Principal Statistical Programmer (East Coast Region)

Biostats & Data Management & Medical Boston, Massachusetts


Principal Statistical Programmer
Work Location - Home (East Coast Region).

Saama focuses on the specific needs of pharmaceutical & biotech companies, delivering transformative business outcomes. The combination of Saama’s AI research, advanced technical & analytics capabilities, domain expertise across the drug development & commercialization life cycle, and successful product co-development approach has made Saama a trusted partner and thought leader in the life sciences industry. We are committed to building a client success team of thought leaders and problem solvers who drive innovations and discoveries that leads to better pharma applications, better treatments, and a better future.

Key relationships:

  • All project team members at onsite & offshore
  • Enterprise Architecture Teams
  • Data Modelers
  • Business Teams
  • Upstream & Downstream Application teams
  • PMO Teams - Internal & Client
  • Operations support teams at Onsite and Offshore


  • Lead Programmer for projects providing technical planning to include overseeing the set-up of key macros and SAS/Python or R programs.
  • Statistical Programming consultant to clients and internal customers in related disciplines e.g. Clinical Data Management, Project Management, and Medical Writing. Represent Statistical Programming at internal and client meetings
  • Demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, a proactive approach, and a willingness to make decisions on a regular basis.
  • Ensure quality of personal work and the work of the team when acting as a Lead Programmer
  • Advise Senior Statistical Programming Staff of changes in the scope of projects to enable the timely development of change orders.
  • Good experience with CDISC standards and submission.
  • Display a positive attitude at all times, promoting and contributing to good team spirit in a professional environment.
  • Review draft and final production runs for project to ensure quality and consistency.
  • Represent Statistical Programming during client audits, ensuring study documentation is maintained and filed according to Saama processes.
  • Carry out all activities according to Saama SOPs, working within the framework of the Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Provide ongoing training and mentoring within Statistical Programming to ensure thorough knowledge of the processes used and the ongoing technical development.
  • Prioritize personal workload and that of teammates; perform work with minimal supervision
  • Work on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables; development of technical solutions to abstract problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity.



  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the industry with hands on development in SAS/Python or R
  • Bachelors, Masters or PhD in Computers, Math’s or Related field


Impact on the business:

At Saama, our business is delivering solutions with world-class talent and services with most consultant satisfaction.


Saama Competencies:

  • INTEGRITY: we do the ‘right’ things.
  • INNOVATION: we ‘change the game.’
  • TRANSPARENCY: we communicate openly
  • COLLABORATION: we work as one team
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING: we solve core, complex business challenges
  • ENJOY & CELEBRATE: we have fun



  • Self-starter who gets results with minimal support and direction in a fast-paced environment.
  • Takes initiative; challenges the status quo to drive change.
  • Learns quickly; takes smart risks to experiment and learn.
  • Works well with others; builds trust and maintains credibility.
  • Planful: identifies and confirms key requirements in dynamic environments; anticipates tasks and contingencies.
  • Communicates effectively; productive communication with clients and all key stakeholders Communication in both verbal and written communication.
  • Stays the course despite challenges & setbacks. Works well under pressure.
  • Strong analytical skills; able to apply inductive and deductive thinking to generate solutions for complex problems.


LSAC provides customers with the ability to leverage advances in technology, AI, and precision medicine to connect, contextualize, and analytically converse with all their drug development data assets. It accelerates time to market and positively impacts patient lives. The combination of Saama’s AI research, advanced technical & analytics capabilities, domain expertise across the drug development life cycle, and successful product co-development approach has made Saama a trusted partner and thought leader in the life sciences industry. Saama is committed to finding the best people because the innovations and discoveries that enabled together leads to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future


Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including but not limited to, computers, phones, and photocopiers.


Physical Demands

This position requires the frequent and repetitive use of a computer, keyboard, and mouse. Hand and finger dexterity is required. 


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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