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Programming Specialist

We seek an individual looking to make an entry into pharmaceutical drug development for a unique data programming opportunity in the field of pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD).

Responsibilities

  • Provide coding support (primarily in R) to Pharmacokineticists conducting PK, PD, Toxicokinetic, Population PK analyses, etc. related to drug development
  • Support clinical pharmacology experts in the design and interpretation of Phase 1 clinical studies in healthy volunteers or special populations (e.g., hepatic and renal impaired, etc.)
  • Assist with designing programming code to generate summary PK and PD tables, listings, and graphs from clinical and nonclinical data
  • Assist with the development of code to clean and summarize data from nonclinical and clinical studies, including implementation of CDISC (SDTM, ADaM, and SEND) standards
  • Develop well commented template code that can be reused across multiple studies and scenarios by multiple programmers
  • Work independently to provide complex programming support across the company and for Clients
  • Participate in the development of and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures and guidelines
  • Manage and lead projects with minimal guidance

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in science, math, statistics, computer science or a related field
  • Data manipulation and graphical programming experience with R, SAS, or other programming language is required; experience using GitHub for code management is a plus
  • The ability to explore and use creative and novel approaches to difficult data management and manipulation problems is expected
  • Some biological background is preferred but not required or expected
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to understand and interpret complex problems are essential
  • The ability to work in a matrix environment and work efficiently under deadlines is crucial
  • Other combinations of appropriate experience and education will also be considered
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