Senior Statistical Programmer / Lead Statistical Programmer

Genomic Health, Inc
Job Location
Redwood City, CA 94063
Job Description

Genomic Health is seeking a talented individual with strong statistical programming skills to support development and Medical Affairs analyses of innovative genomic assays to enable better treatment decisions for patients with cancer. The Senior/Lead Statistical Programmer works closely with a highly skilled and diverse group of statisticians, scientists and physicians in conducting state of the art analyses of genomic, clinical, and pathology data.


Position level and scope of job responsibilities offered will depend on skill level, experience, and education of the candidate.

  • Provide statistical programming support for a wide variety of projects ranging from extensive exploratory assessments to formally defined analyses
  • Responsible for production, maintenance, verification and documentation of analysis outputs and datasets
  • Work closely with members of the Biostatistics and Data Management group to meet project deliverables and timelines
  • Contribute to the development, documentation and maintenance of a programming code (macro) library
  • Maintain and develop standards and best practices for production, testing, and validation of programming code and analysis outputs
  • Exercise good judgment within broadly defined practices in selecting programming methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining high quality results
  • Maintain expertise in new developments related to Statistical Programming and provide guidance or recommendations in scientific programming techniques and use of software packages





  • Expertise in SAS programming, including SAS Base/Macro/ SQL/STAT/Graph/ODS
  • B.S. or M.S. in Statistics or related field. Minimum of 3-8 years of directly related experience, depending upon position level and degree.
  • Understanding of basic statistical concepts and associated analyses methods
  • Ability to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently on multiple concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in exploratory analyses and in supporting publications and presentations at clinical and scientific conferences
  • Experience in program and output verification and familiarity with principles of software validation
  • Professional manner with ability to communicate and work effectively with other functions
  • Ability to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner


  • Programming experience with R or another programming language
  • Experience developing/ maintaining best practice guidelines and SOPs related to programming code and data structures
  • Sound knowledge of common statistical methods
  • Experience with survival analysis methods
  • Experience with genomic analyses
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements (e.g. GCP, FDA)



  • Occasional travel required (<5%)
  • Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
  • Use of computer for long periods of time may be necessary
  • Considerable periods of time may be spent concentrating and or analyzing data



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