Senior Statistical Programmer

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
04 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
  • Senior Statistical Programmersrequired to work for Covance as a Lead Statistical Programmer
  • You will be employed by Covance working in our late phase (II-IV) full-service group with the opportunity to work across several therapeutic areas
  • Home based anywhere in Europe or South Africa
  • You must have previous experience of working as a Statistical Programmerin either a biotech, CRO or pharma company
  • Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)

Join our growing team and discover your extraordinary potential by working as a Covance Senior Statistical Programmer. You will work in our internal late phase full service group so you will enjoy a varied role working for different sponsors across severaltherapeuticareas within phases II-IV.The position offers a strong support network, flexible working solutions and the opportunity to progress your career. If you are looking to strengthen your Lead expertise within a varied and dynamic environment, then this is a fantastic opportunity.This really is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand. This is a permanent, full-time office or home-based role anywhere within Europe or South Africa.

Job Primary Functions
  • Develop SAS programs for SDTM, ADaM, client-defined analysis datasets, Tables, Listings and Graphs in support of the Statistical Analysis Plan, posters, manuscripts, Integrated of Summary of Safety (ISS) and Integrated Summary of Efficacy (ISE)
  • Provide technical planning to include overseeing the set-up of key macros and SAS programs.
  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects
  • Represent Statistical Programming at internal and client meetings
  • Act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Project Management and Medical Writing.
  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions on a regular basis.
  • Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the team when acting as a Lead Programmer
  • Prioritize personal workload and that of teammates; perform work with minimal supervision
  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables; development of technical solutions to abstract problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity.
  • Advise leadership of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.
  • Review draft and final production runs for project to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Represent Statistical Programming during client audits ensuring study documentation is maintained and filed according to Covance processes.
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring within Statistical Programming to ensure thorough knowledge of the processes used and the ongoing technical development.
  • BSc or BE in a computing, life science, mathematical or statistical subject
  • Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background
  • You must have previous experience of working as a Statistical Programmerin either a biotech, CRO or pharma company using the SAS programming language
  • Experience of leading statistical programming activities in clinical research with ademonstrated ability to organize and motivate project teams
  • Experience of working to CDISC standards
  • Knowledge in all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion
  • Full knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a Statistical Programming environment
  • Able to identify training and development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most efficient practices
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining high standards
  • Self motivation and ability to work independently with minimum direction
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff and confidently with other disciplines and external clients
  • A proactive approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff in other disciplines, often in other locations and in working to achieve consistent processes and standards across them
  • A co-operative and team orientated approach
  • Team leadership experience, as demonstrated by ability to organize and motivate project teams
  • Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)

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