Associate Programmer Analyst - UK

Cambridge, United Kingdom
04 May 2021
03 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Associate Programmer Analyst - Cambridge, Glasgow or Winchester
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

PPD currently has a fantastic opportunity for a graduate to join our Biostats & Programming department in the UK as an Associate Programmer. PPD will provide extensive training and mentoring for the successful candidate. As an Associate Programmer Analyst you will perform programming support tasks as assigned by study project team leads. Responsibilities include:
  • Performs programming support tasks as assigned by study project team leads that includes but is not limited to creating, executing, maintaining, and validating programs that transfer data across multiple data management systems or operating systems, combining data from a variety of sources and structures, generating and storing summary data from a variety of sources, generating reports or combining multiple databases and validating programs that generate listings, tables and figures using SAS and standard tools and processes.
  • Actively seeks information to gain a good understanding of the programming role and the overall process, including following departmental working practice documents and SOPs. Documents all work and manages own assignments to meet timelines and deliver high quality.
  • Functions as a team member by working with study team leads to ensure they are kept informed of progress on tasks assigned.
  • Increases knowledge base and professional skills in areas including programming, technology and techniques, clinical trials, and the pharmaceutical industry by working closely with mentors, attending presentations / teaching events, and contributing to other general department documents and policies by assisting mentors with implementing best practice documents and articles.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • An understanding of one or more programming languages would be beneficial
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Decent problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Basic organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation
  • Willingness to learn and develop

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being one team. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout your career, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and development programme, ensuring you reach your potential.  

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based around the health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD truly value a work-life balance. We've grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer a collaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together. We are a global organisation but with a local feel. 

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing -We are one PPD - 

 If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you. 


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