Principal Statistical Programmer

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


  • Bachelor's degree in a quantitative or scientific field required. Master's preferred.
  • Ideally, 10 years of statistical programming experience.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of analysis data structure standards (ADaM) and a good understanding of conversion data structure standards (SDTM).
  • Expertise in computer programming, statistical analysis systems (SAS), and other procedural languages.
  • Fully understands biometrics procedures, workflows, and software systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
ICON is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


  • Programs statistical analyses (via analysis datasets, tables, figures, listings, etc.) using an appropriate statistical analysis software tool (e.g.. SAS®), and may include tabulation datasets.
  • Ensures the accuracy and consistency of data flow from case report forms (CRFs) to specifications for analysis datasets. (May include tabulation datasets.)
  • Performs quality review of analysis dataset and TFL programs developed by other programmers and biostatisticians. (May include tabulation datasets.)
  • Verifies that tabulation and statistical analysis system programs and associated documentation are archived prior to the creation of final output.
  • Develops new processes and ensures all process improvements are implemented.
  • Takes a lead role in the review of statistical analyses plans and provides essential feedback.
  • Collaborates with other team members to develop quality reports, publications and regulatory submissions.
  • Maintains libraries of documented and validated programs, macros, and procedures which can be reused to aid in department efficiency.
  • Serves as the chief mentor to other programmers.
  • Contributes to departmental initiatives and acts as an SME on technical subjects as applicable.

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