Principal Programmer (remote-based)

Greater Manchester, England, Manchester
GBP50000 - GBP65000 per annum
29 Jul 2021
26 Aug 2021
Charlotte Mears
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Hobson Prior are currently working with a Biostatistics Consultancy company, who are seeking a Principal Programmer to be home-based within the UK on a permanent basis. For more information on this role please get in touch now!

Please note that to be considered for this role you must have the right to work in this location.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform programming activities related to project team and departmental deliverables.
  • Co-ordinate and perform the programming review of database design specifications and Statistical Analysis Plans (SAP).
  • Perform QC of deliverables before liaising with client.
  • Perform the development and validation of trial specific programs for analysis and reporting including the supervision of other programmers, where appropriate.
  • Provide mentoring, as required.
  • Lead teams, when required.
  • Review database set-up specifications.

Key Skills:

  • Has a proven ability to work with teams.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and flexibility to change.
  • Attention to detail.


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a numerate discipline.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical software packages (particularly SAS), excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and excellent analytical skills.
  • Knowledge and experience on pharmaceutical industry and requirements for delivery of clinical trials.
  • Programming experience covering activities from study set-up to final reporting.
  • CDISC knowledge (SDTM/ADaM).

Apply now:

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