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SAS Programmer

Reference number: 1996 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: Stirling, Scotland

Job Description

Background:

 Our client, a dynamic and growing CRO with European HQ, is expanding its UK based data and statistics team.  The company has more than 18 years’ history of providing ISO certified clinical development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, vaccine and medical devices industries.  With over 500 employees across Europe and the USA, the company has a commitment to provide coaching and training for all, to ensure that a high quality service is delivered to clients and that employees develop to their full potential.  The role is based in Stirling , Scotland in an office environment which encompasses the full clinical team.

The Role:

 The SAS Programmer will join an ever expanding team of clinical professionals and contribute to the successful delivery of high quality services to clients.  The SAS Programmer responsibilities include:

 Supporting statisticians in programming inferential analysis, tables, figures, listings and randomisation in SAS

  • Helping with the organisation and conduct of a quality control review of the inferential analysis, tables etc
  • Preparing and archiving all datasets, computer programs and other materials arising from the preparation of tables, listings etc
  • Developing and maintaining SAS programs and SAS full screen applications
  • Contributing to the development of SAS programming and related SAS applications

 

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills and Attributes:

 Fluency in English, both written and verbal, is a necessity.

 Experience:

 At least 2 years experience in SAS/biostatistics, preferably in a CRO or pharma environment.

  Qualifications:

 A degree in sciences.

 You will need to have together with at least 2 years SAS experience to be considered for this interesting role. 

 

SAS Programmer

Reference number: 1995 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: Stirling, Scotland

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is an international, full-service Contract Research Organisation. For more than 14 years it has provided ISO certified clinical development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, vaccine and medical device industries for products and devices in a broad range of therapeutic areas.

The Role:

  • Supporting statisticians in programming inferential analysis, Tables, Figures, Listings and randomisation in SAS
  • Helping in organising and conducting a quality control review of the tables, listings figures and inferential analysis
  • Preparing and archiving of all datasets, computer programs and other material used in the preparation of the tables, listings, figures, inferential analyses for the integrated study report
  • Developing and maintaining SAS programs and SAS full screen applications
  • Contributing to the development of SAS programming and related SAS applications (including implementation of the quality system for SAS programming)

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills and Attributes:

  • Fluent English written and verbal communication
  • Team player, organised, patient, analytical

 Experience:

  • At least 2 years of SAS/biostatistics experience, preferably with a CRO or pharmaceutical company,  or in academia

 Qualifications:

  • Higher education in sciences, mathematics, statistics or other equivalent scientific training

SAS Programmer

Reference number: 1989 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Contract, fixed term Location: Office based in London, UK

Job Description

Requirements

 1.    At least 4/5 years of SAS programming experience in pharmaceutical and/or CRO environment as a data management programmer or statistical programmer

2.    Very good SAS programming knowledge (Base SAS, SAS/GRAPH, SAS/STAT, macro programming, reporting, SQL), familiarity with ODS RTF/ HTML

3.    Knowledge of the data management process in clinical drug development

4.    Good knowledge of medical coding processes, standards and issues

5.    Expertise in working with pooled, safety and efficacy data

6.    Good analytical skills

7.    Excellent interpersonal and team working skills

8.    Good communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

9.    Knowledge of regulatory requirements, e.g. CDIS Standards, ICH guidelines for statistical reporting

10.  Comprehensive knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development process and GCP requirements

11.  Multiple phase experience in clinical research

12.  The ability to work independently and prioritise one’s own workload

13.  Ability and willingness to work from the office in Central London

 

Experience/Qualifications required

Advantageous

A sound understanding of basic statistical principles and the basics of statistical programming

Experience in safety data analysis

Programming skills in any of the following: JavaScript/VBScript, Java, VBA, XML, XSLT, SQL, Microsoft Excel

Exposure to investigational new drug application (IND) annual reports and Development Safety Update Reports (DSURs)

Experience of signal detection in clinical data

Manager, Statistical Programming

Reference number: 1952 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: Uxbridge or Sheffield

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is a highly reputed international CRO which is seeking a manager of statistical programming to be ideally based in Uxbridge though our client can also consider Sheffield. Our client can also consider candidates from Associate Manager level through to Senior Manager level.

 As Manager, Statistical Programing you will manage and oversee the activities of a team of skilled programmers at all levels. This will include resourcing of staff, coordination of staff assignments, quality control and overall responsibility for the timely delivery of project deliverables.

