Principal Statistical Programmer

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Statistics, Programming
  3. United States
Gaithersburg, USA
Posting date: 05 Dec 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Principal Statistical Programmer for a biopharmaceutical company located in Gaithersburg, MD. Successful candidate will be responsible for programming clinical trial analysis deliverables with quality and timeliness, with a hands-on and collaborative approach with other team members.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Review a clinical study protocol with regard to statistical programming responsibilities.
  • Review and provide input to a Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) and Statistical Programming Plan (SPP).
  • Review and provide input to Case Report Forms (CRFs) and external data transfer agreements.
  • Work cooperatively with and hold accountable clinical study team members including but not limited to the biostatistician, data manager, and medical writer.
  • Work cooperatively with and oversee a contract programming provider.
  • Assign tasks, set priorities, and provide technical help to clinical study programming teams.
  • Develop and maintain SDTM and ADaM specifications.
  • Program SDTMs, ADaMs, tables, figures, and listings (TFLs) according to approved specifications.
  • Understand and enforce compliance with MedImmune programming standards and data standards in clinical study programming teams.
  • Provide accurate programming time estimates and risk mitigation plans to management or a study team.
  • Proactively inform management of the status of statistical programming deliverables and issues.
  • Oversee on-time delivery from clinical study programming teams and meet timelines for multiple concurrent studies.
  • Contribute to or initiate standards or process improvements.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree with concentration in Life Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a quantitative/analytical field.
  • 5+ years of SAS programming in clinical studies including leading a clinical study programming team.
  • Excellent SAS programming skills; contribute programming to a global library of macros.
  • Able to communicate clearly in oral or written form.
  • Advanced knowledge of CDISC standards and applying standards to complicated data.
  • Advanced knowledge of lab data processing and able to resolve issues.
  • Working knowledge of medical terms, the data coding process, and coding dictionaries.
  • Apply regulatory agency guidance in statistical programming responsibilities.
  • Able to program in other languages (e.g. R or S-PLUS, VBA, or Perl).
  • Advanced knowledge of Unix commands; able to program shell scripts for complicated tasks.
  • Advanced knowledge of inferential statistics.
  • Able to independently perform technical work and oversee a clinical study programming team.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.