Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

We have a vacancy for the position of Senior Project Manager (Biometrics)

SQN is one of the worlds recognised specialist clinical biometrics CROs supporting global pharma, biotech, medical device and animal health partners with innovative, cost effective clinical development services.

Section: Project Management

Job Description: Responsible for project management activities relating to clinical trials

As a Senior Project Manager at SQN, your role will be to provide strong leadership of biometrics programmes to ensure high quality and timely project delivery to client satisfaction and budget. You will have the opportunity to be influential in shaping our project management practices with the freedom to devise innovative solutions for clients. As the main point of contact for a variety of clients in some exciting therapeutic areas, you will nurture client relationships, taking pride and satisfaction in exceeding their expectations by providing the personal service expected from a smaller biometrics CRO. With our innovative technology and partnerships with clinical CROs and technology vendors, you will lead exciting projects where your leadership skills will be challenged and rewarded.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Providing strong leadership and governance of biometrics projects, clients and third-party vendors
  • Developing strong lasting relationships and providing expert guidance
  • Determining client requirements and develop and maintain timelines, facilitating effective and efficient solutions to deliver to client expectations
  • Leading and supporting internal project teams across the data management, statistics and medical writing functions
  • Providing frequent updates to clients regarding project status, timelines and scope
  • Managing project risks and issues, facilitating problem solving within project teams and escalating appropriately
  • Leading bid defence meetings
  • Assisting with the preparation of cost estimates
  • Managing project budgets to ensure profitability including changes in scope, contractual documentation, invoicing and the maintenance of internal project management systems
  • Conducting lessons learned reviews to ensure continuous and process improvements
  • Ensure project quality, documentation and adherence to processes
  • Contributing to SQN’s development of new systems, processes and SOPs
  • Providing expert support to business development

Experience and skills required:

  • Highly established project management, leadership and communication skills
  • Strong client focus and commercial awareness
  • Extensive experience in a similar role within pharma or CRO, managing timelines, budgets and quality across a portfolio of projects
  • Thorough overview of cross-functional end-to-end processes for data management and statistics including a good understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Excellent organisational and matrix management 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

 

 

We have a vacancy for the position of Clinical Database Programmer.

Section:          Database Design and Programming, Data Management

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.

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 (+3 years)
  • Good 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

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 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 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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