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Principal Statistical Programmer (Standards Development)

Cytel Inc

This is a Contract position in Bethel, AK posted June 7, 2021.

Cytel provides unrivaled biostatistics and operations research knowledge to our customers in the life sciences industries in the form of both software and services.  At Cytel, we work hard to create successful careers with significant professional growth for our employees, as a result of which they work hard to make Cytel successful. Cytel is a place where talent, experience and integrity come together to advance the state of clinical development.



We are currently looking for technically skilled and experienced programmers to support a client’s Standards Development related programming activities.


How you will contribute:

  • working together with our customer’s standards development team
  • develop high quality programs and macros that can be efficiently applied across drug development projects
  • communicate effectively with the related stakeholders
  • connect the pieces by combining technical skill with a strong understanding of the requirements, industry standards and the drug development context


What you offer:

  • An education background in Computer Sciences or Software Engineering (at least B.Sc. – Masters degree preferred)
  • 8 or more years of programming working with clinical trial data in the Pharmaceutical & Biotech industry.
  • Advanced proficiency in using SAS and SAS macro language
  • Proven experience in Standardization and Automation
  • Strong CDISC (ADaM, SDTM) knowledge including reporting standards
  • Experience using Pinnacle 21, Formedix, Sharepoint is desirable
  • Proficiency in at least one high-level programming language like Python, VisualBasic, Java strongly desired
  • Strong cross-functional communication skills and understanding of customer requirements, proactive approach
  • Excellent analytical & troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and successfully in a globally dispersed team environment with cross-cultural partners.


Meaningful Work, Collaborative Culture, Stimulating Challenges

  • Our collaborative working environment encourages innovation and rewards results, and we are proud to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
  • In addition to a competitive compensation, we offer an excellent benefits package, annual bonus incentive, promote work-life balance, and the opportunity to grow with us!
  • Work with respected experts and thought leaders in the fields of biostatistics and statistical programming.

Cytel Inc. is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Cytel does not accept referrals from employment businesses and/or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site. All employment businesses/agencies are required to contact Cytel’s human resources department to obtain prior written authorization before referring any candidates to Cytel. The obtaining of prior written authorization is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business/ agency and Cytel. In the absence of such written authorization being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business/agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Cytel. Cytel shall therefore not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses/agencies.