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Dictionary Coding Specialist (Leeds or remotely in UK)

Company: Covance
Location: Leeds or UK (home based)
Reference: 63611BR
Closing Date: 14 Dec 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are recruiting for our Data Management team in Leeds and are currently seeking to hire a Dictionary Coding Specialist to help support the team with clinical and medical coding for all assigned projects. This is a permanent, full time position, based in our Leeds office or home based within UK.


COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries. 

We are recruiting for our Data Management team in Leeds and are currently seeking to hire a Dictionary Coding Specialist to help support the team with clinical and medical coding for all assigned projects. This is a permanent, full time position, based in our Leeds office or home based within UK. 

About the Job:
Within this position, your duties will include: 

  • Perform the clinical medical data coding aspects of assigned projects 
  • Assist the technical leader on all coding aspects for projects including start-up, maintenance, and completion activities 
  • Assist with completion of Covance Data Management Systems Configuration documentation to ensure accurate, timely, consistent and quality medical coded data. 
  • Assist in the review of Data Review Guidelines, Edit Check Specifications, Data Management Plans, Coding conventions where applicable to medical coding of clinical data 
  • Support the setup, maintenance and closure of the data management aspects of the project to ensure consistent, cohesive data handling and quality of coded clinical data 
  • Support the development and implementation of global SOPs and Work Instructions within functional area; laise with other disciplines in the development of SOPs that impact functional area 
  • Achieve client satisfaction through delivery of quality medical coded data, on-time and on-budget 
  • Maintain technical competencies via participation in internal and external training seminars 
  • Support project staff on achieving client satisfaction (internal and external) through delivery of quality medical coded data, on-time and on-budget. 
  • May assist with verification of coding dictionaries 
  • Review literature and research technologies/procedures for improving coding practices 
  • Act as a mentor to data management staff in coding activities and provide necessary training sessions. 
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of solutions to project data management coding issues and concerns, including proactive prevention strategies based on metrics and forecasts 
  • Filing of Data Management documentation and data management related administrative tasks as requested, including maintenance of eTMF as required. 
  • May serve as a client laison including provision of project specific coding status, cycle time, and productivity metrics 
  • Facilitate the creation of Coding reports 
  • May assist Data Management team with data review and/or query generation as needed 
  • Performs any other duties as assigned. 

About You:
To be successful in this position, you will need to be educated to BSc level (or equivalent) in Life Science, Pharmacy or related subject. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate: 

  • Thorough knowledge of Standard Coding Dictionaries 
  • Knowledge of effective clinical data management practices 
  • Knowledge of ICH Guidelines and GCP including international regulatory requirements for the conduct of clinical development programs, especially as related to medical coding of clinical data 
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal 
  • Substantial relevant work experience in data management including experience of assigning coding dictionary terms to clinical data 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills 
  • Knowledge of clinical trial process and data management, quality management and systems applications to support operations 
  • Working knowledge of the relationship and regulatory obligation of the CRO industry 
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and collaborate with peers 
  • Demonstrate good organizational ability, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate team working skills and good collaborator skills 
  • Demonstrate a constructive problem solving attitude while deadline focused with time demands, incomplete information or unexpected events 
  • Demonstrate time management skill and ability to adhere to project productivity metrics and timelines 
  • Additional experience may be substituted for education requirements. 

We Offer:
The opportunity to work within an experienced and highly skilled team. 
Covance offers a comprehensive benefits package including health cover, contributory pension and a competitive bonus scheme 

Covance’s ongoing success offers team members unsurpassed growth and career development opportunities. 
At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracle of medicine to market sooner. 

There is no better time to join us!



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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance Leeds


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