Principal Statistical Programmer

Development Bothell, Washington South San Francisco, California


Position at Seagen



Design, develop, and modify SAS programs to analyze and evaluate clinical data in accordance with statistical analysis plans. In a leadership role on a study, project, or integration, interact with cross-functional teams at a high level to proactively determine programming tasks, timelines, assignments, and resource requirements and oversee study, project, or integration programming efforts to ensure the timely delivery of high-quality output according to company and industry standards. Represent statistical programming in the review of key study and project documents and data set or reporting specifications. Recognize inconsistencies and initiate resolution of data problems when necessary. Assist programming management with or be the lead on cross-functional process improvement initiatives and resource allocation.  May oversee activities performed by FSP or contract programmers.



Principal Responsibilities:


  • Ensure accuracy, completeness, quality, and timely delivery of statistical programming deliverables at the study, project, filing, or small product level
  • Independently implement complex analysis algorithms for assigned projects or studies
  • Provide technical leadership to study or project team programmers including efficient programming techniques. Decide on implementation of departmental and product-level standards, tools, and processes in assigned studies, projects, or integrations with advice from the lead programmer
  • Contribute to project- or product-level specifications based on analysis need and ensure compliance with company and industry standards
  • Review and provide feedback on deliverables from other clinical groups including but not limited to statistical analysis plans; table, listing, and figure shells; data management plans; data transfer plans; and case report forms
  • Clear and proactive communication with study and project teams to clarify requirements and specifications, update others on assignment status, and convey data irregularities
  • Initiate, lead, and participate in planned departmental and cross-functional initiatives that facilitate standards, infrastructure, and process enhancements
  • Manage resources efficiently across multiple projects to maximize synergies
  • Assist programming management on resource allocation
  • Train and mentor new and junior programmers




  • 8+ years (BS) or 6+ (MS/PhD) of SAS programming experience in the Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Healthcare industries
  • 6+ years of experience in performing statistical programming using SAS® for creating and testing analysis datasets, tables, listings and figures for Phase I-IV clinical trials
  • 3+ years of experience in overseeing statistical programming projects, including project management of staff working on those projects
  • 3+ years of experience in writing SAS macros
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of SAS® programming concepts and skills
  • Demonstrated proactivity and strong attention to detail
  • Experience in oncology studies; experience with integrations and e-submissions a strong plus
  • Good understanding of and hands-on experience with CDISC SDTM and ADaM standards




  • BS, MS, or PhD


As the leading employer in our industry in the Pacific Northwest, Seagen is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the whole lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, group and supplemental life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, relocation assistance and much more. To learn more about Seagen, please visit 

Seagen is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.