General Information

Location: Princeton, NJ, Remote

Organization: Statistics Collaborative

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

ABOUT WCG: WCG’s clinical solutions are built on a foundation of best-in-class clinical services companies. We deliver transformational solutions that stimulate growth, foster compliance, and maximize efficiency for those performing clinical trials. WCG is proud to serve individuals on the frontlines of science and medicine, and the organizations striving to develop new products and therapies to improve the quality of human health. It is our role to empower them to accelerate advancement, while ensuring the risks of progress never outweigh the value of human life.

WHY WE LOVE WCG: At WCG, our employees are our most valuable asset, and as with all our assets, we invest in them with an eye toward future success. We provide each eligible employee with a comprehensive set of benefits designed to protect their personal and financial health to help make the most of their future.

  • Comprehensive Benefits package - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Disability, 401k with match, and flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs and additional work/life resources
  • Referral Bonuses and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible PTO
  • Volunteer Time Off to benefit the community
  • Opportunities for career development with on-the-job training, certification assistance, and continuing education reimbursement

Expected annual base salary range: $124,800 to $152,000

GPS level: P4

JOB SUMMARY: A Principal Statistical Programmer will (a) mentor and oversee the statistical programming tasks by more junior staff, (b) develop approaches to improve programming efficiency and product quality, and (c) co-lead biostatistical projects. A Principal Statistical Programmer will be proficient in writing efficient programs and will be able to guide others in programming.

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

  • Program and perform quality control of complex programs in Scientific Review, including programming of complex SDTM, ADaM, and summary TFLs. 
  • Lead programming of biostatistical projects with minimal oversight from senior staff.
  • Utilize data standards and regulatory conventions such as CDISC, when needed.
  • Work with project management on project budgets, including estimating hours for programming tasks, understanding the impact of these estimates on the budget, and being aware of project scope.
  • Review statistical analysis plans, protocols, charters, or other study documents and assist in the design of statistical data displays. 
  • Assist in developing, validating, and coordinating the administration of in-house macros.
  • Share best coding practices to improve efficiency and quality of Scientific Review deliveries.
  • Serve as mentor for less experienced programmers.
  • Lead SAS training sessions for new employees and assist in maintaining and testing SAS software.
  • Stay up-to-date on current advances in statistical programming.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here.



  • At least five years of post-Bachelor’s experience in Clinical SAS Programming, analyzing data, working in a team environment, and participating in managing projects.
  • Extensive SAS programming in a clinical trial setting and with regulatory conventions.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, initiative, and excellent communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to juggle several complex tasks simultaneously.


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Physical and Sensory Requirements: The physical and sensory requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be offered to individuals with disabilities to assist in performing the essential functions of the position. Work activities involve light to moderate physical effort (for example, sitting in one place for extended periods of time, standing, walking, bending, lifting lightweight objects, intermittent to sustained periods of keyboarding).  Majority of time is spent in a seated position with frequent opportunity to move about at will.  Activities require a variety of easy muscle movements.  Work activities involve a frequent need to concentrate on a variety of sensory inputs for moderate to lengthy durations at a time requiring diligence and attention to interpret effectively.  There will be a need to attend to single or simultaneous tasks where accuracy of details is important.  The need for detailed and precise work is high.