Clinical Data Architect & Engineer

Astellas Pharma

Astellas Canada – Medical Knowledge Architect & Engineer

At Astellas, we attempt to turn out to be a cutting-edge, value-driven life science innovator. This implies working on the forefront of healthcare change to show revolutionary science into VALUE for sufferers.

What units us aside is our give attention to sufferers, our pioneering innovation, our collaborative tradition, and the eagerness of our gifted individuals.

Making a constructive influence on sufferers’ lives is the aim behind all the pieces we do. At Astellas, we’re relentless in our pursuit of scientific progress and in tackling unmet medical wants, demonstrated by our legacy in oncology, overactive bladder and transplant and our spectacular pipeline in girls’s well being, blindness and regeneration, genetic regulation, immuno-oncology, mitochondria and focused protein degradation.

About Us:

We’re a worldwide pharmaceutical firm headquartered in Japan, with a group of greater than 14,000 managing operations in roughly 70 international locations all over the world. We’re within the Prime 30 world biopharma firm primarily based on world revenues and are predicted to be one of many Prime 10 Most cancers Drug Makers of 2024 by Fierce Pharma.

In Canada, we’re rising to satisfy the thrilling alternatives realized by our legacy manufacturers and wealthy pipeline of revolutionary remedies.

We’re on the lookout for candidates who will thrive in our entrepreneurial and empowering atmosphere the place expertise and management flourish. Do your values align with our Astellas Method – affected person focus, possession, outcomes, openness and integrity? Then we’d love to listen to from you.

From the primary day in function, everybody at Astellas has a duty for making a brighter future for sufferers all over the world. We nurture distinctive relationships with our workers to permit them to thrive, foster innovation, and ship distinctive enterprise outcomes. We work to create a tradition the place our individuals really feel empowered to pursue courageous concepts and bold outcomes, to have the arrogance to be accountable for the next normal of efficiency and embody a aggressive and solutions-oriented mindset.

Our experience, science and know-how make us a pharma firm. Our open and numerous tradition is what makes us uniquely Astellas.

Astellas Pharma Canada (APCA) is presently trying to find a Medical Knowledge Architect & Engineer reporting to Lead, Medical Knowledge Administration, FoundationX.


The Medical Knowledge Architect and Engineer function serves the aim of fostering innovation and operational effectivity by the facilitation of data-driven decision-making processes, expediting drug discovery initiatives, and bolstering regulatory compliance efforts. This function includes designing and implementing personalized knowledge structure options tailor-made to the complexities of life sciences analysis and improvement. It additionally consists of supervising the mixing and administration of varied knowledge sources, similar to scientific trials knowledge, operational knowledge, genomic knowledge, and real-world proof.

By way of shut collaboration with analysis scientists, statisticians, clinicians, regulatory specialists, and DigitalX professionals, this function establishes and upholds sturdy knowledge structure frameworks that align harmoniously with enterprise goals, regulatory mandates, and trade requirements. Experience in Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Modeling, Enterprise Intelligence (BI) applied sciences, and adeptly managing governance processes is important for sustaining the integrity, safety, and accessibility of information property. This function holds a strategic place in advancing the life sciences firm’s mission through the use of knowledge to drive scientific progress, enhance affected person outcomes, and effectively and securely introduce ground-breaking therapies to the market.

