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, 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 grow our new Business Development function within our organisation and are seeking an experienced Head of Business Development who can build and grow a new BD 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 24 Year history as a quality and technology-based Biometrics company.

Internally, the Head of Business Development will also 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 3rd party 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 and support our Finance team with billing and revenue recognition.

Relevant Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • 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 defense 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 growing CRO environment
  • You must be able to travel as required (pending current pandemic restrictions).
  • This role is a full-time position and can be located anywhere in the UK – home or office based.

If this role and profile supports your career development aspirations, we would love to hear from you.  Please send your CV and any supporting information in regard to your application to: recruitment@synequanon.com

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

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

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 opportunity to join a small team of Clinical Database Programmers and System Developers. The successful applicant will be responsible for the design and development of clinical study databases coupled with supporting continued system development of this key in-house eDC system and related processes.

The position offers a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies among highly motivated colleagues dedicated to delivering next generation cloud-based solutions.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Design, build and update clinical study databases, according to specifications, from build and the programming of edit checks, through testing to go-live.
  • Provide technical solutions for ad-hoc study requirements and lead their development.
  • Input into the development of database and software solutions; Enhance, recommend, support and install existing solutions.
  • Work closely with Lead Data Managers to lead study database programming elements; investigate problem areas and existing solutions.
  • Provide support and technical assistance for internal and external reported issues.
  • Perform, guide and facilitate functional testing of study specific software enhancements and contribute to, and maintain company processes.
  • Proactively identify, drive and develop system and process improvements.
  • Support version control, validation and approval of generic system software to ensure a quality software product and fulfilment of local process and regulatory requirements pertaining to computerised systems.
  • Prioritise tasks and resource time accordingly.

Key skills:

  • Previous database programming experience
  • Excellent working knowledge and experience of SQL, HTML, JavaScript and JQuery.
  • Experience of programming in any of VB, VB.NET, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, CSS beneficial, but not essential.
  • Good knowledge of System Validation Life Cycle in relationship to the implementation of new applications and processes.
  • Good organisational skills including planning, prioritising, multi-tasking and problem solving.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and operate as part of a team.
  • Flexible and self-motivated.

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

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