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Senior Programmer I

As a mid-size Contract Research Organisation (CRO), Veramed prides itself on two key areas: providing the highest quality statistics and programming consultancy for its clients, and giving its employees an industry leading working environment, support and development for growth. We don’t believe in a universal model for Programmers, which is why you’ll find the unique responsibilities, daily interactions and opportunities for each Programmer type we’re hiring for on our Programmer careers page.

At its core, the role of the Senior Programmer I is to provide statistical support to the statistics and programming department across a range of projects, clients and therapeutic areas. Below is a list of the Programmer types suited to a Senior Programmer I level of experience. Understanding each Programmer type can help you set a more clear career path and work in a role that is suited to your skills and personality – whether it be as a Portfolio Lead, a Delivery Programmer or a mix of many Programmer types. Let’s find the role that suits YOU, not just your CV.

Minimum requirements as a Senior Programmer I:

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in numerical discipline (or relevant equivalent industry experience)
  • At least 2 years of relevant technical experience
The following Programmer type/s are suited to this role (CLICK THE HEADING BELOW):

Delivery Programmer - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Work on a range of clinical studies for small to large pharmaceutical and biotech clients while feeling valued and supported in your day-to-day work.

We are seeking a hands on Programmer with attention to detail and strong work ethic to work as part of the statistical and programming team providing programming support as outlined below to a variety of clients in the Veramed portfolio. This role provides the opportunity to progress towards becoming a Lead Programmer at Veramed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a range of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Program and QC datasets and TFLs following specifications and good programming practice.
  • Develop dataset specifications that conform to CDISC data standards.
  • Attend and contribute to internal and client study team meetings.
  • Mentor less experienced members of the team.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  •  Communicate directly with other study team members and client key contacts.
  • Share updates on ongoing work internally and at client meetings.
  • Collaborate with the internal Veramed team to deliver high quality work on time and to budget.
  • Contribute programming expertise and wider industry knowledge as required.
  • Provide support and mentoring for more inexperienced members on the team.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Development into lead programmer or technical role.
  • Gaining experience across different therapeutic areas and phases.
  • Presenting at conferences.
  • Peer mentoring and/or line management.
  • Developing innovative solutions to aid study reporting.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of the clinical drug development process and relevant disease areas.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards as well as ICH guidelines.
  • Proficiency in using SAS or other statistical software (e.g. R) appropriate to the level of seniority.
  • A good understanding of CDISC data standards.
  • Self-management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If you have a passion for contributing to high quality deliverables, thrive when working closely with team members of all levels of experience and want to work for a company where you truly feel you can add value, this role could be for you. Apply now.

Technical Programmer - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Do you have an aptitude for developing technical solutions and an appetite for innovation? This role might be for you!

We are seeking a Programmer with a flair for computing environments and programming languages or deep knowledge of technical data standards. The ideal candidate should also have an aptitude for advising and demonstrating effective communication with team members and stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a range of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Support the specification, development, validation, delivery and adoption of SAS & R tools and techniques following the software development lifecycle (SDLC) as applied to clinical trials.
  • Provide technical expertise to support the delivery teams.
  • Validation and oversight of biostatistics platforms and tools and the creation and maintenance of associated documentation.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Act as the subject matter expert (SME) in the business, providing technical insight and consultancy.
  • Share technical and wider industry knowledge (including clinical trial, therapeutic area and scientific context) with the client study teams and internal colleagues.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Presenting at conferences.
  • Contributing to business process improvements and authoring/presenting internal training.
  • Providing significant contribution to internal Hackathons.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.
  • Maximising knowledge sharing across the industry.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to vary style and level and adapt to different working styles to understand needs of stakeholders.
  • Completer-finisher abilities with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to translate strategy and elicited needs into practical project implementation and delivery.
  • Understanding of data standards conformance and compliance.
  • Excellent problem solving abilities.

If you have a passion for contributing to high quality deliverables, thrive when working closely with team members of all levels of experience and want to work for a company where you truly feel you can add value, this role could be for you. Apply now.

Lead Programmer - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Act as Lead Programmer for one or more studies, taking responsibility for leading the programmers to ensure a successful delivery.

We are seeking a Programmer with leadership and organisational skills to work as part of the statistical and programming team providing programming support as outlined below to a variety of clients in the Veramed portfolio. This role provides the opportunity to progress towards becoming a Portfolio Lead Programmer at Veramed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a range of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Act as lead programmer for client projects and studies.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the project plan.
  • Proactively manage programming resource task assignments, scope change and risks.
  • Contribute to the management of the delivery of projects within budget.
  • Manage client expectations and issue resolution.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Build an effective and collaborative relationship with the client.
  • Lead the internal Veramed programming team to deliver on time, within budget, high quality work.
  • Provide support and mentoring for more inexperienced programmers on the team.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Potential to develop into Portfolio Lead role.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.
  • Peer mentoring and/or line management.
  • Taking ownership of a study or group of studies and implementing new ideas and processes to aid delivery.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of the clinical drug development process and relevant disease areas.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards as well as ICH guidelines.
  • Experienced in the implementation of data standards at a study level.
  • Interpersonal/teamwork and communications skills for effective interactions.
  • Proficiency in using SAS or other statistical software (e.g. R).
  • Team leadership skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail.

