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Remote Senior / Principal Statistical Programmer

Company: Chiltern
Location: Anywhere in the USA
Reference: 101
Closing Date: 28 Oct 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Chiltern is an EEO / AA Employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Job Background


Provide lead statistical programming support in the project specific programming of statistical tables, listings, figures, and analysis datasets for clinical trials in accordance with Chiltern and/or sponsor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) or study specific guidelines. Manage and/or mentor junior level statistical programming staff. These positions can be home-based or office-based. Chiltern is committed to providing equal employment opportunities. In the US, Chiltern is an EEO / AA Employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and candidates with military service.



Statistical Programming Activities:

1. Coordinate programming activities for several clinical research projects

2. Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and produce quality results under time constraints

3. Serve as the statistical programming lead on internal project teams and coordinates programming, verification, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating analysis datasets, tables, listings, and figures

4. Facilitate advanced technical expertise, in conjunction with internal and external team members, to design, implement, validate, and maintain project reporting applications that are supported by the department

5. Work independently to carry out assignments with little direct supervision

6. Identify project priorities and project timeline goals and communicate priority-related issues and timelines to programming teams

7. Ensure the efficiency, quality, and integrity of data reporting, and project activities executed

8. Successfully represent the department and the company in client meetings/presentations and maintain a positive working relationship with sponsors, collaborating associates, and vendor personnel

9. Lead and organize project programming teams, typically for multiple protocol or otherwise complex projects

10. Identify project priorities and project timeline goals and communicate priority-related issues and timelines to programming teams


11. Communicate accurate and timely status updates to other project team members and department management

12. Actively manage programming activities within parameters of project budgets

13. Maintain awareness of project budgets and tasks, and effectively communicate the status of such tasks to line management and the project manager, as appropriate

14. Monitor project budgets and help staff identify resource of scope of work changes

15. Contribute to ongoing improvement of programming processes and methodology

16. Perform other duties as assigned Performance and Quality: 1. Conduct all activities according to the defined project-specific quality and performance standards as well as relevant SOPs, ICH/GCP, and local requirements 2. Ensure timely completion and documentation of all training requirements 3. Ensure study responsibilities for the biostatistics and statistical programming team are completed within timelines and under budget 4. Actively contribute to the success of relevant project activities and administrative/departmental initiatives

General Duties:


1. Manage and/or mentor junior level statistical programming staff as appropriate; provide direct supervision and review work of limited assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures

2. Serve as a model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication, and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel

3. Identify training and development needs of direct reports; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orientation and necessary on-the-job training, as appropriate

4. Monitor performance of direct reports and assist in providing regular coaching and counseling. Assist in preparation and delivery of performance reviews of direct reports, as appropriate

5. Assist in the development, implementation, and delivery of departmental training programs

6. Assist in ensuring the optimum performance of group function. May recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices

7. Assist in the interview and selection of qualified personnel

8. To liaise with other members of the Chiltern project team and clients effectively

9. At all times to promote the image of Chiltern, acting as an ambassador to the Company

10. To undertake non-project related tasks as appropriate as assigned by the Manager

11. To ensure that all internal systems are routinely updated as appropriate (e.g., timesheets, expense reports, financial reports, etc.)


12. Define achievable goals and tasks as related to a departmental objective or initiative. Identify areas for improvement (e.g. SOPs, processes, etc.)

13. Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development, maintenance, and communication of departmental systems and SOPs 14. Perform all other related duties as assigned Requirements


PREFERRED SKILLS: • Undergraduate degree or higher in Biostatistics, Computer Science, or related field • Experience leading statistical programming activities in clinical research • Extensive knowledge of one or more statistical software packages (SAS® preferred) used to conduct statistical analyses • Excellent verbal and written communication


KEY ATTRIBUTES: • Previous experience in a pharmaceutical research or CRO setting required • Some supervisory experience preferred • Exhibit a positive attitude and willingness to learn and lead in a team setting • A satisfactory combination of education and experience may be accepted as a substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


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Contact Information:

Address:  Pennsylvania, USA
1016 W 9th Ave, King of Prussia, United States
PA 19406

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