Principal Statistical Programmer

Office based Leeds, Yorkshire, UK or home based anywhere in Europe
Competitive + full and comprehensive benefits package
19 Jul 2019
18 Aug 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
  • Principal Statistical Programmer required to work for Covance
  • Excellent opportunities to progress
  • Varied, fast paced environment
  • Office based in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK or work from home anywhere in Europe
  • Candidates must have experience of working as a Lead Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company within Europe

Join our growing team and discover your extraordinary potential by working as a Covance Principal Statistical Programmer within our Early Phase (Phases I & II) statistical programming department.  As a Senior Statistical Programmer at Covance you will provides technical leadership with responsibility for delivering SAS programming services to clients and project teams, whilst maintaining optimal department processes and implementing effective project specific strategies. The Principal Statistical Programmer will work with the senior team to provide guidance, mentoring and training to SAS Programmers to ensure best working practices are maintained.

Working within early phase statistical programming we offer, in a word, variety

In the type of studies: PK, Bioequivalence, Metabolism, Dose Escalation etc. and Sponsors

  • In Early Phase we are not assigned for years to the same study, so you will be exposed to multiple studies for clients with different needs as well as working with talented internal colleagues

Job Primary Functions

  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects, and act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers
  • Develop and review SAS programs and output as required
  • Review draft and final production runs for projects to ensure quality and consistency
  • Interact with project team members e.g. Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing
    Provide technical support in SAS Programming to global clinical pharmacology
  • Represent Global Clinical Pharmacology during system validation and implementation as required; providing input and follow up as appropriate
  • Prepare and conduct technical training to Global Clinical Pharmacology
  • Work proactively to implement process change, working individually or leading a team as appropriate
  • Have input into writing and reviewing CCRU SOPs and associated documents
  • New technology / methods. Reading up and implementing new methods when necessary
  • Maintain accurate records of all development work undertaken, including but not limited to requirement documentation, testing and user and support manual

    Job Qualifications

    We're looking for Programmers ideally educated to degree level: especially interested in a computing, mathematical, statistical subject, or Life Science.

    You should be able to demonstrate a robust and comprehensive expertise working as a Lead SAS Programmer in the clinical research industry, either at a Pharma company or a CRO; and an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review.

    Show evidence of and experience of leading studies and experience in study set-up and review of study specific documents. 

    You must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written).

    If you're looking for a role in a fast-paced environment leading multiple studies for key clients then Covance is the place for you!





For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please phone Peter Lewis on +44 (0) 1628 543 457.  To apply, please click on the APPLY button. 

About Covance:

As the drug development business of LabCorp and the world’s most comprehensive drug development service company, we have helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop 100% of the top 50 prescription drugs in the marketplace today.  Because of our broad experience and specialized expertise, we’re in a unique position to supply insights that go above and beyond testing.  Together with our clients, we create solutions that transform potential into reality.  For more information on Covance please visit:


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