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DATA PROGRAMMER - United Kingdom

Company: PRA Health Sciences
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Reference: 2016-36527
Closing Date: 25 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Excellent Salary and Benefits

Job Summary:

An outstanding opportunity to join one of the world’s leading contract research organisations and be part of a dynamic and growing international company. Join PRA Health Sciences as a Data Programmer and help realize your career potential.



Location: Livingston, Scotland

As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 45+ such drugs.

At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.

At PRA, borders do not create boundaries. PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 10,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA community. 

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PRA is pleased to announce we are hiring experienced Data Programmers to support or Lead Data Managers within our Strategic Solutions division.  We require skills and experience in SAS/SDTM who may come from more of a Statistical Programming, System Designer or Clinical Database Programmer role.  You will need to have a good understanding of DM processes, and ultimately has a desire to move into a GDM role and focus on Project Management activities alongside ongoing technical responsibilities.  This is a fantastic opportunity for career development, be dedicated with a top pharmaceutical client and work as part of a team of global data managers.

Technical SAS and SDTM duties will be:

Help support/train/provide guidance on SAS & SDTM deliverables to a large team of Global Data Managers on their assigned studies in a newly formed team
Gain experience in DM Project Management and processes with a view to ultimately taking on Global Data Manager role representing sponsor on their own project assignments

Lead Data Management duties will be:

  • Serving as primary client liaison for Data Management issues with both client studies and external vendor contacts
  • Tracking milestones and tasks for assigned projects
  • Ensuring timely completion of all project status reporting
  • Interfacing with team members across all departments as needed
  • Providing study specific, including protocol training, to extended Data Management team members as appropriate
  • Attending client kick off and investigator meetings as required
  • Ensure QC steps are implemented so quality deliverables are provided
  • Ensuring project deliverables are achieved in terms of timelines and quality
  • Setting timelines for CRO/study team
  • Identifying and negating study issues early in the start-up process
  • Oversight of CRO performing hands on data management tasks from start-up through database lock
  • Providing system demonstrations as needed to study team members
  • External vendor management including creating Data Transfer Agreements

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Strong SAS programming background including programming complex checks and listings and generation and familiarity with SAS datasets
  • Strong working knowledge of CDISC and SDTM standards and use of SDTM implementation guides and ideally practical experience in programming SDTM datasets and the mapping process
  • Good understanding of Data Management processes and clinical system design (EDC) and practical application of clinical system design is a plus
  • Good communication skills and desire to train others and perform a support/guidance role on technical elements including SAS and SDTM
  • Strong timeline and deliverable management skills and desire to gain DM project management experience

Together with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment. As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.

If you have any questions please email or call our recruitment department at +44 (0) 1189 5185 63. 

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

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Tel:  +44 (118) 918 1000
Fax:  +44 (118) 918 1001
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