Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Double Queens Award-winning SQN Clinical is one of the largest specialist data-focused contract research companies in Europe supporting human clinical trials developing new life-saving drugs. Using its innovative Electronic Data Collection system, ePRO mobile app and related biometrics services, SQNis a market leader in the healthcare arena. The Norfolk based specialist clinical biometrics CRO is supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative clinical development services.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the SQN management team with responsibility for the management and oversight of the Statistical Programming department, driving the development of processes, tools and individuals supporting the successful delivery of programming and reporting projects to exceed our client’s expectations and contribute to the profitability of the business.

Areas of required expertise and experience  

  • Experience in a programming management role directing statistical programming disciplines, preferably with a CRO industry background.
  •  Well- developed knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements and industry advancements related to statistical programming work within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong operational expertise to provide appropriate direction and oversight of processes and disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong team focus, focussed on positive engagement and collaboration.
  • Experienced line manager with excellent personal and organisational skills.

Role focus

  • Providing motivational and decisive management to the Programming teams with a structured management approach. Fostering a team environment that facilitates staff to build positive, productive relationships across departments, functional and project teams in a matrix environment;
  • Ensuring SAS Programming deliverables are achieved with high quality in a timely, cost-effective manner;
  • Defining and implementing effective resourcing and training strategies ensuring SAS Programming studies are effectively resourced and managed.
  • Supporting the development of SQN’s Programming capability supporting new and expanded business scope and opportunities.
  • Driving the positive recruitment, retention, training and development of the Biostatistics department
  • Developing Biostatistics working standards through SOPs, training and influence.

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

We have a vacancy for the position of two Senior Data Managers

Double Queens Award winning SQN Clinical is one of the largest specialist data focused contract research companies in Europe supporting human clinical trials developing new life saving drugs. Using its innovative Electronic Data Collection system, ePRO mobile app and related biometrics services, SQNis a market leader in the healthcare arena. The Norfolk based specialist clinical biometrics CRO is supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative clinical development services.

This is an exciting and varied opportunity to join a well-established team with responsibility for leading all data management activities relating to clinical trial projects. Being a data management expert able to provide guidance and direction to both clients and team members.

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

 

We have a new open vacancy for the position of Senior SAS Programmer.

Job Title: Senior SAS Programmer

Section: Statistics

Job Description: Responsible for the leadership and delivery of statistical programming activities relating to clinical trials.

Areas of responsibility include:

Primary areas:

  • Acting as Lead Programmer across multiple studies
  • Creation of CDISC compliant SDTM and ADaM programs and supporting documentation
  • Senior role will include project leadership activities

Additional areas:

  • 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 standards, including a thorough understanding of SDTM/ ADaM IG, creation of SDTM and ADaM mapping specifications, defines and reviewer’s guides.
  • Experience in the conversion of data sets into SDTMs
  • 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 then please submit your application and CV to: info@synequanon.com

 

We have a vacancy for the position of Business Development Director

Double Queens Award winning SQN Clinical is one of the largest specialist data focused contract research companies in Europe supporting human clinical trials developing new life-saving drugs. Using its innovative Electronic Data Collection system, ePRO mobile app and related biometrics services, SQN is a market leader in the healthcare arena. The Norfolk based specialist clinical biometrics CRO is supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative clinical development services.

This is an exciting new opportunity to support the continued growth of SQN.  We are looking to create a new Business Development function within our organisation and are seeking an experienced Senior Business Development Director who can build and grow a new team around them. You must be a self-starting, enthusiastic individual who wishes to make a real impact in our growing organisation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and expansion of new business opportunities with existing and established clients and new clients by providing leadership for overall business planning. You will identify and develop new business leads and liaise with our Proposal and Contracts administration team in managing the sales process through to contract closure. You will prepare and conduct project-specific client presentations in collaboration with our functional departments related to SQN’s core services and capabilities.  You will liaise with client and SQN teams on all business development activities and requirements; will expand on SQN’s successful 23 Year history as a quality and technology-based Biometrics company.

Internally, the Senior Business Development Director will work closely with our Project Management team to establish and maintain partnerships with new and existing clients as well as with all the other functional teams within SQN to enhance performance and client relations.

