Senior Statistical Programmer - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Senior Statistical Programmer

Heron Therapeutics

San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

At Heron, our mission is to improve the lives of patients by developing best-in-class medicines that address unmet medical needs.  We are developing novel, patient-focused solutions that apply our innovative science and technologies to already-approved pharmacological agents.

If you are looking for a career in a company that's evolving, has a great culture and amazing opportunities within the Biotech Industry, Heron is the clear choice.  As part of the Heron team, you will work with motivated team members who have pride in - and passion for - what they do.  Guided by our core values, we remain steadfast to our commitment to career growth and development for all levels of team members.

We are looking to add the position of Senior Statistical Programmer to our collaborative and entrepreneurial team who share our passion for helping patients.

About the Job
The Senior Statistical Programmer will be responsible for providing statistical programming support for the Biostatistics and Data Management functions for all clinical trials and regulatory submissions.  The incumbent will work closely with Biostatisticians and Data Managers to create SAS programs for independently validating selected tables, listings, and figures produced by programming vendors, for ad-hoc analyses, and to assist with data cleaning and query generation.  This position will also serve as a contact for programming activities being performed at CROs.
What You'll Do:
•   Provide SAS programming support to all Heron clinical projects (Phase 1 to 4)
•   Manage programming CROs providing oversight for programming deliverables
•   Review and approve SAS programming instructions and CDISC/ADaM specifications
•   Ensure consistency across programming methods in similar studies within a program
•   Provide project management expertise, as needed, to insure quality and timely completion of study milestones
•   Create programming related SOPs, as necessary


•   Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
•   Excellent SAS programming skills including knowledge of graphical procedures such as PROC SGPLOT and the graphics template language (GTL)
•   Minimum of 5 years of experience in SAS programming in a clinical research setting, including academic and/or industry experience in all phases of clinical research
•   Knowledge of pharmaceutical and regulatory requirements, procedures, and policies with a minimum of 4 years of pharmaceutical experience
•   Knowledge of GCP, ICH, 21 CFR part 11, and other Guidance documents and policies related to clinical trials operations requirements
•   Knowledge of CDISC and ADaM dataset structures and requirements
•   Knowledge of all aspects of clinical drug development (Phase 1-4)
•   Excellent computer skills; strong verbal and written communication skills
•   Ability to work well in a team environment as a contributor
•   Open, engaging, and transparent work style
•   Global perspective and mindset; ability to work effectively with colleagues from other cultures
•   Ability to competently manage multiple competing priorities, switching priorities quickly as needs change. Must be comfortable working in a quick-paced environment
•   Demonstrated very high level of technical skill and expertise as pertains to statistical programming for support and development

The above description is intended to describe the general nature of the job and may include other duties as assumed or assigned; it is not intended to be all-inclusive or limit the duties of the position.

Compensation, Perks & Benefits:
The Heron team works in a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding environment, while enjoying regularly scheduled corporate events, a casual and flexible atmosphere, and excellent benefits, which include:
•   Competitive Compensation with Bonus Potential
•   Full Health Benefits - Medical/Dental/Vision
•   401k, Flexible Spending, Employee Stock Purchase Plan
•   Paid Time Off, Sick Pay and Tuition Reimbursement
As an equal opportunity employer, Heron Therapeutics, Inc., is committed to a diverse workforce.  If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Heron Therapeutics, Inc. career website as a result of your disability.  You may request reasonable accommodations by calling 858-251-4400.