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UK ~ Nottingham
UK ~ Edinburgh

Trainee Database Programmer / Database Programmer

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises of over 850 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, clinical testing and Data Sciences. 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 Database Programmer.  You will join an established team within the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies, and receive training on many different aspects of database programming and work with complex clinical data.

The Data Sciences group at Quotient Sciences comprises over 75 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 trainee or someone who is keen to develop their experience as a Database Programmer and further their career.

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 ‘TrialOne’ software. This will include designing eCRF screens, creation of edit checks, system testing and resolving User Acceptance Testing (UAT) comments, managing the deployment/support/amendments of the eCRFs, status reports and database development study documentation.  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 programing techniques. Dependent on your 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, numerate degree or nursing qualification; or instead of a degree, relevant industry experience (e.g. clinical data management, database build, working in a clinical research unit, etc.). All candidates must have a strong interest in a career as a database builder working with clinical data and standards.

Prior experience of one or more of the following would be an advantage: Early Phase clinical trials (e.g. clinical unit experience, data collection, use of TrialOne, database build, etc), knowledge of ICH GCP, programming language knowledge/awareness (ideally SQL/PL SQL or SAS) and/or clinical data management experience.

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. 

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

This position can be based in our Edinburgh office or if you have experience of early phase clinical databases and/or early phase data collection/review, in our Nottingham office (will require some limited travel to Edinburgh for training purposes in the first 6-12 months, approximately once every other month).

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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