Sr Manager, Statistical Programming (SAS)

Hologic - San Diego
Job Location
San Diego, CA 92121
Job Description

Hologic is seeking a Sr Manager, SAS/Statistical Programming, who will be responsible for directing all aspects of the management and development of the SAS/Statistical Programming team.


Duties &Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and evaluate the design, development, modification, and evaluation process of systems and procedures for SAS/statistical programming and data analysis.
  • Oversee SAS/statisticalprogramming activities of permanent, contract, and consultant programmers for multiple clinical studies to ensure quality and timely deliverables in an environment of competing priorities.
  • Work as partof the Clinical Affairs Senior Management team to ensure adherence to corporate goals, priorities, and time lines by providing superior project management support for the completion of all required SAS/statistical programming tasks. 
  • Collaborate closely with Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, Clinical Operations, and other functions within Hologic to address their needs for SAS/statistical programming support.
  • Ensure programming methods, computer equipment, and validation practices are in compliance with FDA regulations and guidelines.
  • Oversee and evaluate the development and creation of data sets for use by regulatory bodies,including FDA, according to industry standards such as CDISC.
  • Oversee the design, documentation, validation, and implementation of SAS/statistical programs in collaboration with various members of the Clinical Affairs department.
  • Assume direct line management responsibility of the SAS/statistical programmers, including staffing, conducting performance reviews, ensuring employee engagement, setting and regularly reviewing objectives, providing guidance and mentoring, and developing and regularly reviewing training and career development plans.
  • Develop budgets and project plans for the SAS/Statistical Programming group.
  • Maintain expertise in state-of-the-art SAS/statistical programming techniques.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to staff regarding programming techniques,software


 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

  • Advanced knowledge of SAS/Base, SAS/Macro, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL, SAS/Connect,and SAS/Access.
  • Strong people management skills and supervisory skills gained from direct line management or supervisory experience. Proven ability to lead and manage cross-functional projects from concept to completion.
  • An excellent understanding of the roles and responsibilities of all related disciplines,including Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, and Clinical Operations.
  • Extensive experience and proven skills in the use of SAS within a Statistical Programming environment to develop and validate analysis datasets, tables, listings, and figures/graphs.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.
  • Knowledge of applicable FDA regulations and guidance regarding software/program validation for statistical programming and clinical trial data management.
  • Proficiency in the development of appropriate software validation plans and establishing clinical database validation records to support FDA requirements.


  • BS required and MS preferred in computer science, statistics, epidemiology or one of the life sciences (biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology,etc.). 


  • Minimum of ten years of clinical, scientific or technical experience, along with five years of SAS/statistical programming, database programming, and/or statistical analysis, including experience in clinical research. 
  • Minimum of three years of direct employee management.

 Agency and Third Party Recruiter Notice: Agencies that submit a resume  to Hologic must have a current executed Hologic Agency Agreement executed by a member of the Human Resource  Department. In addition, Agencies may only submit candidates to positions for which they have been invited to do so by a Hologic Recruiter.  All resumes must be sent to the Hologic Recruiter under these terms or they will not be considered.  Hologic, proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer & VEVRAA Federal

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About Our Organization

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium molecular diagnostic products and services that are used to diagnose human diseases, screen donated human blood and to aid in biomedical research. Hologic is also a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of medical imaging systems and biopsy devices as well as surgical and treatment products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women. Our business is dedicated to impacting the lives of people across the globe through the early detection of disease, improved diagnosis and less invasive treatments.


There has never been a more exciting time to join us. Bright people, working together to pioneer advances in human health care, have created Hologic's success. Our company believes that people are our greatest asset and only by recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining the most talented employees can we continue to be successful.  Our work atmosphere is stimulating, innovative and customer focused. We provide employees with state-of-the art tools and technology, a collaborative and passionate work environment and the ability to make a dramatic difference in the world of healthcare.


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