Lead Database Manager

Rochester, NY


The CHeT Analyst/Programmer, Lead will lead and work with the study teams and other departmental members to develop and prepare a data structure to be used for capturing clinical trial data, querying and reporting on it.


  • Consults with departmental users to assess: data preparation and management needs, program design, testing and validation plans in a FDA regulated environment; package selection and use of systems, software and equipment. Offers solutions and suggestions to provide optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

  • Manages and develops 6-8 database managers working on 8-12 ongoing research studies. Programs difficult and complex parts of application systems. Enforces standard program change policies and procedures, reviews test results, and insures that documentation is kept current and complete.

  • Liaises with Electronic Data Capture (EDC) software vendors and collaborate with Clinical Informatics and Technical Infrastructure staff to contribute to a cohesive data management environment.

  • Based on trial specifications, builds data structures and data flow components, including standard coding dictionary setup (e.g., WHODrug, MedDRA). Designs or revises/refines complex program logic to facilitate accurate and efficient data entry, querying and reporting. Documents procedures used following standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • In collaboration with other study team members, tests structures, flow, query and reporting processes, using test data and trial runs. Oversees the team and ensures the documentation of processes and results following standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Modifies existing programs relative to system requirements or equipment configurations and recommends necessary action. Determines and reconciles the causes of computer or program malfunctions.

  • Designs, evaluates, installs, tests and maintains programming languages or application packages relative to software and equipment.

  • Confers with technical personnel in systems analysis and applications planning to assess needs and recommends modifications and/or additions to existing programs and equipment.

  • Provides consultation support on installed system support and related programs; instructs large groups on such systems.

  • Coordinates and manages the work of other programmers assigned to projects and provides technical direction and guidance.

  • Keeps abreast of trends as they relate to the computer field by self-study, attending job related seminars, courses or conferences which enhance personal development and strengthen the user service function.

  • Performs other related duties, including presentation of seminars, software training materials/courses and instruction on computer services as required.

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Science or Engineering required

  • Master’s degree preferred.

  • 5+ years of related experience, preferably 2-3 years in a managerial and / or leadership capacity required

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Structured Query Language (SQL) and relational database applications (such as SQL Server, Oracle) required.


  • Experience with SAS, JavaScript, programming experience in Clinical Trials or another regulated industry. Familiarity with CDISC standards, NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) and other standardized file structure guidelines preferred.

  • Strong team player and communicator.

  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills, including written communication.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; collaborate and bring together different teams.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 65,000 - $135,000 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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