Data Management Interview Tips

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We are one of the leading pharmaceutical recruitment companies dealing with data management vacancies. Data management is a very specific job type and you might be asked numerous questions specific to that role as well as the usual style interview questions.

Data Management Interview Preparation

But before we discuss the interview questions specific to data management, there are some key preparation tips that you should undertake for a data management interview, you should:

  • Prepare well
  • Research the company
  • Revise the CV
  • Test the route
  • Prepare answers for questions

If you do not do the above then you really are preparing to fail.

Data Management Interview Questions

However, when it comes to the questions the interviewer might ask you, it is a good idea to think about the job you are interviewing for. To help you envisage the type of questions that might be asked we recently conducted a poll amongst our staff about the types of questions that are commonly asked at a data management job interview.

Working as part of a team:

It is extremely common for Data Managers to work as part of a large team, often on a global scale.  So, it is a good idea to think about the times when you have worked as part of a team and the role you played.

Dealing with conflict:

People within a team people don’t always agree therefore, you may be asked about times when you have dealt with conflict. They will want to know how you handled that situation, what the resolution was, and what you would do differently in the future.

Electronic Data Capture (EDC):

EDC is a big part of data management these days, so you may be asked about the times when you have dealt with EDC studies. Perhaps you have set one up? So, try to think about the kinds of examples you can give in this area.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP):

GCP impacts on every part of the clinical development process, but Data Management is a big part of that. So, perhaps try to think about the times when you have worked to GCP and in what way that has impacted on what you have done on a day-to-day basis.

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