Feb 28, 2022

Job Description

“17! This is the number of countries & regions we are supporting in 2021 as Biometrics team. We provide expertise in locally/regionally/globally initiated clinical trials such as data management, Biostatistics consulting, statistical programming, medical writing and more!“
As a Statistical Programmer 2 you will be responsible for programming aspects (including analysis datasets, pooled datasets, specification creation, SAP review, listings, figures, and tables) of Medical Affairs (MA) studies, non-interventional studies (NIS), and scientific analytic studies according to defined specifications and supporting ad hoc programming requests self-sufficiently whenever required with highest quality
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible for the integrity of the programming/computing solutions for multiple clinical trials (or equivalent) and/or publication activities.
• In collaboration with with the Biostatistician and Senior Programmer, provide programming support to project-level programming deliverables and other ad hoc programming requests.
• Ensure understanding and compliance with study and project programming standards. Responsible for development of programming specification.
• Support the full execution of final production run and programming activities for a project or an indication with guidance from senior team members.
• Maintain optimum communication with internal and external study team members, Lead Programmer and Lead Statistician and provide status of programming activities as and when required. Maintain up-to-date, accurate progress of the assigned programming deliverables and ensure high efficiency and timely completion according to agreed timelines, report to Lead Programmer and/or Lead Statistician in case of any potential challenges.
• Ensure quality deliverables and compliance with validation process for audit readiness. Provide support for audit preparation as required.
• Ensure awareness of other programming responsibilities like creation of programming summary report, CRF review, Case Report Tabulations, CRF annotation and should be ready to provide inputs if required.
• Under minimal guidance participate in establishing working relationship on assigned studies with external service provider according to agreed contract and internal business guidance.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you‘ll bring to the role:
• Graduates/ Post Graduates or equivalent experience in mathematics, statistics, computer science, health sciences or related fields.
• At least 2 years of work experience in a programming role preferably supporting clinical trials/ or in the pharmaceutical industry (1 year experience for MS Statistics / Computer Science graduates).Intermediate understanding of global clinical trial practices, procedures, methodologies.
• Good knowledge of / experience with SAS (including SAS/Base, SAS/Graph and SAS/Macro) and other relevant programming software. Solid understanding of office tools (mainly Excel, Word) and database design/structures and basic statistics.
• Intermediate in Mandarin Language.
About the Novartis Global Service Center in Kuala Lumpur:

The Novartis Global Service Center (NGSC) in Kuala Lumpur delivers a broad variety of services to the Novartis divisions worldwide. Kuala Lumpur is part of a globalized network of five NGSCs, which form a successful network of services minded associates partnering with the Novartis business around the world.

What makes NGSC special?

Attractive office location, flexible time management, strong work/life balance, flexible working hours, truly multinational and dynamic organization, multicultural environment and cross-functional hub location

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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Petaling Jaya
Research & Development
Full Time
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Statistical Programmer 2 (Mandarin)

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