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Principal Statistical Programmer

  1. Dublin, Warsaw, Lisbon, Bucharest, Johannesburg, Barcelona, Madrid, Reading
JR119843
  1. ICON Full Service & Corporate Support
  2. Clinical Programming
  3. Hybrid: Office/Remote

About the role

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.

We are expanding our global Biostatistics and Programming team across Europe and are currently looking for experienced people to join this successful and evolving group, which forms part of a brand new operational center of excellence; ICON Operational Delivery (IOD).

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Statistical Programmer to join this thriving team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • 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.
  • Deliver high quality statistical programming deliverables for all assignments that consistently meets study timelines, quality standards, sponsor and/or contractual requirements.
  • Efficient use of SAS, and adherence to SAS programming guidelines.
  • Create and validate listing and safety outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures)
  • Create and validate efficacy outputs (analysis datasets, tables, figures)
  • Create and validate complex programs (such as project or departmental macros)
  • Create analysis dataset specifications (ADaM or client-specific)
  • Set-up standard programming directories and start-up utilities.
  • Create, document and validate project/study-macros at the table, listing and figure level.
  • Liaise effectively with other ICON functions (e.g., PM, DM, MW), as required during the life of the project.

To be successful, you will need:

  • 8+ years of experience successfully performing the role of Statistical Programmer, in the clinical research industry
  • Experience with leading multiple projects in parallel – including Phase II and/or Phase III studies
  • Experience with creating and validating analysis datasets (CDISC ADaM standard), and Tables, Listings, and Figures
  • Pinnacle 21 experience is strongly preferred
  • Expert knowledge of SAS
  • Professional leadership skills coupled with exceptional communication skills
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required (Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related scientific discipline); Master’s degree or PhD preferred

Benefits of Working in ICON:

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. 

In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON, including subsidiaries, 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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