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Senior Statistical Programmer

Company: Cytel
Location: Geneva, or European location
Reference: JO-1509-051
Closing Date: 30 Oct 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Who We Are The clinical development of drugs and devices is crucial for human welfare. Our mission is to improve success rates in this endeavor. We do this by improving the design and implementation of clinical trials through the innovative application of statistical science, operations research, and information technology.


We are seeking a Senior Statistical Programmer to join our team based here in Europe in either Switzerland or the UK.  This high visibility role is responsible for data manipulation, analysis and reporting of clinical trial data, both safety and efficacy, including, but not limited to creation of analysis files, tables, listings, and figures, validation of those files, maintenance of associated tracking and validation documentation, and the creation and validation of CDISC, SDTMs and ADaM. 

You will provide technical and process-related guidance to team members and be tasked with leading lead sub-team projects with minimal or no supervision.  A majority of your work will be hands-on statistical programming, and you will be expected to perform complicated programming tasks quickly and efficiently.  You should feel comfortable working in a team environment, where team members may be distributed globally.  

Additional responsibilities include:

o Lead small team projects
o Assist in some of the tasks of the Study Lead Programmer when requested
o Provide guidance to Study Programmers when requested
o Interact and collaborate with study team members from other functions
o Create specification documents as required
o Experience within Phase I-III
The position can be home based or in one of our offices within Europe.

Desired Skills and Experience

You will have a BA/BSc or higher degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Life Sciences or other related scientific subject, relevant career within statistical programming experience in a clinical development environment.  Additionally, we require:
o Excellent SAS data manipulation, analysis and reporting skills
o Familiarity with drug development life cycle and experience with the manipulation, analysis and reporting of clinical trials data
o Working knowledge of latest CDISC SDTM standards and familiar with CDISC ADaM and Define standards
o Ability to work effectively and successfully in a globally dispersed team environment with cross-cultural partners
o Excellent oral and written English communication skills
o Ability to provide quality output and deliverables, in adherence with challenging timelines
o Willingness and ability to learn and follow Company’s standard processes and procedures.
o Ability to lead small team projects effectively
o Ability to effectively perform complex statistical programming and related tasks
o Willingness and ability to provide guidance to team members on technical and process questions
o Strong ability to implement the latest CDISC SDTM, CDISC ADaM, and Define standards

Compensation & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary-based package, along with bonus, comprehensive medical/healthcare insurance, plus a contributing pension.
Compensation & Benefits

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.


Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.

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Contact Information:

Address:  Switzerland Office
ICC, Bat. C, 2nd floor, Route de Pré-Bois, 20 C.P. 1839, 1215 Geneva 15, Switzerland

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