Covance Senior Principal Statistical Programmer job in Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Overview

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

If you want to accelerate your Statistical Programming career in clinical trials, think long-term and the possibilities we can offer you:

  • 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 approved in 2016 .

Explore this job as Senior Principal Statistical Programmer with us and check for yourself why Covance is known to promote 2.5x more employees annually than average for this sector.

We have a great job opportunity for an expert Senior Principal Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Programming department, either home or office based anywhere in Europe.

You will be trusted to lead a global team of programmers (EU, US, Australia) who are responsible for delivering SDTM-like data for a large portfo of Phase I-IV studies. As the Project Manager, you will plan and schedule your team tasks, assign priorities, oversee their day-to-day execution, and monitor progress to ensure risks are minimized and timeliness, quality and budget are met.

This is a client-facing role: you will have the opportunity to act as primary customer interface and to represent our programming function at client meetings. You will also present status updates at Covance Senior Management meetings.

You will be an essential Subject Matter Expert for the team, and so will play a meaningful role in polishing your team skills by crafting training programs (especially CDISC, SDTMs, and complex macros).

Education / Qualifications

  • University/college degree (numerate, computing, life science, pharmacy or related subject


  • Proficient in CDISC, SDTMs

  • Previous CRO experience is preferred but not essential

  • Previous project management experience advantageous

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Cooperative, self-motivated, with a can-do attitude.

  • Strong organization and time management skills with the ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining high standard

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.


Want to enquire about our salary range, flexible timetable, holidays, health and other benefits? Please contact us to discuss.

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Job Number 2017-13968

Job Category Scientific Advanced Degree

Position Type Full-Time

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