Covance

  • SAS PROGRAMMER & STATISTICIAN, INDUSTRIAL PLACEMENT, 1 yr

    Job Location(s) UK-Leeds
    Job Number
    2018-24803
    Job Category
    Biostatistics/Programming
    Position Type
    Intern
  • Job Overview

    Internships at Covance – office based, Leeds, United Kingdom

     

    Every day is another chance to help save the lives of millions of people around the world. When you join our team, you get to be a part of that.”

     

    Who we are and what we do

     

     We are a world-leading life sciences company offering laboratory testing and development services to the pharmaceutical industry across the globe.

     

    At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. We believe that supportive teams, passionate people and inspired thinking are the formula for Better Science. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracles of medicine to market sooner.

     

    The Roles

     

    Covance is opening six (6) industrial placement opportunities in the Statistical Programming and Biostatistical fields (12 months duration). These are office based (Leeds) opportunities.

     

    The SAS Programmer is responsible for executing programming activities in coordination with project teams with supervision. S/he will develop, create, verify/validate and maintain managing the programs for assigned projects in compliance with standard operating procedures.

     

     

    Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to work in a busy, fast-paced environment within the SAS Programming group.In simple terms, you'll be involved in taking raw data from a clinical database, as well as from external vendors and, using SAS, convert this raw data into industry or client standard dataset formats, prior to using the datasets to create tables, figures and listing which present the data collected.

     

    The Statistician is responsible for production and review of the randomization schedule, the statistical analysis plan, executing programming activities of statistical analysis and review of the clinical study report and tables, figures, listings, in coordination with project teams with supervision.

     

    Additionally, you'll get help in developing a number of soft skills, for example; communication, scheduling, team-working, quality focus & deadline driven, taking the initiative and proactivity. It's also a great chance to experience a year in an office environment and learn from highly experienced team members.

     

    In SAS Programming you will learn the following:

    • Production of data tables, figures and listings (TFLs) to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports. This involves production of programs in SAS, to meet client specifications.
    • How to reconcile electronic data with CRF data.
    • How to create SDTM datasets.
    • Good time management and organization skills, the ability to prioritize own work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.
    • Effective communication skills; a co-operative and team orientated approach.

     

     

     

    In Statistics you will learn the following:

    • Generation of randomization schedules from provided specifications.
    • Preparation of Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs).
    • Production of data tables, figures and listings (TFLs) to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports. This involves production of programs in SAS, to meet client specifications.
    • Good time management and organization skills, the ability to prioritize own work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.
    • Effective communication skills; a co-operative and team orientated approach.

     

    What you'll receive

     

     

    You'll undertake an Internship in SAS Programming or Statistics over the course of 12 months,

    • A chance to work with lead industry experts,
    • A chance to put theoretical skills in to practice and make a real impact in a global business,
    • A chance to Act as an Ambassador across Yorkshire for Internships,
    • A generous benefits and holiday package

     

    The Recruitment process

     

    • We will receive applications until December 5th 2018, Wednesday
    • If your CV is selected, the first step will be a phone interview with a member of the Covance Recruitment team
    • Final step: personal interview at Covance offices in Leeds on December 12th or 13th 2018
    • Internship start date: July 1st, 2019.

     

    Get ready to redefine what's possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance.

     

    Here, you'll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples' lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

     

    Join us as we speed the delivery of ground breaking therapies and anticipate tomorrow's drug development challenges, creating new possibilities for our clients and your career.

     

    Education / Qualifications

    Minimum Criteria:

    • Be studying for an Undergraduate degree in a Maths or Science Subject
    • A willingness to learn,
    • Great attention to detail,
    • Good communication skills

    Experience

    • Some (SAS) programming experience preferred.

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