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As a top five CRO, we have worked on 100+ marketed drugs across several therapeutic areas and conducted the pivotal or supportive trials that led to FDA and/or international regulatory approval of 70+ 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 SolutionsTM model, PRA provides a broad spectrum of solutions that meet the demands of a diverse marketplace.


At PRA, 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 community. 


For more information please see our website:


We are currently seeking an experienced Application Programmer Safety Systems to join and grow with our Safety Systems Group in our established Drug Safety Department in Mannheim, Germany. 


In this challenging position you will   

  • Collaborate with IT, vendors, and partners, as well as members of SRM leadership, who are the “sponsors” of the various systems
  • Develop, set up or support and maintain new / existing safety system tools / applications, project databases etc.
  • Follow standards on programming style and documentation
  • Implement and document system change requests and updates or create documents if needed
  • Participate in design sessions and provide input on the software solution, architecture and workflows for internal and external clients
  • Debug problems with information systems using a variety of analytical skills, techniques, and resources
  • Generate and develop tools for quality and performance metrics / KPIs on all processes as well as reports and analysis where safety systems are used
  • Ensure proper documentation for the applications / tools, audit readiness and SRM representation at audits
  • Support validation activities to ensure that quality solutions are delivered to the end user to meet set business requirements as well as conform to PRA’s technology principles, architecture, and strategies
  • Ensure all safety systems activities are completed in accordance with SOPs, WIs and other applicable regulations. Establish new SOPs, WIs, manuals if needed
  • Create C# / SQL / VBA NET and other scripts and perform data extraction, analysis and preparation of reports
  • Provide technical support of SRM information systems to peers and end users
  • Maintain and enhance technical knowledge in all relevant areas as well as in global developments
  • Participate in client meetings if required and leads in technical direction
  • Keep management aware of potential & actual issues. Assist in developing solutions
  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to PRA's values
  • Other activities as identified and requested by senior management


Experience with

  • Design and implementation of C# and ASP .Net applications and web services (mandatory)
  • Writing HTML and CSS to create user-friendly web modules with Javascript and Jquery utilizing 3rd party components like Telerik, ReSharper to create interactive custom web components (of advantage)
  • Object oriented programming concepts and design patterns
  • Unit testing, regression and integration testing
  • Development with tools like Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio
  • Knowledge of MS SQL Server and other databases e.g. Oracle. Advanced skills in data storage/retrieval T-SQL (must)
  • Programming data warehouses, dashboards and data visualisation techniques (of advantage)
  • Pharmacovigilance or related services of advantage
  • Fluency in English and conversational German is required

An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent work experience with a minimum of three years proven records in application programming is required.


Together with a competitive salary, we 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.



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