Clinical Data Programmer/Analyst

| Greater NYC Area
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About TrialSpark

The biggest bottleneck in bringing new treatments to patients is the clinical trial. On average, getting a drug through the trial process takes nearly a decade and frequently costs $1B+. And the problem is only getting worse.

TrialSpark finds new medicines and develops them cheaper and faster, using our proprietary trial engine.

Position Overview

As a Clinical Programmer/Analyst, you will play a key role in the execution of TrialSpark’s full study offering. We are looking for an experienced programmer who can execute our Unified Data Layer strategy and deliver fast, high quality data to support our studies. As part of your role, you’ll partner closely with other leaders across the company, contributing to TrialSpark’s broader Clinical Trial Engine strategy and build out.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to: 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Using industry knowledge, experience, and first-principles thinking to refine our strategy for delivering key study services, with a primary focus on Project Management.
  • Identify and implement solutions to data management issues and concerns that arise during the conduct of the study.
  • Develop, program and test reports using SAS and/or R to identify anomalies and support data review efforts and maintain already developed reports using SAS.
  • Perform pre-processing and loading of non-CRF data file formats including but not limited to csv, txt, sas7bdat, XPT, JSON.
  • Develop solutions for ingesting data from several data formats, mapping to standard structure and develop dashboards and analytics on a chosen endpoint solution.
  • Program reports for clinical trial management and operational oversight. Work with 3rd party vendors and external data acquisition lead for data loading, integration, and reconciliation at study level.
  • Conduct peer review and technical review of clinical programming deliverables in close collaboration with Product & Engineering teams.
  • Participate and contribute towards internal user group meetings to share knowledge and provide latest updates/features. Participates in Clinical Data Management department initiatives.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of processes, tools, best practices, and metrics relating to tracking and analyzing clinical trial programming quality

About you

Skills, abilities, and knowledge

  • Critical thinker with the ability to step back and rethink legacy assumptions in the clinical research space; should be able to point to what’s wrong, and how you would do it differently if starting from scratch.
  • Excellent cross-functional partnership skills; you know how to work across an organization to achieve objectives and meet timelines.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; can synthesize complex concepts and deliver messages clearly.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SAS data step programming, macros, and SQL.
  • Knowledge of R for data visualization development as well as Business Intelligence tools such as Mode, Looker, or Tableau preferred, but not required.
  • Working knowledge of SAS/R to extract, transform, and load data from AWS S3 and/or Redshift a plus.
  • Knowledge of CDISC/SDTM and experience with development, validation, execution, maintenance, documentation, and archival of clinical data targeted for regulatory submissions.
  • Ability to ensure clinical database programming and report development work is completed in a consistent manner and validated according to department practices.
  • Knowledge of GCP and other regulations.

Education and Experience

  • 4-5+ years clinical research industry experience
  • 3+ years of clinical programming experience at a biopharma company or CRO
  • SAS Certified Advanced Programmer certification preferred, Data Management and/or Administration certifications a plus (Those without certification will be considered after technical assessment)
  • BS required, preferably in life sciences or a related field; advanced degree preferred

You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Location

Our office is located in Manhattan, near the Empire State Building. The area is lively and has great food and transportation options!

An Insider's view of TrialSpark

What are some social events your company does?

We believe in healthy living! We organize regular team exercise classes as a company!

Frank Wu

Product Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We believe in presenting problems, not solutions, to the team. Our job is to align the team on company goals and issues, and allow the team to work creatively to solve them. We believe team autonomy fosters creativity and a healthier culture.

Linhao Zhang

CTO

What are TrialSpark Perks + Benefits

TrialSpark Benefits Overview

Trialspark is nothing without its employees, so they are well taken care of! We offer comprehensive benefits that span from insurance to 401ks, with added perks like a pet-friendly office. Come meet our office dog, Rosie!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We have a monthly transportation subsidy!
Company Outings
Yearly retreat and holiday party, regular team events and outings!
Game Room
Super Smash Club every Friday!
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Come meet our office dog, Rosie!
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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