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Principal Statistical Programmer, Rare Disease

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Additonal Locations: Boston, MA,USA; Chicago, IL,USA; New York, NY,USA; Philadelphia, PA,USA; San Francisco, CA,USA; Seattle , WA,USA Full time R1348338

Job description

Location: home-based in the U.S. or Canada

Summary: Therapeutic area of Rare Disease. We have built a sponsor-dedicated team with a Global Biopharma company. Expect to be dedicated to this sponsor, working within their environment and progressing with their study efforts over the years. Be highly involved in sponsor-side programming activities including SDTM review, vendor oversight, ADaM/TLF programming, macro development, ISS/ISE and submission deliverables. For this opportunity, IQVIA is hiring for a Principal Statistical Programmer.

Job duties:

  • Translate study protocol and Statistical Analysis Plan into algorithms and specifications to achieve analysis and CDISC standards

  • Create and/or validate all safety and efficacy study output requirements (e.g. SDTM, ADaM, TLFs) consistent with data definitions and specifications and relevant study documentation (e.g. protocol, SAP, aCRF)

  • Manage and maintain programming specifications for SDTM, ADaM, analysis dataset, analysis outputs, and integration of data in support of ISS/ISE

  • Communicate an understanding of statistical programming concepts, basic clinical principles and act in accordance with those principles

  • Review for consistency across studies within a project; assist with developing project conventions and verifying that conventions are followed

  • Provide accurate and timely responses to routine requests from clients and with limited supervision responses to non-routine requests from clients

  • Responsible for identifying opportunities for productivity improvements and formulating proposal for new SAS utilities/macros and their implementation.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining good client relationships

Our expectations of you:

  • 8 years or more in SAS programming for clinical trial data

  • Bachelor’s degree in Math, Stats, Computer Science or related

  • Previous experience acting as a lead of programming activities and timelines

  • Knowledge in the creation of define.xml, Pinnacle 21, aDRG, and sDRG

  • Effectively understand, complete trainings, and implement all SOPs, Guidelines, and Work Instructions

  • Work independently, exercise good judgment in interpreting, modifying, and adapting company standards, project specifications, tasks, and goals

  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical clinical development (i.e. understanding of safety deliverables and efficacy analysis supporting regulatory submissions)

  • Knowledge of base SAS, proc report, exposure to macros, current CDISC data structures, and standardization methodology; demonstrated ability to debug SAS programs

  • High degree of technical competence in SAS Macro programming, SAS SQL, XML, RTF, and PDF

  • Demonstrated teamwork, pride of ownership, accountability, problem-solving and innovative skills

  • Reflect company culture through actions, attitude, and work

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

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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