Senior Statistical Programmer - The Netherlands (home based roles)

26 Oct 2020
22 Nov 2020
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Real World Evidence Programmers. Exciting new home based solution-driven roles!

IQVIA’s Real World Evidence Solutions group is recruiting Senior Programmers to join our dynamic team in Europe.

Closing date for applications is Friday the 20th of November.


The RWE Senior Programming roles will provide experienced statistical programming leadership, expertise and consulting to develop process methodology for the department to meet internal and external client needs. In addition, planning and co-ordination of integrated programming solutions serving the full spectrum of statistical programming for often complex projects is key.

These are exciting new solution-driven roles within the team as RWES expands into developing further innovations for clients.


  • Perform, plan co-ordinate and implement the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures, and listing and (ii) the programming of analysis datasets (derived datasets) and transfer files for internal and external clients and (iii) the programming quality control checks for the source data and report the data issues periodically
  • Interpret project level requirements and develop programming specifications, as appropriate, for complex studies
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to SP teams and Statistical Programming department, for complex studies
  • Fullfil project responsibilities at the level of technical team lead for single complex studies or group of studies
  • Directly communicate with internal and client statisticians and clinical team members to ensure appropriate understanding of requirements and project timelines
  • Estimate programming scope of work, manage resource assignments, communicate project status and negotiate/re-negotiate project timelines for deliverables
  • Use and promote the use of established standards, SOP and best practices
  • Provide training and mentoring to SP team members and Statistical Programming department staff


  • Statistical programming in SAS within the CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Healthcare industries
  • Strong knowledge of SDTM structures and ADaM standards
  • Experience as technical team lead directly engaging clients and coordinating tasks within a programming team
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS Graph and SAS Macro Language
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Ability to delegate work to other members of the SP team
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to delegate work to other members of the SP team
  • Exhibits routine and occasionally complex problem-solving skills
  • Recognizes when negotiating skills are needed and seeks assistance.
  • Ability to lead teams and projects and capable of managing at a group level
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients
  • Masters Degree in computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience; Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent in computer science or related field and 5 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • The opportunity to be part of a friendly and supportive team
  • Opportunity to work on complex trials in challenging therapeutic areas
  • Career development


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