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Principal Statistical Programmer

Company: PAREXEL
Location: Uxbridge, England,United Kingdom
Reference: 38956BR
Closing Date: 20 Mar 18
Type: Not Specified
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Be part of our empowered PAREXEL Statistical Programming team and contribute to our high performance approach.Our European programming group has over 100 programmers spread across six offices in four countries. ...


Be part of our empowered PAREXEL Statistical Programming team and contribute to our high performance approach.

Our European programming group has over 100 programmers spread across six offices in four countries.
An exciting and rewarding opportunity has arisen to join our international team as an:

Principal Statistical Programmer

Location - Sheffield or Uxbridge, We can also look at homebased working in the UK for the right candidate

As a Principal Statistical Programmer you will be recognized as a subject matter expert, providing technical support and expert advice to internal and external sponsors. PAREXEL will provide you with the perfect opportunity to expand on your experiences and develop new skills in a stimulating work environment


- Deliver best value and high quality service.
- Ability to fill Statistical Programming Coordinator role on projects.
- Input into and negotiate statistical programming timelines. Ensure that timelines are adhered to coordinate and lead a statistical programming team to successful completion of a study within given timelines and budget
- Monitor project resourcing, project budgets, and identify changes in scope
- Ensure quality control (QC) on all process and technical activities related to derived dataset, table, listing, and figure programming in accordance with corporate quality standards,
- Maintain all supporting documentation for studies in accordance with WSOPs/Guidelines to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance
- Be trained in sponsor WSOP’s and disseminate knowledge to project team members as appropriate.
- Proactively participate in and/or lead process/quality improvement initiatives
- Maintain and expand local and international regulatory knowledge within the clinical industry
- Assist project teams in the resolution of problems encountered in the conduct of their daily work
- Provide a broad range of leadership and influencing capabilities to achieve the business objectives and goals for both PAREXEL and sponsors
- Provide leadership, project specific training, stakeholder management, external sponsor support,resource management, and project management for the required programming tasks supporting clinical trial activities
- Provide consultancy to internal and external sponsors with regard to statistical programming tasks.
- In addition, maintain visibility to these sponsors to ensure expectations are being met and that requirements are accurately distributed to the appropriate stakeholders
- Assist in the production and QC of analysis plans, produce and QC TLF mock-shells, derived dataset specifications, programming specifications, and other process supporting documents
- Use efficient programming techniques to produce and/or QC derived datasets tables, figures and data listings
- Create standard macros and applications to improve the efficiency of the department
- Assessment of technology and processes, to facilitate best practices, increase quality, efficiency,and productivity
- Consult with sponsors on technical/regulatory issues
- Represent PAREXEL at sponsor marketing and technical meetings
- Represent Statistical Programming on cross-functional technical initiatives
- Contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external technical training seminars and courses
- Mentor and train other members of the department


- Proficiency in SAS
- Knowledge of the programming and reporting process
- Knowledge of WSOPs/Guidelines/System Life Cycle methodologies, ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11 and proven practical application
- Demonstrated application of CRS concepts to achieve best practice and promote continuous improvement
- Demonstrate ability to learn new systems and function in an evolving technical environment
- Strong leadership ability.
- Ability to successfully work together with a (“virtual”) team (including international teams as required) as well as independently
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and be flexible to change
- Attention to detail.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- Good presentation skills.
- Tenacity to work in an innovative environment.
- Ability to negotiate and influence in order to achieve results.
- Business/Operational skills that include customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem solving.
- Good business awareness/business development skills (including financial awareness).
- Ability to create, maintain and define strategies to improve the efficiency of running a clinical trial.
- Work effectively in a quality-focused environment.
- Demonstrate commitment to refine quality processes.
- Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives
- Show commitment to and perform consistently high quality work

- Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent work experience

Language Skills
- Competent in written and oral English.
- Excellent communication skills.

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Contact Information:

Address:  PAREXEL International
The Quays
101-105 Oxford Road
Tel:  +44 1895 238000
Fax:  +44 1895 238494
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