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Senior Statistical Programmer, UK

Company: Covance
Location: United Kingdom
Reference: 2018-25330
Closing Date: 19 Dec 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

We are seeking top talent for a Sr SAS Programmer within our early phase statistical programming team. If you are an experienced, passionate Statistical Programmer who has experience of working as a Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company then we would love to hear from you. This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Covance as we continue to grow and expand.



  • Senior Statistical Programmer
  • Full-time job
  • You will  work within our early phase Statistical Programming department
  • Office based in Leeds, Yorkshire or work from home anywhere in the UK
  • Candidates must have experience of working as a Statistical Programmer within a Biotech, CRO or Pharma company within Europe


Job Primary Functions

We have a job opportunity for a Senior Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Early Clinical team based in our Leeds office, working on Phase I–II trials with an option to work either office based or remote across the UK.


The individual in this role will have responsibilities including but not limited to the following: 

  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects, and act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers.
  • Develop and review SAS programs and output as required Review draft and final production runs for projects to ensure quality and consistency 
  • Interact with project team members e.g. Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics and Medical Writing. 
  • Investigate and implement new procedures / methods when necessary.
  • High level of interaction with external and internal clients on study related issues and technical matters


We will help you achieve your goals by offering continuous professional and career development. You will be a key team member when it comes offering SAS Programming guidance and as our SME, you will:

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and feedback for members of the department in SDTM, ADaM and TFL production processes and programming techniques.
  • Set-up utilities/SAS based systems to assist and facilitate Clinical SAS Programming activities
  • Ensure quality and consistency for draft and final production runs


If you're looking for a role in a fast-paced environment leading multiple studies for key clients then Covance is the place for you!


We offer, in a word, variety…

  • In the type of studies: PK, Bioequivalence, Metabolism, Dose Escalation….etc.
  • In Early Phase we are not assigned for years to the same study, so you will be exposed to multiple studies for clients with different needs as well as working with talented internal colleagues


Join us and see why Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 Ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers… we can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.

Education / Qualifications

We're looking for Programmers educated to degree level: specially interested in a computing, mathematical, statistical subject, or Life Science.


You should be able to demonstrate a robust and comprehensive expertise working as a SAS Programmer in the clinical research industry, either at a Pharma company or a CRO; and an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review.

Show evidence of and experience of leading studies and performing peer review of others work and/or dual programming. 

You must be fluent in English language (both verbal and written).

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Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Madrid

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