Senior Clinical Data 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.


About the department

The data management department was established in Bangalore, India in the month of September 2007 and has significantly grown from 10 members to a strong team of over 119 Clinical Data Management professionals. It is a young, enthusiastic and dynamic team with varied skillsets and professionals from diverse backgrounds such as pharmacy, life-sciences, physiotherapy, computer/information sciences and business administration. The key objective of the department is to ensure high quality data delivery to the stakeholders. The involvement of various groups in data management is significant in key stages of trial setup, conduct and closeout.


The position

As a Senior Clinical data programmer is expected to take ownership on programs within the key project area as assigned by line manager to ensure standardization across trials within a program (including new therapeutic areas). You will design and set-up of study database for clinical trials on different sources, and consisting of least standards/non-existing standards. You will be responsible for Central Designer Programming testing, validation and execution by following the defined process. You should have active participation in sharing better practices on use of standards in alignment with Lead Clinical Data Programmer and Process & Automation Specialist.

Here, you will be mainly responsible for performing various tasks related to Automisation, Robotics, AI, Machine Learning. You will provide business support and maintain system related documentation. You are supposed to facilitate implementation of business processes introduced by the systems supported by DaMaSys (Data Management Systems & Standards).



We expect you to hold the below skills and knowledge:


  • M.Sc/B.Sc in Life Science or comparable degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Clinical Information Management or equivalent qualifications.
  • Minimum 5-9 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry and preferably 5 years within clinical data management and hands on experience in CDISC SDTM.
  • Expert knowledge on end to end clinical data management activities.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer systems and mandatory experience in programming languages like SAS/SQL/R Jupyter etc. and advanced knowledge on AI & ML.
  • Expert knowledge with analysis and design of business processes and functional design within the area of drug development.
  • Extensive experience with collaboration across professional and regional borders.
  • Regular participation in conferences/workshops and demonstrated experience with project management.
  • Profound knowledge of GxP and other guidelines within drug development.
  • Fluency in written/spoken English, good presentation and stakeholder management skills
  • Team oriented personality with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Quality mind-set and strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to function as a mentor on subject matters for less experienced staff.
  • The Senior Clinical Data Programmer-EDC must be a consistent strong performer, multitasker, and always technically updated.
  • Should have a ability to perform well under pressure.
  • You should be committed, responsible and have an ability to perform well under pressure and diverse multi-cultural environment.
  • Proactive and solution-oriented approach to challenges.
  • You should be Team oriented, flexible, and have good planning/co-ordinating abilities.
  • Quality mind-set and strong analytical skills.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, decisions and actions are based on their positive impact on society, the environment and on their potential to generate a profit. That makes for a responsible culture with a healthy and engaging working environment.



For further information, please contact Ekta Singh at



30 March 2022

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