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  • Posted: Sep 30, 2022
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    PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 47 countries and more than 19,000 professionals worldwide, PPD applies...
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    Principal Programmer Analyst - BITS (Remote/Office/Flex)


    • Join the Bios Infrastructure, Tools and Standards (BITS) team, and collaborate with other BITS members on process improvement initiatives.
    • Develop tools and processes that will streamline Biostatistics and Programming deliveries.
    • Assess current tools and processes to determine where they can be improved and extended.
    • Collaborate with project teams to show them how to optimize their use of BITS tools.
    • This role is 100% non-billable and is therefore ideal for experienced SAS programmers who want to move away from project work, and yet remain in Biostatistics.

    Job Qualification

    • MS/MA degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, or related field and at least 6 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic/vocational qualification, and at least 8 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • SAS programming experience within clinical research trials is required. Successful candidates must be familiar with Statistical Analysis Plans (SAPs), SDTM datasets, ADaM datasets, and statistical tables, listings, and figures (TLFs).
    • VBA and .NET experience is desirable, but not required
    • Ability to provide mentorship and promote teamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting
    • Strong knowledge of statistical principles and strong statistical skills
    • Ability to create design specifications and validation plans for new applications or features
    • Proven performance of required tasks, as evidenced in outstanding performance in current tasks and/or documented record of accomplishments
    • Evidence of strong management skills, as shown through management of multiple projects and/or staff members
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Good organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
    • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others

    Method of Application

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