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Database Programmer

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 700 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 further your career as a Database Programmer involved in the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies, receive training on many different aspects of database programming and work with complex clinical data. Our Database Programmers work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high quality services to our clients. Early Phase studies present particular programming challenges due to their complexity, so you will be expected to be flexible and creative in your programming skills. 

The Data Sciences group at Quotient Sciences comprises over 60 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 in the Database Programming Department for a talented Database Programmer who is keen to develop their experience and further their career.

You will take on a Lead role for database programming tasks in Data Sciences project teams.  You will also have opportunities to get involved in the training/mentoring of Junior Database Programmers, as well as being a primary database programming point of contact with clients, external data providers and clinical staff. 

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 the database programmer you will be responsible for the development, go-live and maintenance of study databases (screens and edit checks) using ‘TrialOne’ software, review/input into key study documents such as Data Management Plans and Data Transfer Specifications and you will perform additional programming tasks using SAS in support of the study database, our Data Managers and data management services. You will also perform system administration tasks such as setting up user access, data extracts and archiving. 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 ‘TrialOne’ and related programing techniques. Dependent on your experience and development, our career pathway allows you to expand your programming role over time and progress to more senior roles and take on additional responsibilities.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a life science or numerate degree and prior experience building databases using one or more clinical data management system(s). Previous experience in eCRF design or SAS programming and a proven track record in database build/support or SAS programming for a wide variety of studies and detailed knowledge of ICH GCP and clinical trials are essential.

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 be a primary database programming point of contact with clients, external data providers and clinical staff. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK upon being offered employment.

This position can be based in our Edinburgh or Nottingham offices. Experienced candidates could work 1-2 days from home.

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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