• Statistical Programmer II

    Job Location(s) JP-Tokyo
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  • Job Overview

    • 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 disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Clinical and Biostatistics.
    • Assume team member responsibilities, including representing Statistical Programming at intimal project team meetings and with support from senior Statistical Programming staff at client meetings.
    • Demonstrate good problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to confirm decisions when necessary.
    • 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 the Statistical Programming review of Case Report Forms (CRFs), annotated CRFs, database structures 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 required according to processes and acceptable 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 Practice (GCP).
    • Perform other duties as assigned by senior Statistical Programming staff.


    • BS in Math/Statistics/Computer science, other quantitative field or equivalent.
    • Proven computing skills.
    • Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background.


    • At least three years of SAS programming experience preferably in Pharmaceutical industry.
    • Good time management and effective communication skills.
    • Cooperative and team-oriented approach.
    • Self motivation and ability to work independently.
    • Awareness and appreciation of the business needs of a CRO.


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