Data Programmer

PRA Health Sciences
14 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Company description: As a leading CRO, PRA is transforming clinical trials through our people, innovation and transparency. We combine therapeutic and operational expertise with local knowledge to serve clients across all phases of drug development. Our successful history of helping to bring new drugs to market demonstrates our successful approach to clinical research. PRA supports our global reach through flexible and reliable service delivery. Thanks to our advanced technological tools and finely tuned systems, we achieve seamless delivery and operational transparency throughout our organization. PRA's dynamic services and forward-thinking approach are making a difference to healthcare patients worldwide. Job description: Overview: PRA is pleased to announce we are hiring experienced Data Programmers to support or Lead Data Managers within our Strategic Solutions division. We require skills and experience in SAS/SDTM who may come from more of a Statistical Programming, System Designer or Clinical Database Programmer role. You will need to have a good understanding of DM processes, and ultimately has a desire to move into a GDM role and focus on Project Management activities alongside ongoing technical responsibilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for career development, be dedicated with a top pharmaceutical client and work as part of a team of global data managers. Technical SAS and SDTM duties will be: •Help support/train/provide guidance on SAS & SDTM deliverables to a large team of Global Data Managers on their assigned studies in a newly formed team •Gain experience in DM Project Management and processes with a view to ultimately taking on Global Data Manager role representing sponsor on their own project assignments Lead Data Management duties will be: •Serving as primary client liaison for Data Management issues with both client studies and external vendor contacts •Tracking milestones and tasks for assigned projects •Ensuring timely completion of all project status reporting •Interfacing with team members across all departments as needed •Providing study specific, including protocol training, to extended Data Management team members as appropriate •Attending client kick off and investigator meetings as required •Ensure QC steps are implemented so quality deliverables are provided •Ensuring project deliverables are achieved in terms of timelines and quality •Setting timelines for CRO/study team •Identifying and negating study issues early in the start-up process •Oversight of CRO performing hands on data management tasks from start-up through database lock •Providing system demonstrations as needed to study team members •External vendor management including creating Data Transfer Agreements Required profile: Qualifications: •Strong SAS programming background including programming complex checks and listings and generation and familiarity with SAS datasets •Strong working knowledge of CDISC and SDTM standards and use of SDTM implementation guides and ideally practical experience in programming SDTM datasets and the mapping process •Good understanding of Data Management processes and clinical system design (EDC) and practical application of clinical system design is a plus •Good communication skills and desire to train others and perform a support/guidance role on technical elements including SAS and SDTM •Strong timeline and deliverable management skills and desire to gain DM project management experience What we offer: Permanent contract with excellent training, support, development and remunaration package This job was originally posted as