Important Job Duties

  • Develop and preserve complete knowledge structure methods tailor-made to the distinctive wants of Medical and Operational knowledge administration.
  • Design scalable, environment friendly, and safe databases, knowledge warehouses, and knowledge lakes to retailer and handle scientific knowledge successfully.
  • Outline and implement knowledge fashions, schemas, and integration frameworks to make sure the integrity and accessibility of scientific knowledge.
  • Lead all knowledge engineering duties and implement knowledge pipelines, ETL processes to ingest, rework, and cargo scientific knowledge from numerous sources into the info infrastructure.
  • Optimize knowledge workflows and efficiency by automation, parallel processing, and knowledge partitioning methods.
  • Collaborate with knowledge scientists and analysts to assist superior analytics, machine studying, and predictive modeling initiatives.
  • Combine disparate scientific techniques, functions, and knowledge sources to allow interoperability and knowledge trade throughout the life sciences ecosystem.
  • Develop APIs, interfaces, and middleware options for seamless communication between scientific software program techniques and databases.
  • Guarantee compatibility and compliance with trade requirements similar to HL7, FHIR, and others.
  • Implement safety controls, encryption mechanisms, and entry administration insurance policies to guard delicate knowledge from unauthorized entry, breaches, and cyber threats.
  • Monitor compliance with healthcare laws similar to HIPAA, GDPR, and different knowledge privateness legal guidelines, and implement measures to handle potential dangers and vulnerabilities.
  • Conduct efficiency tuning and optimization of databases, queries, and knowledge processing pipelines to reinforce effectivity, reliability, and scalability.
  • Monitor system well being, knowledge integrity, and efficiency metrics utilizing monitoring instruments and implement proactive measures to handle points and bottlenecks.
  • Doc knowledge structure designs, technical specs, and operational procedures to facilitate data switch and assist ongoing upkeep and enhancements.
  • Present steering, coaching, and mentorship to group members and stakeholders on greatest practices in knowledge administration, structure, and engineering.
  • Work intently with cross-functional groups together with statisticians, statistical programmers, researchers, DigitalX members, and regulatory specialists to know necessities and priorities for scientific knowledge administration and evaluation.
  • Talk successfully with stakeholders to make sure alignment of information structure and engineering options with organizational targets and goals.
  • Keep abreast of rising applied sciences, developments, and greatest practices in scientific knowledge administration, structure, and engineering.
  • Establish alternatives for course of enchancment, automation, and innovation to reinforce the effectivity and effectiveness of information administration practices.


  • Experience in database design, knowledge modeling, and knowledge integration methods.
  • Proficiency in programming languages generally utilized in knowledge administration and evaluation, similar to SQL, SAS, Python, or R.
  • Experience in working with databases and knowledge warehousing applied sciences like SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, AWS Redshift, Azure Synapse, Google BigQuery and many others.
  • Robust command in ETL and Knowledge Integration instruments like Talend, AWS Glue and DataBricks.
  • Expertise with Grasp Knowledge Administration (MDM) instruments like Veeva Community, Reltio and IBM Infosphere
  • Expertise with BI instruments like QlikSense, Tableau and PowerBI.
  • In-depth understanding of life sciences enterprise processes, adept at translating enterprise necessities into efficient technical options.
  • Modern problem-solving skills for addressing complicated data-related challenges.
  • Expertise with Agile methodology and mindset.
  • Glorious communication and interpersonal expertise, enabling efficient collaboration with cross-functional groups, enterprise stakeholders, and technical specialists.
  • Venture administration capabilities, guaranteeing adherence to timelines for profitable answer supply.
  • Demonstrated management expertise, together with guiding technical groups, providing mentorship, and influencing architectural selections.
  • Demonstrated dedication to staying present with the newest developments, applied sciences, and greatest practices within the knowledge and analytics subject.
  • Related certifications in cloud computing and knowledge analytics instruments/platforms are advantageous.


  • Bachelor of Science diploma in Pc Science, Data Techniques, Knowledge Science, or a associated subject.
  • 10+ years of related expertise working in in knowledge structure, engineering roles or associated roles inside a healthcare trade.

Most popular

  • 7+ years’ expertise in Life Sciences trade
  • Grasp of Science diploma in Pc Science, Data Techniques, Knowledge Science, or a associated subject.
  • Superior Analytics expertise

Extra Data

Astellas Pharma Canada welcomes and encourages functions from individuals with disabilities. Lodging can be found on request for candidates collaborating in all features of the hiring course of.

Astellas Pharma Canada requires full Vaccination towards COVID-19 as a situation of employment. Affordable lodging to this coverage could also be granted for a sound lodging request below human rights laws.

No phone inquiries, in-person functions, or businesses please. Whereas we recognize all functions, solely candidates into account can be contacted.

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