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Manager of Statistical Programming

Company: Covance
Location: Durham
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

Job Overview Manager of Statistical Programming permanent, salaried Remote from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada Responsibilities Supervision of less-experienced statistical programmers within project activities. Statistical Programming lead for large global or other major programs. Carry out line management responsibilities for assigned staff, including Performance Management and Development activities, disciplinary procedures and administrative activities. Work with Training specialists and other disciplines to ensure all members of the department receive training required to fulfil current role or to develop further. Encourage an open and communicative two-way interaction with line reports. Training and development of less-experienced staff within the department. Provide training on statistical programming related topics. Contribute to review and amendment of departmental processes and supporting documentation. Facilitate the flow of information, comment and feedback between senior management and all levels of staff. Assume responsibilities for Lead Statistical Programmer or other statistical programming responsibilities, eg, DMC/IA unblinded programmer. Tasks include, but are not limited to protocol review, CRF input, Statistical Analysis Plan review, responsibility for Statistical Programming deliverables, analysis, reports and SAS programming. Provide statistical programming input into other disciplines' activities and participate in interdepartmental processes. Determine documentation requirements for statistical programming aspects of projects. Give guidance to support business and regulatory requirements including definition of appropriate documentation, storage/communication media, and retention/return of documents at study close-out. Initiate and participate in the ongoing review of the processes used by the Statistical Programming group to ensure processes are continually improved. Ensure mechanisms in place to maintain flow of appropriate information between disciplines on project team encouraging proactive communication. Project management activities for identified projects including financial, resource planning and utilization, timelines and milestone management. Contact with client for technical issues. Maintain a positive approach, building a motivating and professional team environment. Provide input and review of new business proposals, including time and cost estimates and associated documentation; participate in associated client development activities. Represent the statistical programming during audits, particularly those related to new client opportunities. Perform ongoing financial review of projects assigned to, ensure that all issues are highlighted and resolved as quickly as possible and all non-contract tasks are identified, tracked and included in change order forms Ensure all Statistical Programming activities are carried out in accordance with Covance or project specific processes Carry out all activities according to appropriate Covance SOPs, working within the framework of the Quality Management System and to GCP. Perform other duties as requested by management. Education/Qualifications BSc in a computing, life science, mathematical or statistical subject. A high computing content is considered to be beneficial; however proven computing skills are most important Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background Experience 8 years experience in provision of programming support for clinical trial management and reporting, or equivalent experience Supervisory skills gained from lead program oversight of large scale projects utilizing project management skills and team leadership as demonstrated by the ability to organize and motivate project teams Extensive experience and proven skills in the use of SAS within a Statistical Programming environment Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials form initial study set-up to study completion Complete knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a Statistical Programming environment and the ability to communicate to programmers and nonprogrammers alike Full understanding of the job roles in programming, to be able to identify training and development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most efficient practices An excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, eg Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management Ability to apply extensive technical expertise and full knowledge of other related disciplines to provide consultancy and advice on programming and wider related issues to other departments and disciplines Excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach, anticipating issues and working to ensure they are avoided or resolved as quickly as possible A willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to confirm decisions when necessary Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work Self motivation and the ability to work independently, excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff throughout the global organization and confidently with other disciplines and external clients Ability promote a good team working environment, providing the client with a high quality service whilst recognizing our business needs A proactive approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff in other disciplines, often in other locations and in working to achieve consistent processes and standards across them A co-operative and team orientated approach. Good interview skills to ensure successful recruitment of high calibre candidates Good general business awareness and an understanding of the business needs of a CRO

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