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Programmer

  • Job reference: 928079
  • Location: Uxbridge, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, IT
  • Date posted: 08/10/2019

Orion Group are looking for a Programmer for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Middlesex area on an initial 12-month contract with the potential to extend.


Job Purpose
Our client is looking for an epidemiological/statistical programmer to produce analysis datasets and perform statistical analyses and reports for observational research studies from data stored on AWS and Linux.

Main Responsibilities of the role

  • Interpreting plans of analysis developed by our epidemiologists
  • Ability to interpret and clarify the details of a plan of analysis and to implement the programming necessary to deliver the results requested. Communication is key in this role
  • Will need to deliver results within short timelines and on occasion will need to balance more than one study at a time

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • The preferred candidate will have excellent SAS programming skills, however candidates with limited SAS knowledge but with knowledge of R or Python will also be considered. Knowledge of SQL is needed.
  • Candidates with experience of working with observational data and with epidemiological knowledge will be favoured
  • Candidates must be comfortable with creating complex analysis datasets derived from large databases and have a careful eye for outliers and errors. This will include checking the accuracy of programs written by colleagues
  • The ability to work effectively and successfully in a team environment, strong documentation, communication and time management skills are essential
  • Ideally candidates will have at least 4-5 years' experience in statistical programming, however bright candidates without this experience but with a proven track record of success at university and with some programming knowledge will be considered

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.