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Senior Statistical Programmer

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Job Overview

+ 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 using the SAS programming language

+ 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. As a Lead Statistical Programmer at Covance you will be responsible for all statistical programming deliverables of one or more clinical trials. You will work in our internal late phase full service group so you will enjoy a varied role working for different sponsors across several therapeutic areas 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.

Education / Qualifications

• BSc in a computing, life science, mathematical or statistical subject.

• A high computing content is considered to be beneficial; however proven computing skills are most important.

• 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)




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.


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Job Number 2019-28151

Job Category Biostatistics/Programming

Position Type Full-Time

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