 The Role:

 Responsibilities:

 - Train, mentor and allocate team members according to their ability

 - Ensure quality control (QC) on all process and technical activities related to derived dataset, table, listing, and figure programming in accordance with corporate quality standards, WSOPs/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and/or other international regulatory requirements are performed.

 - Recruit, retain and develop a skilled, experienced and motivated team.

 - Maintain productivity/billability and staff turnover within agreed level.

 - Participate in and contribute to project bids, including presentations at bid defence meetings.

 - Produce accurate resourcing plans in conjunction with the appropriate project team members.

 - Responsible for own assignments as project team member. This includes taking the role of a senior level contributor on a project team and ensuring high quality and timely delivery of own deliverables.

 - Prepare and submit weekly study specific status reports to project team, sponsors and management and attend project team meetings.

 - Manage and develop the team to ensure their performance meets and or exceeds both the business and their own personal goals/objectives

 - Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating to the team in an open, balanced and objective manner

 - Maintain a working knowledge of, and assure compliance with, applicable ICH Guidelines, Good Clinical Practices, Regulatory Agency requirements, and SOPs.

 - Participate in company and department system/standards improvement activities

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills and Attributes:

 - Ability to create, maintain and define strategies to improve the efficiency of running a clinical trial.

 - Proficiency in SAS and knowledge of the programming and reporting process

 - Demonstrate ability to learn new systems and function in an evolving technical environment

 - Strong leadership ability and excellent communication skills

 - Ability to successfully work together with an international, virtual team as well as independently

 - Demonstrate strong organisational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and be flexible to change

 - Attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.

 - Tenacity to work in an innovative environment.

 - Ability to negotiate and influence in order to achieve results.

 - Business/Operational skills that include customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem solving.

 - Good business awareness/business development skills (including financial awareness)

 
 Experience:

 - Substantial statistical programming experience including leading clinical trial project teams

 Contact:

For more information or to make an application, please contact Philip North at NorthWise Services, as follows:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1795 411 571

Statistical Programmer II/Senior

Reference number: 1950 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: Sheffield

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is seeking a Statistical Programmer II or Senior Statistical Programmer for its offices in Sheffield.

 Essential Functions:

To provide support for the activities of the Data Management and Statistics departments, including the programming of consistency checks/queries, programming/mapping of study data and the production of statistical tables, figures and listings on a project by project basis for Phase I and 2a clinical trials.

 The Role:

 Responsibilities include:

 -Working to ICH GCP and other applicable industry standards

-Liaising where appropriate with data management and statistics groups worldwide

-Liaising with clients as required

-To ensure applicable data management and statistical functions are performed to scheduled timelines

-Programming edit/consistency checks in SAS

-Management of data transfer processes from EDC system (ClinBase) to iVAL/SAS

-Creation and review of statistical analysis plans as appropriate

-SAS programming, including the production of statistical listings, tables and figures as appropriate and the manipulation of datasets into derived datasets.

 

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills:

 •        Proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., SAS, CDMS, EDC, SQL, VB, Java)

•        Demonstrate ability to learn new systems and work with evolving technologies

•        Attention to detail

•        Demonstrate strong organisational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and be flexible to change

•        Business/Operational skills that include customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem solving

•        Work effectively in a quality-focused environment

  Experience:

 Minimum Work Experience:

-Demonstrated SAS programming experience in a clinical trials environment

 •        Relevant Clinical Trial industry experience, including experience working with specialised systems (e.g., SAS, CDMS, EDC (Inform, RAVE, DataLabs)

•        Recent experience within a statistical environment

 Qualifications:

 -Degree or equivalent in a scientific subject

Senior Manager of Database Programming

Reference number: 1949 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: West Sussex

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is a highly respected specialist Data Management CRO which is looking for  a Senior Manager of Database Programming for its offices in West Sussex.

 Core Responsibilities:

To develop the Database Configuration and SAS Programming Group on a global (US and EU) basis. To manage the build, maintenance, ongoing support of trial database applications, and the generation and maintenance of database listings for data management operations according to agreed timelines and quality targets.

 Principal Accountabilities:

•        To recruit and train suitable personnel for the Database Configuration and SAS Programming Group, developing a US group of adequate size and training to act independently of other offices (US secondment priority)

•        Manage priorities for the global department to ensure delivery of all trial database applications, data listings (monitoring, coding and safety), reports and delivery of validated reporting shells according to agreed timelines

•        Manage, coach, develop and co-ordinate existing members of department (US and UK).

