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CM Analyst I

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.

Data Analytics is an integral part of PPD's risk-based monitoring strategy, driving centralized monitoring efforts through a new approach to risk surveillance and centralized statistical monitoring. This approach combines the power of statistical and analytical tools with expertise from operationally experienced staff to analyze and monitor clinical trial data. Data Analytics' staff (CDLs) holistically explore study data to pinpoint meaningful signals, resulting in more efficient and effective resolution of issues and a proactive approach to risk detection. Using this data driven approach, study teams are able to quickly address systemic problems or site performance, directing remediation activities where needed, and positioning on-site monitoring activity in a targeted approach.

As a Clinical Monitoring Analyst, you'll be supporting centralized statistical and risk surveillance activities on assigned trials.

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:

Identifies and characterizes issues and trends in operational and patient clinical trial data using analytical or statistical tools. Leverages operational experience and knowledge to evaluate issues and develop findings based on data analyzed to communicate issues and potential risks to project team members for follow-up action.

Essential Functions:
  • Reviews clinical trial data using a variety of tools and systems in alignment with the centralized monitoring plan with support from senior team members.
  • Characterizes and tracks the evidence of issues, signals and potential risks with support from senior team members.
  • Ensures results of reviews are appropriately documented per department procedures.
  • May participate in development of risk characterization and reporting.
  • Supports review set-up, including updating department database, pulling reports, etc.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years'). Prior experience in clinical monitoring, data management, biostatistics or related field in support of clinical trials is preferred.

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Capable of applying fundamental knowledge and skills in a highly organized fashion while adhering to regulatory guidelines, global SOPs and client expectations
  • Strong attention to detail and skill with numbers
  • Good analytical /problem-solving skills /judgment in decision making
  • Ability to work productively with direct supervision
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with clinical data and client's proprietary data
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Good oral and written communication skills (English) with the ability to communicate with a variety of internal customers, including project team
  • Good computer skills, with knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the ability to learn and use interactive computer systems
  • Ability to extract pertinent information from standard study documentation, such as protocols, electronic study data systems with the ability to learn to identify trending of site/study data
  • Prioritization skills with ability to plan, monitor and manage workload fluidly in response to changing project demands
  • Satisfactory understanding of project protocol, project documentation including Centralized Monitoring
  • Plan and other functional plans
  • Broad working knowledge of the roles, functions and process of conducting clinical trials
  • Broad understanding of medical/therapeutic area knowledge and of medical terminology

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 ideaswith diverse groups of peoplein a comprehensible and reasonable manner.

Ableto work upright and stationary and/or standingfor 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 technologywith 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

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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