Data Management Contractor

Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States

Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Astex”) is committed to the fight against cancer. Astex is developing a proprietary pipeline of novel therapies for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies and has several products being developed in collaboration with leading pharmaceutical companies. Astex is a member of the Otsuka group of pharmaceutical companies. which also includes Taiho Pharmaceutical and Taiho Oncology. We are looking for an experienced and motivated professional interested in applying their unique skills to our shared mission. Our office is located in Pleasanton, California in the Rosewood Commons campus near the Dublin-Pleasanton BART station.


The Data Management Contractor will be responsible for data management activities for clinical trials from start-up to close-out, as well as process improvement activities and department initiatives. This role works with internal development colleagues and external vendors to ensure delivery to time, quality, and cost expectations, and performs day-to-day data management activities according to ICH guidelines, regulatory requirements, and the company’s standard operating procedures. This position will be based onsite and reports to the Senior Director, Data Management.



  • Help ensure that management’s clinical development objectives are met with respect to Data Management activities
  • Provide operational leadership to the direction, planning, execution, collection, and interpretation of all clinical data to the highest quality standards
  • Report status of clinical data management activities to project teams and management
  • Apply project management skills and tools to meet expectations concerning execution of projects (both study and departmental)
  • Involved in data preparation for reporting clinical study results for regulatory filings, publications, presentations
  • Conduct clinical data management activities using Medidata’s Rave® Data Management Systems, or other similar platforms
  • Create written data management plans, edit check specifications, CRF completion guidelines, data transfer specifications, as well as any other required study-specific data management documents
  • Design database structures and case report forms consistent with CDISC and CDASH initiatives
  • Work with third-party vendors to ensure timely and effective communication
  • Assist in training and developing junior data management personnel and CRO/internal staff as appropriate
  • Provide oversight of data management vendors in support of study timelines and department goals
  • Develop/lead/participate in process improvement activities resulting in increases in productivity, quality, and/or cost effectiveness
  • Maintain knowledge of current trends and developments with systems, processes and tools utilized for data management activities
Job Requirements

Bachelor’s or advanced degree
Minimum 6 years’ experience managing clinical trial data in a pharmaceutical, biotech, or CRO setting; oncology trial experience desired
Advanced proficiency in core data management activities (e.g., case report form design, data edit specifications and data validation, creation of data management plans, attention to detail and data quality)
Strong track record of leading clinical data management activities; early and late stage, and submission experience are highly desirable
Experience with data management systems such as Medidata Rave®
Exceptional communication and management skills