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Principal Statistical Programmer

  1. Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum, Bengaluru
JR115256
  1. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  2. Clinical Programming
  3. Hybrid: Office/Remote

About the role

At ICON, it’s our people that set us apart. Our diverse teams enable us to become a better partner to our customers and help us to fulfil our mission to advance and improve patients’ lives.

Our ‘Own It’ culture is driven by four key values that bring us together as individuals and set us apart as an organisation: Accountability & Delivery, Collaboration, Partnership and Integrity. We want to be the Clinical Research Organisation that delivers excellence to our clients and to patients at every touch-point. In short, to be the partner of choice in drug development.

That’s our vision. We’re driven by it. And we need talented people who share it.
If you’re as driven as we are, join us. You’ll be working in a dynamic and supportive environment, with some of the brightest and the friendliest people in the sector, and you’ll be helping shape an industry.

The Principal Statistical Programmer will be aligned to a project leadership or technical expertise role, encompassing the following responsibilities:-

Core responsibilities include:
• Lead and execute programming deliverables on multiple projects in parallel and ensure that competing priorities are managed appropriately.
• Lead and manage the assigned programming team’s deliverables at the study and program level to ensure project objectives are met within budget, to agreed timelines and to the highest standard of quality.
• Proactively plan for and implement effective resource planning, task allocation and tracking of workload in accordance with agreed metrics (e.g. KPIs) and quality standards.
• Serve in a client-facing capacity that demonstrates an ability to anticipate client needs and implement innovative solutions, as appropriate.
• Develop and foster client relationships through effective project management and communication.
• Apply exceptional technical capabilities and knowledge of industry trends to develop broad-use technical solutions for the benefit of study teams across the department.
• Develop, implement and maintain documentation to technically train staff in the appropriate technical solution.
• Actively participate in the review and approval of programming procedures and techniques.

To succeed you will need:
• Deliver high quality statistical programming deliverables for all assignments that consistently meets study timelines, quality standards, sponsor and/or contractual requirements.
• Ensure high quality deliverables for assigned team members by performing quality control and review of programming outputs for accuracy and consistency.
• Adhere to programming specifications and study specific requirements, including completion and filing of required documentation.
• Plan, organize and prioritize workload to ensure effective time management and adherence to project specific timelines.
• Efficient use of SAS, and adherence to SAS programming guidelines.
• Create listing and safety outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures) to a high standard of quality and accuracy.
• Validate listing and safety outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures) per departmental procedures.
• Create efficacy outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures) to a high standard of quality and accuracy.
• Validate efficacy outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures) per departmental procedures.
• Create complex programs (such as project or departmental macros) to a high standard of quality and accuracy.
• Validate complex programs (such as project or departmental macros) per departmental procedures.
• Create analysis dataset specifications (ADaM or client-specific) to an exceptional standard of quality and accuracy.
• Set-up standard programming directories and start-up utilities.
• Create, document and validate project/study-macros at the table, listing and figure level.
• Trouble-shoot and resolve programming issues in a timely and efficient manner.
• Liaise effectively with other ICON functions (e.g., PM, DM, MW), as required during the life of the project.

Requirements
• Extensive experience of successfully performing the role of Statistical Programmer, preferably in the clinical research industry. Prior experience of successfully leading multiple projects in parallel or exceptional technical capability, including ability to develop broad-use technical solutions for the department.
• Bachelor’s degree, in a quantitative or scientific discipline, or local equivalent.

Benefits of Working in ICON:
Our success depends on the quality of our people. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to build a culture that rewards high performance and nurtures talent.

We offer very competitive salary packages. And to keep them competitive, we regularly benchmark them against our competitors. Our annual bonuses reflect delivery of performance goals – both ours and yours.
We also provide a range of health-related benefits to employees and their families and offer competitive retirement plans – and related benefits such as life assurance – so you can save and plan with confidence for the years ahead.
But beyond the competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, you’ll benefit from an environment where you are encouraged to fulfil your sense of purpose and drive lasting change.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.

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