•        Coordinates trial database application delivery with software release structure.

•        Instrumental in the development of company and/or sponsor standards to allow rapid accurate database configuration.

•        Provide input to functional requirements to support the quality and productivity of database configuration.

•        Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new developments/functionality specific to database configuration of software as new versions are developed and convey this knowledge to others

•        Develops departmental processes and procedures. Leads process initiatives as required.

•        Creates screens, visit schedules according to annotated CRF and database specifications.

•        Programs and tests validation checks according to Data Management Plan (DMP) specifications.

•        Provides input as appropriate into all meetings, discussions and activities pertaining to database configuration and SAS mapping

•        Ensures timesheets are accurate and updated regularly.

•        Support Business Development activities as required

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills and Attributes:

 •        Good organisational skills, plus an understanding of resource & budgeting

•        Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to operate effectively in a global working environment.

•        Good people management and coaching skills

•        Work calmly under pressure and meet deadlines

•        Professional, positive and enthusiastic attitude

•        A good investigative and meticulous approach to all activities and tasks

•        Transparent approach, clear and precise

•        Team player

•        Contribute to improving the effectiveness of the organisation such as developing new processes, systems and client relations

•        Work effectively and efficiently with internal partners

•        Foreign language skills would be advantageous.

 Experience:

 •        Typically 5 or more years experience in drug development, at least 3 years in the disciplines of data management/database programming.

•        Demonstrated experience in the disciplines of data management/database programming.

•        Previous experience of managing and developing a team.

•        Exposure to concepts of clinical database applications and platforms with a knowledge of eDM and eDC processes

 Qualifications:

 •        Degree in life sciences, computer sciences, pharmacy, nursing or nursing qualification (e.g. RN) or equivalent relevant experience.

(Senior) Statistical Programmer

Reference number: 1948 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Permanent, full time Location: West Sussex

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is a highly respected specialist Data Management CRO which is looking for either a Senior Statistical Programmer or a Statistical Programmer for its offices in West Sussex.

 The Role:

 Core Responsibilities:

 •        Statistical programming for both production and QC of derived data sets, data listings, data summaries, figures and statistical appendices for global phase I-IV trials.

•        Creation of study specifications for analysis datasets and pooled datasets for phase I-IV clinical trials.

•        Responsible for the quality and timeliness of statistical programming deliverables.

 Principal Accountabilities:

 •        Program analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listings, summaries, figures and tables for phase I-IV clinical trials and for overall summaries of safety and efficacy to company and/or client specifications.

•        Production of study specifications for analysis datasets and pooled datasets for phase I-IV clinical trials.

•        Provide input as appropriate into specifications for data listings, data summaries/tables and figures for phase I-IV clinical trials, and for overall summaries of safety and efficacy, to ensure adherence to the standards of the company and/or its client.

•        Provide quality control for the above deliverables.

•        Produce SAS programs written to a standard as defined by the company and/or client good programming practice requirements.

•        Clearly document all work ensuring that program and project documentation are maintained to a high standard and on an ongoing basis.

•        Provide programming input into CRF(s) and data management plan(s) to ensure that these documents are consistent and adhere to the standards of the company and/or the client.

•        Provide input from a statistical programming perspective to the statistical analysis plan, the QC plan and project convention documents.

•        Provide input into specifications of data structures and databases to ensure adherence to company and/or client standards.

•        Adhere to pre-defined project/study standards and specifications.

•        Input for specific data types into the estimation of task durations for programming deliverables.

•        Maintain efficient interfaces with internal and external customers in consultation with management.

•        Perform role of programming lead on selected data types on studies.

•        Provide transfer of SAS derived datasets, outputs and programs (as appropriate) from company to Client.

•        Ensure project and resource tracking sheets are accurate and updated as required.

•        Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new developments/functionality of SAS as new versions are released.

•        Actively participate at meetings, discussions and activities covering statistical programming aspects for assigned trials.

•        Provide input to departmental processes and procedures and take part in process initiatives as required by management.

•        Act as a SAS programming consultant to internal customers for projects.

•        Induct and coach programmers as appropriate on technical, trial and project level processes.

•        Provide input to the appraisal process when required.

•        Provide input into recruitment process as required.

•        Ensure timesheets are accurate and updated on a weekly basis.

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills:

 •        Good SAS programming skills (BASE, MACRO, GRAPH).

•        Knowledge and experience in database design and structures.

•        Knowledge of clinical trial practices, procedures and methodologies.

