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Principal Statistical Programmer

Hyderabad, Telangana, India Date posted 11/10/2020 Job ID 64182BR

As a member of Parexel’s Statistical Programming group, you will be heavily involved in leading trials to successful completion, working in close collaboration with sponsor teams, and Parexel teams in differing locations. Depending on your career goals, you will be provided the opportunity to be exposed to a variety of different sponsors, products and therapeutic areas, or choose to focus your career on working with a specific sponsor and gaining in depth knowledge of a specific therapeutic area and compound.

You will become a part of a team with an inherent breadth of knowledge and expertise in small, single center Investigator studies to multi-site, multi-national trials in Phases I to IV of clinical development, as well as observational studies. From initial planning meetings at the study design stage through to implementation and execution, our team of skilled statistical programmers will employ industry-accepted statistical tools and techniques, as well as innovative consulting, to provide the quality and efficiency of projects.

Parexel develops and delivers cost effective, high-quality training programs for those employees that are directly involved with sponsor functional partnerships to ensure that our statistical programmers can quickly step in to make significant contributions to the success of a study. In addition, you will receive the opportunity to shape your development through quarterly conversations with your manager.

Success Profile

Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Team player
  • Tech-Savvy
  • Communicator
  • Proactive
  • Detail-oriented
  • Analytical
  • "I have learned a great deal and developed my expertise. The management team here is open and honest and it is refreshing to be treated with a high degree of trust and flexibility. I have been fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects and partnerships and the work is always interesting."

    Richard – Principal Statistical Programmer

Rewards

  • Global Impact

    We are one truly global team working together to propel each client´s journey ahead faster.

  • Balance

    We value work-life balance. We try and keep regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office.

  • Development

    Opportunity to learn and grow through a performance and development goal-setting program.

  • Collaboration

    Work with industry leaders and subject matter experts.

  • Variety

    Opportunity to work on a wide range of therapeutic areas and medical devices.

Responsibilities

Deliver best value and high quality service.
 Ability to fill Statistical Programming Coordinator role on projects. The Statistical Programming Coordinator will:
o Input into and negotiate statistical programming timelines. Ensure that timelines are adhered to.
o Coordinate and lead a statistical programming team to successful completion of a study within given timelines and budget.
o Monitor project resourcing, project budgets, and identify changes in scope.
 Ensure quality control (QC) on all process and technical activities related to derived dataset, table, listing, and figure programming in accordance with corporate quality standards, WSOPs/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and/or other international regulatory requirements are performed.
Maintain all supporting documentation for studies in accordance with WSOPs/Guidelines to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance.
 Be trained in sponsor WSOP’s and disseminate knowledge to project team members as appropriate.
 Proactively participate in and/or lead process/quality improvement initiatives.
 Work closely with the Quality Management Groups (QMG) to ensure compliance with WSOPs/Guidelines, ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations and participate in internal/external audits and regulatory inspections as required.
 Develop wider knowledge of areas of Clinical Data Management Systems (CDMS), Electronic Data Capture (EDC), Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS), Safety Reporting, SAS, SQL, and other programming language usage and processes within the GRO, biostatistics, and medical arenas.
 Maintain and expand local and international regulatory knowledge within the clinical industry.
 Assist project teams in the resolution of problems encountered in the conduct of their daily work.
 Provide a broad range of leadership and influencing capabilities to achieve the business objectives and goals for both Parexel and sponsors.
 Provide broad support, including advice on new technologies and industry technical standards (e.g. EDC, CDISC, Statistical principles, CFR Part 11, electronic submissions, applications and communications technologies, etc.) and their integration into Programming processes.
 Provide leadership, project specific training, stakeholder management, external sponsor support, resource management, and project management for the required programming tasks supporting clinical trial activities.
 Provide consultancy to internal and external sponsors with regard to statistical programming tasks. In addition, maintain visibility to these sponsors to ensure expectations are being met and that requirements are accurately distributed to the appropriate stakeholders.
 Provide oversight and guidance on multiple-trial programs, complex trials, and submission projects (including Integrated Summary of Safety or Efficacy).
 Coordinate project start-up activities, including Unix/PMED project area set-up, creation of global programs (e.g. setup.sas, formats.sas, etc.), tracking spreadsheets, and required documentation.
 Provide input into monthly PERFORM forecasts and monitor the completion of forecasted units.
 Create standard macros and applications to improve the efficiency of the department.
 Assessment of technology and processes, to facilitate best practices, increase quality, efficiency, and productivity.
 Consult with sponsors on technical/regulatory issues.
 Represent Parexel at sponsor marketing and technical meetings.
 Represent Statistical Programming on cross-functional technical initiatives.
 Contribute to the development and delivery of internal and external technical training seminars and courses.
Mentor and train other members of the department.
 Lead and supervise and/or create, implement and execute import and export programs, in either standard format, client specific format or CDISC compliant format depending on nature of request.
 Develop mapping specifications for data exports in accordance with applicable standards.

Qualifications

Proficiency in SAS.
 Knowledge of the programming and reporting process.
 Knowledge of WSOPs/Guidelines/System Life Cycle methodologies, ICH-GCP and any other applicable local and international regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11 and proven practical application.
 Demonstrated application of CRS concepts to achieve best practice and promote continuous improvement.
 Demonstrate ability to learn new systems and function in an evolving technical environment
 Strong leadership ability.
 Ability to successfully work together with a (“virtual”) team (including international teams as required) as well as independently.
 Demonstrate strong organizational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and be flexible to change.
 Attention to detail.
 Excellent analytical skills.
 Good presentation skills.
Tenacity to work in an innovative environment.
 Ability to negotiate and influence in order to achieve results.
 Business/Operational skills that include customer focus, commitment to quality management and problem solving.
 Good business awareness/business development skills (including financial awareness).
 Ability to create, maintain and define strategies to improve the efficiency of running a clinical trial.
 Work effectively in a quality-focused environment.
 Demonstrate commitment to refine quality processes.
 Effective time management in order to meet daily metrics or team objectives.
 Show commitment to and perform consistently high quality work.

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