Medical Data Scientist

Location: Woodcliff Lake Salary: US$40 - US$55 per hour + competitive
Sector: Pharma & Biotech Type: Contract


The Company:
Eisai: A global pharmaceutical corporation focused on the research and development within the oncology and neurology therapeutic areas.

The Role:
Eisai is looking for a Medical Data Scientist to join their team.

Core Responsibilities:
* Under the supervision and guidance of a manager, candidate should be able to perform first pass coding using a standard medical dictionary (MedDRA, WHODD); Generate queries related to clarity of reported terms ; Perform coding listings review and provide feedback. Review of protocol and CRF in relation to coding and evaluation of safety data. Logical thinking in grouping of MedDRA terms and medications for use in data analysis. (80%)

* Apply clinical/medical background to review medical conditions; perform reconciliation between clinical database and CIOMS/MedWatch or safety related reports; review patient profiles and identify inconsistencies, or missing data. (20%)

* Performs all duties according to company policy and regulations and guidance. Performs other duties assigned by the head of Clinical Coding & Safety Data Review or its manager. No travel required.

* Quantitative analysis ‐ Performs a comprehensive review for the all the reported and coded terms. To assure the presence of all coding targets not limited to LLT, PT and SOC and Trade name , Preferred Name ATC 2 and ATC 4 and their respective dictionary versions. Generate coding queries and queries related to any safety data review.

* Qualitative analysis ‐ Evaluates coding consistency and adequacy. Ensures that the selected codes accurately reflect the term as provided by the investigator. Reviews the codes for ICH compliance and adherence to coding guidelines and conventions. Ensures to write a quality and comprehensive narratives.

Position: Medical Data Scientist
Location: Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Duration: 12 months with extendable opportunities.
Required Skillset/Background:
Medical Degree, Physician-Assistant or PharmD or graduate of adequate health care related course with commensurate experience in use of dictionaries in Clinical trial setting. 5-8 years' experience.
* Educational background in medical field with strong understanding of pathophysiology of diseases.
* Strong knowledge of medical terminology, ability to apply to clinical coding using standard medical dictionary
* Knowledge of Central coding or any coding tool system a plus, if not will train
* Experience with INFORM is a plus, otherwise ability to use/learn complex computer system
* Knowledge of Oncology Clinical trial Study is a plus, or ability to learn and apply experience in the area of clinical research
* Computer proficiency and Expertise on use of Excel and word
* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Self-motivated, pro-active, organized and quick learner
* Able to work with minimum supervision and work independently

***narrative writing skills a plus

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