Sr Principal Statistical Programmer
These permanent, salaried opportunities can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.
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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
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MS or MA
¨ A minimum of 10 years experience in provision of programming support for clinical trial
management and reporting, preferably with at least 2 years of statistical programming
responsibility with a CRO.
¨ Strong project management skills and supervisory skills gained from at least 3 years leading
large scale projects.
¨ Extensive experience and proven skills in the use of SAS within a clinical trials environment
including all processes / practices used within a Statistical Programming environment.
¨ Substantial knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study
completion. Complete knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used
within a Statistical Programming environment and the ability to communicate to programmers
and non-programmers alike.
¨ Full understanding of the job roles in programming, to be able to identify training and
development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most
¨ An excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g.
Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management.
¨ Ability to apply extensive technical expertise and full knowledge of other related disciplines to
provide consultancy and advice on programming and wider related issues to other departments
¨ Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work.
¨ Self motivation and the ability to work independently, excellent time management skills and
the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work.
¨ Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff
throughout the global 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 whilst 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.
¨ A co-operative and team orientated approach.
¨ Project management skills and team leadership experience, as demonstrated by ability to
organize and motivate project teams.
¨ Good interview skills to ensure successful recruitment of high caliber candidates.
¨ Good logistical skills in order to manage the work of a team / group of Statistical
¨ Good general business awareness and an understanding of the business needs of a CRO.