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Principal Statistical Programmer

Covance 2/20/2019 1:01:58 PM
JOB ID: 27912 Category: Biostatistics Programming
Berlin, Germany



Job Overview

* Principal Statistical Programmer required to work for Covance
* 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 Lead Statistical Programmer in 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 Principal Statistical Programmer. As a Principal Statistical Programmer at Covance you will be responsible for all statistical programming deliverables of one or more complex 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 an Experience d Lead Statistical Programmer and you are looking for your next career move 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

* Act as the Lead Programmer overseeing technical planning for increasingly complex projects including global and multiple study projects, Integrated of Summary of Safety (ISS) and Integrated Summary of Efficacy (ISE) and electronic submissions.
* If desired, may supervise less-Experience d statistical programmers carrying out line management responsibilities. This would include Performance Management and Development activities, disciplinary procedures and administrative activities.
* 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.
* Review and interpret Statistical Analysis Plans and provide comments for assigned projects.
* Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the programming team when acting as a Biometrics Project Manager and Lead Programmer meeting completions dates with minimal supervision.
* Representing Statistical Programming at internal project team meetings, client meetings and audits.
* Contribute to proposal activities and client presentations providing time and cost estimates for statistical programming activities.
* Perform ongoing review of hours for assigned projects, ensure all issues are highlighted and resolved as quickly as possible and ensure all non-contract tasks are identified, tracked and included in change order forms.
* Provide ongoing supervision, advice and consultation to Lead Programmers and programming team to ensure timely and efficient completion of projects.
* Provide feedback to management on the development potential of staff to assist in staff development.
* Ensure that study documentation is maintained to the standard required according to processes and acceptable for audit.
* Provide input into assessments of resource requirements on regular basis. Provide feedback to management if any action is needed to increase utilization, improve efficiency or amend the resource levels required on a project.

Education / Qualifications

* Ideally BSc or BE in a computing, life science, mathematical or statistical subject


* You must have previous Experience of working as a Statistical Programmer in either a biotech, CRO or pharma company using the SAS programming language
* Extensive Experience and proven skills in the development and review of SAS programs within a clinical trials environment.
* Experience in the preparation and review of Statistical Analysis Plans, study set-up and review of study specific documents, e.g. CRF and data validation guidelines.
* Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion with an excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g. Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management.
* Thorough knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a Statistical Programming environment and the ability to communicate to programmers and non­programmers alike.
* Ability to apply extensive technical expertise and has full knowledge of other related disciplines to provide consultancy and advice on programming and wider related issues to other departments and disciplines.
* Excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach, anticipating issues and working to ensure they are avoided or resolved as quickly as possible.
* Self motivation and ability to work independently without appreciable direction.
* A willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from leadership to confirm decisions when necessary.
* Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills with team leadership Experience , as demonstrated by ability to organize and motivate project teams and the ability to delegate and prioritize work to meet project timelines.
* Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff throughout the organization and confidently with other disciplines and external clients.
* Ability to promote a good team working environment, providing the client with a high quality service while recognizing our business needs.
* 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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Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Berlin, DEU - Germany


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