BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Clinical Database Programmer in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The Clinical Database Programmer will lead the development and maintenance of database builds in support of clinical studies. He / she will build study databases including development of database specifications/definitions, programming of CRF layouts, programming of validation and derivation procedures, and programming of various reports to support the data review process. The Clinical Database Programmer will troubleshoot technical issues as required for staff regarding specific database issues. He / She contributes to the continual process development within the data management group and helps define best practices.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops database design specifications/definitions in consultation with data management, statistics and programming.

  • Designs and creates clinical databases.

  • Programs and tests edit checks within the database.

  • Programs and tests derivation procedures (derive values) within the database.

  • Programs and tests reports using SQL/SAS to identify inconsistencies and support data review efforts.

  • Contributes to solutions for routine technical problems and liaises withITSas appropriate to resolve issues.

  • Identifies and understands the need for standardization and takes initiative to help improve departmental efficiency.

  • Maintains all required study documentation.


  • BA / BS computer science/information technology or life sciences from a 4 year accredited university.

  • Minimum 3 years clinical database programming experience preferred in the device / pharmaceutical / CRO industry.

  • Experience with one or more leading EDC system is desired.

  • Proficient computer skills across multiple applications

  • SQL scripting required.

  • Understanding of relational databases.

  • BasicKnowledge of CDISC/CDASH preferred.

  • Experience with development, validation, execution, maintenance, documentation, and archival of clinical data targeted for regulatory submission is required.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple deliverables concurrently.

  • Ability to ensure clinical database programming work is completed in a consistent manner and validated according to department practices.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of clinical development.

  • Working understanding of techniques of clinical trial principles.

  • Ability to interact effectively within and across team environment.

Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Additional LocationsUSA MD - Baltimore

Work Shift

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status