Senior Statistical Programmer - Bloemfontein, Centurion or Cape Town Based - (1807423) in Bloemfontein, ZA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 10/21/2018

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Join us on our exciting journey!

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward.

Provide experienced technical expertise to develop process methodology for department to meet internal and external clients’ needs. Plan and coordinate the development of integrated programming solutions serving the full spectrum of statistical programming needs. Provide technical expertise and leadership to the department. Provide internal consulting services, including specifications and user needs analysis for complex project or client requirements.

Perform, plan co-ordinate and implement the following for complex studies:

(i) the programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures, and listing and
(ii) the programming of analysis datasets (derived datasets) and transfer files for internal and external clients and
(iii) the programming quality control checks for the source data and report the data issues periodically.
Ability to interpret project level requirements and develop programming specifications, as appropriate, for complex studies.
Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to SP teams and Statistical Programming department, for complex studies.
Fulfil project responsibilities at the level of technical team lead for single complex studies or group of studies.
Directly communicate with internal and client statisticians and clinical team members to ensure appropriate understanding of requirements and project timelines.
Estimate programming scope of work, manage resource assignments, communicate project status and negotiate/re-negotiate project timelines for deliverables.
Use and promote the use of established standards, SOP and best practices.
Provide training and mentoring to SP team members and Statistical Programming department staff.

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).

Job Requirements

Oncology efficacy experience, especially related to RECIST criteria

Statistical programming in SAS within the CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Healthcare industries
Experience as technical team lead directly engaging clients and coordinating tasks within a programming team
In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
Knowledge of statistics, programming and/or clinical drug development process
Advanced knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS Graph and SAS Macro Language
Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills
Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects
Ability to delegate work to other members of the SP team
Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to delegate work to other members of the SP team [SPM]
Exhibits routine and occasionally complex problem solving skills
Recognizes when negotiating skills are needed and seeks assistance.
Ability to lead teams and projects and capable of managing at a group level
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients


Masters degree in computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience; Bachelor's degree or educational equivalent in computer science or related field and 5 years relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech
Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers
Regular sitting for extended periods of time

Occasional travel

We know that meaningful results require not only the right approach but also the right people. Regardless of your role, we invite you to reimagine healthcare with us. You will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve human health outcomes.

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

We invite you to join IQVIA™.

Job ID: 1807423

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