•        Knowledge of statistical principles underlying clinical trials

 Experience:

 •        Previous experience in programming in a clinical trials environment or in a related field.

 Qualifications:

 •        Minimum of BSc/BA or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, statistics, life sciences or related field(s).

 Contact:

For more information or to make an application, please contact Philip North at NorthWise Services, as follows:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1795 411 571

Email: philip.north@northwiseservices.com

Contract (Senior) Statistical Programmer

Reference number: 1946 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Contract, full time Location: West Sussex

Job Description

Summary:

 Our client is a highly respected specialist Data Management CRO which is looking for a contract Senior Statistical Programmer or Statistical Programmer for its offices in West Sussex.

 Core Responsibilities:

 •        Statistical programming for both production and QC of derived data sets, data listings, data summaries, figures and statistical appendices for global phase I-IV trials.

•        Creation of study specifications for analysis datasets and pooled datasets for phase I-IV clinical trials.

•        Responsible for the quality and timeliness of statistical programming deliverables.

 Principal Accountabilities:

 •        Program analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listings, summaries, figures and tables for phase I-IV clinical trials and for overall summaries of safety and efficacy to company and/or client specifications.

•        Production of study specifications for analysis datasets and pooled datasets for phase I-IV clinical trials.

•        Provide input as appropriate into specifications for data listings, data summaries/tables and figures for phase I-IV clinical trials, and for overall summaries of safety and efficacy, to ensure adherence to the standards of the company and/or its client.

•        Provide quality control for the above deliverables.

•        Produce SAS programs written to a standard as defined by the company and/or client good programming practice requirements.

•        Clearly document all work ensuring that program and project documentation are maintained to a high standard and on an ongoing basis.

•        Provide programming input into CRF(s) and data management plan(s) to ensure that these documents are consistent and adhere to the standards of the company and/or its client.

•        Provide input from a statistical programming perspective to the statistical analysis plan, the QC plan and project convention documents.

•        Provide input into specifications of data structures and databases to ensure adherence to company and/or client standards.

•        Adhere to pre-defined project/study standards and specifications.

•        Input for specific data types into the estimation of task durations for programming deliverables.

•        Maintain efficient interfaces with internal and external customers in consultation with management.

•        Perform role of programming lead on selected data types on studies.

•        Provide transfer of SAS derived datasets, outputs and programs (as appropriate) from company to Client.

•        Ensure project and resource tracking sheets are accurate and updated as required.

•        Maintain up-to-date knowledge of new developments/functionality of SAS as new versions are released.

•        Actively participate at meetings, discussions and activities covering statistical programming aspects for assigned trials.

•        Provide input to departmental processes and procedures and take part in process initiatives as required by management.

•        Act as a SAS programming consultant to internal customers for projects.

•        Induct and coach programmers as appropriate on technical, trial and project level processes.

•        Provide input to the appraisal process when required.

•        Provide input into recruitment process as required.

•        Ensure timesheets are accurate and updated on a weekly basis.

Experience/Qualifications required

Skills:

 •        Good SAS programming skills (BASE, MACRO, GRAPH).

•        Knowledge of clinical trial practices, procedures and methodologies.

•        Knowledge of statistical principles underlying clinical trials.

 
 Experience:

 •        Knowledge and experience in database design and structures.

•        Previous experience in programming in a clinical trials environment or in a related field.

 Qualifications:

 •        Minimum of BSc/BA or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, statistics, life sciences or related field(s).

 Contact:

For more information or to make an application, please contact Philip North at NorthWise Services, as follows:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1795 411 571

Email: philip.north@northwiseservices.com

SAS Programmer

Reference number: 1931 Apply for this job Apply for this job »
Type: Contract, full time Location: Aachen, Germany (nearest airports Cologne, Dusseld

Job Description

Summary:               

SAS programming support for a drug regulatory submission.

 The Role:                 

The successful candidate will provide SAS programming support for a drug regulatory submission which is to be made. The role will commence in September 2011 and will initially be for a period of 4 months, though there is the possibility that this could be extended. The successful candidate needs to be a skilled SAS programmer and will ideally have some statistical knowledge, gained from programming statistical summaries of data.

Experience/Qualifications required

Experience:              The successful candidate will have a few years’ experience of SAS programming within a pharmaceutical company or CRO environment and within a clinical trials context.

 Language:                 Whilst fluency in German would not be disadvantageous for this position, it is not essential, and fluency in English alone would suffice.