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Clinical Data Management Programmer - SAS/EDC

Home-based U.S/Canada

Full-time Regular w/ benefits

Position not eligible for sponsorship, must be able to work unrestricted in U.S or Canada.

About PPD:

We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD - thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.

About the Department:

Are you a data and a people person? Here's your team. We manage and clean the data collected in a clinical trial - from the design and build of the database and edit checks, through the entry and cleaning of data to the final delivery of clinical trial data. We work closely with the project teams and clients to identify best practices and processes, meet and exceed our clients' needs, and do the right thing to earn their trust.

About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:

At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.

Summarized Purpose:

Works with clinical data management systems and programming tools to provide programming support in data management activities and deliverables including, but not limited to, database development and data validations. Works within a multi-disciplinary project team to complete assigned tasks on time and

within budget.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs tasks following within the timelines established by the team, in accordance with the process outlined in the departmental procedures and indicated by the project contract.
  • Programs and test various CDM listings required for routine data reviews;
  • Performs data imports of clinical data received from internal and external vendors;
  • Designs, builds and tests project databases and data cleaning edit checks;
  • Performs post production database, edit checks and/or listings updates;
  • Communicates effectively within a multi-disciplinary project teams to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget;
  • Increases knowledge base and professional skills in areas including programming and technology
  • Defines and imports data into the system.
  • Researches and leverages resources to resolve issues and manages simple to moderate tasks through the development and application of new knowledge and/or professional skills.
  • Supports a multidisciplinary team and may begin to assist with some lead programming activities with oversight.
  • Ensures adherence to departmental working practice documents and SOPs, and contributes to informal training materials.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years').
  • Additional experience required for CDM Programmer II, Senior or higher.
  • In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Good written, verbal and computer skills
  • Good attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities and manage
  • assignments to deadlines
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages or knowledge of relational database systems
  • (RDBMS) and structure
  • Capable of maintaining a high degree of confidentiality with clinical data and client's proprietary data
  • Capable of attaining, maintaining and applying a working knowledge of GCPs and applicable SOPs
  • Capable of working well with others
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation

Working Environment:

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel. 5-10% annual possible.

PPD Defining Principles:

- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer's trust - We are gamechangers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD

If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world's most urgent health needs, then please submit your application - we'd love to hear from you.


Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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