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Company: Covance
Reference: 2018-25736
Closing Date: 26 Dec 18
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

SAS Statistical Programmer I job. SDTM. ADaM. TFLs. Permanent Position. Office based in Leeds




As an integral part of everything we do, our employees make a difference in the lives of millions of people… and you will too.


Thinking of accelerating your SAS Programming career in clinical trials?


Then think long-term and the outstanding possibilities we can offer you at Covance!:

  • We have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including thetop 50 best-selling drugs on the market today, and
  • 100 % of all Oncology drugs approved in 2016.

Explore this SAS/Statistical Programmer job with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the sector.    




We have a permanent job opportunity for a SAS / Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Early Clinical team based in our Leeds office, working on Phase I–II trials.


In this job, you will be responsible for providing SAS programming support in terms of datasets, tables, figures and listings for reports and other SAS programming as needed. Main responsibilities will include:  

  • The production of datasets, SDTMs and/or ADaMs in SAS.
  • Production of Define.XML/PDFs, aCRFs and Reviewers Guide to support SDTM and ADaM deliverables.
  • Read-in and reconcile electronic data with the CRF.
  • Responsible for data transfer to and from clients in both production and developmental roles.
  • Responsible for the production of data tables, figures and listings (TFLs) to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports in SAS.
  • Batch run and compile TFLs at appropriate intervals throughout the study process.
  • Ensure that deliverables are produced in a timely and accurate manner and are in accordance with defined standards and all QC is documented appropriately in JIRA.
  • Liaise with study team to ensure targets and timelines are achieved
  • Answer QA audits with guidance from the Lead Programmer.
  • Deputize for the Lead Programmer at Pre-lock Meetings and Data Review Meetings on studies he/she has produced SDTMs/TFLs for.
  • Perform ad-hoc programming in response to unscheduled requests.
  • Contribute at department meetings, presenting SAS coding items to the rest of the department.


We will help you achieve your goals by offering continuous professional and career development.


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, specifically in a computing, mathematical or statistical subject, or Life Science.


You should be able to demonstrate some 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 


Contact Information:

Address:  Covance- Madrid

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