Covance Senior Statistical Programmer in Shanghai, China

Job Overview

  • Develop SAS programs for SDTM, ADaM, client-defined analysis datasets, Patient Profiles, Tables, Listings and Graphs in support of the Statistical Analysis Plan, posters, manuscripts, Integrated of Summary of Safety (ISS) and Integrated Summary of Efficacy (ISE)

  • Provide technical planning to include overseeing the set-up of key macros and SAS programs.

  • Act as a Lead Programmer for projects

  • Represent Statistical Programming at internal and client meetings

  • Act as a Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers in relateddisciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Project Management and Medical Writing.

  • Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach and a willingness to make decisions on a regular basis.

  • Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the team when acting as a Lead Programmer

  • Prioritize personal workload and that of teammates; perform work with minimal supervision

  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables; development of technical solutions to abstract problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity.

  • Advise Senior Statistical Programming Staff of changes in scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.


  • 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.


  • 5 - 8 years experience with proven SAS skills within a clinical trials environment.

  • Knowledge in all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion.

  • Full knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a Statistical Programming environment.

  • Able to identify training and development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most efficient practices.

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize workto meet tight deadlines while maintaining high standards

  • Self motivation and ability to work independently with minimum direction.

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

Job Number 2018-24870

Job Category Biostatistics/Programming

Position Type Full-Time

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