 Key Responsibilities

  • Identify new potential clients.
  • Establish and maintain contact with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and clinical CRO’s to gain knowledge of drug development pipelines, promote SQN’s services, and increase the number of studies for which SQN is asked to bid on.
  • Prepare and present SQN’s core services and capabilities to new and existing clients
  • Visit prospective clients to introduce our capabilities and therapeutic experience to create new business relationships towards the achievement of targeted annual revenue goals.
  • Participate in the development of plans for service promotion in support of our sales and marketing objectives.
  • Generate and qualify new business opportunities.
  • Work with our Proposal and Contract administration team on the creation of competitive study bid proposals and liaise with our clients throughout the bidding process.
  • Continue to support and maintain the high levels of repeat business through nurturing the relationships with our existing clients and ensuring a quality service and delivery satisfaction.
  • Promote SQN to expand its market and increase our client base.
  • Establish and maintain contact with SQN’s 3rdparty service providers to support our projects to add value or provide additional functionality, as required.
  • Attend and participate at conferences and trade shows and follow-up on contacts made during these events.
  • Review and process contractual documents, including CDA’s, LOI’s, MSA’s and Task Orders and oversee changes in scope, as required.
  • Assist our Finance team with billing and revenue recognition as required.

Relevant Qualifications, Experience and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business, science, or related field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a BD Director in a CRO environment with a sound knowledge of biometrics services including EDC and ePRO services.
  • Thorough understanding of the clinical trial process
  • Proven sales experience within a biometrics or full-service CRO, selling statistics, data management, programming and medical writing services.
  • Strong presentation skills (to prepare and deliver high-quality capabilities, sales and bid defence presentations).
  • Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with proposal development, contract negotiation and closing a contract.
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate the detail of project requirements.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities with attention to detail and ability to work simultaneously on multiple priorities
  • Good computer skills, including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CRM software
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and effectively in a fast-paced CRO environment
  • You must be able to travel up to 50% of the time.
  • This role is a full-time position and can be located anywhere, UK- home based.

If this role and profile supports your career development aspirations we would be interested in receiving your CV and discussing this exciting opportunity with you further.

Please send your resume and your contact information to: info@synequanon.com

We have an open vacancy for the position of Principal Statistician

Double Queens Award winning SQN Clinical is one of the largest specialist data focused contract research companies in Europe supporting human clinical trials developing new life-saving drugs. Using its innovative Electronic Data Collection system, ePRO mobile app and related biometrics services, SQN is a market leader in the healthcare arena. The Norfolk based specialist clinical biometrics CRO is supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative clinical development services.

This is an exciting and varied opportunity to join a well-established team with responsibility for leading all statistical activities relating to clinical trial projects. Being a statistical expert able to provide statistical consultancy in specific areas.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Providing statistical expert point of contact with sponsor and internal project teams
  • Randomisation design, Protocol and sample size consultancy
  • Performing the Lead Statistician role on varied and complex projects; delivering to client expectations and within budget
  • Development of Statistical Analysis Plans
  • Covering a variety of statistical consultancy, programming, and modeling based on the awarded work, for example:
    • ISS/ISE
    • Meta-analysis
    • PK/PD and bioequivalence studies
    • Mixed models
    • Adaptive designs
    • Survival analysis
  • Supporting the development and expansion of statistical expertise at SQN
  • Peer review of statistical deliverables
  • Providing statistical expertise and presentation of results at sponsor meetings
  • Providing statistical evaluation and reports for inclusion into Clinical Study Reports

 

General responsibilities include:

  • Advising on statistical issues, expanding the department’s knowledge base
  • Contributing to SQN’s development of new systems, processes, and SOPs
  • Business development expert support – contributing to proposals, contracts, and meetings
  • Ability to communicate effectively with non-statisticians

 

Experience and skills required:

  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
  • Advanced statistical expertise in a variety of area and topics
  • Statistical programming and modeling with experience across a wide variety of topics
  • Experience in Integration studies preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years in a CRO environment and an MSc or Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Excellent project management, organisational and matrix management skills with the ability to proactively prioritise projects
  • Budgeting and resourcing skills
  • Leadership and mentoring skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Experience with SAS v. 9
  • Wide clinical development knowledge across Phase I through IV studies, real world, integration studies

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

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