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Principal Statistical Programmer

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Sep 29, 2023

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5! The number of New Molecular Entities (NMEs) approvals of potential blockbusters, which Novartis obtained in 2019 alone. We advanced a breath of early programs in our pipeline that addresses significant unmet needs and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic Statistical Programmers with expertise in SDTMs, ADaMs & TFLs, and experience in Regulatory Submissions. As a part of the Statistical Programming unit, you will play a key role in supporting a growing pipeline across multiple therapeutic areas, with emphasis on regulatory submissions. An excellent opportunity to work end-to-end programming from CRF collections through Regulatory submission, you will have an exciting opportunity to learn new technologies (like R) and endorse Statistical Programming as a key contributor in driving the #GO-Digital vision of Novartis.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Responsible for managing project level activities within Product Lifecycle Services (PLS). Act as the programming functional lead on customers' project teams. Participate in project team meetings. Determine an efficient project programming strategy that utilizes customers' standards and procedures. Develop project-level programming specifications for analysis datasets and pooled datasets for a project.
• Lead the production of statistical outputs for clinical study reports, publications, and market promotions. Ensure the quality control of all programs, specifications and statistical outputs within a study project.
• Ensure that programming-related documents are consistent, and comply with Data Science's and customers' standards, by reviewing case report forms, statistical analysis plans, data structures specifications, and specifications for tables, listings and figures. Archival of project programs and associated documentation.
• Mentor programmers in the functional expertise required for project support. Support the development of, and the training of users in, new programming applications.
• As required, participate in process improvement initiatives or other non-clinical project activities.
• Develop advanced, general-purpose programming functions for deployment across multiple projects. Maintain advanced knowledge of programming languages (e.g., SAS and R).
• Manage the outsourcing of programming activities from Data Science to an approved vendor in accordance with Scientific Services vendor management procedures.
• Assist the Group Lead in the assessment of applicants for programming roles within Data Science.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• Graduation/Post graduation or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, computer science, or health sciences/related field with at least 8 years work experience in a programming role preferably supporting clinical trials/ or in the pharmaceutical industry (5 years for MS Statistics / Computer Science graduates). Advanced knowledge of / experience with SAS, or R, and other relevant programming software.
• Proven experience in development of advanced programming functions with high programming efficiency; strong programming and problem-solving skills
• Proven experience in leading programmer support for multiple clinical trials and submission activities (or
• equivalent) . Proven knowledge of database design/structures and basic statistics. Working experience in pooling analysis datasets across multiple clinical studies (or equivalent)
• Good understanding of global clinical trial / project practices, procedures, methodologies. Good understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to statistical programming (e.g. Good Clinical Practice).
• Good knowledge of office tools.

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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