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Senior Coding Specialist

Req ID 2207804 Category Research and Development Division AbbVie


Maintain the MedDRA governance model and as lead Subject Matter Expert ensures accurate and consistent MedDRA/WHO Drug coding of medical data. Participates in coding process improvement initiatives and serves as a primary coding resource for MedDRA/WHO Drug coding.


  • Accurate MedDRA/WHO Drug coding of medical data/Reported Terms while maintaining reporting requirements and processes.
  • Ensure that all coding activities are completed in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with established guidelines and compliance timelines.
  • Continuous quality control of all aspects of MedDRA/WHO Drug coding.
  • Identification of inadequate, ambiguous or unclear data for coding purposes and direct query generation.
  • Provide MedDRA/WHO Drug coding support to Stakeholders.
  • Participate in the development of coding deliverables, coding conventions, Standard Operating Procedures and Work Practices.
  • Supporting cross functional/divisional strategies/activities.
  • Assist in the maintenance of MedDRA/WHO Drug coding dictionaries for applicable assigned studies
  • Assist in development/updating training for coding processes.
  • Completes reports and response documentation in a timely, concise, and objective manner.
  • Independently identifies process procedure improvements.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of industry coding practices and requirements.
  • Investigates possible issues and works with management to identify and report issues that may impact stakeholders, business strategy, and culture.


  • Undergraduate degree with related health science background: Bachelor’s degree, Registered Nurse (e.g. RN BSN, RN BS).
  • 1 years coding experience, no prior people management experience required.
  • Computer proficient (Windows, Word, Excel) Preferred: Proficiency in specific databases.
  • Subject matter expertise in industry regulations, processes, and clinical safety. Working knowledge of MedDRA and WHO-DD is required.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working in a matrix environment.
  • Subject matter expertise in industry regulations, processes, and safety. Working knowledge of MedDRA and WHO-DD is required.
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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