• Senior Statistical Programming Specialist

    Job Location(s) IN-Bangalore | IN-Bangalore
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    Clinical Operations
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  • Job Overview

    Work Location: Bangalore


    The role of the post holder is to assist in the provision of a statistical programming service. The primary activity of the statistical programmer is to develop and review SAS programs and output for the management and reporting of clinical trial data. After sufficient experience, act as a Lead programmer


    Essential Job Duties


    • Develop and review SAS specifications, programs and output for the creation of ADaM and client defined analysis datasets, tables, listings and graphs in support of statistical Analysis plans.
    • Interact with project team members in related discipline e.g. Clinical data management, Clinical Operations and Biostatistics.
    • Assume team member responsibilities, including representing Statistical programming at internal project team meetings and with support from statistical programming staff at client meetings.
    • Demonstrate good problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions, seeking advise from senior Statistical programming staff at client meetings.
    • With sufficient experience assume the role of a Lead Programmer for assigned projects.
    • Understand scope of project in order to advise Senior statistical programming staff of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.
    • Assist with training, mentoring of statistical programmers under the supervision of senior statistical programming staff.
    • Participate in statistical programming review of case report forms, annotated CRFs, database structure and study related documentation.
    • Review draft and final production runs for projects to ensure quality and consistency.
    • Ensure the filing of study documentation is maintained to the standard requirement according to processes and accpetable for audit.
    • Prioritize personal workload to meet specified completion dates.
    • Carry out all activities according to Covance SOPs working within the framework of the Quality management system and to Good Clinical Pratice (GCP).
    • perform other duties as assigned by Senior Statistical Programming staff.


    Top 3 reasons you should join us:


    1. Energizing purpose: Our work improves lives. Covance has helped pharmaceutical and biotech companies develop 100% of the top 50 prescription drugs in the marketplace today. You will personally contribute every day to advancing healthcare.
    2. Exceptional people: You will join a growing team of people who have a common goal for exceptional service and quality. You will learn from the most talented minds and subject matter experts, in an agile, supportive, and caring environment.
    3. Extraordinary potential: You will work in a most stimulating and a flexible work environment that will help you thrive personally and professionally.


    Get to know Covance

    Covance, a $15 billion Fortune 500 company, with operations in over 97 countries, has led the way in improving patient outcomes through visionary data sciences over the last five decades. We have supported 100% of the top 50 drugs in the market and all the oncology medicines approved in 2016. Our team of over 57,000 across the globe is committed to advancing healthcare and bringing new medicines to market sooner. Our unique perspectives, built from decades of scientific expertise and precision delivery, help our clients identify new approaches and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges as they evolve. Driven by a passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to quality, we unlock opportunities that advance innovation and deliver the promise of a healthier world.  Together, with our large pharmaceutical and emerging biotech clients, Covance transforms today's health care challenges into tomorrow's solutions.


    Over the years we have been recognised and applauded for our efforts in the creation of personalised medicines and innovative therapies to deliver on the promise of a healthier world. Some of our recent accolades:

    • LabCorp named in FORTUNE Magazine's 2018 list of ‘World’s Most Admired Companies”
    • Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award – Asia Pacific CRO Growth Excellence Leadership Award
    • IMDiversity – Corporate Diversity Honor Roll
    • Flexjobs – Top 100 Remote Work – Company to Watch
    • Life Science Strategy Group – Rated as the CRO “Making the right moves to be successful in the future”

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    Graduate or Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (or Pharma or related health discipline) from an accredited university or college.


    Experience Required


    • 3-5 years experience as Statistical Programmer for amnagement and reporting of clinical trial data.
    • Demostrated skills in the use of SAS.
    • Good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.
    • Awareness and appreciation of the business needs of a CRO.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Cooperative and team oriented approach.
    • Self motivation and ability to work independently.


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