Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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

We have an open vacancy for the position of Mobile Software Developer

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 joinour mobile development team delivering innovative technology solutions within the healthcare arena. SQN Clinical is looking for a cross-platform (iOS/Android) developer to create cutting-edge mobile apps for the Clinical Research industry. You will be responsible for developing flexible, high-performance and cross-platform mobile apps. The position offers a chance to work with cutting-edge technologies among highly motivated colleagues dedicated to delivering next generation mobile applications.

We are looking for a person that shares our passion and experience in cross-platform mobile development, someone who is both communicative and open-minded driven by the desire to build great mobile products.

Key Responsibilities

Relevant Qualifications, Experience and Abilities

  • Experience developing Android and IOS applications using React Native, or XamariniOS, XamarinAndroid, XamarinForms, C sharp, Objective C, Swift, Java
  • Software development experience in one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C sharp, F sharp, JavaScript, or Go
  • Development experience with API Creation and RESTful services
  • Translation of designer mock-ups and wireframes into front-end code
  • Experience of working in a cloud environment an advantage
  • Experience with source control system (GitHub)
  • 3+ years’ experience in hands-on mobile applications development
  • Have published at least 1 app in an app store
  • Outstanding all-round communication skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong analytical and reasoning skills with an ability to visualise processes and outcomes
  • Experience of Agile development methodologies
  • The ability to manage a complex range of tasks and meet deadlines
  • English language fluency

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 CV and your contact information to: info@synequanon.com

We have a new vacancy for the position of Contracts and Proposals Manager.

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 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 Contracts and Proposals Manager who is dependable and accountable for delivering quality proposals to Clients consistently.  You must be a self-starting, enthusiastic individual with a strong commitment and excellent attention to detail and who wishes to make a real impact in our growing organisation.

Role:

The primary focus of the Contracts and Proposals Manager role is to support the Business Development function in collating and responding to requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for information (RFIs), change orders and budget/ballpark requests from potential and existing clients. This includes the management of the proposal process by initiating and/or following up contact with the required Business Development and operational team members and applicable third-party vendors for budgets and obtaining study specific feedback to generate high-quality proposal documents.

Additionally, The Proposals and Contracts Manager will support the development and review of contracts.

Key skills

Proposals

  • To work with the Directors of SQN and other colleagues where appropriate to develop/improve the proposal templates and processes as the SQN grows.
  • To maintain our proposal template documents to present comprehensive, up-to-date company and services information to respond to client RFPs and RFIs.
  • To update and maintain SQN’s experience database of services and trial information for use in client proposals/RFIs, presentations and marketing activities.
  • Develop a high-level understanding of services provided by SQN.
  • To develop RFP calendars to ensure milestones are met by all internal teams and third-party vendors delivering a quality proposal to clients in a timely manner.
  • To attend planning and strategy calls for RFP/RFIs as required and prepare and distribute minutes/action items to ensure timely deliverables to meet client objectives.
  • To attend RFP/RFI focussed client meetings and/or calls where appropriate.
  • To work with the Business Development, Finance, and the Operational team members to facilitate project initiation as delegated by the Directors of SQN.
  • In collaboration with Directors and Business Development team, managing the dissemination of initial RFP information to relevant operational teams’ members; reviewing client information to seek, obtain and discuss internal assumptions and feedback; setting up and directing costing meeting(s) to ensure complete review of RFP by appropriate operational attendees, discussing resourcing needs, and developing a thorough understanding of customer requirements and objectives.
  • To liaise and maintain relationships with third party vendors, prepare vendor-specific RFPs and obtain vendor quotes, where applicable.
  • To prepare final draft proposals to ensure that they meet client requirements and objectives and budget where known, ready for final QC of proposal and budget by the Directors of SQN or other members of the Business Development team.
  • To ensure budgets are up-to-date on a CRM system/project accounting system for production of the sales pipeline report.
  • To update and maintain pipeline reports to track all opportunities to show wins and losses and report to the management team any occurrences of significant losses and to explore the reasons for this alongside relevant Business Development colleagues.
  • Accountable for quality and accuracy of all contracts and proposals prepared by and sent out from SQN.

Contracts

  • To populate SQN contract templates and liaise with the client to finalise/execute.
  • To prepare work orders including schedules in preparation for execution.
  • To ensure all contract work assigned to you is updated on a CRM/ Project accounting system in a timely manner.
  • To collaborate with the Directors of SQN and other Business Development colleagues to maintain a Sales CRM /project accounting system so that all sales leads are entered and followed up and lead source is defined to ensure maximum return on investment (ROI) from conference/events attendances.
  • From time to time, to attend conferences and client meetings as agreed with the Directors of SQN.
  • Provide overall management responsibility for the contract process.

Relevant Qualifications, Experience and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent clinical research industry experience.
  • A minimum of 2 years proven experience of managing biometrics or full-service clinical trial proposals in a CRO environment.
  • Thorough understanding of the clinical trial process with sound knowledge of biometric services including EDC and ePRO.
  • Strong listening, communication and interpersonal skills along with excellent oral and written communication skills. You must have excellent writing skills for proposal creation, and preparation alongside input and support from the operational teams.
  • Strong and effective presentation skills; ability to confidently present proposals and budgets to clients.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact and an excellent rapport with future and our existing clients.
  • Ability to learn quickly and assimilate the detail of project requirements.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to changing priorities and ability to work simultaneously on multiple client requests.
  • Good computer skills, including use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and CRM systems.
  • Takes own responsibility for personal skill development in continuing to learn current pharmaceutical standards and industry trends.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team of remotely-based colleagues and with clients across different time zones.
  • Willingness to travel according to the needs of the business and to client meetings, as required.
  • 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 a vacancy for the position of Head of Biostatistics

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 leadership and direction of the Biostatistics department, guiding the development of advanced statistical expertise, programming and reporting to exceed our client’s expectations and contribute to the profitability of the business.

Areas of required expertise and experience  

  • Significant experience in a Biostatistics leadership role directing Statistician and Statistical programming disciplines, preferably with a CRO industry background.
  •  Well- developed knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements and industry advancements related to statistical work within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Strong operational expertise to provide appropriate direction and oversight of processes and disciplines.
  • Critical intuitive thinker with a big picture perspective.
  • Advanced communication skills with a strong team focus, focussed on positive engagement and collaboration.
  • Experience and a passion for line management with excellent personal and organisational skills.

Role focus

  • Defining and delivering the vision and goals for the Biostatistics department aligned with the strategic objectives of the company.
  • Providing motivational and decisive leadership to the Statistics and Programming teams with a structured management approach.
  • Building and developing SQN’s Biostatistics capability supporting new and expanded business scope and opportunities.
  • Driving the positive recruitment, retention, training and development of the Biostatistics department
  • Providing consulting expertise to clients and colleagues regarding Biostatistical aspects of clinical trials.
  • 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 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