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Principal Statistical Programmer - FSP

Covance 1/4/2019 3:04:06 PM
JOB ID: 26949 Category: Biostatistics Programming
York, United Kingdom



Job Overview

* Principal Statistical Programmers required to work for Covance on studies in Phases II-IV
* You will be employed by Covance and work within our FSPx department 100% dedicated to one Sponsor
* You will be working on studies in either Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease, Oncology or Respiratory Inflammation and Autoimmunity
* Home based anywhere in EMEA
* You must have previous established Experience of working as a Lead Statistical Programmer with any of the previously mentioned therapeutic areas in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company
* Candidates must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written)

Discover new opportunities to grow your career as a Covance FSP Principal Statistical Programmer. Covance FSP are looking to hire Experience d Lead Statistical Programmers with Experience in either; Cardiovascular and Metabolic disease, Oncology, or Respiratory Inflammation and Autoimmunity gained in Phases III-IV.

Our partner has an incredibly exciting and strong pipeline in these therapeutic areas with over 60 ongoing studies in Phases III and IV. You will be part of a team dedicated to one of these therapy areas working in Phases III and 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 any of these therapeutic areas whilst gaining exposure to a Bio-Pharmaceutical working environment this is a fantastic opportunity.

You will work directly on the Sponsor's systems working alongside the Sponsors employees and the Sponsors other vendor staff. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand. This is a full-time home-based role anywhere within EMEA and you must be willing to perform all work in the Central European Time (CET).

What is FSP?

At Covance, you can redefine what is possible and discover your extraordinary potential within our Functional Service Provider team (FSP).

As a Covance employee dedicated to an FSP project you will bring your specialized discipline to a core team working directly with one sponsor. Whether your specialization is in clinical monitoring, clinical project management, data management, biometrics or pharmacovigilance Covance has an FSP opportunity to match your area of expertise.

Each FSP offers a unique opportunity to be a part of the drug development cycle and see a product through to launch. We have multiple partnerships giving you the variety and the flexibility to stay with sponsors, try a new external secondment or work in house on Covance studies.

With the support of exceptional people and an energized purpose, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with dedicated mentoring, training and personalized development planning. Further information can be found at:

Job Primary Functions

* Serve as a model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication, and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel
* Mentor junior level statistical programming staff
* Assist in ensuring the optimum performance of group function. May recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices
* Serve as the statistical programming lead on project teams and coordinates programming, verification, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating analysis datasets, tables, listings, and figures
* Facilitate advanced technical expertise, in conjunction with internal and external team members, to design, implement, validate, and maintain project reporting applications that are supported by the department
* Work independently to carry out assignments with little direct supervision
* Identify project priorities and project timeline goals and communicate priority-related issues and timelines to programming teams
* Ensure the efficiency, quality, and integrity of data reporting, and project activities executed
* Successfully represent the department and the company in client meetings/presentations and maintain a positive working relationship with sponsors, collaborating associates, and vendor personnel
* Lead and organize project programming teams, typically for multiple protocol or otherwise complex projects
* Identify project priorities and project timeline goals and communicate priority-related issues and timelines to programming teams
* Maintain awareness of project budgets and tasks, and effectively communicate the status of such tasks to line management and the project manager, as appropriate
* Actively monitor project budgets and help staff identify resource of scope of work changes

Education / Qualifications

* Master's degree, equivalent, or higher in Biostatistics or related field


* Extensive Experience leading statistical programming activities in clinical research having worked for a pharmaceutical or CRO
* Extensive knowledge of one or more statistical software packages (SAS® preferred) used to conduct statistical analyses
* Good verbal and written communication skills (English)
* Demonstrate ability to function as a subject matter expert for the team, lending Experience to process improvements and staff enhancements as needed.
* Demonstrated ability to provide coaching, mentoring, and training to new hires and less-Experience d colleagues
* You must have Experience in either cardiovascular and metabolic disease, oncology or respiratory, inflammation and autoimmunity




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.


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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Position Type: Full-Time

Location: York, UK - United Kingdom


Covance Recruiting Process

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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).