Covance Senior Statistical Programmer in Bangalore, India

Job Overview

  1. Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the production of SDTM and/or ADaM datasets to the required specification.

  • Produce Define.XML/PDFs, aCRFs and Reviewers Guide to support SDTM and ADaM deliverables.

  • Read-in and reconcile electronic data with the CRF.

  • Develop SAS programmable edit checks to assist in data review as needed.

  • QC datasets, defines, aCRF and Reviewers Guide to ensure their accuracy and meet the client specifications and documented appropriately in JIRA

  • Responsible for the production of data tables, figures and listings (TFLs) to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports in SAS.

  • QC TFLs to ensure their accuracy and meet the client specifications and documented appropriately in JIRA

  • Produce PK merge / EDT file

  • Take on responsibility for studies to ensure the datasets and/or TFLs and associated documents are completed in a timely manner and to the required specification

  • Responsible for timely data transfer to and from clients in both production and developmental roles.

  • Interact with clients on SAS programming matters.

  • Review and comment on the Statistical Analysis Plan and TFL shells.

  • Take on responsibility for program of studies to ensure the SAS outputs and associated documentation are consistent across studies and ensure Programmers are trained in client specific requirements

  • Answer QA audits in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Provide guidance, mentoring, training and feedback for members of the department in SAS processes and programming techniques.

  • Provide departmental training where appropriate.

  • As a Lead Programmer attend and contribute at all study meetings.

  • Liaise with supervisor to ensure that studies are scheduled into the department schedule.

  • Liaise with external and internal clients as required with regard to requirements for SAS deliverables and attend client meetings where required.

  • Liaise with study team to ensure targets and timelines are achieved.

  • Perform ad-hoc programming in response to unscheduled requests.

  • Ensure that all study material (paper and electronic) are archived within 3 months of the end product going final.

  • Contribute at department meetings, presenting SAS coding items to the rest of the department.

  • Ensure quality of personal work.

  • Investigate and implement new procedures / methods when necessary.

  • Proactive involvement with process improvements.

  • Good time management and organization skills, the ability to prioritize own work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.

  • Effective communication skills; a co-operative and team orientated approach.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


University/college degree or HND in a numerate or computing discipline.


  • 3-4 years of SAS programming experience.

  • Experience with relational databases.

Understanding of data management and the clinical trial process

Job Number 2018-20572

Job Category Clinical Operations

Position Type Full-Time

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