Quanticate UK - Head Office

Senior Programmer III

UK-Hertfordshire-Hitchin | UK-Home Based | UK-Midlothian-Edinburgh | UK-Cheshire-Wilmslow
6 months ago
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Quanticate has a new opportunity for an experienced SAS Programmer to join the team as a Senior Programmer III. This is a multi-discipline role, with focus on delivering the project leadership for multiple projects, alongside providing expertise from a technical perspective in support of the department deliverables.


This is a role suited to an experience clinical SAS Programmer who is looking for the next step in their career by joining a medium sized CRO to provide advanced project and technical support in the preparation and review of high quality programming deliverables and documentation, as well as the processes and standards required, to both colleagues and clients.


  • Deliver excellent customer care in support of genuine value and a great customer experience
  • Ensure adherence to all relevant SOPs, guidelines and processes
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of the external regulatory environment relating to programming, including ICH/GCP requirements, and provide advice and educate colleagues (and clients) on changes to regulatory requirements and/or other guidelines relating to programming
  • Provide high quality deliverables and appropriate communication within expected timelines and budget
  • Use acquired in-depth knowledge and broad expertise to enhance procedures within Programming
  • Work on cross-functional initiatives promoting knowledge-sharing within Quanticate
  • Provide mentoring and leadership, as required
  • Lead teams on complex projects, locally or globally, as required
  • Critically review and provide comments on clinical documents, e.g. protocol, CRF and SAP
  • Perform Peer Review and Final Inspection
  • Represent the Company at external conferences and forums
  • Participate in meetings such as recruitment, business development and audits from a clinical programming perspective
  • Assist with the implementation of and follow Project Management procedures
  • Provide programming expertise internally and externally on complex clinical projects
  • Delivery of consistently high quality output in a timely manner
  • Provide leadership within the function on programming standards, processes, and procedures, as well as to other Quanticate functions and externally to clients
  • Identify departmental technical training requirements
  • Develop and deliver SAS training and workshops and other programming related training sessions, as applicable
  • Plan resource requirements and project timelines, and recognise project training needs, including multiple/complex projects
  • Establish and enforce the appropriate standards for multiple projects
  • Pro-actively address changing timelines, priorities and resourcing requirements in line with appropriate issue escalation processes
  • Delegate work appropriately and monitor project progress


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a numerate discipline
  • Understanding of basic statistics
  • Developed and extensive programming experience, preferably within the pharmaceutical industry or medical sector
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development and associated ICH/GCP guidelines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of pharmaceutical industry standards
  • Advanced/expert programming experience covering activities from study set-up to final reporting
  • Knowledge and experience on pharmaceutical industry and requirements for delivery of clinical trials
  • Ability to work independently as a programmer and advise on preferred programming solutions for complex projects
  • Should have PC skills, excellent knowledge of statistical software packages (particularly SAS), excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and excellent analytical skills
  • Has continuous improvement mentality and an excellent attention to detail




An exciting opportunity for a Senior Programmer III within the Programming department has arisen at our Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), Quanticate. Working from any of our UK offices (Hitchin / Manchester / Edinburgh) or home based, you will work within Quanticate’s global programming department, providing the highest quality statistical programming services to our pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutritional and medical device clients.


Having formed in 2007, from the merger of two specialist Biometrics CROs, Quanticate has grown to become the world’s largest CRO specialising in the provision of data-related services. Our services include Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Clinical Programming, Medical Writing and Pharmacovigilance.


As a recognised "Investors in People" employer, Quanticate is committed to the development of its employees. With structured career paths across each of its functional areas, and Junior and Expert Academies that have been created to help fast-track you up the CRO career ladder, you will be working for a company that is able to provide long-term career development opportunities alongside flexible working arrangements.


The Programming Group


With approximately 100 clinical SAS Programmers spread across each of our global offices, the Programming Group is Quanticate’s largest department. The UK and US teams report to a Senior Director of Programming based in the UK, and the ROW teams i.e. Poland, India and South Africa, report to a Senior Director of Programmer based in Poland.


Each Programmer will have a line manager, who will be responsible for each individual’s development and performance, including objective setting, mentoring and support. Programmers will also work under the guidance of a Project Delivery Manager who will ensure that employees are delivering their projects on time, to budget and to the required quality standard and applying Quanticate Project Management Principles.


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