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Covance Senior Statistical Programmer in Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Overview

  • Senior Statistical Programmerrequired to work for Covance

  • Excellent opportunities to progress

  • Varied, fast paced environment

  • Office based in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK or work from home anywhere in Europe

  • Candidates must haveexperience of working as a Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company within Europe

Join our growing team and discover your extraordinary potential by working as a Covance Senior Statistical Programmer within our Early Phase (Phases I & II) statistical programming department. As a Senior Statistical Programmer at Covance you will assume the role of Lead Programmer for allocated studies, providing SAS programming support in the creation of SDTM datasets and/or ADaM datasets and/ or tables, figures and listings (TFLs) for the management and reporting of clinical trial data.

Working within early phase statistical programming we offer, in a word, variety

In the type of studies: PK, Bioequivalence, Metabolism, Dose Escalation etc. and Sponsors

  • In Early Phase we are not assigned for years to the same study, so you will be exposed to multiple studies for clients with different needs as well as working with talented internal colleagues

Job Primary Functions

  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects, and act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers

  • Develop and review SAS programs and output as required

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

  • Interact with project team members e.g. Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing

  • Set-up utilities/SAS based systems to assist and facilitate Clinical SAS Programming activities

  • Prioritize personal workload to meet specified completion dates

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and feedback for members of the department in SDTM and/or ADaM/TFL production processes and programming techniques

  • Investigate and implement new procedures / methods when necessary

  • Proactive involvement with process improvements

Education / Qualifications

We're looking for Programmers ideally educated to degree level: especially interested in a computing, mathematical, statistical subject, or Life Science.


You should be able to demonstrate a robust and comprehensive expertise working as a SAS Programmer in the clinical research industry, either at a Pharma company or a CRO; and an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review.

Show evidence of and experience of leading studies and experience in study set-up and review of study specific documents.

You must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written).

If you're looking for a role in a fast-paced environment leading multiple studies for key clients then Covance is the place for you!




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Job Number 2019-31618

Job Category Biostatistics/Programming

Position Type Full-Time

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