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Statistical Programmer, Bloemfontein based

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Primary Location: Bloemfontein, South Africa Full time R1334044

Job description

Statistical Programmer

Global Biostatistics

Join us on our exciting journey!

The Global Biostatistics (Data Sciences, Safety & Medical) team at IQVIA are experienced in submissions for all major regions; working together with key groups such as, Global Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Project and Data Management, and Medical Writing, to drive efficiency and accountability. We have one of the largest Biostatistics departments within the industry of around 1,100+ staff, to which we engage the full range of industry-leading resources and expertise spanning all study phases and therapeutic areas. Due to continued growth, we are seeking new brave minds to join our award winning and innovative department. You will have the opportunity to work globally and across a variety of therapeutic areas.  Thanks to our development opportunities and mentoring at all levels, you will be able to progress your long-term career in the direction you choose.

IQVIA Biostatistics helps interpret and draw inferences from data collected on patients as they progress through a clinical trial and serves as the bridge between data capture and reporting.

Job Overview:

Provide advanced technical expertise to develop and maintain programs to meet internal and external clients’ needs.  Plan and lead the development of project-related solutions to the full scope of statistical programming tasks.  Provide technical expertise to the Statistical Programming department.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform and plan: (i) the programming, testing, and documentation of programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures and listing summaries, (ii) the programming of analysis databases (derived datasets) and transfers of data for internal and external clients. May perform and plan the programming of database quality control checks.

  • Program the integration of databases from multiple studies or sources.

  • Develop programming documentation including plans and specifications, as appropriate.

  • Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to teams and department.

  • Perform and plan the development, implementation and validation of new process technologies, macros and applications.

  • Fulfill project responsibilities at the level of statistical team lead for single studies, under supervision.

  • Understand the Scope of Work, estimate the work completed, and manage Out of Scope for single studies. May manage budget and resource requirements and provide revenue and resource forecasts for single studies. May be required to understand budget and quote assumptions.

  • Provide training and guidance to lower level and new staff.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor' degree in Computer Science or related field and 2 years relevant experience or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field and 1-year relevant experience.

  • 1 - 3 years statistical programming experience within the Life Science / Clinical Research industry

  • Knowledge of statistics, programming and/or clinical drug development process

  • Working knowledge of computing applications such as Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS Macro Language

  • Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks and projects

  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

  • Knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements, i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

From camaraderie to professional development, working at IQVIA provides unique opportunities to advance your career alongside a group of diverse and talented colleagues. 

What is in it for you?

  • Global exposure

  • Variety of therapeutic areas

  • Collaborative and supportive team environment

  • Access to cutting-edge in-house technology

  • Excellent career development and progression opportunities

  • Work-Life Balance

JOIN US

Embrace your curiosity and grow your career in an exciting environment where development is a priority.

Think boldly and disrupt conventional thinking.

Enjoy what you do.

Whatever your career goals, we are here to ensure you get there!

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at https://jobs.iqvia.com

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