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About the Challenge

You’re ready for your first professional challenge or are already looking for a new one. You love to work in a team since you know collaboration is key for success. You want to work for a large, global corporation that sets the benchmark worldwide for quality and integrity. At SGS, you can count on an interesting position where you can take responsibility and enjoy a fun work environment with great colleagues.

As a Clinical Data Programmer, you will perform programming activities related to the clinical database in support of clean clinical study data for reporting purposes to authorities, clients, and the statistical team. You will also provide programming support for data management tools.

Here are some of your day-to-day activities:

  • Act as the lead programming responsible for the clinical study deliverables assigned to you
  • Transform and validate data into CDISC SDTM format by programming the trial conversion scripts (in PL/SQL), maintain the metadata of your studies
  • Program the data cleaning rules (in SQL) on your studies, as defined by the data managers
  • Manage your own projects in terms of communication, timelines, documentation and reporting

SGS Life Sciences carries out all types of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies: clinical trials, consultancy, quality control,…


Your skills

Experienced or entry level? We welcome everybody and can offer possibilities tailored to your skills and knowledge.

We’re looking for someone with an analytical mindset, with an eye for detail and a commitment to quality. You’re eager to learn, are flexible and proactive. You have good communication skills. You’re well-organized and stress resistant, able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • You have a PhD, Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in IT or Biomedical IT OR a degree in (biomedical) sciences (mathematics, physics, biology, bio engineering,…) with experience or interest in programming (OR relevant proven experience!)
  • You have good knowledge of PL/SQL or are keen to learn via our in-house training program. Other programming knowledge (SAS, Python) is an asset
  • Your knowledge of English is as close to ‘mother tongue’ as possible, written as well as spoken
  • You’re a true team player, convinced that good working teams can achieve things individuals would never be able to

Our offer

Exellys isn’t your typical recruiting or consulting agency, we’re a different breed. We are a tech talent incubator, which is every bit as cool as it sounds. Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • You’ll join an awesome community and enter one of our Smart Programs, based on where you are in your career and where you want to go. Did we mention you’ll get a personal coach as well?
  • Next to a generous monthly salary, you'll receive a company car or a flexible mobility budget and tons of other benefits (pension, daily compensations, etc.)
  • You’ll spend most of the time at (y)our client’s, except for regular Exellys trainings, fun events, tribe meet-ups, after works, knowledge sharing sessions, etc.
  • After two years of coaching and upskilling from Exellys, you’ll get the opportunity to join (y)our client’s organization as an internal employee. Or if you prefer to stay with us, you could explore our follow-up Smart Programs as well.

Key figures

  • 100,000 employees worldwide
  • 1,650 employees in Belgium
  • Network of 2,600 offices and laboratories
  • 15 locations in Belgium, headquarters in Antwerp
  • Established in 1878 in Switzerland

Company insights

More about this organisation

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We’re also the benchmark worldwide for quality and integrity. And that makes us very proud. This can only happen thanks to our employees, who give 110% of themselves every day, divided over all expertises, branches and cultures. Our coworkers build their own way inside the company, the services and the expertise.

Next steps


  • Apply now
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  • Ace a phone call
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  • Convince us
    You can expect up to 2 rounds of interviews
  • Show your skills
    A series of technical tests based on your expertise
  • Sign the contract
    Welcome and congratulations!

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