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Principal, Statistical Programming (Remote)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Job Description

The Principal Statistical Programmer is a designated member of clinical sub-teams in the role of project lead Statistical Programmer. In addition, the Principal Statistical Programmer works with management to delegate tasks appropriately, track progress, and provide expert technical support to team members.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works regularly with advanced features of SAS (including interfacing ability with other software applications and operating system tools)
  • Performs quality control checks of SAS code and output produced by other Statistical Programmers to ensure accuracy and consistency within group
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of clinical development and medical data
  • Solves complex clinical trial reporting problems and demonstrates technical proficiency and exercises judgment in supporting daily operations and ensuring that study tasks are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Engages with a variety of other functions, including Statistical Programmers, Biostatisticians, Data Management, and other departments engaged in providing data and submission-related activities, often at Senior Management levels
  • Creates all files, documents, and analyses necessary to support an electronic submission in eCTD format, including ISS/ISE
  • Provides leadership to ensure compliance with Vertex SOP'S and FDA/ICH/GCP regulations
  • Provides technical and project management skills to create, review, and approve documentation required to support data analysis, reporting, and CDlSC data submission
  • Participates in project management cross-functional teams that work on standard operating procedures, guidelines, process improvements, system validation and acquisition, customization, and integration of new tools and technologies

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency in all SAS language, procedures, and functions commonly used in clinical trial reporting including the Macro language, BASE SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS/GRAPH
  • Intermediate knowledge of CDISC Standards
  • Intermediate knowledge of clinical trials
  • Regulatory submission experiences
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) skills to explain difficult information

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in a Scientific Discipline
  • Typically requires 5+ for M.S. or above and 8+ years for B.S. years of work experience in Biotech, Pharmaceuticals or Clinical Research Organization

Pay Range 136,960.00 – 205,440.00 USD annually

The range provided is based on what we believe is a reasonable estimate for the base salary pay range for this job at the time of posting. This role is eligible for an annual bonus and annual equity awards. Some roles may also be eligible for overtime pay, in accordance with federal and state requirements. Actual base salary pay will be based on a number of factors, including skills, competencies, experience, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

At Vertex, our Total Rewards offerings also include inclusive market-leading benefits to meet our employees wherever they are in their career, financial, family and wellbeing journey while providing flexibility and resources to support their growth and aspirations. From medical, dental and vision benefits to generous paid time off (including a week-long company shutdown in the Summer and the Winter), educational assistance programs including student loan repayment, a generous commuting subsidy, matching charitable donations, 401(k) and so much more.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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