Senior Manager, Statistical Programming

Lake County, IL, US
Jul 27, 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


  • 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