Covance Statistical Programmer 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Overview

  • Develop and review SAS specifications, programs and output for the creation of ADaM and client-defined analysis datasets, tables, listings and graphs in support of Statistical Analysis Plans

  • Interact with project team members in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Clinical and Biostatistics.

  • Assume team member responsibilities, including representing Statistical Programming at internal project team meetings and with support from senior Statistical Programming staff at client meetings.

  • Demonstrate good problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to confirm decisions when necessary.

  • With sufficient experience assume the role of a Lead Programmer for assigned projects.

  • Understand scope of project in order to advise Senior Statistical Programming staff of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.

  • Assist with training, mentoring of Statistical Programmers under the supervision of senior Statistical Programming staff.

  • Participate in the Statistical Programming review of Case Report Forms (CRFs), annotated CRFs, database structures and study related documentation

  • Review draft and final production runs for projects to ensure quality and consistency.

  • Ensure the filing of study documentation is maintained to the standard required according to processes and acceptable for audit.

  • Prioritize personal workload to meet specified completion dates.

  • Carry out all activities according to Covance SOPs working within the framework of the Quality Management System and to Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

  • Perform other duties as assigned by senior Statistical Programming staff.


Minimum Required:

  • BSc in a computing, life science, mathematical or Statistical subject.

  • A high computing content is considered to be beneficial, however proven computing skills are most important.

  • Alternative academic qualifications or experience are assessed to ensure equivalent background.



  • 3 - 5 years experience as Statistical Programmer for management and reporting of clinical trial data.

  • Demonstrated skills in the use of SAS

  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work

  • Awareness and appreciation of the business needs of a CRO

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Cooperative and team-oriented approach.

  • Self motivation and ability to work independently

Job Number 2018-21810

Job Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

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