Associate Manager, Coding Management - Drug Safety & Public Health - CA in Foster City, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Ensures accurate coding of adverse event with MedDRA and medication terms with WHO Drug Dictionary for clinical and post-marketing data in accordance with conventions. 
  • Collaborates with Clinical Data Management (CDM) to ensure timely completion of coding jobs and reviews. 
  • Collaborates on special projects as needed, and with other MSS staff to identify adverse event signals and trends. 
  • Contributes to the development and maintenance of coding conventions. 
  • Mentors junior staff to ensure competence in pharmacovigilance and coding skills and knowledge. 

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 

  • Contributes as a member of the Core Coding Committee (CCC). 
  • Demonstrates an ability to complete coding, solve coding problems independently and suggest process improvements. 
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in cooperation and teamwork, judgment and problem solving, and planning and information seeking skills. 
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail, teamwork and initiative; maintains confidentiality; maintains meticulous attention to project deadlines. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge and application of biopharmaceutical industry standards and practices. 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in verbal and written communication, including the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point. 
  • Demonstrates proficient ability to perform medical coding using MedDRA and WHO Drug Dictionary and solid knowledge of medical terminology and medications. 
  • Develops knowledge of pharmacovigilance, regulations, data management, data retrieval, clinical trials, and clinical development commensurate with level. 
  • Develops solutions to moderately complex problems, and refers to established precedents and policies, or uses original thinking. 
  • Exerts influence toward the overall objectives and long-range goals of the organization. 
  • May participate on cross-functional teams, and may represent group as a prime contact on projects. 
  • May represent organization as a prime contact on projects, and interact with internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations. 
  • May train end users on coding dictionaries, conventions, and tools. 
  • Participates in determining objectives of assignments, plans, schedules, and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives; work is reviewed periodically for adequacy in meeting objectives. 
  • Provides input and supports team objectives, priority projects and long-range goals of the department. 
  • Recognizes and seeks interdepartmental assistance for missing data. 
  • Works under some supervisory direction. 

Knowledge, Experience and Skills: 

  • Requires a degree in health sciences (e.g., nursing, pharmacy or other related medical field) or professional qualification in a relevant scientific/technical discipline. 
  • Related experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, clinical research or other healthcare field is preferred. 
    • 5-6 years with BS, BA 
    • 4+ years with MS, MA 
    •  0+ year with MD, PharmD, PhD or equivalent 
  • Related experience in life sciences or pharmaceutical industry may be equivalent substitution for education.

To apply for this position please send resume or contact:

Vickie Dagit, Recruiter