Associate Director, Statistical Programming

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Job Purpose

The Associate Director of Statistical Programming is responsible for all statistical programming aspects of one or more drug development projects and/or acts as a technical expert on a project with high business impact. The position is ensuring that pharmaceutical drug-development plans are executed efficiently with timely and high quality deliverables. It is a  blend of highly technical and leadership role with a strong understanding of the drug development process, experience in regulatory activities, and key statistical reporting aspects with a track record of operational, organizational and/or technical leadership.

The primary  responsibilities will include:
  • Lead statistical programming activities collaboratively with cross-functional leads to develop strategies for regulatory submissions.   
  • Coordinate, manage, and prioritize the day-to-day activities in a fast-paced environment.   Train and mentor junior programmers. 
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including but not limited to Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Operations, Drug Safety, Medical Writing, and Regulatory Affairs to ensure operational excellence. 
  • Comply with the company, function,  CDISC standards, and ICH guidelines.  
  • Responsible for development, validation, and delivery of high-quality audit-ready statistical programming submission components.
  • In-depth understanding of CDISC standards (SDTM, ADaM, Define.xml, ARM, etc.), eCTD, and regulatory agency (FDA, EMA, PMDA) requirements. 
  • Experience with NDA/BLA filings, including ISS and ISE.
  • Experience in working with CROs and external vendors for an outsourced clinical study.
  • Lead statistical programming process improvements and department initiatives.  Develop global macros and tools to improve the efficiency of deliverables (example, SDTM, AdaM, and TLFs). 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the centralized data repository.
  • Develop department programming standards and SOPs to meet business needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Generate ad hoc data sets and TLFs on an ongoing basis. 

What you have to offer.

  • Masters Degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics, life sciences or related field with 10+ years of relevant experience or Bachelors Degree in statistics, computer science, mathematics, life sciences or related field with 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Proven expert in SAS language, including Base SAS, macro, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, and SQL.  R and Python experience is a plus.
  • Solid understanding of regulatory agency (FDA, EMA, PMDA) requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of CDISC standards. 
  • Advanced understanding of regulatory requirements relevant to Statistical Programming (e.g., GCP, ICH) and clinical study practices, procedures, and methodologies.
  • Experience in leading and supporting regulatory submissions.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills.

Benefits for you.

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life, AD&D, STD, and LTD Insurance
  • HSA & FSA Spending Accounts
  • Health & Wellness, including free onsite gym access
  • Adoption & Surrogacy Assistance
  • Vacation and Unlimited Sick Time
  • Holidays and Floating Holidays, including discretionary winter shutdown
  • 401(K) Plan with Significant Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development
  • Commuting Assistance and free onsite parking
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • And more!

Have we kindled your pioneering spirit?

Then apply now for our location Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mainz and simply send us your application documents using our online form.


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