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Principal Statistical Programmer (m/w/d)

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Primary Location: Frankfurt/Main, Hesse, Germany Additonal Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands,NLD; Antwerp, Belgium,BEL; Athens, Greece,GRC; Belville, South Africa,ZAF; Berlin, Germany,DEU; Bloemfontein, South Africa,ZAF; Bratislava, Slovakia,SVK; Bryanston, South Africa,ZAF; Centurion, South Africa,ZAF; Kiev, Ukraine,UKR; Kiev, Ukraine,UKR; Ljubljana, Slovenia,SVN; London, United Kingdom,GBR; Milan, Italy,ITA; Moscow, Russia,RUS; Prague, Czech Republic,CZE; Prague, Czech Republic,CZE; Rome, Italy,ITA; Sofia, Bulgaria,BGR; Vienna, Austria,AUT; Warsaw, Poland,POL; Wijnegem, Belgium,BEL; Wijnegem, Belgium,BEL Full time R1201516

Job description

IQVIA is looking to appoint statistical programmers at Principal level to utilize the SAS programming language to develop clinical study report materials according to the objectives of a clinical trial for regulatory submissions. Programming and performing related tasks serving the full spectrum of statistical programming needs in our DS3 environment (home or office based):


  • Import data from various sources

  • Program quality control checks for source data and reporting data issues

  • Interpret project level requirements and develop programming specifications

  • Write programming code following established Good Programming Practices

  • Program SDTM and ADaM datasets

  • Program to create statistical analysis tables, listing and figures

  • Validate datasets and all statistical outputs per prescribed gate checks

  • Communicate with internal and client statisticians and clinical team members to ensure appropriate understanding of requirements and timelines

  • Use and promote the use of established standards, SOPs, and standard methodologies

  • Export data and clinical study report materials

  • Provide training and mentoring to team members and department staff

You can help us bring clinical trial statistical analysis into the next generation. Award winning and innovative, we will give you access to cutting-edge in-house technology, allowing you to work on global projects across therapeutic areas. Be challenged in a fast-paced team environment that is collaborative in performing biostatistical analyses and advanced statistical programming. Development opportunities and mentoring at all levels enable you to progress your long-term career in the direction you choose.
Lead studies.


We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach, but also the right people. Candidates should possess a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, or Computer Science, and have a strong educational or practical evidence in programming.

Key required skills include:

  • excellent accuracy, attention to detail, problem solving, organizational as well as interpersonal communication.

  • In light of the above, candidates for the roles should exhibit the following skills and competencies:

  • Experience in programming in SAS within the CRO/Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare industries

  • Knowledge of statistics and exhibit routine and occasionally complex analytical skills

  • A focus on quality, accuracy, and completeness of work activities 

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A good understanding of Good Clinical Practice and ICH guidelines

  • Ability to independently lead (or have lead potential) and estimate programming scope of work, handle resource assignments, communicate work status, and work within project timelines for deliverables

  • Take initiative and can be counted on to get the job done, with integrity

  • Have the self-awareness to recognize when negotiating skills and assistance are needed

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, and clients

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. Discover a career with greater purpose and help create a healthier world.

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

    At IQVIA, 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. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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