Principal Programmer (remote-based)

£60000 - £65000 per annum
  1. Permanent
Manchester, Greater Manchester
  1. Biometrics, Statistical Programming

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Hobson Prior are currently working with a Biostatistics Consultancy company, who are seeking a Principal Programmer to be home-based within the UK on a permanent basis. For more information on this role please get in touch now!

Job Responsibilities

  • You will perform programming activities related to project team and departmental deliverables.
  • Perform the development and validation of trial specific programs for analysis and reporting including the supervision of other programmers, where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinate and perform the programming review of database design specifications and Statistical Analysis Plans (SAP).
  • Perform QC of deliverables before liaising with client.
  • To provide mentoring when needed.
  • Lead teams when needed.
  • Review database set-up specifications.

Key Skills:

  • Proven ability to work with teams.
  • Robust organisational skills, ability to manage competing priorities, and flexibility to change.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organisational skills, excellent communication skills (oral and written), and excellent analytical skills.


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a numerate discipline.
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical software packages (particularly SAS).
  • Knowledge and experience on pharmaceutical industry and requirements for delivery of clinical trials.
  • Programming experience covering activities from study set-up to final reporting.
  • CDISC knowledge (SDTM/ADaM).

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