SDTM Programmer

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN



Does your motivation come from challenges and working in a dynamic environment? Is your ambition to create visible results? Are you enthusiastic about understanding the business and bringing attention to key business challenges? Then we might have the right position for you. Apply now and join the Novo Nordisk P&O organisation as our new SDTM Programmer.


The Position:

This Position is responsible to design and set-up of study database for clinical trials on different sources, Mapping of metadata and clinical data from source system(s) to CDW (Clinical Data Warehouse) or Database Management workbench (DMW) and finalize SDTM (Study Data Tabulation Model) deliverables. Review and provide inputs to EDC (Electronic Data Capture) requirements in relation but not limited to protocol, flow chart, SDTM domains etc. Create trial in CDMS (Clinical Data Management System), set up trial database and activate the database in OC (Oracle Clinical) upon approval from relevant stakeholders. Perform and document UAT (User Acceptance testing) for checking the quality of OC database and prepare and submit the request to Control of Standards group to either deviate from an existing standard or use a trial specific element in alignment with Lead SDTM Programmer.

SDTM Programmer should always be technically updated and ensure that the newest knowledge is shared with relevant stakeholders including super users in Clinical & Data Science on database set-up, SDTM standards, interface integrations including but not limited to EDC-OC, IWRS-OC, ePRO-OC, OC-CDW-SDTM, EDC-DMW. Maintain system related documentation and facilitate implementation of business processes introduced by the systems supported by Data Management Systems & Standards (DaMaSys) and finally share better practices on use of standards in alignment with Lead SDTM Programmer and Standards Specialist.



  • Masters/ Bachelors in Life Science or comparable degree in Computer Science, Information Technology clinical information management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 2-6 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and preferably 2 years within clinical data management and hands on experience in CDISC SDTM.
  • Good experience on end to end clinical data management activities.
  • Extensive experience with reporting clinical trials, including statistical data handling, analysis, and reporting.
  • Extensive experience with validation and documentation of programs.
  • Knowledge with analysis and design of business processes within the area of drug development.
  • Experience with collaboration across professional and regional borders.
  • Experience with communication and presentations.
  • Good project management experience.
  • Experience with clinical database technologies, data models and advanced programming.
  • Regular experience with communication and presentations.
  • In-depth knowledge of computer systems and IT.
  • Good knowledge of GxP and guidelines within drug development.
  • Lives up to NN values: accountable, ambitious, responsible, and engaged with stakeholders, open and honest and ready for change.


About the Department

Data Standards & Outreach under Clinical & Data Science, GBS is one of the most competent and diverse team of professionals who are mainly responsible for providing functional and system support to execute clinical trials across Product Development Plan portfolio. The team has strong understanding of Clinical Systems & interfaces with end-to-start mindset on standardisation of data-flow across systems, Electronic Case Report Form (eCRF) development using Central Designer and hands-on experience with Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)concepts annotated Case Report Form (aCRF), Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) mapping, SAS programming, Study Data Review Guideline (SDRG) etc., to aid CDISC submission which is a mandate from regulatory authorities. 


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care. 



  • Please submit your application online at your earliest convenience, including a motivational letter and CV in English (Click on Apply Now and follow the instructions).



  • Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis & Interviews will be conducted continuously, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible on or before 26th August,2022


We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.