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Senior Statistical Programmer, UK

Covance 11/19/2018 8:36:16 PM
JOB ID: 25330 Category: Biostatistics Programming
Harrogate, United Kingdom



Job Overview

Covance are seeking top talent for positions within our early phase statistical programming department. If you are an Experience d, passionate Statistical Programmer who has Experience of working as a Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company then we would love to hear from you. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand.


* Senior Statistical Programmer
* Full-time job
* You will work within our early phase Statistical Programming department
* Office based in Leeds, Yorkshire or work from home anywhere in the UK
* Candidates must have Experience of working as a Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company within Europe

Job Primary Functions

We have a job opportunity for a Senior Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Early Clinical team based in our Leeds office, working on Phase I–II trials with an option to work either office based or remote across the UK.

The individual in this role will have responsibilities including but not limited to the following:

* 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.
* Investigate and implement new procedures / methods when necessary.
* High level of interaction with external and internal clients on study related issues and technical matters

We will help you achieve your goals by offering continuous professional and career development. You will be a key team member when it comes offering SAS Programming guidance and as our SME, you will:

* Provide guidance, mentoring, training and feedback for members of the department in SDTM, ADaM and TFL production processes and programming techniques.
* Set-up utilities/SAS based systems to assist and facilitate Clinical SAS Programming activities
* Ensure quality and consistency for draft and final production runs

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!

We offer, in a word, variety…

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

* 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

Join us and see why Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 Ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers… we can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.

Education / Qualifications

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


You should be able to demonstrate a robust and comprehensive expertise working as a 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 performing peer review of others work and/or dual programming.

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

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Harrogate, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

Below is a general Overview of Our Recruiting Process

If you’d like to work for us, please submit your resume/CV online. If your ability to use or access our electronic application is limited due to a disability, please visit or call 1-800-978-4473 for help.

We consider applications from everyone who is interested in a position with us and who meets the required criteria and qualifications.

If your application is selected, someone from our recruiting team will contact you to arrange an initial screen. We may carry this out over the phone or at a face-to-face meeting. You must complete the screen to be considered for the position.

Based on the results of the initial screen, we may invite you to an interview. One of our recruiting team members will contact you to arrange this. The process may involve several interviews, initially over the phone, and then face-to-face with different members of the hiring team.

Our interviews follow a behavioral-based format. This means we’ll ask you to give us information that’s specific to your professional and educational experiences.

Hiring team members will share and discuss their input and then make their decision.

If you’re the person who best meets the requirements of the position, a member of the hiring team will get in touch to make you an offer of employment. Covance is an eVerify employer (United States only).