Lead Statistical Programmer

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Bangalore, Karnataka, IN


Department- Biostatistics- CDS GBS


Are you passionate about quality and simplification? Do you want to build quality within processes in the most efficient way? Do you have an innovative mindset to drive change in a future-ready environment and support your colleagues and stakeholders by challenging the status-quo in a friendly and open-minded way? If so, there is a job opportunity waiting for you as our new Lead Statistical Programmer. At Novo Nordisk, we will challenge you to do the best work of your life. Apply Now.


The Position

The Lead Statistical Programmer will be responsible for statistical programming and reviewing SAS programmes in the designated clinical trial. Will also be responsible for sharing best practises and adhering to project and other programming standards, as well as guiding and mentoring less experienced statistical programmers and peer-reviewing programmes written by statistical programmers. Additionally, the Lead Statistical Programmer is accountable for:

  • CRF (Case report form), TVP (Trial Validation Plan), and data flow plan input and Programming of output according to specifications.
  • Trial execution and coordination daily within the trial statistics team.
  • Will be responsible for RMP (Risk Management Plan) programming input, IB (Investigator's Brochure) programming input, DSUR (Development Safety Update Report) /PSUR (Periodic safety update reports) programming input and Statistical Programming Specification.
  • The Lead Statistical Programmer will work closely with the Study group, take initiative, and help with methodological or technically challenging tasks where innovation is essential. Serve as point of contact for programmers from the functional suppliers regarding the programming needed



  • Bachelors or Masters in life sciences or natural sciences or Engineering or equivalent qualifications.
  • 5 - 7 Years of experience in working as a statistical programmer within the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with SAS programming, ADAM, CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium), TLF (Technical loss factor), R Programming; expertise of reporting clinical trials, including handling, analysing, and reporting statistical data.
  • Thorough experience of programme validation and documentation.
  • Working Knowledge of advanced programming, data models, and clinical database technologies.
  • Solid understanding of drug development.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Analytical and result oriented.
  • Good team player with communication and stakeholder management skills.


About the Department:


Clinical & Data Science, Global Business Services (CDS-GBS), Biostatistics and Programming department was established in August 2010. The team has a good blend of experience and fresh perspective and comprises experienced statisticians and programmers, who form the core of the team. The main purpose & objective is to ensure high quality in preparing and conducting statistical analysis in accordance with the project milestones and provide statistical support and expertise to all clinical development activities within Novo Nordisk.


Working at Novo Nordisk


At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.




  • To submit your application, please upload your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions).



Apply before 31st March 2023.


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