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Covance Inc.

Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide.    NONCLINICAL DEVELOPMENT(Toxicology, Research Products, Analytical Services)    * Managed 443 compound development programs (>250 IND/CTA enabling), with over 100 different sponsors, which led to 41 IND/CTA applications in 2... Read More

Address      210 Carnegie Ctr Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-8550
Website      www.covance.com/
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Dictionary Specialist

Job Responsibilities:
• Perform the clinical medical data coding aspects of assigned projects on a global basis independently.
• Assist the technical leader on all coding aspects for project(s) including start-up, maintenance, and completion activities.
• Assist with completion of Covance Data Management Systems Configuration Document to ensure accurate, timely, consistent, and quality medical coded data.
• Serve as the project liaison including provision of project specific coding status.
• Assist in the review of data acquisition conventions and data review guidelines / diagnostic specifications and CRF (eCRF) completion / monitoring conventions where applicable to medical coding of clinical data.
• Interact and collaborate with other project and specialty team members (clinical, programming, statistics, Clinical Data Management, drug safety, etc.) to support the set-up, maintenance, and closure of the data management aspects of the project to ensure consistent, cohesive data handling and quality of coded clinical data.
• Assist in development and implementation of global SOPs and Work Instructions within functional area; liaise with other disciplines in the development of SOPs that impact functional area.
• Maintain technical competencies via participation in internal and external training seminars.
• Assist with the dictionary verification of Covance standard dictionaries and client dictionaries in a timely manner.
• Review literature and research technologies/procedures for improving global thesaurus management practices.
Education/Qualifications    • University/college degree (life science, pharmacy or related subject preferred), or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., professional registered nursing certification, medical or laboratory technology).
• In lieu of the above requirement, approximately 24 months experience in related field (e.g. pharmaceutical, laboratory, data analysis) incorporating approximately one year clinical data coding experience in addition to the minimum two (2) years relevant work experience in data management will be considered.
• Broad knowledge of thesaurus management process.
• Thorough knowledge of Standard Coding Dictionaries.
• Knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs, especially as related to medical coding of clinical data.
• Knowledge of effective clinical data management practices.
Experience    • Minimum two (2) years relevant work experience in data management.
• Minimum one (1) year clinical data coding experience.
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• In depth knowledge of clinical trail process and data management, clinical operations, biometrics, quality management, and systems applications to support operations
• Working knowledge of the relationship and regulatory obligation of the CRO industry with pharmaceutical / biotechnological companies.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated presentation skills.
• Two (2) years of medical coding experience including Anatomical Therapeutic Classification.

At Covance, you can make a difference by helping to deliver life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to people around the world. Our commitment to this mission has resulted in Covance’s impressive history of company stability and growth. We’ve achieved these results by fostering a work environment that encourages, develops and leverages our team’s capabilities.

Covance believes that their best-in-class employees deserve first-class benefits. Covance offers an outstanding benefits package including medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, short and long-term disability, and life insurance, all of which are effective on your first day of employment!

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.
EEO Employer    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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