- Experience Level
- Experienced (non-manager)
A specialist contract research organisation (CRO) is looking for a Principal Programmer is to provide programming support to the statistics and programming department across a range of projects, clients and therapeutic areas. The Principal Programmer may also perform a supervisory role (e.g. line management and/or project management). Job ResponsibilitiesPerform review of clinical trial documents including protocols, SAPs, CRFs, CSRs.Author, review and approve study TFL shells and dataset specifications.Author, validate and document SAS programs for datasets, TFLs and macros, applying good programming practice.Identify data issues and outliers.Complete, review and approve CDISC Validation tool reports.Identify data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate.Awareness of emerging standards and associated impact to ongoing and future planned trials.Provide coaching and mentoring of staff to achieve "excellence". Direct employee career development and ensure line reports receive appropriate training to perform their day-to-day jobs.Lead internal and client study, project and cross functional team meetings effectively.Present study updates internally and at client meetings.Share scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.Perform work in full compliance with applicable internal and client policies, procedures, processes and training.Build effective collaborative working relationships with internal and client team members. Skills and Requirements BSc, MSc or PhD in numerical discipline (or relevant equivalent industry experience).At least 6 years of relevant industry experience.Understanding of clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints and study designs.Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail.