Senior Statistical Programmer (Home Based) – Patient Centered Endpoints

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IQVIA provides scientific services spanning clinical trials, real world evidence, and consulting in all areas of the product lifecycle. The Patient Centered Endpoints (PCE) team leads the industry in breadth and depth of Clinical Outcomes Assessment (COA) and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) knowledge. Our diverse team of experts works together to develop, execute, and validate psychometric instruments that capture the patient experience with their treatment or disease, analyze and interpret outcomes, and translate the information to advance the initiatives of life science companies.

Individuals joining us as a Senior Statistical Programmer are assured of a rewarding and progressive career in patient-focused research. You’ll have the opportunity to address challenging client issues, across multiple geographies with a hands-on influence in developing and delivering solutions. We operate in a truly multi-cultural, collegial and collaborative work environment that is rich in development and growth.

**You must apply in English to be considered.**

**Role Description**

The Senior Statistical Programmer will be working with a talented team of statisticians and psychometricians and will be responsible for writing specifications and conducting statistical analyses on clinical outcome assessments in the Patient Centered Endpoints group.

**Day to day responsibilities include:**

+ Perform, plan co-ordinate and implement the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables and figures, and (ii) the programming of analysis datasets (derived datasets) and transfer files for internal and external clients and (iii) the programming quality control checks for the source data and report the data issues periodically.

+ Interpret project level requirements and develop programming specifications, as appropriate, for complex studies.

+ Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to the statisticians, for complex studies.

+ Fulfil project responsibilities at the level of technical team lead for single complex studies or group of studies.

+ Directly communicate with internal and client statisticians/psychometricians to ensure appropriate understanding of analyses requirements.

+ Estimate programming scope of work, manage resource assignments, communicate project status and negotiate/re-negotiate project timelines for deliverables.

+ Use and promote the use of established standards, SOP and best practices.

+ Provide training and mentoring to junior statistical programming team members.

**Minimum required skills, experience and qualifications:**

+ Statistical programming in SAS within the CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Healthcare industries

+ Strong knowledge of SDTM and ADaM standards

+ Experience as technical team lead directly engaging clients and coordinating tasks within a programming team

+ Strong knowledge of Base SAS (including PROC report), SAS/STAT (including statistical graphics) and SAS Macro Language

+ A proactive, creative, innovative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to think critically and independently

+ Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

+ Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects

+ Ability to delegate work to other members of the programming team

+ Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

+ Able to communicate effectively in English (written, verbal, listening)

+ The right to work in the recruiting country

+ Masters Degree in computer science, statistics or related field (e.g. Data Science, Bioinformatics) and 1 years relevant experience; Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience

**Additional skills and experience considered a plus:**

+ In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements

+ SAS Enterprise Guide (Windows operating system)

+ SAS ODS Statistical Graphics templates

+ Familiarity with analytical methods used in clinical outcome assessments (e.g., structural equation models, factor analysis)

+ Microsoft Excel macro programming (e.g., Visual Basic for Applications)


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

At IQVIA, we have a vision. Where every healthcare decision is based on evidence. Where data science and human science come together to improve global health. Where new and creative solutions aren’t just possible – they are expected.

Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us. It takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage to transform healthcare. The 56,000+ employees of the IQVIA family of companies, including Q2 Solutions, are reimagining a world without the consequences of disease. We are brave minds bringing powerful ideas to reality. At IQVIA, you can truly make an impact in an environment where you’re supported to succeed.

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