• Full Time
  • UK

Principal Programmer – Home-based, Europe – £/€10,000 Joining Bonus
We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the peopleof PPD – thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for ourpurpose: toimprove health.You will be joining a trulycollaborative and winning cultureas we striveto bend the time and cost curve of deliveringlife-saving therapies to patients.

The Data Transformation and Submission (DTS) Pillar performs active global submission developmentfor clients in our Biotech, Biopharma and FSP pillars, they are also responsible for Spotfiredevelopment, SDTM, DSUR reporting as well as cross functional development initiatives with variousinternal departments, including CDM, Early Dev Services, PVG and many more. The DTS pillar alsowork on many stand-alone studies that are led and driven fully within the pillar.

As a Principal Programmer within DTS, you will actas the lead programmer, project lead, or projectoversight lead on multiple projects, overseeing the statistical and bioinformatics programmingaspects of clinical trials from design through analysis and reporting.

Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Acts as the lead programmer or project lead on studies of significant complexity, working directly with project team leaders and client representatives to conduct team meetings, develop and maintain project timelines, assess and forecast resources, and monitor study budgets.
  • Assumes leadership responsibility as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary project team, communicating actively and frequently with other team members and ensuring adherence to working practice documents and SOPs.
  • Independently creates, executes, maintains, and validates programs that transfer data across multiple data management systems or operating systems, combines data from a variety of sources and structures, generates and stores summary data from a variety of sources, generates reports or combines multiple databases and validates programs that generate listings, tables and figures using SAS.
  • Manages and documents assignments to meet timelines and deliver high quality work, being familiar with any relevant contractual obligations or limits.
  • Increases knowledge base and professional skills in areas including programming, technology and techniques, clinical trials, and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Provides training, guidance, and project leadership to junior team members.
  • Provides general infrastructure support to the Department, including representing the company at industry conferences, presenting/teaching at department meetings, assisting in establishing training materials, and contributing to other general department documents or policies such as the development of departmental working practice documents and SOPs.
  • Provides input into bidding process as requested.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

  • MS/MA degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field and at least 4 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent formal academic / vocational qualification, and at least 6 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • In-depth understanding of one or more programming languages
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong problem solving and innovative skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills to effectively interface with teams and clients, including proficiency in the English language
  • Capable of independently and effectively organizing and managing multiple assignments with challenging timelines
  • Capable of adapting and adjusting to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated positive attitude, enthusiasm toward work, and the ability to work well with others
  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative and motivation
  • In-depth understanding of relational data base structure and complex data systems
  • Capable of training and mentoring others
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary project team
  • Solid project management skills to act as project lead across the most challenging and complex projects
  • Capable of effectively capturing biostatistical metrics
  • Capable of providing quality control review for statistical programming and identifying solutions and process improvements.

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognise the power of being oneteam. We understand that you will want to grow both professionally and personally throughout yourcareer, and therefore at PPD you will benefit from an award-winning learning and developmentprogramme, ensuring you reach your potential.

As well as being rewarded a competitive salary, we have an extensive benefits package based aroundthe health and well-being of our employees. We have a flexible working culture, where PPD trulyvalue a work-life balance. We’ve grown sustainably year on year but continue to offer acollaborative environment, with teams of colleagues eager to share expertise and have fun together.We are a global organisation but with a local feel.

– We have a strong will to win – We earn our customer’s trust – We are gamechangers – We do theright thing – We are one PPD –

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery ofsafe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then pleasesubmit your application – we’d love to hear from you. #LI-EM2

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fostersan environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunitieswithout regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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