Senior Statistical Analyst / Pharmacometrics Programmer

Lake County, Illinois
Jan 05, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Senior Statistical Analyst is a key role in the research and development of new pharmaceutical products.

The Senior Statistical Analyst of CPPM programming independently performs programming activities for complex, heterogeneous assets and closely communicates with pharmacometricians and clinical pharmacologists.

The Senior Statistical Analyst works on improving existing workflows and mentors Statistical Programmers and Statistical Analysts.



•Create datasets for pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies for NONMEM and PK/PD analyses

•Consolidate heterogeneous data sources (e.g. clinical study databases, external databases, real-world data) to prepare analysis-ready data sets within a defined quality control process supporting a particular project, study or asset deliverable

•Independently perform programming activities for complex, heterogeneous assets

•Improve the efficiency and quality of existing workflows for the provision of data sets and scientific contributions

•Perform exploratory data analyses and visualizations in interaction with the clinical pharmacologist or pharmacometrician

•Produce dynamic and static data visualizations in SAS or R to communicate quantitative analyses

•Work with international and interdisciplinary teams

•Leads the development of standard SAS Macros and participates in the development of standard operating procedures.

•Provides oversight and mentoring of assigned Statistical Programmers and Statistical Analysts.


This role can be hired as a Sr. Statistical Analyst or Pharmacometrics Programmer, dependent on years of relevant experience; previous work, education, training, and clinical research capabilities.

Qualifications for Sr. Statistical Analyst:

•MS in Statistics, Computer Science or a related field with 6+ years of relevant experience. OR BS in Statistics, Computer Science or a related field with 8+ years of relevant experience.

•Indepth understanding of SAS programming concepts and techniques related to drug development.

•Fundamental understanding of CDISC Standards.

•Fundamental understanding of the drug development process, including experience with regulatory filings.

•Ability to communicate clearly both oral and written.

•Ability to accurately estimate effort required for study related programming activities.

Programming experience in R is desirable

Key Stakeholders:

• clinical pharmacologist • pharmacometrician • Data Scientists

Qualifications for Pharmacometrics Programmer:

  • Accountable for providing statistical programming support for reporting of clinical trials, in collaboration with other statistical programmers,statisticians, and data managers.
  • MS in Statistics, Computer Science or a related field. OR BS in Statistics, Computer Science or related field with 2+ years of relevantexperience.
  • Sound technical skills and communication ability, both oral and written. Competent in SAS programming.
  • Substantive programming skills, preferably in SAS or R
  • Experience in handling of clinical / pharmaceutical data is desirable
  • Experience in creating informative data visualizations is desirable
  • Experience in Unix is desirable
  • Good communication skills, advanced in written and spoken English

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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