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Senior/ Principal Statistical Programmer – Bloemfontein

  • Bloemfontein
  • Anywhere

Senior/ Principal Statistical Programmer


Bloemfontein, BEN


Conducts statistical analyses for client reports and publications, performs advanced statistical programming and biostatistical analyses and utilizes findings, and insights for practical application to further business operations, come across innovative findings and discoveries for solution and product development.

Job Overview:

Provide experienced technical expertise to develop process methodology for department to meet internal and external clients’ needs. Plan and coordinate the development of integrated programming solutions serving the full spectrum of statistical programming needs. Provide technical expertise and leadership to the department. Provide internal consulting services, including specifications and user needs analysis for complex project or client requirements.

Essential Functions:

• Perform, plan and co-ordinate the following for complex studies: (i) the programming, testing, and documentation of statistical programs for use in creating statistical tables, figures, and listing summaries and (ii) the programming of analysis databases (derived datasets) and transfers of data for internal and external clients. May perform and plan the programming of database quality control checks.

• Program and plan the integration of databases from multiple studies or sources.

• Develop and co-ordinate programming documentation including plans and specifications, as appropriate, for complex studies.

• Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to teams and department, for complex studies.

• Perform, plan and co-ordinate the development, implementation and validation of new process technologies, macros and applications.

• Fulfill project responsibilities at the level of statstical team lead for single complex studies or group of studies.

• Understand the Scope of Work, budget and quote assumptions, estimate the work completed, manage Out of Scope and resource forecasts for single studies. May manage project budget and resource requirements, and provide revenue forecasts for single studies.

• Provide training and guidance to lower level staff.


• Master’s Degree Computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience Req Or

• Bachelor’s Degree Computer science or related field and 4 years relevant experience Req

• Equivalent combination of education, training and experience in lieu of degree Req

• Knowledge of statistics, programming and/or clinical drug development process

• Advanced knowledge of computing applications such as Base SAS, SAS Graph and SAS Macro Language

• Good organizational, interpersonal, leadership and communication skills

• Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects

• Excellent accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at .

IQVIA is a world leader in using data, technology, advanced analytics, and expertise to help customers drive healthcare – and human health – forward. Together with the companies we serve, we are enabling a more modern, more effective and more efficient healthcare system, and creating breakthrough solutions that transform business and patient outcomes.

To get there, it takes diverse skills and a curiosity to explore new possibilities. No matter your role, everyone at IQVIA, including our colleagues at Q² Solutions, contributes to our shared goal of improving human health. Thank you for your interest in growing your career with us.

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