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Senior Programmer

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: US

Company: Cytel Inc

Cytel provides unrivalled biostatistics and operations research to improve drug development success rates, crucial for human welfare. Focused on using innovative applications of statistical science and adaptive clinical trial design, Cytel is at the cutting edge of technology and human ingenuity, driving healthcare forward.


We are hiring a remote Senior Statistical Programmer to support programming activities for multiple clinical studies ensuring compliance with SOPs to produce quality and timely deliverables.  This position reports to the Sr. Director, Biostatistics.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively designs and codes SAS programs for assigned project(s), consistently meeting objectives of the project
  • Codes complex SAS programs for applications designed to analyze and report clinical trial data and for electronic submissions of data in CDlSC format with minimal instruction or input from supervisor
  • Create specifications for derived/analysis datasets Program analysis datasets, tables, figures, and listings to support the analysis of clinical trials data using SAS Generate SDTM domains, ADaM datasets
  • Performs quality control checks of advanced SAS code for datasets and output produced by other Statistical Programmers
  • Performs review on define.xml and create reviewers guide for SDTM and ADaM datasets
  • Review, maintain study documents per standard process
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Technical and Communication Skills:

  • Demonstrates advanced experience with all SAS language, procedures, and options commonly used in clinical trial reporting including the Macro language, BASE SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS/GRAPH
  • Demonstrates intermediate knowledge of electronic submissions and CDlSC
  • Proven technical proficiency in supporting daily operations and ensuring that project tasks are completed accurately and on schedule
  • Effective communicator (written and verbal), especially within their area(s) of expertise

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • MS in biostatistics or a related field, with 5-8 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, or BS in biostatistics or a related field, with 7-10 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to solve analytical/technical problems
  • Positive, outgoing and collaborative attitude

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