Senior Programmer I Canada

Job Locations CA-Home Based | CA-ON-Mississauga
Posted Date 5 months ago(4/21/2022 9:24 AM)
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This position is an opportunity for an experienced clinical SAS Programmer to join a dedicated programming department. As a Senior SAS Programmer I in the programming team at Quanticate, you will provide high level technical support, mentoring and guidance in the preparation and review of programming deliverable and documentation.


You will gain exposure to a broad range of clinical trial studies, working across Phases I-IV in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. Working as part of local and global project teams, you will have the opportunity to work on high profile, global studies for major pharmaceutical clients.


  • Technical expertise in support of project deliveries and training development of Programming personnel.
  • Provide project and technical support, or line management 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.
  • Provide high quality, timely support that conforms to current Quanticate (or client-specific) standard operating procedures (SOPs) and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines on behalf of the client.
  • Ensure high levels of customer care are provided.


  • Deliver excellent customer care in support of genuine value and a great customer experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of clinical and pharmaceutical drug development and associated ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical industry standards
  • Comprehensive understanding of current Quanticate, and client-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines on behalf of the client.
  • Provide mentoring in area of technical expertise.
  • Ability to work with different, functions, and across sites, as required.
  • Ability to review clinical documents, e.g. protocol, CRF and SAP.
  • Perform other reasonable programming tasks as requested by management.
  • Follow appropriate Project Management procedures.
  • Work to the appropriate standards of the project.
  • Demonstrated SAS programming knowledge to an advanced level with expected results in SAS competency test.
  • Ability to work independently as a programmer.
  • Provide programming expertise and support within the function on programming standards, processes and procedures.
  • Provide high quality deliverables and appropriate communication to the client within expected timelines and budget as directed by the Project Lead.
  • Ability to represent the Company at external conferences, forums and working groups from a clinical programming perspective.
  • Contribute to SAS training and workshops and other programming-related training sessions as applicable.
  • Continuous acquirement of SAS and other appropriate programming expertise within pharmaceutical industry.
  • To be responsible and accountable for daily and accurate completion of timesheets.

Key Contacts/Relationships (Internal & External)


  • Has a close working relationship with Senior Programmers (all levels), Line Manager, HR and other functional staff.
  • May deputise for a Senior Programmer II.
  • Works closely with the project study teams (statisticians, clinicians, medical writers, project management) for the successful delivery of programming activities.


  • Some interaction with clients to complete various programming activities. To fulfil this role, the Senior Programmer I may be required to be a key participant in project team meetings and be responsive on an ad hoc basis.


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a numerate discipline.
  • Understanding of basic statistics.
  • Knowledge and experience on pharmaceutical industry and requirements for delivery of clinical trials.
  • Preferably have programming experience covering activities from study set-up to final reporting.
  • Should have PC skills, good knowledge of statistical software packages (particularly SAS), good organisational skills, good communication skills (oral and written), excellent analytical skills, works well as part of a team, and has a continuous improvement mentality and a good attention to detail.




An exciting opportunity for a Senior SAS Programmer I has arisen within our Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), Quanticate. Working from our Durham, NC office, 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 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.


As a Senior SAS Programmer I, you will report directly to a Principal Programmer who, in turn, reports to one of the Senior Directors of Programming.





This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to develop a SAS programming career within a CRO that specialises in data-related services. You will have the opportunity to work as part of global project teams, gaining exposure to high profile, global studies for major pharmaceutical clients, as well as furthering your mentoring and leadership skills, whilst gaining further experience across a variety of therapeutic areas.


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