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Clinical Business Systems Senior Analyst (Remote)

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time

On Site


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

General Summary:

The Clinical Business System Senior Analyst provides technical support to functions across Global Clinical Operations (GCO), supporting various technology and process improvement initiatives aimed at achieving clinical study operational efficiencies and departmental goals. Works with senior-leadership, clinical program and clinical trial leaders and other business units within the Global Medicines Development and Affairs (GMDA) group to understand their operational obstacles and needs, expand these business needs to technical requirements, and work with Global Information Services (GIS) technology teams to provide appropriate technical solutions to meet the needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as technical lead for low to medium complexity process and technology initiatives related to operational reporting.
  • Works with various stakeholders and GIS counterparts to perform appropriate business requirements gathering activities.
  • Develops reports and dashboards in support of business intelligence initiatives.
  • Develops ad-hoc SQL queries.
  • Facilitates information sharing between study teams and various stakeholders by enhancing the visibility of study/program status and progress.
  • Provides support in efforts to streamline overall study/program management activities by ensuring underlying processes and workflows adequately support data reporting needs.
  • Uses project management best practices, tools and methods to monitor progress on all initiatives, including the usage of software (i.e. Excel, Microsoft Project Server, Visio) and the generation of metrics
  • Works independently, reporting status and elevating issues to manager where appropriate
  • Facilitates deliverables, according to the following criteria:
  • Focuses equally on results (high-quality, timeline deliverables that meet objectives); process (use of logical and efficient process for achieving results); and relationships (engendering trust and goodwill among team members and fostering open communication)
  • Uses appropriate techniques to facilitate decisions (brainstorming, straw proposal, consolidation of input, prioritization, polling, advocacy, elimination, etc.)
  • Uses meetings effectively to facilitate decisions, according to good meeting management practices
  • Tracks progress against timeline, resource, and quality objectives
  • Advocates for solutions that support corporate and departmental goals
  • Ensures that the project meets stated timelines, or negotiates changes with appropriate lead time
  • Closes out project with appropriate communication to stakeholders

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal/written communication, presentation skills and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications; expertise with Excel
  • Understanding of clinical trial-related business operations
  • Experience in managing customer focus and collaboration in a team setting

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in Life Sciences or related field
  • Typically requires 2-3 years of technical experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-2 experience with business intelligence tools (preferably Oracle OBIEE) and technical understanding of data migration and data aggregation concepts
  • 1-2 years SQL experience

Pay Range $98,000 – $147,000 USD annually

The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at [Register to View]