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Principal Programmer

Company: GSK Poland
Location: Collegeville
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job description Site Name: USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence
Posted Date: Jan 14 2021
GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's foremost pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, with statisticians and programmers working in Research and Development with a global footprint spanning the UK, US, Canada and India. The Biostatistics division includes a Clinical Programming department, covering all phases of clinical drug development and commercialisation in a wide range of therapeutic areas. Programming's deliverables form the core of all regulatory submissions, health authority assessments, safety updates and publications (for peer review journals and scientific meetings). In recognition of the developing sophistication and technical requirements of the role, Clinical Programming was formed as a standalone department distinct to Clinical Statistics. Programming asset teams are now stepping up to achieve the goal of being the Biostatistics' leaders of delivery and execution, in a way that optimises, expedites and delivers to the highest quality. In addition to the group's activities supporting GSK's pipeline of drugs, key accountabilities include developing and implementing strategies for programming resourcing using both internal and external resource; driving CDISC implementation for the reporting of clinical trials; and identifying and implementing IT solutions to offer further benefit and efficiency for the group's activities.
--The Clinical Programming team at GSK has a strong focus on innovative ways of working and we are leading the way to implement these innovations and embracing an evolution for increased data science skills; this is already resulting in the introduction of new programming languages, technology and software. Some of these initiatives include the pathway for adoption of R and Python open source coding into day to day programming tasks, exploring machine learning to drive efficiencies for clinical reporting, developing desktop visualisation capabilities and we even have an annual challenge for Programmers who are rewarded for bringing new innovations into the department. But it's not just about the tech! We also encourage involvement in other initiatives too and we focus on your personal development path, building your project and leadership skills, your inter-departmental liaison and collaboration skills and we provide you with opportunities to get closer to the science and decision making.--Within the clinical programming team Senior Programmers and Principal Programmers support, guide, or make a major contribution to the planning and execution of multiple programming activities for GSK clinical trials. They are accountable for creating, verifying, and documenting analyses of clinical data while adhering to study protocols, analysis plans and GSK / industry standards.This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Act as a subject matter expert within own discipline.
  • Provide technical contribution to complex tasks
  • Lead, or make a major contribution to, the planning and execution of multiple programming activities to deliver all required outputs
  • Work as a lead within own discipline to investigate new technology as directed
  • Ensure the collection of programs/outputs and issues are adequately managed for programming activities to achieve business outcomes
  • Apply learning from previous activities to result in quicker and more efficient completion of the current task
  • Share learnings with peers and contributes to internal technical discussions/forums
  • Active member of external professional/ industry organization
  • Initiate new directions and novel strategies to achieve department goals
  • Effectively explains technical concepts to non-technical colleagues
  • Project manage or lead programming activities, including approval of plans under supervision, to achieve technical or business outcomes within own discipline
  • Contribute to and influence the strategic planning and direction of a project
  • Automation of data creation, graphs, tables and certain statistical analyses using R scripts Why you? Basic Qualifications: We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
    • BS in mathematics, statistics, computer science (or related discipline)
    • 5+ years of experience with R, SAS programming, and script/macro code development
    • Experience with programming language(s)
    • Experience with oncology
    • Experience leading multiple studies
    • Experience with writing and applying Metadata Specifications/Derivations
    • Experience with products such as R-Shiny, Python, JMP, SAS/GRAPH, SAS Output Delivery System Preferred Qualifications: If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
      • Extensive working knowledge of GxP, ICH requirements, internal processes and external regulations that govern drug development (where applicable)
      • Takes responsibility for oversight of others work as assigned by manager
      • Demonstrated effectiveness in both oral and written communications, able to express ideas and incorporate feedback to produce a completed quality deliverable
      • Able to explain technical approaches to peers and non-technical colleagues/settings
      • Deliver presentations with clarity in internal forums and/or external professional industry meetings
      • Experience with Tidyverse programming Why GSK? Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
        • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
        • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
        • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
        • Sustaining energy and well-being.
        • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
        • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.*LI-GSKGSKSPTalent If you require an accommodation or other assistance to apply for a job at GSK, please contact the GSK Service Centre at 1-877-694-7547 (US Toll Free) or +1 801 567 5155 (outside US).GSK is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, in the US, we adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.Important notice to Employment businesses/ AgenciesGSK does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact GSK's commercial and general procurement/human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to GSK. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and GSK. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of GSK. GSK shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.Please note that if you are a US Licensed Healthcare Professional or Healthcare Professional as defined by the laws of the state issuing your license, GSK may be required to capture and report expenses GSK incurs, on your behalf, in the event you are afforded an interview for employment. This capture of applicable transfers of value is necessary to ensure GSK's compliance to all federal and state US Transparency requirements. For more information, please visit GSK's Transparency Reporting For the Record site.

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