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Principal Programmer - Standard Macros (Ref: BH)

Remote - Spain
Start date
5 Jan 2023
Closing date
4 Feb 2023
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PHASTAR is a multiple award-winning global biometrics Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We partner with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device organisations to provide the expertise and processes to manage and deliver on time, quality biostatistics, programming, data management and data science services. Operating across the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Kenya, Australia, India, China, and Japan, PHASTAR is the second largest specialised biometrics provider globally, and the largest in the UK. 


Accredited as an outstanding company to work for, PHASTAR is committed to employee engagement, workplace satisfaction and ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We offer flexible working, involvement in developing company-wide initiatives, structured training and development plans, and a truly supportive, fun, and friendly environment.

What’s more, when you join our team, PHASTAR will plant a tree in your honour, as one of our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. So, not only would you get your dream job, you’ll also be helping to save the planet!


Demand for our Functional Service Provision is growing, and we’re looking for talented individuals who share our passion for quality and technical expertise to join our FSP team. All positions can be remote.

As a Principal Statistical Programmer working within FSP, you will be fully integrated into our sponsor’s standards development team, providing hands-on macro development for SDTM, ADaM and TLFs, and SME expertise in safety and efficacy domains across various therapeutic areas. 

Our FSP positions provide the unique opportunity to work for a growing CRO that is recognised for its continuous learning and development opportunities, whilst also gaining direct experience of working within a sponsor’s pharmaceutical environment. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing CRO that is recognized for its continuous learning and development opportunities, whilst also gaining direct experience of working within a pharmaceutical environment.



  • BSc, MSc or PhD in mathematics, science or IT related discipline
  • Substantial experience working as a SAS statistical programmer
  • Extensive CDISC (SDTM and ADaM) experience
  • Proficient in global macro development with subject matter expertise in safety and efficacy domains
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, clinical trial methodologies, and FDA/ICH regulations
  • Ability to work independently with minimum oversight
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills



With the world’s eyes focused on clinical trial data, this is a fantastic time to join an award-winning specialised biometrics CRO that is renowned for its technical expertise, outstanding quality, and cutting-edge data science techniques. 

*PHASTAR does not accept any CVs received from recruitment agencies. In the event that speculative CVs are submitted by recruitment agencies, PHASTAR reserves the right to contact these candidates directly and consider them for current/future vacancies without any financial obligation to the recruitment agency in question. This applies to any CVs sent directly to any PHASTAR employee.



PHASTAR is a specialist biometrics contract research organization offering statistical consulting, clinical trial reporting, data management and data science services by providing expert consultants and managing and delivering in-house projects, FSP-style arrangements and preferred partnerships. Our number one priority is ensuring on time, quality work: every project undertaken is supervised on methodology and utilizes internal processes designed to guarantee optimal quality, inspired by 4,000 years accumulated technical experience across the company. PHASTAR is headquartered in London (UK) and North Carolina (US) and has 14 offices worldwide

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Unit 2,
2A Bollo Lane
W4 5LE
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