Data Scientist Degree Apprentice - Leeds

Apply From: 2nd of March 2020
Application Deadline: 1st of May 2020
Start Date: 1st of September 2020

Who we are and what we do:

We are a world-leading life sciences company offering laboratory testing and development services to the pharmaceutical industry across the globe.

At Covance, we help make the miracles of medicine a reality. We offer opportunities to work on diverse, challenging projects with bright, interesting colleagues while building a flexible and rewarding career. We put our trust in science and in one another. We believe that supportive teams, passionate people and inspired thinking are the formula for Better Science. This is your chance to become part of a team that helps to bring miracles of medicine to market sooner.


The Role:

  • Responsible for the production of SDTMs and ADaMs in SAS.
  • Produce Define.XML/PDFs, aCRFs and Reviewers Guide to support SDTM and ADaM deliverables.
  • Read-in and reconcile electronic data with the CRF.
  • Responsible for data transfer to and from clients in both production and developmental roles.
  • Responsible for the production of data tables, figures and listings (TFLs) to the required specification for clinical, PK and PD reports in SAS.
  • Batch run and compile TFLs at appropriate intervals throughout the study process.
  • Ensure that deliverables are produced in a timely and accurate manner and are in accordance with defined standards and all QC is documented appropriately in JIRA.
  • Liaise with study team to ensure targets and timelines are achieved
  • Deputize for the Lead Programmer at Pre-lock Meetings and Data Review Meetings on studies he/she has produced SDTMs/TFLs for.
  • Perform ad-hoc programming in response to unscheduled requests.
  • Contribute at department meetings, presenting SAS coding items to the rest of the department.
  • Develop problem solving skills and a willingness to learn and seek advice from senior programming staff and staff in related disciplines.
  • Good time management and organization skills, the ability to prioritize own work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


You will learn the following:

  • Learn to develop content sharing solution with tools such as SharePoint
  • How to validate electronic solutions in line with industry standards.
  • Good time management and organization skills, the ability to prioritize own work to meet tight deadlines while maintaining the highest standards of work.
  • Effective communication skills; a co-operative and team orientated approach.
  • Base SAS and macro programming
  • SAS programming of SDTMs, ADaMs and TFLs to industry wide standards


What you'll receive:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science over 36 months
  • A chance to work with industry experts,
  • A chance to put theoretical skills in to practice and make a real impact in a global business,
  • A chance to Act as an Ambassador across Yorkshire for Internships,
  • A generous benefits and holiday package.


Minimum Criteria:

  • A level Maths and 2 other subjects at C+, for example, a computer based subject
  • Great attention to detail
  • A passion for data


Get ready to redefine what's possible and discover your extraordinary potential at Covance. Here, you'll have the opportunity to personally advance healthcare and make a difference in peoples' lives with your bold ideas and unique point of view. With the support of exceptional people from across the globe and an energized purpose, you'll be empowered to own your career journey with mentoring, training and personalized development planning.

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Start date: September 2020.

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