Senior Manager, Statistical Programming

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Mar 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Manage statistical programming department . Provide programming support to produce analysis, reports and graphs on all AbbVie drugs. Train new programmers, teach efficient programming techniques and guide the programmers in need of assistance . Review program codes and suggest alternative solutions that may be efficient. Interact with GRAs, medical writers, clinicians, statisticians, data management and medical affairs personnel, and other members of AbbVie R&D.
The Senior Manager of Statistical Programming reports to the site Director , Biostatistics and Data Management and on a dotted line relationship to the Director of Statistical Computing.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Supervise statistical programming group ; accountable for review and validation of all programmed results ;monitor and quantify efficiency' accuracy, and timeliness of group ; recruit, train, and orient all new hires;
    review project timelines and plans; accountable for development (technical and interpersonal skills ) of individual within the group; review project time lines and plans; provide headcount forecast for projects.
  • Manage all the programmers in the statistical programming department.
  • Ensure technology updates occur as needed.
  • Guide programmers when they need assistance in programming.
  • Train and teach efficient programming techniques to programmers.
  • Provide programming support to analyze clinical data and generate reports and graphs on all AbbVie drugs in the clinical phase.
  • Hire consultant programmers to meet short -term needs of additional programming resources.
  • Ensure expenses for consultant programmers do not exceed the budget limitations.
  • Works with Director of Statistical Computing to establish and ensure adherence with programming and output standards and utilization of systems and processes to maximize efficiency of the statistical programming function
Qualifications Basic:
  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in statistics, computer science, mathematics or a related field, required
  • 7-10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry generating analysis , reports and graphs for individual studies and ISS, ISE, NDA submissions to FDA.
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent programming skills especially in SAS
  • Excellent problem solving, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.Working knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidance
    demonstrated ability to debug SAS programs and assist programmers
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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