Senior Manager Statistical Programming (m/f/x)

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Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



For our headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Senior Manager Statistical Programming (m/f/x)


The Position:

The purpose of this job is to provide statistical programming technical support to DSI project teams on all statistical programming deliverables and programming submission. It will also improve Daiichi Sankyo programming efficiency by developing tools and macros and build up standard on SDTM/ADaM datasets, and TFLs.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supporting project lead on outsourced projects, act as statistical programming subject matter expert (SME) to support outsourced programming activities and be responsible for the programming technical decision. By guiding other internal programmer or by self, perform programmatic review of Study Date Tabulation Model (SDTM) and analysis (including Analysis Data Model (ADaM)) datasets as well as TLFs generated by statistical vendor, ensure correct and effective vendor programming implementation, and expedite the preparation of regulatory submissions. Responsibilities include: make strategic programming decision and planning, review Case Report Form (CRF) annotation and SDTM dataset, identify data inconsistencies and support data review, review analysis dataset specifications and ensure correct interpretation of SAP, develop independent programs to validate stud level analysis dataset and TLFs generated by vendor, ensure analysis dataset in compliance with CDISC and submission requirement, review study submission data package and ensure its quality and integrity.
  • Provide hands-on statistical programming support to regulatory submission and help submission team in quick turnaround in response to regulatory agencies. Responsibilities include: develop programming submission strategy, perform integrated analysis of efficacy and safety, generate submission data package, create TLFs to support submission Q&As, perform ad-hoc and exploratory analysis requested by clinical team, and support agency response or potential Advisory Committee Meeting
  • Develop DSI programming standard template on datasets and TFLs to improve efficiency and quality. Responsibilities include: contribute to CRF and SDTM standard development, develop, implement, and maintain SDTM, ADaM dataset and TLF standard, develop sample programs to generate and validate SDTM, ADaM dataset and TLFs, support technical training and ensure effective implementation of SDTM, ADaM and TLFs standard in clinical trial data analysis
  • Develop and maintain necessary programming macros or tools to effectively support all programming needs. Responsibilities include: identify the macros or tools that will facilitate programing efficiency, lead the macro or tool development by working with contractors or by self, and support the macro or tool implementation and maintenance
  • Evaluate, assess and enhance DSI computing environment system. Responsibilities include: continue assessing DSI new computing environment system for programming and analysis efficiency, identify system bug/issue and lead the activity to enhance the system, develop system training materials and work as the SME to support implementation, evaluate, request and approve system upgrades, and propose/develop system utilities

Education & Professional Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum 10 years proven experience within pharmaceutical industry, or CROs supporting statistical analysis of clinical trials programming
  • Previous experience supporting SAS macro and/or system utility development
  • Advanced working knowledge of all aspects of the SAS programming language used in clinical trials programming
  • Advanced working knowledge of CDISC SDTM and ADaM, and extensive experiences of their implementation in clinical trials analysis
  • Advanced understanding of statistical concepts in support of analyses and reporting of clinical trials
  • Knowledge of all phases of drug development, including early and late phase clinical development and submission
  • Solid background in  applied statistics
  • Solid knowledge of new advanced statistical methods using SAS and R
  • Advanced knowledge in database structures and set-up




Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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