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Sr. Scientist, Stat. Programming
Ref No.: 16-00327
Location: North Wales, Pennsylvania
The Senior Programmer, Clinical Trial Analysis and Reporting supports statistical programming activities for late stage drug/vaccine clinical development projects. This may include leadership of one or more projects. Accountability predominantly includes the development and execution of statistical analysis and reporting deliverables (e.g. safety and efficacy analysis datasets, tables, listings, figures), the span of which range from individual clinical trials to world-wide regulatory application submissions and post marketing support.
The incumbant is responsible for the design and maintenance of statistical databases that support multiple stakeholder groups which include clinical development, outcomes research and safety evaluation.
The position is a key collaborator with statistics and other project stakeholders in ensuring that project plans are executed efficiently with timely and high quality deliverables.
For assigned projects the position serves as the statistical programming point of contact and knowledge holder through the entire product lifecycle.
Key areas of focus include (1) the assurance of deliverable quality and process compliance, (2) effective deliverable development utilizing gobal and TA standards that optimize analysis and reporting and promote a strategic knowledge-base data model, (3) maintaining and managing a project plan including resource forecasting, (4) coordinating the activities of a global programming team that includes outsource provider staff, (5) membership on departmental strategic initiative project teams such as new statistical computing platform evaluation and development.

Education:
- Bachelor's or Master's (preferred) Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Engineering, or related field.

Required:
- BS plus a minimum of 5 years or MS plus a minimum of 3 years SAS programming experience in a clinical trial environment
- Knowledge and experience in developing analysis and reporting statistical programming deliverables (datasets, statistical analyses, report tables, and graphics) using global and TA standards and according to quality, compliance and timeliness requirements.
- Expertise in SAS and clinical trial programming including data steps, procedures, SAS/MACRO, SAS/GRAPH; systems and database expertise. Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and clinical data management concepts.
- A project leader; completes programming tasks independently at a project level. Follows program-wide standards and suggests/develops additional standards; ability to engage key stakeholders.
- Ability to comprehend statistical analysis plans which may describe statistical methodology to be programmed; Understanding of statistical terminology and concepts; Designs and develops complex programming algorithms;
- Excellent communication and negotiation skills with a demonstrated history of teamwork and collaboration; deals well with change and seamlessly assimilates to new projects and stakeholders.
- Strategic thinking - ability to turn strategy into tactical activities; design of statistical databases with the end in mind that optimize analysis and reporting and leverage departmental standards and industry best-practices.
- Experience in CDISC and ADaM standards
- Experience ensuring process compliance and deliverable quality
- Ability to anticipate stakeholder requirements

Preferred:
- Demonstrated success in the assurance of deliverable quality and process compliance. Strong working knowledge of reporting processes (SOPs) and software development life-cycle (SDLC)
- US and/or worldwide drug or vaccine regulatory application submission experience including the development of electronic submission deliverables
- Experience assuring programming consistency across protocols and projects, directing the program development effort of other programmers; experience as a programming mentor
- Ability and interest to work across cultures and geographies
- Ability to complete statistical programming deliverables through the use of global outsource partner programming staff
- Experience developing and managing a project plan using Microsoft Project or similar package
- Active in professional societies
- Experience in process improvement