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Principal Statistical Programmer

  1. Dublin, Warsaw, Lisbon, Johannesburg, Madrid, Reading
JR118621
  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. We’re proud to foster an inclusive environment driving innovation and excellence, and we welcome you to join us on our mission to shape the future of clinical development.


The Principal Statistical Programmer will sit within the Real World Evidence team and 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.

 

What ICON can offer you:

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

In addition to your competitive salary, ICON offers a range of additional benefits. Our benefits are designed to be competitive within each country and are focused on well-being and work life balance opportunities for you and your family.

Our benefits examples include:

· Various annual leave entitlements

· A range of health insurance offerings to suit you and your family’s needs

· Competitive retirement planning offerings to maximise savings and plan with confidence for the years ahead

· Global Employee Assistance Programme, TELUS Health, offering 24-hour access to a global network of over 80,000 independent specialised professionals who are there to support you and your family’s well-being

· Life assurance

· Flexible country-specific optional benefits, including childcare vouchers, bike purchase schemes, discounted gym memberships, subsidised travel passes, health assessments, among others

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, colour, 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 or submit a request here.

Interested in the role, but unsure if you meet all of the requirements? We would encourage you to apply regardless – there’s every chance you’re exactly what we’re looking for here at ICON whether it is for this or other roles.

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