management.
  • Comply with all training and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the position.
  • Responsible for multiple study design projects at the same time.
  • May work on projects across multiple trial EDC platforms.
  • Identify areas for process improvement and actively participate in process improvement initiatives as assigned by manager.
  • Train and support junior Technical Study Designers to ensure they have necessary skills to meet their deliverable.
  • Support and develop standards ensuring alignment with other functional groups associated with EDC workspace.


  • Knowledge of clinical research process and methodology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current GCP, ICH, and FDA guidelines and regulations applicable to conduct of clinical research.
  • Ability to supervise resources and plan tasks for EDC development with the support of management.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently to carry out assignments of a complex nature.
  • Ability to manage multiple project timelines and regularly switch between projects as required to meet timeline deliverable expectations.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with fellow employees and with sponsors.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technology, and tools that will facilitate the clinical trial process.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills required.
  • Ability to train other staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer or biological/life sciences
  • 5 years of work experience as a lead data manager or lead EDC programmer
  • Experience with web page and database design preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education, training and experience


This position is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act; employees are not eligible for overtime compensation.



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