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Programmer Analyst / Programmer Analyst II / Senior Programmer Analyst- Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenyang,Homebased

PPD is proud to employ over 20,000 employees worldwide, across 47 countries and 89 offices. In just over 30 years, PPD has grown to become a leading U.S. based CRO and recently has won accolades for industry leading CRA team, employee training & development, excellence in service and numerous awards for Best CRO. Our sustained year on year growth means that we are always looking for exceptional clinical talent to join our company.
Since opening in 2007, PPD’s offices in China now include 20 different departments. The combined Beijing and Shanghai offices are now seven times the size they were two years ago and are continuing to grow. PPD China is able to offer our staff opportunities to collaborate on projects not only in Asia Pacific, but in regions around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work on multinational trials—with top-tier sponsors, and on an industry-leading platform.
This is a great time to join PPD China. Currently PPD is recruiting for Programmer Analyst / Programmer Analyst II / Senior Programmer Analyst to join our Biostatistics & Programming department. We’ve had a large team in China for years. We are passionate about data and technically agile, and drive enhanced value for our clients and patients. Determined to improve patient health, we help PPD provide industry-leading statistical, programming and clinical pharmacology contributions through global delivery, consistent quality adherence and scientific insight. Through a procedural framework based on robust planning and specifications, we work to deliver the highest-quality deliverables—from planning clinical trials and development programs through knowing the results of a study and leading the regulatory submissions.
Essential Functions and Other Job Information:
  • Computer programming position working with clinical trials data.
  • Primary responsibilities include providing clinical data management and biostatistical programming support for various phases of clinical studies.
  • Activities include importing/exporting data, reformatting raw data to CDISC and/or client specified analysis standards, programming and/or validating analysis data sets, tables, listings, graphs, ad hoc reports and regulatory submission deliverables such as ISS, ISE, and eCRT and Define documents.
  • Assists Data Management and Biostatistics with developing tools and techniques for improving process efficiencies.
  • Communicates effectively within a multi-disciplinary project team to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget.
  • Independently create, execute, maintain, and validate programs that transfer data across multiple data management systems or operating systems, combine data from a variety of sources and structures, generate and store summary data from a variety of sources, generate reports or combine multiple databases.
  • Independently create, execute, maintain, and validate programs that generate listings, tables and figures using SAS, or other appropriate languages.
  • Perform other programming tasks as necessary to support Clinical Data Management and Biostatistics.
  • Assess and ensure the validity of all program output.
  • Serve as a project lead and oversee work of other programmers on team.
  • Responsible for clearly documenting all work; managing assignments to meet timelines and producing high quality deliverables.
  • Function as a contributing member of a multi-disciplined team.
  • Actively seek information to gain good understanding of the role of the programmer in the overall process.
  • Increase knowledge base and professional skills in areas including programming, technology and techniques, clinical trials, and the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Provide general infrastructure support to the Biostatistics Department.
  • Examples include presentation / teaching at Department meetings, contributing to other general department documents and policies, or assisting with Biostatistics web page content.
  • Understand and follow department’s working practice documents and SOPs, and contribute to their development as needed.
  • Understand and follow appropriate corporate SOPs.
Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field and at least two years of SAS programming experience and 1 year of clinical research or related experience or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the individual with the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages.
  • Knowledge of relational data base structure and experience working with complex data systems.
  • Experience demonstrating a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience demonstrating leadership ability and ability to work on a multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines.
  • Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation.
  • Ability to mentor Associate Programmer in nuances of clinical trials programming.
Our offer: As a compensation, you will be provided with a competitive remuneration, corporate trainings and the opportunity to become a part of a fast growing, multinational company. At PPD, we encourage our employees to demonstrate creativity, innovation and fresh insights as well as a solution-focused approach. We also value teamwork, camaraderie and enthusiasm. This is a full-time, permanent position.
Locations we are hiring in are:
  • Office based Beijing
  • Office based Shanghai
  • Home based China

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