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Senior Statistical Programmer

Lugar de trabajo: PA - Berwyn

Regional Description: Northeast

Número de oferta: 00631464

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- Descripción del puesto

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This role resides within Accenture's Applied Life Sciences Solutions group. This group helps clients make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives by combining new science with leading-edge technology. We’re working with our clients to revolutionize how medical treatments are Discovered, Developed and Delivered.  Helping 90% of the Fortune 500 life sciences companies (including all of the Top Ten) with 15,000+ life sciences professionals in 50+ countries.


Job Description

The Senior Statistical Programmer creates SAS programs in support of client clinical trials according to SOPs and guidelines.  This person will create, document, validate, process, and maintain statistical programs and macros that generate analysis datasets (ADaM), tables, and graphics with high quality per agreed timelines.  The senior Statistical Programmer may also assume the role of Clinical Programming Lead on a specific client project.  As a Programming Lead, this person will provide direction and oversight to clinical programmers in creating client deliverables.  Working closely with the Clinical Programming Manager, they track and resolve all budget, time, resource, and contractual issues to ensure smooth project deployment and maintenance.  Additionally, the Senior Statistical Programmer must be prepared to assist the department by helping to define and achieve department goals. In addition to their project lead responsibilities, including monitoring and reporting on execution of deliverables through all program/project phases, the Programming Lead also may have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Assist departmental management in overseeing the daily tasks associated with clinical programming and subsequent analysis to ensure client deliverables are created per agreed timelines and to high quality standards
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish project objectives
  • Act as lead programmer to write SAS programs that produce analysis datasets and analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan
  • Execute analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) or Report and Analysis Plan (RAP) under the guidance of the project statistician
  • Act as quality control programmer to validate SAS programs that produce analysis datasets and analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan
  • Interact directly with clients to facilitate project completion
  • Perform clinical programming in support of client ad hoc requests
  • Create derived-analysis datasets
  • Produce special reports to comply with regulatory requests
  • Work with other team members to ensure outputs are correct and complete.
  • Ensure SAS programs adhere to SOPs, guidelines, and specifications
  • Design and/or review database structure
  • Ensure specifications and documentation are correct and complete
  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems
  • Consult with managerial, clinical statistical, clinical data management, data integration, and medical writing personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes
  • Provide project-specific training to internal staff as well as offer ongoing direction/guidance to all team members throughout the project duration
  • Develop milestones and timelines, relay these objectives to the team, and ensure that the team is successful in obtaining these goals
  • Ensure that the team follows, and strictly adheres to, internal standards including Standard Operating Procedures, Guidance Documents, and Policies throughout the duration of the project. Maintaining a strong working knowledge of SOPs, GCPs and Regulatory guidance applicable to project scope (including corrective action plans and identifying trends)
  • Ensure that specific Project Specifications, if they exist, are strictly adhered to throughout the duration of the project
  • Act as the primary liaison between third-party vendors and Accenture to ensure all submission project expectations are met in a timely manner
  • Keep the project within budget by properly managing resources
  • Adhere to sound Account Management principles, accountable for delivery of contracted commitments within budget and accuracy of all project information including, forecasts, costing and timelines for projects associated with the assigned portfolio of projects; and minimizing EACs
  • Client relationship management, building relationships with clients and potential clients, leading to growth of assigned accounts
  • Assist/lead departmental committees and innovation initiatives in the definition and achievement of standards and processes (e.g., continuous improvement, automation)
  • Create and deliver presentations, internally and externally (to clients/industry)
  • Responsible for development and management of direct reports
  • Conduct performance reviews of team 

Basic Qualifications

  • Four year degree 
  • Minimum of 5 years' Pharmaceutical industry experience in clinical programming. 

Preferred Skills 
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with SAS programming needed to produce outputs in accordance with specifications
  • Good knowledge of SDTM, ADaM, FDA, and ICH guidance
  • Good understanding of clinical data management and pharmaceutical development
  • Good knowledge of clinical trial conduct and the data and reporting requirements for clinical trials
  • Experience working with heterogeneous data structures
  • Experience taking instructions and performing tasks as necessary as directed by reporting manager
  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships with clients, peers and team members through integrity, credibility, reliability and trust
  • Ability to organize data according to a specific set of specifications to produce quality deliverables
  • Ability to work in team environment across multiple geographic locations
  • Ability to work independently and adept at managing multiple competing tasks
  • Able to apply general rules to specific problems in order to produce sensible answers
  • Able to identify problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Ability to work in team environment.

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