Covance STATISTICAL PROGRAMMER II, UK in Leeds, United Kingdom

Job Overview

SAS Statistical Programmer II job. Office -home based across UK. SDTM. ADaM. TFLs. Permanent Position.


As an integral part of everything we do, our employees make a difference in the lives of millions of people… and you will too.

Thinking of accelerating your SAS Programming career in clinical trials?

Then think long-term and the outstanding possibilities we can offer you at Covance!:

  • We have helped the pharmaceutical industry develop more medicines worldwide than any other company, including the top 50 best-selling drugs on the market today, and

  • 100 % of all Oncology drugs approvedin 2016.

Explore this SAS/Statistical Programmer job with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than the average company in the sector.


We have a permanent job opportunity for a SAS / Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Early Clinical team based in our Leeds office, working on Phase I–II trials. For the right person, we are prepared to offer a home based job across the UK.

In this job, you will be responsible for providing SAS programming support in terms of SDTM and ADaM datasets and tables, figures and listings (TFLs) for reports and you will have the opportunity to assume the role of Lead Programmer for allocated studies. Main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading studies, ensuring datasets, TFLs and associated documents are completed in a timely and quality manner

  • 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

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

  • Interact with clients on SAS programming matters

We will help you achieve your goals by offering continuous professional and career development.

If you're looking for a role in a fast-paced environment leading multiple studies for key clients then Covance is the place for you!

We offer, in a word, variety

  • In the type of studies: PK, Bioequivalence, Metabolism, Dose Escalation….etc.

  • In Early Phase we are not assigned for years to the same study, so you will be exposed to multiple studies for clients with different needs as well as working with talented internal colleagues

Join us and see why Covance has been named among the World´s Most Innovative Companies in Forbes´ 2017 Ranking, and more than 90% of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies are repeat customers… we can offer you not only a job, but a stable, long-term international career.

Education / Qualifications

We're looking for Programmers educated to degree level, specifically in a computing, mathematical or statistical subject, or Life Science.


You should be able to demonstrate a robust and comprehensive expertise working as a SAS Programmer in the clinical research industry, either at a Pharma company or a CRO; and an understanding of the fundamental principles of programming, program development and review

Show evidence of and experience of leading studies and performing peer review of others work and/or dual programming.

Job Number 2018-21426

Job Category Scientific Mid-Level

Position Type Full-Time

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