Manager, Statistical Programming


Manage a team of Statistical Programming (SP) staff, including hiring, training, and supervising department members. Develop, recommend, and implement standard procedures, measures of performance, and training programs. Organize and allocate resources according to multi-project requirements and deadlines. Serve as lead statistical programmer on projects.


Technical responsibilities:

Serve as a Stat Programming consultant for other members of the department and staff members from other Biostatistics departments within the company.

Maintain knowledge and awareness of developments in statistical programming.

May participate as high level lead Stat Programmer on major project(s).

Provide advanced technical expertise for internal and external clients.

Independently bring project solutions to SP teams and the Statistical Programming department.

Provide expert review of process and methodology development work with regard to SP standards and validation procedures.

Manage staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and guiding professional development; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems. Approve actions on human resource matters.

Participate in project meetings; keep up-to-date on project issues; keep Director informed of project issues.

Coordinate and participate in process improvements and interoffice/interdepartmental task forces; oversee collection and reporting of Stat Programming metrics, implementation of revised work practices, new guidelines, and new software tools as they become available.

Effectively recommend resource allocation at the site level so as to achieve target utilization rates and project realization rates.

Manage project budget and resource requirements: understand the Scope of Work, budget and quote assumptions, estimate the work completed, manage Out of Scope and provide revenue and resource forecasts for groups of studies, integrated summaries or eSubmissions.

Assist in the following: (i) sales meetings as required; (ii) overseeing proposal preparation; (iii) ensuring that all proposals bid by the department have an adequate budget, and sufficiently detailed set of budget assumptions.

All responsibilities are essential job functions unless noted as nonessential (N).


Advanced knowledge of SAS and technical database skills

Knowledge of statistics and/or the clinical drug development process (Phase I – V)

In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines

Excellent written and oral communication skills with good interpersonal skills

Very good problem solving skills

Excellent presentation skills

Sound judgment/decision making

Ability to lead and motivate a team

Ability to effectively delegate work

Ability to effectively motivate other staff members

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients

Ability to negotiate project deliverable timelines with client

Strong ability to communicate problems/issues along with experience of developing action plans or alternatives for resolution.


Master’s degree in computer science or related field and 5 years relevant experience including 1 year in a leadership capacity; Bachelor’s degree or educational equivalent in computer science or related field and 7 years relevant experience including 1 year in a leadership capacity; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience


Extensive use of telephone and face-to-face communication requiring accurate perception of speech

Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers

Regular sitting for extended periods of time

Occasional travel

If you want to make an impact in the global research market, where we are working to make a real difference in patient health, we ask you to apply now and join our team.

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