Senior Programmer, Programming

San Diego, CA

  • Samumed is seeking an experienced and talented programmer to join its Programming group as a Statistical Programmer - Sr. Project Lead.
  • This position will lead programming support for multiple studies in multiple stages of clinical development.
  • This position will interact with Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, Medical Writing, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory to design, write, and validate SAS® programs in accordance with company, industry, and regulatory requirements.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Managing and leading programming activities in a drug development program; contribute to the development of timelines and resource planning
  • Creating/reviewing specifications for CDISC SDTM modelled tabulation data sets (TD), CDISC ADaM modelled analysis data sets (AD) and final CSR tables, figures, and listings (TFL)
  • Developing and validating SAS® programs to produce high quality deliverables for in-house projects in compliance with company and regulatory requirements. The deliverables include TD, AD, define.xml, and TFL
  • Performing conformance checking of CDISC modelled TD and AD using Pinnacle 21’s OpenCDISC Community tool and applicable regulatory agency data standards requirements to ensure data sets follow submission standards
  • Reviewing and providing input on documents produced by other functional groups, including: statistical analysis plans (SAP), data presentation plans (DPP), data management plans (DMP), data transfer agreements (DTA), Medidata Rave study design specifications (SDS), and case report forms (CRF)
  • Applying ICH guidelines and submission standards to ensure that programming deliverables follow regulatory requirements as well as industry and company standards
  • Oversee maintenance of internally developed data package submission standards guidelines compliant with FDA and CDISC guidance
  • Maintaining and developing macro tools to improve efficiency for common programming tasks
  • Leading, in conjunction with QA and IT, applicable system-level validations and ongoing change control 
  • Leading the development and continuous improvement of programming processes and keeping abreast of current data standards and data package submission requirements
  • Training personnel on the CDSIC SDTM and ADaM, and provide implementation guidance
  • Effectively communicating in a project team environment, within department, and among functional groups
  • Performing other programming duties as assigned


  • Minimum of BS required in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Life Sciences, or other related field
  • BS with 5+ years or MS with 4+ years of programming experience, at least 3 years of which are with SAS in clinical research
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements (i.e. GCP and ICH)
  • Expertise in CDISC SDTM implementation (3+ years), and CDISC ADaM implementation (1+ years) experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by effectively handling multiple tasks and projects

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