Clinical Programmer

South Africa
06 Feb 2021
08 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Clinical Programmer - Bloemfontein

Who We Are

Synteract ® , a Syneos Health ® company, is a leading full service Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a successful three-decade track record of supporting emerging biotech and pharmaceutical companies. With our mission of Bringing clinical trials to life TM , we provide customized Phase I through IV services globally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas, including notable depth in oncology, dermatology, general medicine, infectious disease and vaccine, neuroscience, pediatrics, and rare and orphan diseases.

Position Overview

The Clinical Programmer is responsible for the design, development, testing, implementation, maintenance and support of clinical databases and applications. S/he supports the clinical teams, sponsors, statisticians, safety\regulatory, analytical programmers, and clinical data management personnel.

Specific tasks would include:

  • Maintains the full-scope of responsibility for assigned projects: ensures on-time delivery, communicates the status of projects to internal teams and study sponsors.
  • Provides programming for the Company's internal applications, client-related projects and third-party applications.
  • Develops, tests, and validates programs to support client-related projects and third-party applications.
  • Provides technical support services for internally developed applications, client-related projects and third-party applications.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves software related problems.
  • Follows standards for data integrity and data security.
  • Assists with the creation of validation documents including Installation Qualification, Operational Qualification and Performance Qualification scripts.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field of study or B.S. equivalent.
  • Experience in EDC- Rave Building, Migrations, and Custom Function programming preferred.
  • Understanding of source control is preferable.
  • Some applicable experience desired, but not required.
  • Basic understanding of computer operating systems.
  • Basic proficiency in one or more of the following programming languages: Java, Javascript, C#, PHP, Perl, Python, C++, PL\SQL, Transact SQL.
  • Basic proficiency with a relational database system: SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Effective verbal and writing skills; English + local language, if relevant.

If you're passionate about bringing clinical trials to life, we encourage you to apply today!

Synteract's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in all of its employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Synteract must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire. The Company will not sponsor applicants [to this position] for work visas.


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