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Placement Student - Associate Clinical Database Programmer

This is a 12 / 14 month University Placement for students in their penultimate year of study. Starting Summer 2022, based out of our Sheffield office. The Associate Clinical Database Programmer I works with close supervision to support various programming activities related to clinical systems, and/or the application of computer and communication technologies.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to build upon elements studied on your course. You will be well supported and receive full training, and gain real experience as a junior team player
  • Typical tasks which will be performed under close supervision, are review of validation output both on screen and from listings, raising queries where appropriate, editing the database and QC of the CRF (Case Report Form) against the database
  • General technical aptitude will be required to understand in-house built applications and off the shelf packages
  • Tasks can be repetitive and depending upon the lifecycle of the study can see the successful candidates performing the same or a small number of DM related activities for weeks or even months
  • The role may require the individual to move to different projects depending on resource requirements, so flexibility and the ability to transfer knowledge built on one study to another will be key
  • Duties Include: Set-Up, Maintain, Revise, Close-Out Electronic Data Capture Systems
  • Support Projects & Technologies
  • Assist in providing technical solutions to internal or external/client enquires.
  • Support to build or integrate systems within the GDO Area. Execute other programming languages and processes within the GDO area (e.g. Clinical Trial Management System, Safety Systems, Coding Systems)
  • Maintain all supporting documentation for studies in accordance with SOPs/Guidelines/Work Instructions to ensure traceability and regulatory compliance. This includes the documentation of any deviations and dissemination of these to the rest of the project teams.
  • Maintain technical documentation that is applicable to the Clinical Database.

Studying for a relevant Degree (e.g. Biomedical Sciences, Human Biosciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Informatics and other computer literate or scientific areas)
  • Ability and willingness to interact with, and learn from others
  • Good aptitude with Information Technology, in particular MS Office Applications (experience of working with databases and of SAS/SQL programming is useful but not essential)
  • Ability to work professionally in a business-like and client-focused environment
  • Enthusiastic, flexible and positive approach to work
  • First time quality is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills is required
  • Experience in at least one programming environment (e.g. SAS, CDMS, EDC, SQL, VB, Java).

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