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Senior Statistical Programmer


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2 weeks ago

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The Global Biostatistics (Data Sciences, Safety & Medical) team at IQVIA are experienced in submissions for all major regions; working together with key groups such as, Global Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Project and Data Management, and Medical Writing, to drive efficiency and accountability.
IQVIA Biostatistics helps interpret and draw inferences from data collected on patients as they progress through a clinical trial and serves as the bridge between data capture and reporting.

We have one of the largest Biostatistics departments within the industry of around 1,100+ staff, to which we engage the full range of industry-leading resources and expertise spanning all study phases and therapeutic areas.

Job Overview:

As a Senior Statistical Programmer, you will provide experienced technical expertise to develop process methodology for the department to meet internal and external clients’ needs.
Plan and coordinate the development of integrated programming solutions, serving the full spectrum of statistical programming needs.
You will also provide technical expertise and leadership to the department and provide internal consulting services, including specifications and user needs analysis for complex project or client requirements.
Key Responsibilities:
• Perform, plan co-ordinate and implement the following for complex studies:
- The programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures, and listing
- The programming of analysis datasets (derived datasets) and transfer files for internal and external clients
- 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 SP teams and Statistical Programming department, 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 and clinical team members to ensure appropriate understanding of requirements and project timelines.
• Estimate programming scope of work, manage resource assignments, communicate project status and negotiate/re-negotiate project timelines for deliverables.
• Provide training and mentoring to SP team members


• 5+ years Statistical Programming experience within the Life Science industry
• BSc or MSc degree in Biostatistics or related field
• Experience in SAS® Base, and good knowledge of SAS® graph and SAS® Macros
• Ability to implement more advanced statistical procedures as per specifications provided by Biostatistician.
• Excellent knowledge of CDISC standards (SDTM and ADaM)
• Thorough understanding of relational database components and theory
• Excellent application development skills
• Strong understanding of clinical trial data and extremely hands on in data manipulations, analysis and reporting of analysis results.
• Ability to work on multiple projects, plan, organize and prioritize activities
• Experience as technical team lead directly engaging clients and coordinating tasks within a programming team
• In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements, i.e. Good Clinical Practice
• (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

Join IQVIA to see where your skills can take you

• Global exposure
• Variety of therapeutic areas
• Collaborative and supportive team environment
• Access to cutting-edge and innovative, in-house technology
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Work-Life Balance, with a strong focus on a positive well-being

Unleash your potential!
It takes passion to make the extraordinary possible for patients. Our culture of innovation and collaboration enables us to explore new possibilities and help improve health around the world.
When you join our diverse, global team, you’ll harness the power of unparalleled data, advanced analytics, cutting-edge technologies, and deep healthcare and scientific expertise to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. 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. Learn more at

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