Senior Statistical Programmer

Waltham, MA or King of Prussia or remote across th
40,000 - 60,000
28 Sep 2017
04 Feb 2019

Why Cytel?

If you’re looking to advance your career look no further. Cytel, celebrating 30 years in business, has a proven track record of Year over Year consecutive growth in sales and employees has just realized its most successful revenue growth in its history, more than 40%, in 2017. Cytel offers a vast portfolio of products and services including Statistical Design, Analysis and Implementation software platforms and premier biometric services including Biostatistics, Statistical Programming, CDISC and Strategic Consulting. Our experience, expertise and innovation has resulted in over 500+ Phase I-IV Clinical Trials, 550+ Scientific Publications, 20 FDA/EMA Approvals and more than 15 NDA Submissions. Cytel’s clients include many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies in addition to numerous biotech, pharma and medical device companies as well as research institutions and major health authorities. Employees at Cytel are rewarded with industry competitive compensation packages, short term incentives, excellent benefits including health, life, long-term/short-term and AD&D insurance, matching 401k.  Most of all, with a goal to triple in size over the next 5 years, employees will have the opportunity to grow in their respective field. If you’re looking to advance your career in the CRO industry, stop looking and apply now to join the Cytel team.

Summary of Job Responsibilities:

The Senior Statistical Programmer leads the programming activities for a trial, early phase project, indication, or publication activities. Develops and supports statistical
programming computer systems that are used in the production of statistical analysis plan (SAP)-planned tables, data listings, and graphs, integrated summaries of safety and efficacy, ad hoc analyses and electronic submission deliverables, such as datasets, data documentation, programs, programming table of contents, and patient profiles. If the programmer is delegated as a lead there may be additional responsibilities for monitoring and meeting assigned program milestones as well as leading a small team of statistical in-house or consultant programmers to accomplish tasks.  Essential functions include creating systems that assist the Statistical Programming staff and Biostatistical staff to create tables, data listings, graphs, and analysis for final reports, abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and other clinical publications; developing systems to support  electronic regulatory submissions; providing systems and support for clinical data management staff, clinical programmers, quality control (QC) staff, and biostatisticians; producing and supporting systems that extract data from the clinical database; and building analysis databases composed of SAS datasets.
The Senior Statistical Programmer must follow established standardized design and
programming procedures; provide mentoring to junior level Statistical Programmers; assist in establishing standardized programming procedures and work instructions; develop, enhance, evaluate, and validate standardized macros and utility programs; ensure that regulatory requirements are met through validation/compliance activities; and develop and maintain clinical processing work flow systems.
Qualifications and Experience:                                                         

  • Minimum Education: BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or related health science field with a minimum of 5 years of SAS programming experience with clinical trial data.
  • Minimum Work Requirements: General knowledge of regulatory requirements and drug development process.
  • Skills: Excellent organizational skills and good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work independently is required.

The position can be based in one of our offices in Waltham, MA or King of Prussia, PA or home-based can be considered anywhere in the US.

Compensation and Benefits:
We offer industry competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a contributing 401K.
Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,  veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.
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Please note:-
You must be eligible to live and work in the US in order to apply for this role.

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