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Senior Manager - Statistical Programming

Novo Nordisk
Lexington, MA
Start date
Nov 8, 2023

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Information Technology, Bioinformatics
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

About the Department

The Lexington Site is home to a growing Development organization, part of Novo Nordisk following its acquisition of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in December 2021. The Lexington Development team is responsible for leading the clinical advancement of Dicerna’s research pipeline of GalXC™ and GalXC-Plus™ RNAi investigational therapies and select candidates from the broader Novo Nordisk portfolio, targeting both rare and prevalent diseases. The Lexington Development team’s rich heritage of collaboration, calculated risk-taking and agility complemented by the scale and resources of the global Development organization, define a unique clinical development team that maintains its agility to efficiently advance clinical candidates through development. Located in one of the most vibrant biotechnology innovation hubs in the world, and part of the growing biotech ecosystem in Lexington, Massachusetts, the Lexington Site will offer you the opportunity to collaborate with extraordinary talent and to continuously develop, while working toward our collective mission to improve patient lives. Together, we are driving change. Are you ready to make a difference? 

The Position

We are looking to hire a Senior Manager, Statistical Programming. This individual will proactively oversee the quality and timely delivery of all statistical programming deliverables. This individual will be responsible for all in-house programming activities, including individual studies, Integrated summary of Safety and efficacy, responding regulatory agency questions and any periodic updates, etc. This individual will proactively interact with internal cross function teams and external vendors.



This position will report to the Executive Director of Biostatistics and Programming.


Essential Functions

  • Provide oversight of statistical programming activities of CRO across multiple studies
  • Collaborate closely with Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Operations, and other functions to provide programming support
  • Oversee the activities of CRO programming team to ensure adherence to scope of work and service agreements, and to ensure deliverables are met in accordance with study milestones/timelines and with quality
  • Perform programming QC/validation of SAS code for SDTM datasets, ADaM datasets and TFLs
  • Review CDISC specifications for SDTM and ADaM datasets as well as define.xml, reviewers guide documents and Pinnacle 21 validation reports
  • Program TFLs for study related ad hoc analyses, posters, and presentations
  • Participate in internal study team meetings as well as teleconferences with vendors and study personnel
  • Participate in study document reviews, e.g. clinical study protocols, statistical analysis plans (SAP), Mock Tables, Figures and Listings (TFL) shells
  • Review and ensure adherence to programming budgets
  • Participate in the creation of company data and programming standards
  • Participate in the development and review of Statistical Programming SOPs
  • Mentor junior statistical programmers


Physical Requirements

0-10% overnight travel required.



  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science or a related field plus five to seven years of statistical programming experience in the pharmaceutical / CRO industry; or Bachelor’s degree in in Biostatistics, Computer Science or a related field with at least 8 to 10 years of relevant industry experience
  • Strong knowledge with CDISC standards for SDTM and ADaM and statistical programming requirements for regulatory submissions
  • Excellent SAS programming skills, including SAS/Base, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, SAS/SQL and SAS/Macro
  • Experience with NDA/BLA or other regulatory filing, including ISS or ISE
  • Global clinical trial and CRO management experience
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA/EMA & ICH/GCP regulations and guidelines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to manage complex projects with multiple priorities in a fast-paced, team-based environment

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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