Job Location(s) UK-Leeds
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SAS Statistical Programmer II. UK. SDTM. ADaM. TFLs. Clinical Trials. Permanent, full time.





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 the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today and 100 % of all Oncology drugs approved in 2016.


Explore this Senior 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 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 with an option to work either office based or remote across the UK.


In this job you will assume the role of Programmer for assigned studies. Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Production of SDTM datasets to the required specification
  • Production of TFLs and ADaM datasets to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports
  • Leading studies, ensuring datasets, TFLs and associated documents are completed in a timely and quality manner
  • High level of interaction with external and internal clients on study related issues and technical mattersWe 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 and training in SAS 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





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. 


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.


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