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Covance Inc.

Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive drug development services companies, with annual revenues greater than $2 billion, employees in more than 60 countries, and more than 11,000 employees worldwide.    NONCLINICAL DEVELOPMENT(Toxicology, Research Products, Analytical Services)    * Managed 443 compound development programs (>250 IND/CTA enabling), with over 100 different sponsors, which led to 41 IND/CTA applications in 2... Read More

Address      210 Carnegie Ctr Princeton, NJ 08540 (609) 452-8550
Website      www.covance.com/
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Statistical Programming Analyst

We are seeking a Statistical Programming Analyst for our Princeton, NJ office!

Job Responsibilities:
• Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the team when acting as a Lead Programmer.
• Interact with project team members in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Clinical and Biostatistics.
• Assume team member responsibilities, including representing Statistical Programming at internal project team meetings and with support from senior Statistical Programming staff at client meetings.
• When acting as a Lead Programmer provide input into resource assessments for programming activities.
• Advise Senior Statistical Programming staff of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.
• Display a positive attitude at all times, promoting and contributing to a good team spirit with a productive and professional environment.
• Assist with training, mentoring of Statistical Programmers under the supervision of senior Statistical Programming staff.
• Demonstrate good problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to take decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to confirm decisions when necessary.
• Participate in the ongoing review of the processes used by the Statistical Programming group to ensure processes are continually improved.
• Carry out all activities according to Covance SOP's working within the framework of the Quality Management System and to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
• With guidance and sufficient experience prepare and review of Programming plans.
• Participate in the Statistical Programming review of Case Report Forms (CRF's), annotated CRF's, database structures and study related documentation (e.g. data validation guidelines).
• Develop and review SAS programs and output as required for the management of clinical trial data, the tabulation of data, preparation of patient data listings, graphical output, creation of derived datasets and statistical analysis of data as specified in the Statistical or Report Analysis Plans.
• Develop SAS programs for ad hoc tables and listings. Write, modify and maintain programs that produce diagnostics and listings for data review in support of Data Management.
• Carry out electronic data transfer (both incoming and outgoing). Develop and review programs to ensure the data transfer has been produced to specification.
• Set-up utilities/SAS based systems to assist and facilitate Clinical Data Management activities.
• Review draft and final production runs for projects to ensure quality and consistency.
• Ensure the filing of study documentation is maintained to the standard required according to processes and acceptable for audit.
Education/Qualifications    •BSc in a computing, life science, mathematical or Statistical subject.
•A high computing content is considered beneficial; however proven computing skills are most important.
•Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background.
Experience    • Approximately 18 months experience as a Statistical Programmer, or equivalent experience.
• Demonstrated skills in the use of SAS.
• An understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review. Some experience in the preparation of Programming lans, study set-up and review of study specific documents, e.g. CRF and data validation guidelines.
• Experience in the development and review of SAS programs for management and reporting of clinical trial data.
• Experience in the development and review of programs to perform electronic data transfer.
• A good understanding of clinical trials processes.
• Full knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within Statistical Programming.
• A basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g. Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management.
• Good problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to take decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to confirm decisions when necessary.
• Good organization skills and the ability to prioritize work.
• Self motivation and ability to work independently seeking direction when appropriate.
• Good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work.
• Effective communication skills.
• A co-operative and team oriented approach.

Covance believes that their best-in-class employees deserve first-class benefits. Covance offers an outstanding benefits package including medical & dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match, short and long-term disability, and life insurance, all of which are effective on your first day of employment!

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career.
EEO Employer    Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

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