Clinical Data Specialist in Chicago, Illinois at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004001

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


In this role, you will have responsibilities for collaborating with various departments on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of clinical databases to support pre-clinical and clinical studies.

  • Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for all activities of clinical study data management including CRF design, database and edit check development, query generation/processing, reconciliation of CRF and electronic data, and database cleaning activities.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of the data management portions of research and clinical studies.  Develops systems for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends.
    • Work with R&D staff, CRAs, and statistical department to provide accurate data acquisition and to furnish accurate and well-documented study databases.
    • Responsible for timely identification of problems or issues that could affect the results or timely completion of the study, or any protocol deviations, and for suggesting mechanisms for solving the problem.

Job Requirements


  • Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree is required. Bachelor in a Scientific Discipline is highly preferred.
    • Minimum 2 to 5 years clinical data management experience supporting clinical trials in a pharmaceutical, medical device, or biotech company.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organizational, time-management, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Access.
    • Adept at learning new databases.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • General knowledge of FDA regulations
    • Experience with web-based Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems
    • Good understanding of medical terminology, human physiology and laboratory testing preferred. 

    Physical Demands:   


Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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