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Covance Senior Statistical Programmer (Remote) in AUSTIN, Texas

Job Overview:

  • Develop SAS programs for SDTM, ADaM, client-defined analysis datasets, Patient Profiles, Tables, Listings and Graphs in support of the Statistical Analysis Plan, posters, manuscripts, Integrated of Summary of Safety (ISS) and Integrated Summary of Efficacy (ISE)

  • Provide technical planning to include overseeing the set-up of key macros and SAS programs.

  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects

  • Represent Statistical Programming at internal and client meetings

  • Act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Project Management and Medical Writing.

  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions on a regular basis.

  • Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the team when acting as a Lead Programmer

  • Prioritize personal workload and that of teammates; perform work with minimal supervision

  • 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.

  • Advise Senior Statistical Programming Staff of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.

  • Good experience with CDISC standards including Define.xml files.

  • Display a positive attitude at all times, promoting and contributing to good team spirit in a professional environment.

  • Review draft and final production runs for project to ensure quality and consistency.

  • Represent Statistical Programming during client audits ensuring study documentation is maintained and filed according to Covance processes.

  • Assist with interviewing and selection of potential candidates

  • Carry out all activities according to Covance SOPs working within the framework of the Quality management System and to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring within Statistical Programming to ensure thorough knowledge of the processes used and the ongoing technical development.

  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Education/Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background.

Experience:

  • 5 - 8 years experience with proven SAS skills within a clinical trials environment.

  • Knowledge in all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion.

  • Full knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a Statistical Programming environment.

  • Able to identify training and development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most efficient practices.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining high standards

  • Self motivation and ability to work independently with minimum direction.

  • 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 withal levels of staff and confidently with other disciplines and external clients.

  • 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.

  • Team leadership experience, as demonstrated by ability to organize and motivate project teams.

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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