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Principal Data Programmer
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United Kingdom-Swansea
United Kingdom-Reading
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PRA Health Sciences is a top five global CRO.  We have worked on over 100 marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and / or international regulatory approval of over 45 such drugs.


At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do.  From full service clinical development to the pioneering Embedded Solutions model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.


At PRA Health Sciences, borders do not create boundaries.  PRA’s success is dependent upon our ability to attract and retain a talented team of diverse professionals.  Our growing workforce is comprised of over 13,000 employees, spanning 13 time zones across six continents and who speak more than 30 languages – yet operate in unison as one worldwide PRA Health Sciences community.


We are looking for experienced programmers to complement our newly formed Data Integration and Standards Team which mainly focusses on SDTM dataset production covering offices based in North America, UK and Germany while utilising some ‘offshore’ resources in China.


The global programming management team are consistently focussed on identifying and retaining industry leading talent. Using a supportive and engaged management style they will provide a focus for staff development alongside an effective work/life balance.  Home-based positions will be considered upon request for applicants with the appropriate experience and communication skills.


If chosen and accept then you will assist with the delivery of projects in either a lead or support programmer position as a Data Programmer (SDTM focussed).  You will also be frequently collaborating within multi-cultural global teams, so will need to demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, exhibit pro-active teamwork alongside a positive attitude, and maintain up-to-date industry awareness and understanding of regulation/standards.


Main tasks will include:

  • aCRF creation
  • SDTM or Tabulation datasets creation and QC
  • Creation of SDTM define.xml and Study Data Reviewers Guide (SDRG)
  • Use Pinnacle 21 Report to validate datasets
  • Raw Data transfers
  • SDTM or Tabulation Data transfers
  • Direct the programming activities on multiple studies
  • Be aware of timelines, plan resources, analyse study finances etc.
  • Mentor junior programmers
  • Contribute toward SME teams
  • Become involved with process improvement and initiatives


In order to be considered for the position at PRA, you will have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a mathematical, statistical, quantitative or scientific field and have demonstrable experience in a similar field - ideally within a CRO (Clinical Research Organisation)


Together with a competitive salary, PRA will offer a comprehensive range of benefits and an excellent working environment.  As we continue to expand, there will be career opportunities on a truly global scale.

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities


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