AbbVie Pharmacyclics Manager, Statistical Programming in Sunnyvale, California

Manager, Statistical Programming

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

# of Openings: 1


General Position Summary/Purpose:

· Manage and coordinate the Statistical Programming staff to ensure efficient use of the resource and work flow

· Designs, develops, evaluates and modifies computer programs to analyze and evaluate clinical data. Generate Study specific and ad-hoc clinical data listings, summary tables and figures.

Key Accountabilities/Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage Lower level personnel.

  • Performs data analysis using primarily the SAS programming language for the summary and interpretation of clinical trial data.

  • Create CDISC SDTM and ADaM files, SAS export files and Define.xml use for Electronic Submission from the data received in non-standard form from various sources.

  • Performs Data analysis, statistical analysis, generate safety and efficacy tables, listings and graphs using Base SAS, SAS Macros, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL and SAS/ODS.

  • Review Data Management Plan, Data validation plan and edit check specifications

  • Interact with Statisticians and other clinical team, perform ad hoc analysis and generate outputs according to the requirements.

  • Implements and contributes to statistical analysis plans; provides additional expertise in the analysis of clinical trial as it relates to protocol development, case report form design and data collection.

  • Recognizes inconsistencies and initiates resolution of data problems.

  • Acts as a liaison between statistical programming, subcommittees and project teams as needed.

· Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

· Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of intangibles.

· May serve as external spokesperson for the organization.

· Generate and QC summary tables, data listings and figures for in-house analyses of study data or publications using SAS standard coding practices.

· Validate work of other programmer/analysts at CRO or in-house.

· Maintain complete and auditable documentation of all programming activities.

  • Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

  • May provide guidance to other lower level personnel.

· Works closely with Biostatistics to create analysis files specifications following the instructions provided in Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP)

  • Create/acquire tools to improve programming efficiency or quality.

· Experience with integrated summaries (ISE/ISS) and Clinical Study Reports.


  • Ability to use professional concepts to achieve objectives in creative and effective ways.

  • Experience in the analysis of complex Oncology clinical trial data.

  • Solid knowledge of CDISC standard (SDTM & ADaM).


· Minimum 9 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech programming experience with management skill and experience.

· NDA submission experience is a plus

· Strong SAS programming and Statistical background along with experience with SAS Base, SAS/Macros, SAS/Graph and SAS/Stat.

Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.): Include must have and preferred

· BS/MS in Statistics, MathorScientific Discipline.


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