Principal Statistical Programmer (Home-Based, Europe & UK)

28 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Principal Statistical Programmer

Join us on our exciting journey!

From camaraderie to professional development, working at IQVIA provides unique opportunities to advance your career alongside a group of diverse and talented colleagues.  

We have one of the largest Biostatistics departments within the industry of around 1,100+ staff. Due to continued growth, we are seeking new brave minds to join our team.

Job Overview:

As a team/site/staff level, you will provide advanced technical expertise to develop process methodology for department to meet internal and external clients’ needs.

Plan and coordinate the development of integrated programming solutions serving the full spectrum of statistical programming needs.

Provide technical expertise and leadership to the department.

Provide internal consulting services, including specifications and user needs analysis for complex project or client requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform, plan co-ordinate, and implement the following for complex studies:

  • The programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures, and listing

  • The programming of analysis datasets (derived datasets) and transfer files for internal and external clients

  • The programming quality control checks for the source data and to report the data issues periodically

  • Ability to 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

  • Fulfil 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’s and best practices

  • Provide training and mentoring to SP team members


  • Bachelor's Degree in Maths, Computer science, Statistics, or related field

  • 7+ years’ Statistical Programming experience within the Life Science Industry

  • Advanced knowledge of statistics, programming and/or clinical drug development process

  • Advanced knowledge of computing applications such as Base SAS, SAS Graph and SAS Macro language

  • Advanced knowledge of relevant Data Standards (such as CDISC/ADaM/SDTM)


You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately, improve outcomes for patients.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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