Principal Programmer

£0.00 - £65000.00 per annum
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics
  3. United Kingdom
Manchester, England
Posting date: 27 Nov 2019
This vacancy has now expired

A specialist contract research organisation (CRO) are looking to hire multiple Principal Programmers to work out of their UK offices. The organisation provides high quality analysis and consultancy of Phase I-IV clinical trials across a variety of therapeutic areas for the pharmaceutical industry. This position offers the exciting opportunity to work with a leading establishment and provider of real expertise in the biometrics field. You would be joining a team that is looking to invest in long term careers, focusing on quality of service, with up to date, relevant industry training.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review clinical trial documents including protocols, SAPs, CRFs, and CSRs.
  • Author, review, and approve study TFL shells and dataset specifications.
  • Author, validate, and document SAS programs for datasets, TFLs, and macros, applying good programming practice.
  • Identify data issues and outliers.
  • Complete, review, and approve CDISC Validation tool reports,
  • Identify data and standards issues and resolve or escalate as appropriate,
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging standards and associated impact to ongoing and future planned trials.
  • Maintain proficiency in SAS and awareness of developments.
  • Maintain study master file documents and any other documents that are required to be audit ready.
  • Line manage statisticians, programmers, and other technical staff.
  • Accountable for overall performance of direct reports.
  • Coach and mentor staff to achieve "excellence". Direct employee career development and ensure line reports receive appropriate training to perform their day-to-day jobs.
  • Interview and effectively on-board and integrate new staff members.
  • Provide programming technical leadership and coaching.
  • Oversee key client projects/portfolios.
  • Lead internal and client study, project, and cross functional team meetings effectively.
  • Present study updates internally and at client meetings.
  • Share scientific, technical, and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.
  • Perform work in full compliance with applicable internal and client policies, procedures, processes, and training.
  • Develop and provide internal technical training where appropriate.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives.

Skills and Requirements:

  • BSc, MSc, or PhD in numerical discipline (or relevant equivalent industry experience).
  • At least 6 years of relevant industry experience.
  • Understanding clinical drug development process, relevant disease areas, endpoints, and study designs.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Proficiency in data handling using SAS or other statistical software (e.g. R).
  • Ability to manage a portfolio of projects and/or people.
  • Demonstrable multitasking, project management, and execution skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including communication, presentation, persuasion, and influence.
  • Good organisational skills, including efficiency, punctuality, and collaboration in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with computer skills, such as MS Office.

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Proclinical Staffing is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.