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PPD

AD Data Analytics

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.    

PPD's data analytics group delivers a new approach to risk surveillance and centralized statistical monitoring, combining the power of statistical and analytical tools with expertise from operationally experienced staff to monitor and manage clinical study data. Data analytics staff explores study data holistically to pinpoint meaningful signals, resulting in more efficient and effective issue resolution and a proactive approach to risk detection. Using this data-driven approach, PPD can address study problems or site performance quickly, directing remediation activities where needed and positioning on-site monitoring activity in a targeted approach.

Data analytics is an integral part of PPD’s risk-based monitoring (RBM) strategy and supports centralized monitoring efforts. Ongoing data assessments from our data analytics group allows to adapt monitoring plans dynamically so that CRAs can focus on the factors that have the greatest impact on data integrity and subject safety. Regardless of the percentage of source data verification (SDV), the data analytics group's centralized statistical monitoring approach identifies risk signals that may be difficult to detect through traditional review methods, such as on-site monitoring.

Data analytics evaluates data within and across studies, sites, countries and regions. Our analytic approach provides insight into:

  • Data errors, deviations
  • Trends, outliers
  • Unusual variation (or lack of variation)
  • Potential data manipulation, fraud
  • Other systematic errors or data integrity issues.

As an AD/Dir Data Analytics, you’ll lead a global team to develop and deliver advanced analytics and cross-functional analysis to project teams to identify and reduce sources of risk in ongoing projects.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.   

Summarized Purpose:  

Leads a global team to develop and deliver advanced analytics and cross-functional analysis to project teams to identify and reduce sources of risk in ongoing projects.

Essential Functions:  

Oversees execution of Data Analytics, Centralized Monitoring function and project level risk reporting.

Plans and presents functional risk trends to functional departments.

Drives development and implementation of standard analyses, analytic tools, risk indicators to support CMA function.

Manages client relationships, represents DA function to clients.

Serves as department representative to internal departments, initiative and special interest functional groups.

Supports departmental growth by planning, implementing, overseeing administrative and organizational efforts (e.g. hiring, project finances, resourcing, etc.).

Manages staff/ lower level management, which may include interviewing and selection, job description preparation, professional development, goal setting, performance management, coaching and mentoring, employee counseling, and separations. Approves courses of action on salary administration, hiring, corrective action, and terminations. Reviews and approves time records, expense reports, requests for leave, and overtime.

Education and Experience: 

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to

10 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience. 5 years of management responsibility.  Proven leadership skills

In some cases, an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered enough for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Demonstrated industry and clinical-trial specific deep functional-specific knowledge

Excellent coaching, mentoring and teaching skills; demonstrated expertise in leading and motivating teams

Strong analytical skills with ability to extract meaning from data and apply to solve real-world problems

Excellent judgment and decision-making skills

Strong technical skills interacting with data handling, analysis and visualization tools

Leadership level communication and presentation skills; ability to represent department to senior levels of management and cross-departmental forums

Working Environment:   

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive.  Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role: 

Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner. 

Able to work upright and stationary and/or standing for typical working hours.  

Able to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds  

Able to work in non-traditional work environments.  

Able to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.  

May have exposure to potentially hazardous elements, including infectious agents, typically found in healthcare or laboratory environments. 

Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.    

PPD Defining Principles: 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD - 

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we’d love to hear from you.  

 

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