Amazing opportunity to join our incredibly talented global statistical programming team, as a Programming Team Leader! This is a an opportunity to continue to be a hands-on technical expert lead, as well as gain additional people management experience to grow into a more seasoned management position.
This is a lead position contributing to functions of the programming roles within the Biostatistics and Programming Departments.
Acts as the lead programmer on multiple studies
Manages project timelines, budgets, and resources
Effectively assigns and communicates priorities and work direction to ensure completion of assigned tasks on time and within budget
Oversees the programming aspects of clinical trials from data extraction from trial databases through analysis and reporting, including integration of studies and submission data files
Actively contributes to process improvement efforts including the leadership of solution teams
Represents the department within the company and with interactions with client companies and regulatory agencies, as required
Involved in hiring, training, and mentoring staff
Leads multiple projects including mentoring programming team members and may be assigned direct reports including Senior Programming Analyst, Programmer Analyst, and Associate Programmer Analyst
Education and Experience:
BA/BS degree in statistics, computer science, biostatistics, mathematics or related field
5 years of SAS programming experience
4 years clinical research or related experience
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead the programming elements of multiple clinical projects simultaneously
Must have experience mentoring personnel and coordinating the work of project teams
Must have experience serving as a lead programmer on multiple projects
Or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced SAS programming skills and understanding of database structures
Good organizational skills across individual projects. Ability to effectively organize, manage own and team work loads, and complete multiple assignments with challenging timelines
Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting
Basic understanding of statistical principles applied to the design and analysis of clinical trials
Ability to contribute to development of policies. Ability to make decisions regarding programming on company policies and procedures
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to supervise and mentor as shown by leadership of projects and team members
Demonstrated strong attention to detail
Ability to facilitate communications with clients, project teams, departments and staff
Awareness for project budget creation, including modifying for project updates
Ability to manage project budgets and risks
Knowledge of clinical trials, ICH Statistical and reporting guidelines and GCP
Delivery and Quality driven
Work is performed in an office environment with exposure to electrical office equipment.
Frequently drives to site locations and frequently travels both domestic and international
Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day.
Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Moderate mobility required.
Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck.
Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs.
Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
Able to communicate information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups both internally & externally.
Ability to apply basic principles to solve conceptual issues.
Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence. Ability to perform under stress. Ability to multi-task.
Regular and consistent attendance.
PPD is an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other status within any other protected group.