Principal Biostatistical Programmer

StatisticsRemote, India


Position at Premier Research

Premier Research is looking for Principal Biostatistical Programmer to join our Biostatistics team! You will help biotech, MedTech, and specialty pharma companies transform life-changing ideas and breakthrough science into new medicines, devices, and diagnostics. What we do is profoundly connected to saving and improving lives, and we recognize our team members are the most valuable asset in delivering success.   
  • We are Built for You. We are here to help you grow, to give you the skills and opportunities to excel at work with the flexibility and balance your life requires.
  • We are Built by You. Your ideas influence the way we work, and your voice matters here.
  • We are Built with You. As an essential part of our team, you help us deliver medical innovation that patients are desperate for.
Together, we are Built for BiotechSM. Join us and build your future here.   
The Principal Biostatistical Programmer is responsible for the production of project-related datasets, tables, listings, and figures (TLFs) required for delivery to Premier Research Sponsors.  This individual also performs Biostatistical programming, quality control, and validation to support global Biostatistics projects.  This work is completed through the development and validation of SAS software programs, macros, and utility tools.  The Principal Biostatistical Programmer also prepares specifications for data set analysis.     
The Principal Biostatistical Programmer acts as Lead Biostatistical Programmer to interact with the Lead Biostatistician and the study team.  Additionally, he/she contributes to the tracking of project revenue, backlog, and hours worked on projects, along with forecasting the hours required to complete a project.    
What you will be doing:

The Principal Biostatistical Programmer: 
  • Develops SAS programs to generate listings without shells.
  • Develops and maintains overall awareness in the field of Biostatistical programming by attending training classes, professional meetings, following-up on technical developments, etc.
  •  Ensures that work is completed on time and at the correct level of quality.
  • Contributes to the tracking of project revenue and backlog.
  • Contributes to the tracking of hours worked on projects and forecasts hours to complete.
For project success:    
  • Keeps detailed records of time spent on each project for accurate billing. 
  • Respects and maintains the confidentiality of the processed material and ensure that any regulations concerning security or confidentiality (such as the safeguarding of passwords) are complied with. 
  • Develops SAS programs to generate listings without shells.  
For commercial success:    
  • Develops and maintains overall awareness in the field of Biostatistical programming by attending training classes, professional meetings, following-up on technical developments, etc. 
  • Ensures that work is completed on time and at the correct level of quality. 
  • Contributes to the tracking of project revenue and backlog. 
  • Contributes to the tracking of hours worked on projects and forecasts hours to complete 
  • Participates in efforts for efficiency and productivity in the department. 
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned. 
  • Participate in corporate initiatives and actions that ensure the continued success of the company. 
  • Attends project and corporate meetings as necessary. 
  • Handles complicated or non-standard sources of data 
  • Other activities as designated 
What are we looking for:   

1. Educational Background  
BS or equivalent from accredited college or university, in statistics, IT, mathematics or closely related field or work-related experience to be able to perform this role.   
2. Experience   
  • 6-8 years of experience in SAS programming within the area of clinical trials.
  • Prior experience using computerized information systems preferred. Knowledge of ICH and local regulatory authority drug research and development regulations preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of SAS Software data set architecture, utilities, and programming techniques
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of advanced SAS macro development and code generation/management algorithms.
  • Evidence of advanced SAS programming skills.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of data processing, database design and organization in clinical data environment.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of basic clinical trial design and analysis principles.
  • Working knowledge of CDISC standards and application of these standards to projects.
Why choose Premier Research?     
  • Premier Research is more than a company – it’s a community of people that truly care about one another, about our clients, and about our mission of furthering research to improve the lives of patients in critical need.  
  • Our Values – We Aim High, We Work Together, We Stay Agile, We Get It Done, We Care – mirror the determination, flexibility, and trust that our team embodies. As a Premier team member, you have the power to make an impact, regardless of job title and location. 
  • Our dedication to biotech and specialty pharma is unlike any other. We provide our staff with innovative technologies and continuous learning opportunities so that they have the tools they need to be successful.
Because we are transforming life-changing ideas into new medical treatments for a diverse population, we require the perspectives of a diverse staff thinking creatively, challenging ideas, and solving complex problems fearlessly. Through a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and empowerment, we create a community of belonging that welcomes differences, fuels innovation, and better connects us to the patients, physicians, and customers we serve.   
We hire people that add to our culture, then invest in developing skills and abilities. If you are excited about this role, but your past experiences do not perfectly align with the position as described, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be exactly the right candidate for this role or others.