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Clinical Programmer

Location: United Kingdom
Reference: HQ00001348
Closing Date: 18 Oct 18
Type: Contract
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and Comprehensive Benefits – see below

Job Summary:

TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Clinical Programmer to work with one of our partner pharmaceutical companies.               This is a temporary position with TalentSource through to the end of 2018 with the possibility of being extended, on a full time basis. The Clinical Programmer can either be office based in the Greater London area or home based.


TalentSource Life Sciences is currently searching for an experienced Clinical Programmer to work with one of our partner pharmaceutical companies.

This is a temporary position with TalentSource through to the end of 2018 with the possibility of being extended, on a full time basis. The Clinical Programmer can either be office based in the Greater London area or home based. The successful candidate will be working on studies dedicated to one client.

TalentSource is the division of CROMSOURCE dedicated to flexible staffing solutions. Through us, you will have the opportunity to be integrated into a sponsor-led team, whilst having the continuous support from your TalentSource Line Manager who will work closely with you to support your professional development and growth.

Key Accountabilities:

The Clinical Programmer will be responsible for the development and deployment of study databases and tools for data capture and cleaning, for the development of reports for data review and for the transformation of data for analysis, filing and data review.


  • The development of the clinical study database and all components. This in collaboration with the Study Data Manager, who provides the core specifications.
  • The development of reports and visualisations outputs for data cleaning, clinical narratives and reconciliation activities.
  • Development of data transformation programs, including specifications according to CDISC and the sponsors data tabulation standards
  • Selects and implements appropriate study conventions, including data collection and data tabulation standards, knowledge sharing and best practices on assigned study/ies.
  • Effectively communicates with Study Data Manager, Study Team, Functional Service Providers and Stakeholders on Clinical Study Database, Reporting and Transformation requirements and status of work.
  • Shares functional knowledge using relevant forums and communication tools
  • Effectively partners with Study Data Manager for representation on Study Team for Clinical Programming related topics and deliverables
  • Manages Clinical Programming deliverables, including timelines, risks and coordination of cross-functional tasks with strong understanding of downstream processes and stakeholder needs and impacts.
  • Identifies Clinical Programming related issues appropriately and addresses corrective action plans
  • Evaluates the impact of risks, develops and implements mitigation plans at study level
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to clinical programming colleagues
  • Provides timely feedback to individuals and Management, and seeks ongoing feedback for personal development
  • Fosters team work. Develops and maintains working relationships and networks within and outside of Clinical Data Management at the study level and project level
  • Contributes or leads working groups and initiatives
  • Adapts to change, e.g. new tools, processes and technology
  • Ability to share technical expertise cross-functionally
  • Fosters and maintains outsourcing relationships with partners. Inputs to vendors, FSPs, CRO selection, review of work orders and scope of work
  • Oversees vendor performance at study level. Sets expectations, measures performance and with direction establishes and implements corrective action as necessary
  • Understands medical terminology and how it applies to data collection and data tabulation, and the impact of downstream process at study level

Education / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent.
  • Experience, Skills & Knowledge:
  • Previous experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent technical experience with the following programming languages in a clinical environment:



  • Ability to work as part of a team, share technical expertise and develop strong working relationships cross-functionally and with third party vendors.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

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Why TalentSource Life Sciences/CROMSOURCE?

CROMSOURCE is a family-owned, high quality ISO-certified international provider of outsourced services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Since 1994, we have been supporting our clients with outstanding clinical research and staffing solutions services. TalentSource Life Sciences is a fully dedicated flexible resourcing unit within CROMSOURCE and the successful growth has been achieved by putting high quality and client focus at the heart of everything we do.

Our employees are the most valuable company asset and we value resources and ensure they work in a friendly, family environment and develop their skills and talents. Human Resources is the fulcrum around which all activities are built and close management and training is the core instrument to develop and maintain highly-qualified personnel. The continuous training keeps the resources qualified in terms of competence and expertise and gives to all personnel clear tools to manage both internal and client processes with the same methodology.

Our approach is to equally value our clients and our own people. We know that we are not simply providing 'staff' or 'resources'. We are providing expert people. Highly talented, well trained, motivated people who make a positive difference to the work of our clients every day. Together we help our clients succeed in their work developing medicines and medical devices for patients around the world. Our large management team consists of a people with an extended experience within pharma and a high level of market knowledge. We our open, friendly and approachable and aim to support you through the recruitment process every step of the way.

As this position is client-facing, the successful candidates must be confident and be able to drive the role and themselves and to work autonomously in close liaison with a line manager at TalentSource, who will provide you with mentoring and guidance.

To ensure the success of our clients, our team of international professionals is focused on continuous improvement. We invest in our employees by providing the coaching and training necessary to deliver high quality services for our clients.

Every day we strive to create an environment in which all employees can contribute to their full potential and at the same time allow the company to develop and grow with them. With CROMSOURCE you will be able to participate in exciting projects and achieve your professional goals.

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Contact Information:

Address:  UK Office
CROMSOURCE Suite 3 Lomond Court Castle Business Park Stirling United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0) 1786 468990
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