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Senior Statistical Programmer (Remote)

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Remote: Remote
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #3977

Our Partner is hiring a Senior Statistical Programmer.  We are seeking an exceptional individual with strong statistical programming and analytical skills to participate in the development, validation, and post-marketing support of genomic biomarker assays that help cancer patients and their physicians make better treatment decisions. As a member of the clinical biostatistics team, the Senior Statistical Programmer will perform statistical analysis on data from diverse sources, using Base SAS, SAS Macros, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL, and SAS/ODS to create and maintain tables, listings, and graphs. This position will create analysis datasets in a standard format following specifications or per study needs, and assesses the quality of data analysis programs, as needed. The Senior Statistical Programmer will create innovative data visualizations and generate dashboards using creative techniques in either SAS, R, or Power BI per study needs. In addition, this role will collaborate closely with clinical biostatistics, clinical data operations, clinical development, clinical operations, medical communications, and medical affairs to provide expertise in the generation of statistical analyses and reports.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform data analysis using primarily the SAS programming language for the summary and interpretation of medical and clinical data.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of the statistical programming activities for assigned projects; including, but not limited to, exploratory and formal data analyses for final study reports, abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and ad-hoc projects, including verification and documentation of results. 
  • Participate in the review of analysis plans and development of programming requirements, as needed. 
  • Work on complex problems and exercise independent judgment in the selection and adaption of methods appropriate for the specific objective, as needed.
  • Independently verify other programmer’s results.
  • Directly support project biostatistician, requiring minimal guidance.
  • Proactively identify and resolve or escalate issues that could impact the quality or timely completion of a deliverable.
  • Apply ability to write, test, and validate SAS programs, and review resulting output and data.
  • Ability to program defensively, check results, and consistently produce accurate output.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks to meet project needs.
  • Ability to generate innovative data visualizations.
  • Interact cross-functionally with biostatisticians and other members of the clinical team to perform ad-hoc analysis and generate reports necessary according to the team and study requirements.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computational or Biological Sciences, or related field as outlined in the essential duties. 
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in academia, pharmaceutical, or medical device industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to support highly visible statistical programming projects of clinical data within a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of statistical theory and statistical programming techniques and procedures; including, but not limited to, SAS.  
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of a wide application of technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
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