Clinical Database Designer at Centre for Human Drug Research

About the organization

CHDR is an independent institute specialising in innovative, early-stage clinical drug research ( By combining cutting edge methods and technologies, state-of-the-art facilities, and talented researchers, we help maximize our clients’ success. We are located in Leiden, the Netherlands, and collaborate closely with the University of Leiden and the clinical departments of the LUMC.

What does the job look like?

As a Clinical Database Designer, you are responsible for translating clinical protocols into comprehensive, operational databases and managing these databases after they go live. To do so, you work with multiple multi-disciplinary project teams simultaneously, gathering their requirements and reviewing clinical protocols at an early stage for practical and technical feasibility. You translate final protocols into comprehensive databases and design automatic study-specific checks to achieve and maintain CHDR’s high standard of data quality. In addition, you manage existing databases and carefully implement requests and corrections for ongoing clinical trials. As CHDR’s databases are used by all operational staff, this position requires close communication with other departments. The databases are critical to both clinical trial execution as well as the analysis and processing of data. Our database software Promasys uses a GUI and does not require knowledge of programming syntax.

Required skills

You have at least a HBO (Bachelor) degree with approximately three years of relevant work experience in clinical database management and maintenance. You have good communication skills, you work in a structured way, you are easy to work with and you can handle stress well. You are fluent in English, both orally and in writing.
You have good knowledge of database definition and / or data management, EDC software and preferably also CDISC SDTM knowledge.

Our offer

You will join a dynamic, passionate organization and work within a small team in a multi-disciplinary environment. We offer you a pleasant workplace with an open multidisciplinary work environment and good secondary employment conditions such as an end of year bonus, development opportunities, and all kinds of social events.


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