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Statistical Programmer, Quantitative Sciences & Innovation

Novartis Pharma Schweiz AG

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Statistical Programmer, Quantitative Sciences & Innovation

Job ID195867BRPosition TitleStatistical Programmer, Quantitative Sciences & InnovationDivisionNIBRBusiness UnitTranslational MedicineCountrySwitzerlandWork LocationBaselCompany/Legal EntityNovartis Pharma AGFunctional AreaResearch & DevelopmentJob TypeFull TimeEmployment TypeRegularJob DescriptionAs a Statistical Programmer in Novartis Quantitative Sciences & Innovation / Biomarker Development / Translational Medicine, you will be responsible for all project level programming aspects (analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listings and tables) for exploratory drug development project.

- Manage the programming activities for a global project following internal project management guidelines and resource planning
- Program Programmer for projects and take a programming leadership role within Biomarker Development (BMD) and Translational Medicine
- Maintain efficient interfaces with internal and external customers with advice from BMD management specifically with IIS
- Develop and comply with project / study standards and specifications following internal and regulatory guidelines
- Oversee programming style, quality of Quantitative Sciences & Innovation/BMD contributions and compliance with timelines
- Ensure all documents and specifications are consistent and comply with company standards
- Program, according to specifications, analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listings, summaries, figures and tables for Phase I-IV clinical trials. Ensure quality control and quality audit of deliverables
- Maintain records for projects and archive trail / project analysis and associated documentation. This may involve designing or enhancing data storage systems
- Participate in the selection of CROs and supervise Quantitative Sciences & Innovation project activities for CROs
- Train staff on trial and project level activities and internal processes
- Participate in or lead non-clinical activities
- Perform appropriate merging and reformatting of datasets and derive new variables, carefully documenting each step
- Work closely with TM/BMD/QSI scientists to understand definitions of relevant variables
- Quickly identify possible data errors or inconsistencies and work independently with appropriate personnel to resolve them
- Number check and proof read reports and presentations for accuracy and clarity
Minimum requirements- Bachelor or higher degree in mathematics, statistics or computer science
- Advanced/fluent English

- Significant experience in a programming role preferably supporting clinical trials / in the pharmaceutical industry
- Expert knowledge of SAS software and experience with R programming language
- Good understanding of global clinical trial practices, procedures and methodologies
- Good understanding of regulatory requirement relevant to Translational Medicine (e.g. GCP, ICH)
- Experience in providing recommendations for maintenance or development of global policies, procedures and clinical data presentation standards
- Intermediate knowledge of office tools
- Good organizational and project management skills
- Good interpersonal and communication / presentation skills with experience from an international matrix multi-cultural environment
- Good problem solving skills
- Good presentation skills
- Used to working as part of a team, without close supervision, under pressure and meeting timelines