Contract Senior Statistical Programmer

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. Switzerland
Basel, Switzerland
Posting date: 02 Jan 2020
This vacancy has now expired

An excellent multinational healthcare company is seeking a skilled Contract Senior Statistical Programmer at their office in Basel. This is a chance to join a top healthcare organisation who provide an innovative range of diagnostic solutions and medicines.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for statistical programming support for the Pharma Development organisation.
  • Providing end to end statistical programming support in planning, specifying, designing, developing and implementing statistical software solutions for the reporting and analysis of clinical trials in accordance with applicable processes.
  • Leading statistical programming activities at study level or part of the clinical project and prepares summarised information for clinical study team members.
  • Assessing and clarifying requirements; developing programming specifications and statistical programming solutions to meet the project requirements.
  • Accepting responsibility for accuracy and reliability of results.
  • Building and monitoring quality in every aspect of job activities in a risk based quality control environment.
  • Providing proactive and independent technical solutions to a wide range of problems.
  • Building and maintaining effective working relationships within cross-functional teams.
  • Considering strategies that will enable a smooth transition of a study or other task and negotiates alternative timelines and scope based on resourcing/priority constraints.
  • Adapting to changing circumstances, policies, work assignments and team members, and exploring new ways of working based on changing business needs.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BA, BS or advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, biological sciences, computer science or equivalent experience.
  • At least 6 years SAS programming experience in clinical research preferably with emphasis in the development and support of the analysis of clinical trial data.
  • In depth expertise of SAS programming (BASE SAS & statistical procedures, SAS macros, advanced data step).
  • Optional: Experience of R programming and of proactive data visualisation to support experts in other fields in their decision making.
  • In depth experience in reporting clinical studies and pooling clinical data.
  • Knowledge of statistical concepts (p-values, rates and proportion, frequencies, confidence intervals, survival analysis, non-parametric analysis).
  • Capable of implementing these ideas in clear, efficient SAS or R programs.
  • Expertise in relevant operating systems (Windows/UNIX) and in depth knowledge of Pharma industry data standards, such as CDISC/SDTM & ADaM and FDA/ICH guidelines.
  • Proficient in problem solving. Able to efficiently debug and resolve issues in programming code produced by others.
  • Understands major biostatistical deliverables (Analysis Plan, CSR) and the overall design of a clinical study and its statistical & clinical rationale.
  • Capable of clear and timely written/verbal communication and effective listening/understanding within a clinical study team and Statistical Programming department.
  • Ability to deliver presentations to a large group.
  • Ability to meet timelines when working on multiple tasks simultaneously and experience on how to effectively prioritise tasks and project manage to optimise support.

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