Senior Statistical Programmer (4778)

  • CTC Resourcing Solutions
  • Basel, BS, Switzerland
  • 07/05/2022
Full time Data Engineering Big Data Statistics Biostatistics

Job Description

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Our client, an innovative and dynamic bio-pharmaceutical company headquartered in Switzerland, covering multiple therapeutic areas, committed into delivering products on the market over the next 5 years, is looking a Senior Statistical Programmer for a contract based in Basel area.

The ideal candidate should have atleast 5 years of years of experience in SAS Programming and statistical analysis in Clinical trials

Main Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the implementation and use of programs to effectively analyze and report clinical trial data as the trial lead programmer
  • Responsible for the review of trial documentation and providing feedback from statistical programming perspective, as well as study set-up in the reporting environment
  • Responsible for the definition of project and trial analysis data sets and metadata
  • In agreement with the lead statistical programmer and/or statistician, designs and implements trial and project analysis data sets and metadata including complex data derivations, data mapping and data pooling
  • Manage critical issues within the project by pro-actively suggesting solutions to the lead statistical programmer and/or statistician
  • Develops programs and generates tables, listings and figures for trial or project specific reports and statistical analyses in agreement with trial documentation and guidelines from the principal statistical programmer and/or the statistician
  • Performs and documents quality control (QC) activities as per Companies standard operating procedures (SOPs), working practices, and guidance from the lead statistical programmer

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required.
  • University degree (or equivalent) preferably in mathematics, informatics or other scientific discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of programming in SAS and of statistical analyses in clinical trials
  • Min of 5 years’ experience in statistical programming within a pharmaceutical company or a clinical research organization
  • Experience in the review of Statistical Analysis Plans, study set-up and review of study specific documents, e.g. Clinical Protocol, CRF, annotated CRF, data validation guidelines
  • Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion with an excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g. Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management
  • Good knowledge and understanding of CDISC, especially SDTM and ADaM
  • Basic knowledge of R, knowledge of other programming languages and of data management principles and tools is an asset
  • Proven record to work independently, analyze problems and formulate ideas in a structured and logical manner
  • Knowledge of international clinical research regulations and requirements (ICH-GCP)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)