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Data Quality Control BioStatistician

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Data Quality Control BioStatistician provides quality-related support for FMI’s Data Management team in the delivery of clinical data for biopharma partner studies. The role works cross-functionally with FMI teams, including Biopharma Operations, Technology, and Computational Biology.

Key Responsibilities

•        Apply advanced technical expertise to translate data management specifications into data validation specifications to ensure data quality for formal data transfers and other deliverables.

•        Create programmed checks for biopharma data deliverables using Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) and other programming languages; update and run existing programs.

•        Develop SQL databases and write/optimize applications to interface with SQL databases.

•        Test, validate, and document efficacy of programs to ensure they meet specified requirements and produce accurate results per industry and FMI standards.

•        Manage initiatives within the Data Management team.

•        Develop processes for data quality improvement.

•        Recommend and design solutions related to quality control.

•        Develop programs that facilitate data manipulation and improve the user experience in organizing data for analysis.

•        Assist in reviews of data transfer specifications and data transfer agreements.

•        Present information to colleagues necessary for audits and interaction with outside clients and entities to ensure strategic collaboration.

•        Educate colleagues on data manipulation, programming techniques, and sharing best practices.

•        Draft updates to standard operating procedures based upon report findings as needed.

•        Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

•        Master’s Degree

•        SAS training or coursework in a college or university setting

Preferred Qualifications

•        Master’s Degree in Science or Public Health

•        1+ year(s) of experience working with SAS at a CRO or life sciences company

•        Experience handling complex clinical datasets including genomic data

•        Demonstrated ability to:

•        Work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor

•        Prioritize and thoroughly follow up on assigned tasks

•        Handle multiple tasks at once and work in a fast-paced environment

•        Adapt to changing procedures, policies and work environment

•        Strong proficiency with SQL and its variation among popular databases

•        Deep understanding of underlying data and how datasets are linked

•        Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, International Conference on Harmonization requirements, Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards, Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) standards and other guidelines pertinent to clinical data

•        Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy

•        Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passiom


Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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