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      March 25,2021
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    Technical Lead, Clinical & Statistical Programming

    Who is Janssen? We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives. Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring ground breaking science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.

    The Technical Lead, Clinical & Statistical Programming is a highly qualified technical programmer/developer with an in-depth understanding of programming processes, tools, systems and strong project and team leadership skills. You will be responsible for driving technical strategy and implementing departmental innovation solutions within the functional area.

    Operating in roles that directly support the Clinical and Statistical Programming Therapeutic Area (or assigned group), this position focuses on research and innovation in emerging spaces and standard tools' development.

    This position is responsible for identifying, exploring, developing and supporting the adoption of innovative technical solutions using cutting edge technologies and methods that increase automation, efficiency and/or quality in the data management, risk based central monitoring, statistical analysis, visualisation and regulatory submission of clinical data.

    Contributing to and may lead departmental technical innovation initiatives and projects and supports the continuous improvement of capabilities within the department through training and mentoring of departmental staff. This position may also provide functional area people leadership to departmental staff in line with business needs.

    You will also be leading framework and strategy development using R and R-shiny

    Principal Responsibilities:

    • Accountable for providing technical project leadership and expertise in Open source framework.
    • Responsible for leading a team of R and R-shiny developers.
    • Leading and developing enterprise level R-shiny applications.
    • Collaborates with the user community and departmental/external partners to identify innovation, automation and continuous improvement opportunities. Proposes, evaluates and develops solutions that drive competitive advantage.
    • Applies a strong customer focus to evaluate partner needs/requirements, thinking broadly end-to-end and deliver relevant solutions, in alignment with departmental technical strategies.
    • As needed, oversees and supervises work allocation of internal and external team members.
    • Contributes to departmental innovation and process improvement projects. As needed, contributes technical clinical / statistical programming expertise across multiple functional team projects.
    • Serves as a departmental resource in areas of technical expertise. Coaches and trains clinical and/or statistical programmers to support the continuous enhancement of technical capabilities.
    • Connects with peer groups within the function to identify, influence and using connections in strategy, processes, standards and innovations across Therapeutic Areas.
    • Maintains up to date knowledge of industry, functional and departmental processes, trends and technologies ensuring optimal implementation and adoption to support current and future needs.
    • Ensures continued compliance with required company and departmental training, time reporting, and other business/operational processes as required for position.

    Additional Responsibilities:

    • Designing and supporting the implementation of technical solutions for global departmental use, developing implementation plans including documentation and training materials as appropriate.
    • Leads and/or supports projects exploring and developing emerging tools, platforms, technologies and methodologies for potential practical application supporting portfolio needs. Curates, formalises and leads practical use cases for Proof of Concept.
    • Hands on development of prototypes ranging from low resolution models to fully functional prototype use cases.
    • Connects and partners across technical groups within J&J to demonstrate institutional knowledge and solutions.
    • Provides technical support regarding a spectrum of application for departmental use.
    • Supporting UI/UX design for any new application build.
    • Working closely partners in providing end user support on enterprise applications.
    • Building knowledge base documents and maintain them as part of the support structure.
    • Lead and supporting all the technical content in department portals.
    • Supporting in developing promotional material to support product launch.
    • Responsible for using technology to improve application performance and recommend strategy

    As needed as Functional People leader;

    • Responsible for attracting and retaining top talent, proactively handling performance and actively supporting talent development and succession planning. Ensures organisational efficiency, transparency, and communication.
    • Ensures training compliance and development of appropriate job skills for assigned personnel. Supervises their work allocation, providing mentoring and guidance.
    • Responsible for local administration and decision making associated with the management of assigned personnel.


    Do you meet the Education and Experience Requirements of this role!

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, data science/analytics, public health or other relevant scientific field (or equivalent theoretical/technical depth) required. Advanced Degree (Master’s, PhD or equivalent) preferred.
    • Extensive programming experience with increasing responsibility.
    • Experience in software development and testing using R and R-shiny
    • Specialist in developing applications using various technical stacks not limited to SAS, R and/or Python.
    • Shown ability to translate sophisticated problems into clear and concise programming code/tools.
    • Basic Project management skills & experience.
    • Solid understanding of programming practices (including tools and processes), relevant health authority guidelines, such as (e.g. ICH-GCP, 21 CFR Part 11), and relevant clinical R&D concepts.
    • Demonstrated strong written, verbal communication skills, ability to handle conflicting demands and priorities.

    Preferred Experience:

    • Knowledge of data structures and relevant languages for data manipulation and reporting (including SAS, Python, etc.).
    • Knowledge of industry standards such as CDISC, specifically SDTM and controlled terminology and/or ADaM.
    • Software design experience with other languages (e.g. Java C++, JavaScript, PERL etc.)
    • Experience in Software Development Life cycle (SDLC).
    • Experience developing tools in support of business operations.
    • Experience working with DevOps tools and supporting cloud-based platforms
    • People leadership skills and experience in staff performance management and people development.

    We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Primary Location
    United Kingdom-England-High Wycombe-
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    Europe/Middle East/Africa-Netherlands, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Norway, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Slovakia, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Switzerland, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Czech Republic, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Denmark, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Lithuania, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Italy, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Latvia, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Poland, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Portugal, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Romania, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Slovenia, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Sweden, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Austria, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Belgium, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Bulgaria, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Spain, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Estonia, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Finland, Europe/Middle East/Africa-France, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Croatia, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Hungary, Europe/Middle East/Africa-Ireland
    Janssen Cilag Ltd. (7360)
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