Statistical Programmer (Office -Based) - IQVIA Biotech (R1110215) in Morrisville, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 2/8/2020

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IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

IQVIA Biotech is seeking local candidates to the RTP area. This position is office-based.


Develop and validate SAS programs to perform data presentation and analysis.  Provide programming support to project team members and other Statistical Programmers.  Perform Statistical Programmer lead responsibilities on multiple projects (number of concurrent projects and study complexity level will vary based on seniority level).  


Project Team Lead Responsibilities:

  • Review and provide feedback on Master Plan for assigned project.
  • Review and provide feedback on QC Validation Plan.
  • Review and provide input to project timelines and ensure that project timelines are met for both internal and external clients.
  • Attend Statistical Alignment meeting.
  • Assume responsibility for project study budget and perform monthly time projections for each project.
  • Attend internal team meetings and relevant client team meetings as needed.
  • Archive relevant documentation and deliverables.
  • Review and provide comments on statistical analysis plan and data display documents.
  • Manage programming effort for deliverables, including coordination of programming activity among team of assigned programmers, tracking programming effort, handling installation documentation, facilitating communication with the other team members.
  • File code/output/documentation associated with client delivery to defined electronic folder structures on an ongoing basis and perform final archival activity at study close.
  • Ensure that project tasks are completed with acceptable quality for both internal and external clients.

Statistical Programming responsibilities:

  • Review and provide comments on programming specifications for analysis datasets and tables/listings/figures.
  • Review statistical analysis plan and data display documents as needed, to provide feedback on programming feasibility and efficiency.
  • Develop and/or validate analysis datasets and tables/listings/figures.
  • Perform function of unblinded statistical programmer for relevant studies, including management of unblinded programming, installation and validation activities; filing unblinded code/output/documentation; and maintaining security of restricted files.

Other responsibilities:

  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives.
  • Perform independent code review and unit testing (as needed) and utilize source code management software.
  • Develop QC test plans and complete documentation for SAS code installs in QC and Production environments as needed for Statistical Programming activities.
  • Perform other duties that may be requested by management as assigned.


  • Understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA guidelines and regulations applicable to conduct clinical research.
  • Knowledge of programming and validation methods, and software development life cycle.
  • Experience with SAS Base, SAS Macro, and ODS as well as strong data step skills.
  • Experience with SAS/STAT and SAS/GRAPH.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technology, tools and processes.


Degree requirements include one of the following:

  • BS degree (or equivalent, based upon education and experience) in Computer Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, life sciences, analytical sciences or related field, and 2 years of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment.
  • Masters-level degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, life sciences, analytical sciences or related field with a minimum of 1 year of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1110215