Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Below are details of our current vacancies:

Senior Data Manager

Section: Data Management

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Performing the Lead Data Manager role with responsibility for the successful quality, planning, execution, monitoring, control and finalisation of all data management activities with effective management of timelines, budget and quality.
  • Planning: Definition and maintenance of Data Management project plan, input into the overall project plan. Responsible for the execution of all data management aspects of the project plan and reporting of status across the SQN project team.
  • Resourcing: Definition of Data Management resource needs for the life time of the study including the identification and communication of short term resource fluctuations. Flexible and efficient use of assigned resource.
  • Documentation: Implementation and maintenance of accurate, clear Data Management documentation. Responsible for the setup, maintenance and finalisation of the Data Management Study File
  • Study Team Management: Oversight of all data review activities; measuring progress against the project plan.
  • Contract and Budget: Detailed knowledge and understanding of contracted Data Management obligations and associated budget; Ongoing assessment of budget, regular and accurate review of Data Management progress against financial milestones and monthly completion metrics
  • Client Management: Leads and drives all Data Management communication and acts as the primary client contact for Data Management activities
  • Risk management and Escalation: Identifies, manages and communicates risk to timelines, quality and budget.
  • Contributes to the ongoing development of the Data Management department through process analysis and improvement, mentoring, system enhancement.
  • Liaises successfully with colleagues across the company to achieve a cohesive and co-ordinated service to our clients and the development of a strong Syne qua non team spirit. Supports Syne qua non’s business development activities.
  • To effectively support regulatory and sponsor audits

If you have the necessary experience, qualifications and skills and are interested in being considered for this full time permanent position please submit your application to: info@synequanon.com

Senior SAS Programmer (2 Vacancies)

Section: Statistics

Job Description: Responsible for statistical programming activities relating to clinical trials. Senior programmer will additionally be responsible for leading the programming activities on studies.

Areas of responsibility include:

 Primary areas:

  • CDISC SDTM mapping and programming. Creation of SDTM mapping specs, SDTM defines and reviewer’s guides
  • Senior role will include project leadership activities

 

 Additional areas:

  • Development of analysis dataset specifications
  • Development, maintenance and validation of SAS® programs for the production of analysis datasets and tables, figures and listings for inclusion in clinical study reports
  • Creation and review of shells for tables, figures and listings from a programming perspective
  • Development, maintenance and validation of SAS based utilities
  • Data capture design review and input into data standards
  • Contributing to SQN’s development of new systems, processes and SOPs  

 

Experience and skills required:

  • Expertise in CDSIC SDTM standards, including thorough understanding of SDTM IG, creation of SDTM mapping specifications, defines and reviewer’s guides. Experience in the conversion of data sets into SDTMs
  • The equivalent knowledge of ADaM standards preferable
  • Experience of running data integration projects
  • Strong analytical, programming and data interpretation skills
  • Minimum of 5-6 years SAS® programming experience ideally in the CRO environment
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to proactively prioritise projects and allocated activities
  • Experience of leading project teams, forecasting work and assessing progress
  • Budgeting and resourcing skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Practical experience with SAS v 9 and macro development
  • Understanding of clinical development processes
  • Good communication skills and high level of English language

If you have the necessary experience, qualifications and skills and are interested in being considered for this full time permanent position please submit your application and CV to: info@synequanon.com

Senior SAS Programmer (2 Vacancies)

Section: Statistics

Job Description: Responsible for statistical programming activities relating to clinical trials. Principal programmer will additionally be responsible for leading the programming activities on studies.

Areas of responsibility include:

 

Primary areas:

  • CDISC SDTM and ADAM mapping and programming. Creation of SDTM and ADAM mapping specs, SDTM and ADAM defines and reviewer’s guides
  • Provision of expert advice and technical support to study teams
  • Principal role will include project leadership activities

 

Additional areas:

  • Development of analysis dataset specifications
  • Development, maintenance and validation of SAS® programs for the production of analysis datasets and tables, figures and listings for inclusion in clinical study reports
  • Creation and review of shells for tables, figures and listings from a programming perspective
  • Development, maintenance and validation of SAS based utilities
  • Data capture design review and input into data standards
  • Lead role in SQN’s development of new systems, processes and SOPs  

 

Experience and skills required:

  • Current and extensive proven technical experience performing this role with a proven track record in leading study teams
  • Subject matter expert in one or more areas
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Expertise in CDSIC SDTM standards, including thorough understanding of SDTM IG, creation of SDTM mapping specifications, defines and reviewer’s guides. Experience in the conversion of data sets into SDTMs
  • The equivalent knowledge of ADaM standards essential
  • Experience of running data integration projects
  • Strong analytical, programming and data interpretation skills
  • Minimum of 8-9 years SAS® programming experience ideally in the CRO environment
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to proactively prioritise projects and allocated activities
  • Experience of leading project teams, forecasting work and assessing progress
  • Budgeting and resourcing skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Practical experience with SAS v 9 and macro development
  • Understanding of clinical development processes
  • Excellent communication skills and high level of English language

If you have the necessary experience, qualifications and skills and are interested in being considered for this full time permanent position please submit your application and CV to: info@synequanon.com

Statistics Manager

Section: Statistics

Job Description: Responsible for managing a team of senior level statisticians, overseeing all aspects of study design, supporting advanced level of statistical analysis and interpretation within the team, contribute to the writing and review of Study Reports, ensuring effective management of studies and resources and successful delivery of SQN projects according to SQN Standard Operating Procedures and agreed study contracts.

