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Covance Senior Principal CDISC Specialist (Remote) in Raleigh, North Carolina

Job Overview:

Hiring for Senior Principal CDISC Specialist (Remote): can be based anywhere in USA/ Canada

Perform the role of a Lead Statistical Programmer including leading oversight of partnership programs

Plan, execute and oversee all programming activities on a study, including but not limited to, resource estimation, working within budget, meeting timelines, maximizing quality, interaction with other departments and the client, etc.

♦ Develop and maintain SAS programs to create complex SDTM and ADaM datasets and TFLs, and perform QC of SDTM, ADaMs and TFLs ♦ Produce Define XML/PDFs, Analysis Results Metadata (ARM), aCRFs and Reviewers Guides to support SDTMs and ADaMs ♦ Develop and/or lead the development of complex specifications for SDTMs and ADaM datasets and contribute to the development of Covance by Labcorp and Client standards ♦ Review SAPs and TFL shells from a programming perspective for studies and advise on the development of complex TFL shells from a programming perspective ♦ Mentor programmers in the processes around SDTMs, ADaMs and TFLs and Study Lead processes, ensuring adherence to department practices and processes ♦ Facilitate advanced technical expertise ♦ Respond to QA and client audits and represent the department in all types of audits ♦ Participate in partnership Bid Defenses in order to win new packages of business ♦ Continually identify and suggest ways to improve the efficiency, quality and productivity of statistical programming



  • BSc, preferably in computing, life science, mathematical or statistical subject


Minimum Required:

  • Typically 8 years of SAS® programming experience in the CRO or Pharmaceutical industry, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job

  • Deep knowledge of CDSIC (SDTM/ ADaM standards)

  • Extensive experience as lead statistical programmer on complex studies in clinical research

  • Substantial knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials from 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 non-programmers alike.

  • Broad knowledge of all CDISC requirements related to SDTM and ADaM, including define.xml, Reviewer's Guide and submission standards

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