Graduate – Trainee Clinical (SAS) Programmer

Vacancy posted: Monday, 10 October 2016

Salary: £Competitive
Location: Edinburgh

Job ref. no.: RUDD340

Due to our continued growth and success we have an excellent opportunity for a talented Graduate – Trainee Clinical (SAS) Programmer to join our Data Sciences team in Quotient’s Edinburgh office. This exciting opportunity will enable you to kick start your career as a Statistical (SAS) Programmer, within the challenging environment of early phase clinical studies.  You will be trained in many different aspects of statistical programming and work with complex clinical data.

Company Overview

Our growing and successful business comprises over 350 talented individuals in an environment where everybody counts and everyone is instrumental to our success.

People join Quotient Clinical because we are a respected member of the drug development world, specialising in early phase clinical trials and Data Science services. Our innovative solutions integrate formulation development, real-time GMP manufacturing, clinical testing and reporting/analysis. We pride ourselves on the quality of our services and our engaged culture. We are passionate about helping our customers get new medicines to market.

Learning and development is at the heart of our culture at Quotient and you will be given every opportunity to reach your potential with us. You’ll be recognised for your contribution and rewarded with genuine career development, a competitive salary and a whole host of benefits.

The Role

The Data Sciences team at Quotient Clinical comprises over 50 staff and provides an expert service in the data management, modelling, analysis and reporting of early Phase clinical studies (both healthy volunteer and patient). Early Phase studies present particular SAS programming challenges due to their complexity (e.g. due to multiple study parts) and mid-study protocol/database changes, interim reporting/transfers, etc. You will be expected to be flexible and creative in your programming skills.

Each clinical study is set-up according to the clinical protocol which details the study design, objectives, dosing information, data collection and reporting methods. Other project team members will perform tasks such as study database set-up, collection of data, perform formal statistical analysis, report writing, etc. Working as part of the team your role will be as a programming specialist to load data, program tables, listings, figures and study datasets. We use the programming language SAS (an industry standard, widely used outside the clinical sector too) and full training will be provided in the SAS programming language and programing techniques. Dependent on your development, our career pathway allows you to expand your programming role over time and progress to more senior roles and tasks.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have a life science or numerate degree, experience of using a programming language (ideally SAS), an understanding of programming concepts and strong interest in a career as a Programmer working with clinical data and standards. Experience of SAS, knowledge of ICH GCP and clinical trials would be an advantage.

In addition you should have good organisational and presentation skills and be able to work to deadlines whilst maintaining quality standards. Attention to detail and the ability to multitask are essential. Effective oral and written communication skills are also required as you will, in time, be a primary statistical programming point of contact with clients, external data providers and clinical staff. Any offer of employment will be subject to the successful candidate holding the right to work in the UK.

The role will be based in our Edinburgh office.

Company benefits

As well as offering on-going training, we offer flexible working, private healthcare and life assurance, 32 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) & group pension plan.

We have various recognition and appreciation schemes in place to say ‘Thank you’ to our staff for all their hard work e.g. employee of the quarter, food treats and staff parties.


If you would like to apply for this role please APPLY ONLINE with a copy of your CV and covering letter.   

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Contact Name Louise Parratt
Telephone 0115 931 5548
Address Quotient Clinical
Mere Way
NG11 6JS
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