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Sanofi Group Application Development Lead, Statistical Programming, Bridgewater, NJ in Bridgewater, New Jersey

In this role you will provides technical leadership, mentorship, project management skills, for the development of end to end analytic and reporting applications, used across biostatistics & programming (B&P) user community. Your hands-on technical expertise in SAS, R and other computing languages, will help you succeed in the development and deployment of innovative metadata/AI driven automated statistical reporting solutions. Reporting to the Global Lead of Analytics and Reporting Tools (ART) you will contribute to the strategic direction and prioritization of tool development, process improvements and provide regular status updates on the progress made to achieve yearly objectives. Finally, you will serve as a B&P internal expert to provide support for company wide initiatives with impact on our processes and provides support and mentoring to the junior level staff with an emphasis on technical capabilities.


  • Work with ART team members and B&P programmers and Statistician on the development, maintenance, and support of innovative Web and SAS Statistical Reporting applications using R and/or Python to implement metadata driven, AI assisted automation of All Statistical Reporting deliverables.

  • Collaborate with IT, standard governance and Quality Assurance for the deployment in production of innovative reporting applications on premise or in the cloud (when appropriate).

  • Define and/or improve the strategy for the implementation of the global reporting standards in the department based on our need for automation, industry standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Mentor and encourage others on the use of department standard tools when programming clinical data or system application deliverables.

  • Provide user support of department tools and standards. Provide technical guidance to the project teams on all statistical programming matters involving standard tools and technologies related projects as needed.

  • Support department initiatives and task forces. Lead/participate in departmental or cross-functional working groups and process improvement activities.

  • Identify areas for improvement and recommend solutions related to systems, reporting tools, technologies, and best programming practices.

  • Actively participate in department working groups, provide input in development of tools applicable to process improvement.    


  • A candidate with a Master degree and 5+ years of programming experience or a Bachelor degree and 7+ years of programming experience processing clinical trial data in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Excellent technical skills in statistical programming, with advanced knowledge in SAS or R. 

Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Strong understanding of clinical trial data and the technical requirements of analysis and reporting in clinical trials.

  • Demonstrated experience and strength in developing, maintaining and deploying statistical analysis and reporting tools / systems.

  • Demonstrated experience with Computer System validation

  • Proven experience in the development and execution of project charter, user requirements, functional and design specifications, validation plans, development and implementation.

  • A candidate with an advanced degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Life Science or related field, preferred

  • Excellent project management skills. Ability to effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines.

  • Experience with other programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Java, etc. typically used for software development in a global environment.

  • Familiarity with relational and non-relational database such as MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB. Extra points for Graph Databases

  • Knowledge of CDISC standards.

  • Good understanding of regulatory requirements concerning electronic submission.

  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical clinical development (i.e. understanding of statistical concepts, techniques and clinical trial principles).

  • Collaborative teamwork and interpersonal skills that demonstrate initiative and motivation. Strong problem solving skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in a global environment.

  • Experience in collaboration with external partners and/or vendors.

  • Ability to estimate resource requirement.  

Extra points for working experience with Panda, NumPy/SciPy, ML package Scikit-learn and Jupyter notebooks, JQuery, CSS, and visualization libraries such D3.js, DC.js

Sanofi US Services, Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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