If you have a passion for contributing to high quality deliverables, thrive when working closely with team members of all levels of experience and want to work for a company where you truly feel you can add value, this role could be for you. Apply now.

Portfolio Lead - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Project manage one or more studies, leading a team of programmers and statisticians. May also act as Lead Programmer.
Managing the budget and resource you anticipate and mitigate risks faced by your team.

We are seeking a Programmer with leadership and organisational skills to work as part of the statistical and programming team providing programming support as outlined below to a variety of clients in the Veramed portfolio. This role provides the opportunity to progress towards becoming a Programming Manager at Veramed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a range of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Act as project lead for client projects and studies.
  • Maintain the project plan, ensuring milestones and tasks are accurately recorded.
  • Proactively manage resource, scope change and risks.
  • Manage the delivery of projects to budget, quality and time.
  • Manage client expectations and issue resolution.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Build an effective collaborative relationship with the client, managing their expectations, whilst being the primary point of contact.
  • Lead the internal Veramed team to deliver on time, to budget, high quality work.
  • Support internal management to define scope and proposal development.
  • Provide support and mentoring for more inexperienced members on the team.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Potential to develop into Management roles.
  • Contributing to initiatives that consider employees, the environment and our local communities as part of our B Corp accreditation.
  • Peer mentoring and/or line management.
  • Taking ownership of a project and implementing new ideas and processes to aid delivery.
  • Sharing scientific, technical and practical knowledge within the team and with colleagues.
  • Opportunities to maximise business relationships across the industry.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of the clinical drug development process and relevant disease areas.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards as well as ICH guidelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal/teamwork and communication skills for effective interactions.
  • Experienced in the implementation of data standards at a project level.
  • Team leadership and project management skills with a focus on results for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables.
  • Demonstrated problem solving ability and attention to detail.

If you have a passion for contributing to high quality deliverables, thrive when working closely with team members of all levels of experience and want to work for a company where you truly feel you can add value, this role could be for you. Apply now.

Client Support - Key Responsibilities / What to Expect / Requirements

Work directly for clients including some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the industry and gain exposure to a wide range of clinical studies while feeling valued and supported in your day-to-day work.

We are seeking a Programmer that has experience in forging strong, meaningful relationships with clients to work as part of the statistical and programming team, providing programming support to a variety of clients in the Veramed portfolio. The ideal candidate should have strong communication skills and a drive for excellence.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This role entails a wide variety of responsibilities and client exposure – you are certainly not pigeon holed.

Below is a range of the types of tasks you could be carrying out on a daily basis. As with many roles at Veramed, you have the opportunity to shape their direction dependent on client needs and your own career aspirations.

PROGRAMMING:
  • Work directly with clients, acting as the responsible programmer for one or more studies within a clinical project(s).
  • Review study documents as required.
  • Work closely with client personnel and participate in study-related meetings and activities.
  • May perform an oversight role on behalf of clients.
  • Review and input into submission documentation.
  • Contribute to and review abstracts, posters, presentations, and manuscripts for publication.
  • May support and mentor more junior programmers on the team.
DAILY INTERACTIONS:
  • Work as an extension to client teams, building effective collaborative relationships and providing an effective link between study discipline leads, including statisticians, clinicians, project managers, regulatory affairs colleagues and other programmers.
  • Communicate successfully with the study team and contribute programming expertise as required.
  • Share scientific, technical and wider domain knowledge (including clinical trial, and therapeutic area) with the client study teams and internal colleagues.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR: 

  • Developing and executing innovative programming solutions.
  • Contributing to business process improvement.
  • Contributing to submission planning.
  • Input to ad-hoc deliverables such as abstracts, posters and publications.
  • Peer mentoring.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • A warm, friendly working environment in which to thrive both personally and professionally.
  • A supportive, open-door management policy that will aid in your development and provide you with the tools to take your career to the next level.
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects, allowing you to diversify your workload and work closely with some of the biggest pharma companies in the industry.
  • Work with a truly unique CRO that’s doing something different when it comes to managing staff, projects and building relationships in the industry.
  • The ability to truly own your role and develop your skills and experience.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of the clinical drug development process and relevant disease areas.
  • Awareness of industry and project standards & ICH guidelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Appreciation of end-to-end data governance and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If you have a passion for contributing to high quality deliverables, thrive when working closely with team members of all levels of experience and want to work for a company where you truly feel you can add value, this role could be for you. Apply now.

When applying for the role below, please bear in mind which Programmer type you feel most suited to – this can help our Recruitment team understand your goals and help ensure you develop your career in the best way possible. There is no right or wrong answer and your preference will not affect your application – this is to simply help us understand what area you’d like to focus on as a Programmer.

Can’t find any current roles that suit you but are still interested in joining Veramed? Feel free to drop off your CV here so we can keep your details on file.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension
  • Private and business travel insurance
  • Private healthcare
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Travel loan
  • Annual bonus
  • Summer and Christmas parties as well as company socials

Please take a look at our website and glassdoor reviews to get to know us! You can also find us on instagram or twitter with our handle @weareveramed.

TO APPLY:

If you wish to apply for this role please follow the steps below to register with Veramed Recruitment, and upload your CV and cover letter for review.

Please ensure you complete both of the below steps (1 & 2) to be considered for this role.

1.

Complete the form below and click ‘Register’

2.

On the following page upload your CV and Cover Letter