Job Description:A beginning clinical programmer is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the flow of clinical data into the computer database. He or she analyzes and evaluates clinical data, recognizes inconsistencies, and initiates the resolution of data problems. He or she implements data management plans designed to meet project and protocol deadlines, and consults in the design and development of clinical trials, protocols, and case report forms. A clinical programmer also acts as liaison between clinical management and subcommittees and project teams on an as-needed basis. An entry-level position as a clinical programmer requires a bachelor of science degree or equivalent, although a master of science degree is often preferred. A minimum of 0 to 2 years’ experience in pharmaceutical programming in the clinical research area is also required.
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