Exact Sciences Corporation

Senior Statistical Programmer

Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
Req No.
Medical Affairs
Regular Full-Time

Summary of Major Responsibilities

Exact Sciences is seeking an exceptional individual with strong statistical programming and analytical skills to participate in the development, validation, and post-marketing support of genomic biomarker assays that help cancer patients and their physicians make better treatment decisions. As a member of the Clinical Biostatistics team, the Senior Statistical Programmer will perform statistical analysis on data from diverse sources, using Base SAS, SAS Macros, SAS/STAT SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL, and SAS/ODS to create and maintain tables, listings, and graphs. This position will create analysis datasets in a standard format following specifications or per study needs, assesses quality of data analysis programs, where appropriate. In addition, this role will collaborate closely with Clinical Biostatistics, Data Management Operations, Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Medical Communications, and Medical Affairs to provide expertise in the generation of statistical analyses/reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform data analysis using primarily the SAS programming language for the summary and interpretation of medical/clinical data.
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of the statistical programming activities for assigned projects, such as exploratory and formal data analyses for final study reports, abstracts, posters, manuscripts, and ad-hoc projects, including verification and documentation of results. Participate in review of analysis plans and development of programming requirements as needed. 
  • Work on complex problems. Exercise independent judgment in selecting and adapting, as necessary, methods appropriate for the specific objective.
  • Independently verifies other programmer's results.
  • Directly supports project biostatistician, requiring minimal guidance.
  • Oversee and project manage the activities of lower level personnel and contractors on assigned projects, as needed, but primary role is an individual contributor.
  • Proactively identifies and resolves or escalates issues that could impact the quality or timely completion of a deliverable.
  • Ability to write, test, and validate SAS programs, and review resulting output and data.
  • Ability to program defensively, check results, and consistently produce accurate output.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize tasks to meet project needs.
  • Interact cross-functionally with biostatisticians and other members of the clinical team to perform ad-hoc analysis and generate reports necessary according to the team/study requirements.
  • Ability to identify and debug complex programming errors.
  • Strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Professional manner with ability to communicate effectively with other functions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary program team and lead statistical programming activities of a project.
  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
  • Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds for approximately 5% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to work on a computer and phone simultaneously.
  • Ability and means to travel between Redwood City locations.
  • Ability to travel 10% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computational or Biological Sciences.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in academia or pharmaceutical or medical device industry.
  • Professional working knowledge in supporting highly visible statistical programming projects of clinical data within a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional working knowledge of statistical theory and statistical programming techniques and procedures (specifically SAS).
  • Professional working knowledge with a wide application of technical principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated technical ability may be substituted for technical discipline.
  • Basic computer skills to include Internet navigation, Email usage, and word processing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Computational or Biological Sciences.
  • Professional working knowledge in multiple therapeutic areas, oncology, and genomics.
  • Working knowledge of R.
  • Professional working knowledge in an FDA regulated environment.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.


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