Specialist, Clinical Data Management

Ascendis Pharma

Ascendis Pharma

Data Science
2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

Are you passionate about Clinical Data Management? Do you have solid experience leading clinical data management activities for complex studies? Are you familiar with all clinical data management activities from start-up, conduct to closure?

If so, now is your chance to join Ascendis Pharma as our new Specialist, Clinical Data Management.

Ascendis Pharma is a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company with locations in Denmark, Germany, and the United States. We are applying our TransCon technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company with an independent pipeline of long-acting prodrug therapies that address unmet patient needs.

As our new Specialist, Clinical Data Manager, you have a deep understanding of clinical data management, and through your work you will be recognized as an expert. Your way of collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, will help you lead the data management study team to succeed.

In this position you will be given broad responsibility tailored to our studies. You will oversee data management activities associated with the development, conduct, and management of assigned studies in endocrinology, and future therapeutic areas. You will provide oversight for across phase 1 to 4 trials serving as the lead data manager. You will work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.

You will work closely with our Data Management CRO, EDC Study Start-up Lead, External Data Specialists, Biometrics, and the Clinical Study Teams ensuring quality study deliverables are met. As the primary point of contact for internal stakeholders and Vendors, your will actively guide, advise, and steer, when it comes to clinical data management activities.

You will be joining the newly established Biometrics team in the Copenhagen office and be part of our Global Clinical Data Management organization in the Palo Alto, US office. In this role you have a unique opportunity to be part of shaping the way we work within the Clinical Data Management organization. You bring with you a wealth of professional experience, you are passionate and have an eye for frameworks, processes, and best practices. We encourage you to think out of the box supporting the organization in doing an even better job, when preparing for future requirements.

You will be supported by line management, who has in depth clinical data management experience, who can challenge, and spar as needed, and who will pave the way for you to succeed. Throughout the year you and your manager will meet to perform deep dive communication, where well-being, growth and collaboration are on the agenda.

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Lead and provide oversight for the clinical data management activities from start-up to closure
  • Serve as the inter-department subject matter expert for CDM within the assigned clinical studies
  • Ensure the quality of clinical data meet standards for regulatory submissions
  • Manage, collaborate, and act as the primary point of contact with CRO partner to ensure quality deliverables within expected timelines
  • Serve as primary clinical data management contact within the clinical study team and ensure effective communication and collaboration
  • Provide technical and functional oversight of the day-to-day work within the assigned projects, as needed
  • Contribute / lead non-clinical initiatives, and assist with implementing the corporate strategic plan within the department

Your Profile

A minimum of 7 years of clinical data management experience from pharma, biotech or CRO and a relevant academic degree in life sciences (e.g. data science, computer science, pharmacy, biology, statistics).

Furthermore, you have:

  • Hands-on data management experience from start-up to closure
  • Demonstrated oversight experience and leadership quality, and superior organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the current industry best practices, FDA, EMA and ICH regulations, ICH-GCP, GCDMP and other applicable local and international regulations
  • Working knowledge of data standards (CDISC, CDASH, SDTM) in the clinical environment
  • Working knowledge of different EDC platforms and data collection tools such as ePRO
  • Prior experience supporting a BLA or NDA filing preferred
  • Experience mentoring more junior clinical data managers
  • Flexibility to have couple of hours of overlap of work hours with colleagues based in Palo Alto, California

Also, you are proficient in English at a professional level, both written and spoken.

As a person, you are a strong team player, proactive in nature and have a can-do attitude. As we are taking new steps towards developing best-in-class therapeutics for patients with rare diseases we are looking for people who possess an entrepreneurial mindset who can handle ambiguity, analyze, and create clarity and desires to be part of an organization where everything isn’t set in stone. We rely on you to help us shape the cement and be part of building the biometrics team in the Copenhagen office. The person we are looking for thrives in a dynamic environment, short lines of communication and an open and informal working atmosphere.

Travel: Up to 5 - 15 days per year.

Place of work: Ascendis Pharma headquarter resides in a modern and wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view of the harbor, the canals, and the sea.

All applications must be submitted in English and are treated confidentially.

Applications will be evaluated when received, so please apply as soon as possible.


  • You can expect an attractive remuneration package, short- and long-term incentives, pension scheme and health insurance.
  • Laptop, iPhone, paid internet, and home office equipment
  • A thorough and structured onboarding program
  • To succeed in your job and expand in your role, you and your manager will continuously have Impact conversations about how to propel your development. If a need is identified, we find a way to help you grow.
  • Soft drinks, fresh fruit and a wide variety of snacks every day, no strings attached.
  • To ensure a balanced approach to the office, all employees have the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week.