Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

We have two new open vacancies for the position of Senior SAS Programmer

Job Title:                      Senior SAS Programmer

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 one of these full time permanent positions please submit your application and CV to:

We have an open vacancy for the position of Senior Statistician

Job Title: Senior Statistician

Section: Statistics

Job Description: Responsible for leading all statistical activities relating to clinical trial projects. Provision of statistical consultancy in support of clients.

 Areas of responsibility include:

  • Performing the Lead Statistician role for assigned projects with successful deliveries to planned timelines, budget and quality
  • Providing statistical expert point of contact with sponsor and internal project teams
  • Randomisation design, Protocol and sample size consultancy
  • 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
  • Adherence to GCP and relevant regulatory documents; design of studies to relevant standards and guidelines.

 General responsibilities include:

  • Providing expert advice on statistical issues, contributing to the expansion of 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

 Experience and skills required:

  • Strong analytical and data interpretation skills
  • Statistical expertise in a variety of therapeutic areas
  • Statistical programming and modelling with current experience across a variety of statistical topics
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with people at different levels across the organisation and with different levels of statistical understanding
  • Worked on multiple studies with a creative approach to leading teams
  • Experience in Integration studies preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years in the Pharmaceutical or CRO industries
  • Project management, organisational and matrix management skills with the ability to proactively prioritise projects
  • Experience with performing statistical analysis using SAS v. 9
  • Experience and understanding of CDISC
  • 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:

We have an open vacancy for the position of Data Analytics Software Engineer

Job Title: Data Analytics Software Engineer

Section: IT

SQN is an award-winning Norfolk based specialist clinical biometrics CRO supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative clinical development services. They have recently been awarded the Queens Award for Innovation for their ePRO mobile app

We are seeking exceptional candidates who are passionate about the exciting world of digital technologies, including the Internet of Things, Big Data, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. You will be working in an Agile and friendly environment within a highly motivated and focused development team.

SQN is one of the largest specialist data focused contract research companies in Europe supporting human clinical trials developing new life saving drugs. The data are dynamic and exciting and already our data analytics is a market leader in the healthcare market.

Key Skills:

To support our development needs we are looking for a developer who will have experience of the following:

• Development experience in JavaScript, PHP, C Sharp
• Development experience in R and Python
• Development experience in C Sharp a big plus
• Development experience with API Creation and RESTful services
• Development experience build reports, and charts and (complex graphical output a plus)

• Familiarity React, ES6, GraphQL, WebGL, D3
• Familiarity ETL process is BIG plus
• Solid understanding of databases and SQL statements
• Solid knowledge of algorithms and data structures
• Translation of designer mock-ups and wireframes into front-end code • Solid foundation in data structures, algorithms, and system design
• Working in a cloud environment a big plus
• Version control with GitHub
• Agile framework

Ideally you will have the following:
• Attention to detail
• Outstanding all-round communication skills and ability to work collaboratively • Ability to use one or more development language
• Continuously learn and improve skills.
• 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 both spoken and written.

Position Location

  • Office based in Diss, Norfolk
  • To start ASAPIf 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: