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FREELANCE: Statistical Programmer - Data Sharing Specialist

Company: Umbilical Life
Reference: CARRERA/
Closing Date: 23 Mar 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

James Carrera of Umbilical Life is recruiting a Senior Statistical Programmer for a leading pharmaceutical client based in Europe. I would like to speak to talented individuals whom wish to work in a world class team, in a world class company. For a confidential conversation call James Carrera on 0044 116 461 0070 or email


EU Passport Holders only

Homebased flexibility - please call for further details...


Accountable for:

  • Anonymisation of patient level data from clinical trials (typically SAS datasets) in close, cross functional collaboration e.g. with trial/project teams (incl. Data Management, Statistics, Statistical Programming), Data Sharing Coordinator, Data Protection Officer, Legal
  • Development and maintenance of methods and tools (e.g. SAS macros and template programs) for the anonymisation of clinical trial data for the purpose of sharing with internal requestors and external researchers (e.g. via in accordance with national, EU and other applicable data protection regulations and internal procedures on the protection of commercially confidential information and intellectual property
  • Subject matter expert for other functions to support customized sharing activities



Bachelor’s Degree in life science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, or related field is required; Master’s Degree is preferred, with at least two to three years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CROs or academic sites with international exposure, and;

  • Excellent working knowledge of all aspects of the SAS programming language, incl. macro programming with focus on collection, processing or analysis of clinical trial data
  • Knowledge of anonymisation concepts and methods (key words: suppression, generalisation, randomisation; k-anonymity, risk of re-identification) and tools (e.g. ARX De-Identifier), ideally experience in the anonymisation of clinical trial data
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Extensive organisational skills, initiative, problem-solving abilities, time management skills and team orientation




For a confidential discussion please contact James Carrera at Umbilical

+44 (0) 116 461 0070 or email


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Contact Information:

Address:  Head Office
Premier House 9 Rutland Street Leicester
Tel:  011 6 461 0070
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