Principal Statistical Programmer
These permanent, salaried opportunities can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
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The selected candidate 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 submission. In this role, you will act as the Biometrics Project Manager for assigned projects; 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; represent Statistical Programming at internal project team meetings, client meetings and audits.
Additional responsibilities include:
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¨ BSc in a computing, life science, mathematical or Statistical subject.
¨ A high computing content is considered beneficial; however proven computing skills are most
¨ Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent
¨ 8 years experience in provision of programming support for clinical trial management and
reporting, or equivalent experience.
¨ 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
¨ 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 senior Statistical Programming staff 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.
¨ 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.
¨ Good interview skills to ensure successful recruitment of high caliber candidates