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Principal Programmer

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

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Location:
Cambridge, MA
Posted Date:
7/25/2014
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
145893BR
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

The Principal Programmer is responsible for all programming aspects (analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listing and tables) of individual. Phase I-IV clinical trials and project level activities for small drug project/indications.

Major Activities:

1) Lead the programming activities for a trial, early phase project, indication, or publication activities: lead a complex/large project under supervision of a Program Statistician/Group Head.
2) Maintain efficient interfaces with internal and external customers with support of SR Management and the Program Statistician.
3) Develop resource plans as required with support of the Group Head.
4) Develop and comply with project/study standards and specifications following internal guidelines.
5) Make certain that documents and specification are consistent and comply with company standards by providing input into study protocol, CRF and data structures tables, listings and figures for phase I-IV clinical trials and submission activities.
6) Program, according to specifications, analysis datasets, pooled datasets, listings, tables and figures for phase I-IV clinical trials and for SCS and SCE with high quality and within milestones.
7) In consultation with the statistician, develop specifications for analysis datasets, pooled datasets and listings.
8) Support quality control and quality audit of deliverables.
9) Maintain records for all assigned projects and archiving of trial/project analysis and associated documentation.
10) Participate in the selection of CROs and supervise the SR trial activities of the CROs.
EEO Statement  The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Minimum requirements  Education:
BA/BS or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics computer science, life sciences or related field.

Languages:
Fluent English (oral and written)

Experience/Professional requirements:
(1) Expert knowledge of/experience with SAS software.
(2) Good understanding of global clinical trials practices, procedures, methodologies.
(3) Good understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to SR (e.g. GCP, ICH)
(4) Experience in providing recommendations for maintenance or development of SR global policies, procedures and clinical data presentation standards.
(5) Intermediate knowledge of office tools.
(6) At least 8 years experience in a programming role preferably supporting clinical trials/ or in the pharmaceutical industry (5 years for MS Statistics/Computer Science graduates)

About Novartis Oncology:
www.novartisoncology.com

At Novartis Oncology, our employees worldwide share a common mission: discover and develop innovative medicines to fight cancer. We are passionate about providing a broad range of new remedies and practical solutions that change the way patients live with cancer. In the last five years, Novartis Oncology products have helped improve, extend, and save the lives of more than 2 million people with breast cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, carcinoid syndrome, and other cancers. With more than 8000 employees operating in over 55 countries, Novartis Oncology has a truly global reach. We have the advantage of extraordinarily talented and globally diverse employees who, through shared goals and different perspectives, are dedicated to improving and extending the lives of patients around the world.

Novartis Awards and Recognition :
- Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity (Novartis is No. 1 Company, 2014)
- Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies (2013 and 2014)
- Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies (2013)

Requirements

Education:
BA/BS or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics computer science, life sciences or related field.

Languages:
Fluent English (oral and written)

Experience/Professional requirements:
(1) Expert knowledge of/experience with SAS software.
(2) Good understanding of global clinical trials practices, procedures, methodologies.
(3) Good understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to SR (e.g. GCP, ICH)
(4) Experience in providing recommendations for maintenance or development of SR global policies, procedures and clinical data presentation standards.
(5) Intermediate knowledge of office tools.
(6) At least 8 years experience in a programming role preferably supporting clinical trials/ or in the pharmaceutical industry (5 years for MS Statistics/Computer Science graduates)

About Novartis Oncology:
www.novartisoncology.com

At Novartis Oncology, our employees worldwide share a common mission: discover and develop innovative medicines to fight cancer. We are passionate about providing a broad range of new remedies and practical solutions that change the way patients live with cancer. In the last five years, Novartis Oncology products have helped improve, extend, and save the lives of more than 2 million people with breast cancer, chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), multiple myeloma, prostate cancer, carcinoid syndrome, and other cancers. With more than 8000 employees operating in over 55 countries, Novartis Oncology has a truly global reach. We have the advantage of extraordinarily talented and globally diverse employees who, through shared goals and different perspectives, are dedicated to improving and extending the lives of patients around the world.

Novartis Awards and Recognition :
- Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity (Novartis is No. 1 Company, 2014)
- Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies (2013 and 2014)
- Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies (2013)

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