Areas of required expertise, experience and role focus: 

  • To have a broad experience of medical statistics, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry and ideally within a contract research organisation.
  • To have established a reputation amongst peers for high quality, sound science and team play.
  • To provide a high level of theoretical and practical leadership to the biostatistics group, which provides statistical support for Phase I to IV studies.
  • To ensure that the clients’ expectations and the Statistical aspects of the business are delivered to a high level of quality and contribute to the profitability of the Company.
  • To support the vision and goals for the Statistics department aligned with the strategic objectives of the company.
  • To provide management to the Statistics team via structured management approach with strong team structures.
  • To support the development and training of staff to support departmental and business objectives
  • To provide effective oversight of all consultant and contract statisticians used within the Statistics department
  • Support to the recruitment, retention, training, development of statistical personnel.
  • To provide statistical expertise to clients and colleagues during study design, protocol and analysis plan development, hypothesis testing and review of outcomes.
  • To contribute to commercial client meetings by presenting SQN’s statistics capability in a positive, attractive way.
  • To contribute to scientific client meetings by providing expertise and advice.
  • To develop the biostatistics group’s working standards through SOPs, training and influence.
  • To act as a project statistician as appropriate (hands on approach required) contributing to:
  1. Study design
  2. Sample size calculations
  3. Statistical sections of protocols
  4. Statistical analysis plans
  5. Programming
  6. Statistical report
  • Function as the line manager for the Statistics Team.
  • Supervise and manage daily activities of the Statistics Team. Provide training, mentoring and support.  Identify problems and provide solutions.
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Statistics and Programming and other departmental team leaders support the smooth management of the department and projects.
  • Work closely with the Programming Team on supporting project delivery.
  • Work closely with study Project Managers to support proactive management of the statists aspect of projects.
  • To perform the Statistics Team members’ appraisals in a timely manner for company-wide annual reviews. Review and set objectives, assess career direction and assess training needs; maintain associates’ PDPs.
  • Supervise the smooth running of all statistical activities for the production of SAP’s, tables, figures, listings and datasets, SDTM and ADaM dataset mapping and other statistical related deliverables, according to specifications, within agreed timelines and budget, to high quality standards.
  • Oversee the contributions of the Statistics team to the production and review of statistical analysis plans, TFL shells and dataset specifications etc.
  • Ensure adequate training material is in place.
  • Ensure training records kept up to date.
  • Contribute to internal training by presenting training material, or by assigning suitable team members to present.
  • Ensure all new starters are assigned a mentor, and an up-to-date training plan is in place; monitor progress.
  • Responsible for identifying resource gaps within the Statistics Team, and for supporting the recruitment process, including review of applicants’ CVs, conduct of interviews, assessment and selection of suitable candidates.
  • Planning of resource allocation and utilisation within the Statistics Team. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate.
  • When required act as project manager to ensure projects meet deadlines and remain within scope and budget and are run according to SQN SOP’s or Client’s standard and agreed working practices.
  • Ensure Statistics team maintains and archives study files.
  • Make sure training and support are available for the development, maintenance and validation of client-specific, and supervise related programming and validation activities.
  • Provide internal statistical consultancy when required. Ensure consultancy receives adequate statistical support.
  • Responsible for providing a statistical point of contact for clients when required.
  • Promote the sharing of efficient practices within the Statistics Team and beyond.
  • Contribute to SQN’s financial planning by providing programming-specific input into quotations.
  • Attend bid-defence meetings as required, or provide background material
  • Lead process improvement initiatives within the Statistics Team; contribute to cross-departmental initiatives, especially between SAS Programming, Data Management, Project Management and IT.
  • Participate in external meetings with clients, and in conferences as appropriate; prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Ensure members of the Statistics Team keep abreast of new developments, and have the technical and/or statistical knowledge required.
  • Further responsibilities may be delegated by management, as appropriate.

Applicants should be an experienced Statistician, with a back ground in the CRO or Pharma industry. Experience and a passion for line management is required, along with good interpersonal and organisational skills.

The role can be office based or home based.

If you have the necessary experience, qualifications and skills and are interested in being considered for this full time, permanent, position please submit
your application to
: info@synequanon.com