Senior Statistical Programmer

Salary: £100000 to £999999
Contact name: Matthew Vesty

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Published: 16 days ago

Senior Statistical Modeller


The Senior Statistical Programmer is responsible for developing high-quality programming that support sponsors’ research programs with a high level of proficiency.  In addition, the Senior Statistical Programmer has an active role in continuous improvement and is expected to act as a leader in the department.


Tasks Performed


  • Follow the department and company standard operating procedures (SOPs), policies, and standards.
  • Using SAS, perform SDTM, ADaM, and table, figure, and listing (TFL) programming, quality control (QC) review, and documentation of programs used in creating statistical outputs.
  • May perform role of Lead Statistical Programmer on studies, portions of studies, or programs.
  • Understand regulatory agency standards and provide final deliverables in accordance with these standards (ie, final Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium [CDISC] deliverables for studies to be included in Food and Drug Administration [FDA] submissions).
  • Collaborate with Lead Biostatisticians and study team to resolve any study-related questions to ensure that programming outputs represent the statistical analysis plan (SAP) and raw data from external sources and the clinical database.
  • Perform peer review and take accountability for ensuring programming accurately reflects the raw data.
  • Follow current SDTM standards and current ADaM Implementation Guides.
  • Lead studies or portions of studies from a programming perspective. Monitor study progress and quality of other assigned programmers to meet quality and timeline expectations, escalate to management as needed.
  • Perform review of the clinical database in regards to visit naming, Clinical Data Acquisition Standards Harmonization (CDASH), and accurate data collection to provide clinical data that is analyzable for and meets the needs of the Biostatistics team.
  • Understand timelines and milestones affecting work.
  • Create Biostatistics deliverables that follow the protocol and SAP.
  • Understand and update SAS programs to adapt to various study situations and perform self-review to ensure outputs are as expected.
  • Accurately import external data to be used in TFLs.
  • Reconcile external data and provide findings for non-reconcilable items to the Data Management team.
  • Interact with other staff members to understand and explain SAS programs accurately.
  • Analyze existing processes and explore improvement solutions.
  • Provide technical expertise for internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to the Biostatistics team and other departments.
  • Develop and lead intradepartmental and interdepartmental process and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Perform and plan the development, implementation, and validation of new process technologies, macros, and applications.
  • Mentor and train programmers or other team members and/or develop training materials as needed.
  • Other tasks as requested.






Bachelor's Degree in programming, health-related sciences, or relevant field


Skills :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
  • Client-focused approach to work.
  • Flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Understanding of clinical research and the relationship of Data Management in the clinical study process.
  • Proven history of continuous improvement.
  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to adapt to multiple data management platforms.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point) and ability to understand and adapt to multiple information technology (IT) systems.