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Senior SAS Programmer

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Programmer within the Pharmaceutical Industry

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- Manage assigned projects and line manage assigned personnel.

- Provide technical input and leadership in the preparation and review of high quality programming deliverables and documentation, as well as the processes and standards required, to both colleagues and clients.

- Provide high‑quality, timely programming support that conforms to current Quanticate (or client-specific) standard operating procedures (SOPs) and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines on behalf of the client.


- May be directly responsible for the line management of up to 6 Programmers.

- Perform an active role in the development for direct reports and/or provide consulting, training, mentorship and support for programmers as necessary.

- Approve the timesheets of direct reports and review the timesheet entries which impact functional Key Performance Indicators.

- Supervision of direct reports through fortnightly or monthly meetings as a minimum and provision of day-to-day support on an informal ongoing basis, as required.

- Perform annual and interim reviews in accordance with HR processes and SOPs for direct reports.

- May provide leadership on the preparation and review of programming deliverables and outputs for use in clinical study reports, regulatory submissions (ICH‑compliant) and publications, as well as the processes and standards required, to both colleagues and clients.

- May project manage projects to provide high quality deliverables, excellent customer care and appropriate communication to the client within expected timelines and budget.

- Pro-actively address changing timelines, priorities and resourcing requirements

in line with any issue escalation processes.

- Provide support within the function on programming standards, processes, and

procedures, as well as to other Quanticate functions and externally to clients.

- Assist Principal Programmers with recruitment activities and assess potential

new recruits by evaluating technical skills tests and interviewing candidates.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the external regulatory environment relating to

programming, including ICH/GCP requirements, and provide advice and educate

colleagues (and clients) on changes to regulatory requirements and/or other

guidelines relating to programming.

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- Has a close working relationship with the Principal Programmers and other

functional staff. On a project level, a Senior Programmer organises the quality

control of deliverables and ensure quality control documents are completed by

other Senior Programmers and Programmers.

- May deputise for a Principal Programmer, liaising with other Principal

Programmers, other functions and the Head of SRBU Programming, as


- Works closely with the project study teams (statisticians, clinicians, medical

writers, project management) for the successful delivery of programming



- Interacts extensively with the client (including client PoC, Clinician, Statistician,

Study Manager, Clinical Protocol Manager) to complete various programming

activities. To fulfil this role, the Senior Programmer may be required to be a key

participant in project team meetings and be responsive on an ad hoc basis, as




- Qualified to BSc, BA or equivalent , preferably in a numerate discipliner />
AnAnd / or

- Relevant past experience within the pharmaceutical industry or medical r />
Work Experience:

- Preferably have at least 4 years’ experience as a programmer within the pharmaceutical industry.

- Knowledge and experience on pharmaceutical industry and requirements for r />
delivery of clinical trials.


- Should have PC skills, good knowledge of statistical software packages r />
sector or an understanding of basic statistics.

(particularly SAS), good organisational skills, good communication skills

(oral and written), good analytical skills, and a continuous improvement

mentality and attention to detail.



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