Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Senior Lead Data Manager

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Lead Data Manager, are to: 


  • Serve as the key subject matter expert on topics related to data management activities; Contributions include, but are not limited: vendor selection and management, mentoring junior staff, training team members, leading or contributing to expert working groups (e.g., SOPs, OM's, PGDs, etc.), presenting best practices at internal and external industry meetings meetings/congresses, and participating in due diligence assessments;
  • Govern the use of key data management elements across studies in assigned projects: assume ownership of development and maintenance Medical Standards relevant to the area of responsibility (GMS/TAS/CPS/Codelists), provide data structure standards, review application of the Important Medical Event (IME) List, medical coding conventions, and standard coding rules;
  • Provide oversight for outsourcing activities by providing input on budgetary items (e.g. RFP, vendor costing, synergies, change orders, etc.), vendor selection and management, risk and communication management, and application of best data management practices;
  • Ensure adequate application of Data Management Best Practices across studies within assigned project: review Study Team documents for project consistency and ensure the adequate documentation of all data management activities according to SOPs;
  • Advise on resource planning/allocation based on forecasted activities per the Clinical Development Plan and actual study/project metrics;
  • Assume operational and/or oversight responsibility as Study Data Manager for all assigned internal and outsourced studies, and apply Data Management best practices;
  • Incorporate and maintain Bayer standards in clinical studies and projects for all elements of the medical standards package;
  • Document all activities adequately for all assigned studies according to SOPs and takes a lead role in QC activities, which includes, but is not limited to: initiating the SDMD, maintaining document management systems, coordinating and ensuring contributions from relevant functions (i.e., EDC, CDC, etc.), requesting a timely QC of the SDMD, informing relevant functions of results and ensuring proper communication between functions, QC manager and self so that all issues are reconciled;
  • Specify and develop study specific eCRFs, database structures and data consistency checks based on medical standards, the Clinical Study Protocol and input from the study team;
  • Prepare, track and implement standard plans (i.e., GDM Study Plan, Data Management Plan, Operational Oversight Plan, etc.) to ensure proper governance of data management study set-up, conduct and closure activities;
  • Act accountable for data management activities necessary for the establishment of subject validity and analysis set assignment, including but not limited to the following: specification of protocol deviations, planning and conduct of interim and final Validity Review Meetings, preparation and completion of the final Validity Review Report;
  • Support study data management and data cleaning processes on an ongoing basis, applying study specific documents and conventions;
  • Identify and issue queries, incorporate query replies, track query status and apply permissible clarifications using the EDC and related systems;
  • Contribute to projects and initiatives aimed at improving and optimizing the delivery of Project and Study Data Management, GDM and GCO services;
  • Perform duties in compliance with SOPs, GCP and ICH guidelines in accordance with regulatory, legal and ethical standards;
  • Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation for all projects/studies according to established SOPs, Operational Instructions (OIs) and Process Guidance Documents (PGDs).


Who you are

Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five years of study and/or project level experience as a Data Manager in supportive and leading roles; At least two years of experience should demonstrate responsibility as a study leader;
  • Detail oriented with a sufficient knowledge of clinical research operations in order to execute relevant data management activities independently;
  • Ability to lead a PDM and/or SDM team;
  • Good understanding of the drug development process;
  • Strong organizational skills and able to collaborate with minimal supervision;
  • Significant experience in using data management methodologies and technologies (e.g. data warehousing, electronic data capture);
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulations and guidelines (e.g. ICH, GCP, European Clinical Trials Directive, Privacy rules [HIPPA]);
  • Capable of conducting him/herself in an appropriate business manner adhering to a high ethical standard.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic SAS Programming knowledge or other database experience.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany