• Position: Database Administrator
  • Location: API Headquarters
  • Term:  Permanent, Full-Time, On-Site
  • Annual Salary Range: $70,600.00 – 94,500.00
  • Reporting Manager: VP, Quantitative Solutions

We are seeking a skilled Database Administrator to join our dynamic team. As a Database Administrator at API, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and efficiency of data entry and processing activities for industry sponsored clinical trials and other projects as required. This position offers an exciting opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional teams, apply data management best practices, and contribute to the advancement of life sciences innovations.

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) brings life-saving research to the real world by helping life science innovators bridge the gap between academic research and commercial product development. We are driven, compassionate, and laser focused on making a dramatic positive impact with everything we undertake.

 When you join API, you are part of a rapidly growing team that is creating collaborative opportunities to commercialize Canadian life sciences discoveries, increasing the amount of commercial research and development in the country, and supporting Alberta as a key pillar in Canada’s life sciences sector.

Key Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:

  • Perform data entry and processing activities for assigned projects. These tasks are performed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with trial Sponsors’ requirements.
  • Perform data management activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, writing Data Management Plans (DMP; including specifying database integrity checks), designing clinical trial Case Report Forms (CRFs), designing databases, monitoring data flow, and quality control processes.
  • Define and monitor clinical trial data flow and quality control processes in accordance with corporate standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Working Practices, and divisional guidelines.
  • Design and review patient CRFs and database schema. Test data capture/entry screens and edit specifications.
  • Design databases following database design standards and conventions that have been established by the company or the trial Sponsor.
  • Accurately and efficiently validate electronically captured data. Write clear queries on missing data and data points failing pre-defined range checks and/or logical checks.
  • Assist in performing data quality control procedures during the trial and additional database closure checks at the end of the study.
  • Validate and distribute study monitoring reports to internal and external study team members.
  • Resolve data coding discrepancies resulting from the coding of medical events, procedures, and medications.
  • Maintain and prepare for final archival of data management documentation relevant to the assigned clinical trials and assist the corporate archivist in assembling and archiving such documentation.
  • Assist in performing QA procedures on trial CRFs, database schema and databases for assigned studies.
  • Adherence to Regulatory Standards: Comply with relevant Canadian regulatory guidelines, including Health Canada regulations, throughout the data management process. Ensure alignment with industry standards such as CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) to facilitate data exchange and reporting in accordance with Canadian regulatory expectations.
  • Documentation and Audit Support: Maintain accurate documentation for audits and inspections, ensuring traceability and compliance with current company standards.

Qualifications (Education, Certification, Degree, Skills, Knowledge, etc.)


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in fields such as health and pharmaceutical sciences, physical or biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, information technology, computer engineering, or related fields.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., Oracle Certified Professional) are a plus.


  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience is required.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and apply data management concepts, clinical trial data capture and management techniques, as well as logical and algebraic operations.
  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with Oracle and/or SQL Database architecture.
  • Proficiency in database design, optimization, querying, and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding of clinical trial data management concepts, processes, and procedures, including relevant issues that impact clinical data management, as well as conventions and standards.
  • Strong understanding of database security principles and best practices.
  • Experience with data migration, replication, and backup strategies.

Personal Competencies

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in data entry and processing.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time efficiently, and meet project deadlines.
  • Familiarity with database management systems and data analysis tools.
  • Adherence to standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements in the life sciences industry.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing project requirements and priorities.
  • Problem-solving skills to resolve data coding discrepancies and QA issues effectively.

Working Conditions

  • Required travel between Edmonton API sites.

Additional Required Documents to Support Application:

  • Cover letter.

Perks and Benefits at API

Comprehensive Health Coverage: At API, we prioritize the well-being of our employees. We offer a comprehensive health coverage plan. Our premiums are 100% covered, ensuring that you and your dependents receive the necessary healthcare support

Professional Development Opportunities: We foster a culture of continuous learning and growth. API provides access to various professional development opportunities, including training programs, workshops, conferences, and certifications. We encourage employees to enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and stay updated with the latest advancements in the life sciences industry.

Collaborative and Inclusive Environment: At API, we believe in the power of collaboration and diversity. We foster an inclusive work environment that values and respects individuals from all backgrounds. We promote teamwork, open communication, and a supportive atmosphere where everyone’s contributions are valued.

Generous Paid Time Off: We understand the importance of taking time off to recharge and maintain a healthy work-life balance. API offers a generous paid time off (PTO) policy that includes vacation days, medical/personal days, and holidays. We encourage our employees to prioritize their well-being and enjoy quality time away from work.

Green Transit Allowance: Employees based out of an office are eligible to enroll in our green transit program, which promotes the use of environmentally friendly modes of transportation. By participating in the program, you commit to making green transit your primary mode of transportation for at least 75% of your commute to and from work. Green transit includes walking, biking, carpooling, and public transportation.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter expressing their interest in the position and why they believe they are a strong candidate.

We appreciate all applicants’ interest and will only contact those selected for interviews.

Please send your cover letter and resume to the Human Resources email: careers@appliedpharma.ca or apply below.

Our team, clients, and stakeholders come from a variety of backgrounds. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all people bring to the workplace in terms of varied lived experiences, education, culture, gender, race, sexual orientation, religious or ethnic background, neurodiversity, and cognitive and physical ability.

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