Covance Manager of Statistical Programming in Sacramento, California

Job Overview

Manager of Statistical Programming

This permanent, salaried position can be done remotely from anywhere in the U.S. or Canada.

The selected candidate will be responsible for representing the Biometrics department on interdepartmental project teams and assist in the administration of the department, including resource and project scheduling, interviewing and hiring, establishing departmental processes and interaction with other departments. Additionally, you will also be responsible for the following:

  • Supervise, train and conduct performance reviews for staff

  • Work extensively with Biometrics team members and communicate with cross-functional team members

  • Set project priorities and timelines and ensure overall consistency of a project, including macro definitions, debugging programs and documentation

  • Represent Biometrics department on interdepartmental project teams and serve as client contact and primary programmer for clinical trials of various phases

  • Implementing project management methodology

  • Oversee programming of the programmers assigned to project

We require a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred along with 4+ years of clinical programming or SAS programming experience. Must have working knowledge of the procedures of clinical programming, experience on VAX, UNIX or PC platform using SAS; proficiency of SAS; and previous computer experience. A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail is needed along with some travel required for meetings. Major part of work is done in an office environment.


Masters or Higher

Minimum 5+ years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job

Prior experience as a programmer or lead programmer

Extensive experience leading statistical programming activities in clinical research

Experience leading statistical programming activities for a multiple protocol program preferred

Significant previous experience in a pharmaceutical research or CRO setting required


8-10 yrs Job Number 2018-22110

Job Category Other

Position Type Full-Time

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