Covance Manager of Statistical Programming in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Overview

Manager of Statistical Programming

permanent, salaried

Remote from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada

Responsibilities

Supervision of less-experienced statistical programmers within project activities.

¨ Statistical Programming lead for large global or other major programs.

¨ Carry out line management responsibilities for assigned staff, including Performance

Management and Development activities, disciplinary procedures and administrative activities.

¨ Work with Training specialists and other disciplines to ensure all members of the department

receive training required to fulfill current role or to develop further.

¨ Encourage an open and communicative two-way interaction with line reports.

¨ Training and development of less-experienced staff within the department.

¨ Provide training on statistical programming related topics.

¨ Contribute to review and amendment of departmental processes and supporting documentation.

¨ Facilitate the flow of information, comment and feedback between senior management and all

levels of staff.

¨ Assume responsibilities for Lead Statistical Programmer or other statistical programming

responsibilities, e.g., DMC/IA unblinded programmer. Tasks include, but are not limited to

protocol review, CRF input, Statistical Analysis Plan review, responsibility for Statistical

Programming deliverables, analysis, reports and SAS programming.

¨ Provide statistical programming input into other disciplines' activities and participate in

interdepartmental processes.

¨ Determine documentation requirements for statistical programming aspects of projects. Give

guidance to support business and regulatory requirements including definition of appropriate

documentation, storage/communication media, and retention/return of documents at study

close-out.

¨ Initiate and participate in the ongoing review of the processes used by the Statistical

Programming group to ensure processes are continually improved.

¨ Ensure mechanisms in place to maintain flow of appropriate information between disciplines

on project team encouraging proactive communication.

¨ Project management activities for identified projects including financial, resource planning and

utilization, timelines and milestone management.

¨ Contact with client for technical issues.

¨ Maintain a positive approach, building a motivating and professional team environment.

¨ Provide input and review of new business proposals, including time and cost estimates and

associated documentation; participate in associated client development activities.

¨ Represent the statistical programming during audits, particularly those related to new client

opportunities.

¨ Perform ongoing financial review of projects assigned to, ensure that all issues are highlighted

and resolved as quickly as possible and all non-contract tasks are identified, tracked and

included in change order forms

¨ Ensure all Statistical Programming activities are carried out in accordance with Covance or

project specific processes

¨ Carry out all activities according to appropriate Covance SOPs, working within the framework

of the Quality Management System and to GCP.

¨ Perform other duties as requested by management.

Required Experience

8 years experience in provision of programming support for clinical trial management and

reporting, or equivalent experience

¨ Supervisory skills gained from lead program oversight of large scale projects utilizing project

management skills and team leadership as demonstrated by the ability to organize and motivate

project teams

¨ Extensive experience and proven skills in the use of SAS within a Statistical Programming

environment

¨ Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials form initial study set-up to study completion

¨ Complete knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a

Statistical Programming environment and the ability to communicate to programmers and

nonprogrammers alike

¨ Full understanding of the job roles in programming, to be able to identify training and

development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most

efficient practices

¨ An excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g.

Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management

¨ Ability to apply extensive technical expertise and full knowledge of other related disciplines to

provide consultancy and advice on programming and wider related issues to other departments

and disciplines

¨ Excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach, anticipating issues and working to

ensure they are avoided or resolved as quickly as possible

¨ A willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to

confirm decisions when necessary

¨ Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work

¨ Self motivation and the ability to work independently, excellent time management skills and

the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work

¨ Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff

throughout the global organization and confidently with other disciplines and external clients

¨ Ability promote a good team working environment, providing the client with a high quality

service whilst recognizing our business needs

¨ A proactive approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff

in other disciplines, often in other locations and in working to achieve consistent processes and

standards across them

¨ A co-operative and team orientated approach.

¨ Good interview skills to ensure successful recruitment of high caliber candidates

¨ Good general business awareness and an understanding of the business needs of a CRO

Education/Qualifications

¨ 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

Experience

¨ 8 years experience in provision of programming support for clinical trial management and

reporting, or equivalent experience

¨ Supervisory skills gained from lead program oversight of large scale projects utilizing project

management skills and team leadership as demonstrated by the ability to organize and motivate

project teams

¨ Extensive experience and proven skills in the use of SAS within a Statistical Programming

environment

¨ Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials form initial study set-up to study completion

¨ Complete knowledge and understanding of the processes and procedures used within a

Statistical Programming environment and the ability to communicate to programmers and

nonprogrammers alike

¨ Full understanding of the job roles in programming, to be able to identify training and

development needs, opportunities for optimizing staff utilization and employing the most

efficient practices

¨ An excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g.

Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management

¨ Ability to apply extensive technical expertise and full knowledge of other related disciplines to

provide consultancy and advice on programming and wider related issues to other departments

and disciplines

¨ Excellent problem solving skills, a proactive approach, anticipating issues and working to

ensure they are avoided or resolved as quickly as possible

¨ A willingness to make decisions, seeking advice from senior Statistical Programming staff to

confirm decisions when necessary

¨ Excellent organizational skills and the ability to delegate and prioritize work

¨ Self motivation and the ability to work independently, excellent time management skills and

the ability to work to tight deadlines whilst maintaining the highest standards of work

¨ Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate appropriately with all levels of staff

throughout the global organization and confidently with other disciplines and external clients

¨ Ability promote a good team working environment, providing the client with a high quality

service whilst recognizing our business needs

¨ A proactive approach to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff

in other disciplines, often in other locations and in working to achieve consistent processes and

standards across them

¨ A co-operative and team orientated approach.

¨ Good interview skills to ensure successful recruitment of high caliber candidates

¨ Good general business awareness and an understanding of the business needs of a CRO

Job Number 2019-27066

Job Category Biostatistics/Programming

Position Type Full-Time

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