Statistical Programming Group Lead (Director)

La Jolla, California; Collegeville, Pennsylvania; Peapack, New Jersey
September 09 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • This role is the programming point of contact at the large asset level.Could have responsibility for a cluster of multiple smaller assets
  • This role will have full accountability for all the programming deliverables under their asset(s).
  • This role will have direct management responsibilities of a team of 5-8 programmers and possibly programming leads.
  • Ensures excellence in the delivery of analysis ready datasets, tables, listings, and figures to advance research, development, and commercialization of the Pfizer portfolio following Pfizer SOPs and processes at the asset level.
  • Ensures adherence to high quality programming standards in the production of clinical reports and submission documentation at the asset level.

  • Will have people management responsibilities
  • Will be a mentor to more junior colleagues
  • Will be required to travel as needed for department meetings, regulatory needs, and other cases either related to projects or people.
  • Works with department leadership to help establish strategy for the programming discipline.
  • Works with asset teams to establish strategy, timelines, and resourcing of statistical programming and analysis deliverables within their area.
  • Accountable for the quality and timely delivery of datasets and displays required for clinical study reports, submissions, product defense and commercial support based on analysis plans through leadership, and guidance of internal and external resources.
  • Responsible for planning all programmed deliverables including consideration of special data types and downstream uses of data as well as contributing to the asset level/submission strategy.
  • Works with other asset level leads across statistics, clinical, regulatory and other colleagues as appropriate to ensure clear specifications for programmed deliverables are in place.
  • Will be an expert in core safety standards as well as Therapeutic Area standards pertinent to their asset, should serve on the relative TA standards board, and planning implementation and development of standards in their space.
  • Will contribute to, and lead department level initiatives.Will also contribute to broader initiatives outside of the department.

  • Bachelor or Master (preferred) Degree in Statistics, Biological Sciences, IT, or related field.
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, CRO, or Regulatory Agency.
  • Statistical Programming and SAS hands-on experience
  • Clinical trials expertise with a thorough understanding of the drug development process and data operations required for the reporting of clinical trial data (e.g. study reports, regulatory submissions, safety updates, etc.)
  • Adept at solving problems using skills based on experience and extrapolation to new situations.
  • Expert knowledge of clinical data, regulatory requirements, and relevant data standards
  • Knowledge of vendor processes and best practices in outsourcing and oversight
  • Experience in leading a programming team for necessary deliverables at the asset level within a matrixed organization
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex projects and developing successful partnerships within study and asset teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, leadership, decision making, influencing, negotiation, and project management skills
  • Proven ability to operate independently in ambiguous situations
  • Sound knowledge and experience working across international boundaries and cultures.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations, anticipate potential objections, and influence others
  • CDISC experience highly desirable
  • "Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact."

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