PPD Programmer Analyst/ Senior Programmer Analyst - RTP, NC or home-based any location in the United States in Wilmington, North Carolina

PPD's global clinical biostatistics and programming team offers more than statistical analyses. We bring a deep understanding of the science of disease and compounds, as well as provide valuable upfront study design and comprehensive planning assistance.

We have several advanced computer programming positions open at multiple levels at ourMorrisville, NClocation working with clinical trials data (*remote location is also an option but on-site in Morrisville a few days a week is preferred).

Summarized Purpose:

Provides programming support for some or all of the following activities: creation and maintenance of programs used for data entry, data management, data validation, statistical report generation, and program validation.

Assists Data Management and Biostatistics with developing tools and techniques for improving process efficiencies. Communicates effectively within a multi-disciplinary project team to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget.

Ability to act as a Lead Programmer on selected studies, provide quality control support for statistical programming, represent Biostatistics department within the company, interface with client, and interface with client as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Understands and follows department's working practice documents and SOPs, and contributes to their development as needed.

  • Understands and follows appropriate corporate SOPs.

  • Independently creates, executes, maintains, and validates programs that transfer data across multiple data management systems or operating systems, combines data from a variety of sources and structures, generates and stores summary data from a variety of sources, generates reports or combines multiple databases.

  • Independently creates, executes, maintains, and validates programs that generate listings, tables and figures using SAS.

  • Performs other programming tasks as necessary to support Clinical Data Management and Biostatistics.

  • Assesses and ensures the validity of all program output.

  • Serves as a project lead and oversees work of other programmers on team.

  • Documents all work; manages assignments to meet timelines and produces high quality deliverables.

  • Functions as a contributing member of a multi-disciplined team.

  • Actively seeks information to gain good understanding of the role of the programmer in the overall process.

  • Increases knowledge base and professional skills in areas including programming, technology and techniques, clinical trials, and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Provides general infrastructure support to the Biostatistics Department. Examples include presentation / teaching at Department meetings, contributing to other general department documents and policies, or assisting with Biostatistics web page content.

  • Acts as mentor and first level escalation for Associate Programmer and Programmer Analyst I

  • Provides quality control support

  • Inputs into bidding process and assists on biostat metrics.



Education and Experience:

  • MS/MA degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field and a minimum of three (3) years experience, or Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification, and

  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 5 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient in one or more programming languages

  • Ability to train, mentor and supervise others

  • Demonstrated understanding of relational data base structure and experience working with complex data systems

  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail

  • Demonstrated leadership ability and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary project team

  • Excellent problem solving and innovative skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to independently and effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines

  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities

  • Demonstrated positive attitude, enthusiasm toward work, and the ability to work well with others

  • Demonstrated leadership, initiative and motivation

Working Conditions and Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office/ laboratory and/or a clinical environment.

  • Exposure to electrical office equipment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work in an upright and /or stationary position 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.

  • Frequent mobility required.

  • Occasional crouching, stooping, with frequent 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.

  • Ability 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 to obtain or relate information to diverse groups.

  • 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 equal opportunity employer (EOE) that will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status by embracing diversity and the responsibilities of corporate citizenship in our communities. PPD values our former military & transitioning service member’s service.



*Job: Biostatistics

*Organization: Clin Dev-United States (CLDUS)

*Title: Programmer Analyst/ Senior Programmer Analyst - RTP, NC or home-based any location in the United States

*Location: United States

*Requisition ID: 140895