Sr./Principal Programmer Analyst

Discipline: Biometrics
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £$110,000-$160,000
Contact name: Dan Sidell

Contact email:
Contact phone: +1 (617) 982 1238
Job ref: 21610
Published: about 2 months ago
Expiry date: 02 August 2021

Fully Remote Role

Sr./Principal Programmer Analyst

We currently have an exciting opening with a top Pharmaceutical company in a Sr./Principal Programmer Analyst – Phase 1 role.

Role Summary:

This client is a renowned leader in the industry and are focused on finding elite talent to join their team as a lead/principal programmer to lead across multiple projects. They heavily value work-life balance and the wellbeing of their employees, and it is a phenomenal place to work. The focus of this position will be targeted on Phase 1 aspects of clinical trials, from design through analysis and reporting.

This individual will also be tasked with organizing and directing the team/more junior team members to ensure proper processes throughout. This Principal will also be tasked with representing the department both internally and externally with client companies and regulatory agencies.

Job Functions and Duties:

This individual will have the potential to serve as the lead programmer/project lead on studies and drug problems of all sizes and scales. They will conduct team meetings, develop, and monitor project timelines, forecast and assess resources, and ensure projects stay within study budgets. This person will be constantly involved in providing process improvement efforts and be a leader of solution teams.

In addition to this, the candidate will represent the departments to clients and regulatory authorities, directly contributing to proposals and bids. They may also serve as a project manager for biometrics specific services. Involvement with the development and guidance of junior members of the team is also required, and involvement within the recruitment and candidate processes of junior folks can be expected.


A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, or a related field is required. Along with this, 5+ years of experience within a related industry is also required. For candidates who hold only a bachelor’s degree in a related field, 8+ years of industry experience will be required for consideration.

This individual must exhibit strong SAS programming skills, and great understanding of complex database structure. They must be capable of leading a multidisciplinary team and being capable of coaching and mentoring others.

Candidate must have a good understanding of clinical trials, ICH statistical, and reporting guidelines. They also must have experience with Project management principles such as project budget creation and managing project budgets and risks.