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Trainee Database Programmer - Database Programmer

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Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 600 talented individuals globally, in an environment where everybody counts and is instrumental to our success.  With state-of-the-art manufacturing and clinical facilities in the UK and USA, we deliver a full range of drug development solutions around the globe saving our clients both time and money.

People join Quotient Sciences because we are a respected member of the drug development world, specialising in delivering innovative solutions that integrate formulation development, real time GMP manufacturing and clinical testing. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and our engaged culture. We are passionate about helping our customers get new medicines to market.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity to start your career as a Trainee Database Programmer or Database Programmer.  You will be involved in the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies and be trained in many different aspects of database programming and work with complex clinical data.

The Data Sciences group at Quotient Sciences comprises over 50 staff and provides an expert service in the programing, data management, analysis and reporting of early Phase clinical studies (both healthy volunteer and patient). Due to our continued growth and success we have an excellent opportunity for a talented trainee or Database Programmer to join our Database Programming Department.

At Quotient, each clinical study is set-up according to the clinical protocol which details the study design, objectives, dosing information, data collection and reporting methods. As a database programmer you will be responsible for the design, development, testing and support of study eCRF databases using Oracle InForm or other software. This will include designing eCRF screens (web pages), programming edit checks (validation checks), system testing and resolving errors found during testing, managing the deployment/support/amendments of the eCRFs, status reports and database development study documentation. You may also perform additional programming tasks using SAS (an industry standard programming language). Other project team members will perform tasks such as collection of data, perform formal statistical analysis, report writing, etc.

Full training will be provided to allow you to build study eCRF databases using ‘InForm’ and to develop SAS programing techniques. Dependent on your development, our career pathway allows you to expand your programming role over time and progress to more senior roles/tasks and specialise in database builds or SAS programming.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a life science or numerate degree/HNC, experience using a programming language (ideally SQL or SAS). Alternatively you may have a less technical background with some previous industry experience of clinical trials (e.g. within Pharmacovigilance, Data Management, QA or as a CTA, etc.). All candidates must have a strong interest in a career as a Programmer working with clinical data and helping in the set-up a standard library of database standards. Prior experience of clinical data management, knowledge of ICH GCP and/or clinical trials would be an advantage. Candidates with previous experience of eCRF software or SAS will be considered for a more senior role.

In addition you should have good organisational and presentation skills and be able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask are essential. Effective oral and written communication skills are also required as you will, in time, be a primary database programming point of contact with clients, external data providers and clinical staff. 

The role will be based in our Edinburgh office.

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK upon being offered employment.

Company benefits:

In return you will receive a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, excellent training and development, as well as an exciting career within a fast paced and dynamic business. 

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