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Senior Biostat Programmer
Ref No.: 19-00039
Location: Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 01/14/2019 to 01/13/2020
Sr. Biostat programmer NEUROSCIENCE
To support the Biostatistics team by carrying out programming activities of statistical programmers and overseeing external vendors (as
required), and to ensure timely and accurate programming and validation activities for clinical studies and publications. Contributes to the overall efficiency and
best practice of the Biostatistics group, demonstrating the ability to work efficiently and to a high standard within a clinical team environment.
Main duties/responsibilities:
1. Providing statistical programming and validation support for
clinical study reports, overseeing programming activities by external
vendors (e.g., CROs) when necessary and coordinating programming activities
among the study programmers to achieve timely progress in the following
areas: SDTM datasets, ADaM datasets, statistical tables, figures, listings,and other internal and external requests (e.g.,
publications). Accessing and converting data to SAS from Database
management system and PC file formats (e.g., MS Excel, text files). Working
with external vendors in order to develop or monitor the content and
structure of SAS data sets.
2. Working closely with clinicians, statistician, and publication managers to generate and QC outputs for publications; review publication (abstract/manuscripts) to ensure accuracy, quality and soundness of statistical methodologies; coordinate internal resource utilization for publication and generate activities metrics for management review.
3. Providing input to the Database and CRF Development, creating
edit check programs and providing feedback to the Data Management.
Providing input in developing statistical analysis plans, specifications of
analysis datasets, validation plans, and other related documents.
3. Maintaining standards for programming activities.
4. Working independently to accomplish tasks and goals defined by
supervisor. Bringing in new ideas to improve the programming process.
Qualifications and education required:
• Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Computer Science,
Mathematics, or a related science discipline. Masters preferred.
Experience required:
• Minimum 10+ years experience in SAS programming for phase I-IV
clinical trials in a pharmaceutical/CRO environment. FDA submission experience preferred.
• Some project experience in a pharmaceutical/CRO programming
environment or demonstrated leadership in a clinical pharmaceutical/CRO environment.
Skills and aptitude required:
• Experience using SAS-Base, MACRO, STAT, GRAPH, ACCESS, MS Office.
• Experience in CDISC data standards, e.g. SDTM and ADaM
• Proven experience with Unix and Windows operating systems.
• Understanding of the software development life cycle.
• Understanding of FDA guidelines.
• Good organization, time management and attention to detail skills
needed to work in a stressful environment under tight deadlines while
maintaining focus on details and quality.
• Applies good judgment and demonstrates initiative to resolve
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
needed to work effectively in a team environment, managing that team as