Covance Senior Statistical SAS Programmer in Milan, Italy

Job Overview

Senior SAS Statistical Programmer. Office-based or remote in the UK. Remote in any other country in EU. Full-time. You will assume the role of Lead Programmer for allocated studies, providing SAS programming support in the creation of SDTM datasets and/or ADaM datasets and/ or tables, figures and listings (TFLs).


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 approved in 2016.

Explore this Senior 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 job opportunity for a Senior SAS / Statistical Programmer to join our highly skilled Early Clinical team with an option to work either office based or remote in the UK, or accross Europe.

In this job you will assume the role of Lead Programmer for assigned studies, acting as the Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers, developing and reviewing SAS® programs and output for the management and reporting of clinical trial data. We will help you achieve your goals by offering continuous professional and career development.

You will be the go-to person for SAS Programming guidance and support in the creation of SDTM datasets, ADaM datasets or tables, figures and listings (TFLs). In fact, as our SME, you will:

  • Play a key role in developing the team skills by crafting training and mentoring initiatives in all programming functions, helping to improve production processes and programming techniques.

  • Set-up utilities/SAS based systems to assist and facilitate Clinical SAS Programming activities.

  • Ensure quality and consistency for draft and final production runs


  • We're looking for Programmers educated to degree level. Ideally, but no required, in a computing, mathematical, 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. Experience in the preparation of programming plans, study set-up and review of study specific documents

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

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


Job Number 2017-15301

Job Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

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