Job Description

PPD’s mission is to improve health.

It starts as an idea to cure. It becomes a life saved. All in-between, it’s you!

We know that meaningful results not only require the right approach, but also the right people. We invite you to re-imagine health promoting protocols with us, working alongside bright and energetic teams.

As a Programming Manager, you are responsible for the bioinformatics programming aspects of clinical trials from design through analysis and reporting.Acts as a key contact for client interactions and bid defenses, or internal contact for large technical initiatives, and ensures effective delivery across all project requirements including communicating priorities and work direction to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget. Oversees the resourcing of studies, or technical initiatives, and develops programming strategies and timelines to ensure process and programming efficiencies.

Essential Functionsand Other Job Information:

Reviews and ensures adherence to departmental working practice documents and SOPs, and contributes to their development.

Works to increase the visibility of the company by encouraging and actively contributing to the publications of articles in industry journals and presentations at conferences including contributions to indsutry advancements in clinical trial computation methods.

Monitors and ensures adherence to contractual obligations or limits with our clients.

Works directly with project team leaders and client representatives to assess and develop project goals and timelines.

May serve in a project lead role on selected multiple projects including NDAs, complex programs, tool development and acting as a reviewers of key submission materials for regulatory authorities or deployment of tools & processes.

May lead Investigations into technical issues related to SAS, datacollection platforms (e.g., Medidata), and the computational platforms used within the department.

Acts as a subject matter expert in leading or assisting efforts to conduct clinical trial statistical analysis.

May manage computational environments by identifying resource and equipment requirements, conducting efficient capacity planning, and managing software and hardware availability.

Provides general infrastructure support to the department. Examples include giving presentations at department meetings, contributing to documents or policies, contributing to and/or leading process improvement initiatives, providing technical training to teams, technical mentorship of team members and assisting with departmental web page development.

Provides mentorship and guidance to junior team members; assists people managers with leadership activities, such as interviewing, job description design, etc.

Job Qualification

Education and Experience:

MS/MA degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field and at least 6 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements, or Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification, and at least 8 years of experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job requirements.

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:

Advanced SAS programming skills and understanding of database structures

Solid management skills, including developing staff and their career objectives and the ability to motivate and inspire staff Capable of facilitating communication with clients, project teams, departments and staff

Solid decision making skills to decide company policies and procedures regarding programming

Solid understanding of tracking project budgets

Understand and participate in bidding programming work

Demonstrated leadership, motivation and problem solving capability

Good understanding of clinical trials

Effective attention to detail

Capable of effectively organizing and managing multiple staff and assignments

Effective written and verbal communications skills

Demonstrated positive attitude, enthusiasm toward work, and the ability to work well with others and adjust to changing priorities

Proficiency in at least one programming language and strong technical programming skillsManagement Role: No management responsibility

PPD is an inclusive equal employment opportunity company. We value all people regardless of background, experience and abilities.

PPD values the health and well-being 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. (Recruiter will provide more details).

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update for U.S. Colleagues

  • All U.S. colleagues are required to report vaccination status. New hires will be asked to report vaccination status within the first two weeks of employment.
  • All U.S. new hires who are in the following job categories must be fully vaccinated before their first day of employment or request an accommodation: executive director level and above, client-facing commercial, clinical research associates (CRAs), remote site monitors-local (RSM-L) all CRA and RSM-L line managers, clinic-based staff in early development services and accelerated enrollment solutions, and FSP within analytical services division roles. New hires will be asked to disclose vaccination status upon first day of employment and are required to report vaccination status within first two weeks of employment.
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