Senior Statistical Programmer


Basel Area - Allschwil, BL, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.

In order to achieve this, we will develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical company, with a strong scientific core.

Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.

Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 600 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.



Job Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the implementation and use of programs to effectively analyze and report clinical trial data as the trial lead programmer
  • Responsible for the review of trial documentation and providing feedback from statistical programming perspective, as well as study set-up in the reporting environment
  • Responsible for the definition of project and trial analysis data sets and metadata
  • In agreement with the lead statistical programmer and/or statistician, designs and implements trial and project analysis data sets and metadata including complex data derivations, data mapping and data pooling
  • Manage critical issues within the project by pro-actively suggesting solutions to the lead statistical programmer and/or statistician
  • Develops programs and generates tables, listings and figures for trial or project specific reports and statistical analyses in agreement with trial documentation and guidelines from the principal statistical programmer and/or the statistician
  • Performs and documents quality control (QC) activities as per Idorsia standard operating procedures (SOPs), working practices, and guidance from the lead statistical programmer



Candidate’s Requirements


  • University degree (or equivalent) preferably in mathematics, informatics or other scientific discipline
  • Advanced knowledge of programming in SAS and of statistical analyses in clinical trials
  • Min of 5 years experience in statistical programming within a pharmaceutical  company or a clinical research organization (CRO)
  • Experience in the review of Statistical Analysis Plans, study set-up and review of study specific documents, e.g. Clinical Protocol, CRF, annotated CRF, data validation guidelines
  • Knowledge of all aspects of clinical trials from initial study set-up to study completion with an excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines, e.g. Biostatistics and Clinical Data Management
  • Good knowledge and understanding of CDISC, especially SDTM and ADaM
  • Basic knowledge of R, knowledge of other programming languages and of data management principles and tools is an asset
  • Proven record to work independently, analyze problems and formulate ideas in a structured and logical manner
  • Knowledge of international clinical research regulations and requirements (ICH-GCP)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)



What Idorsia offers

  • Exciting opportunities  for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution oriented enviroment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits



Work  Location: Allschwil

Country: Switzerland

Business Area: Global Clinical Development

Schedule: Fulltime,  office based

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 1446


If you are interested, please click on apply now.

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