About the job

We are a worldwide leader in human Vaccines for 100 years. We develop and produce a broad range of high-quality vaccines to protect people around the world from severe diseases at each and every stage of life. We have continued strong growth and best in class products to protect against many diseases such as flu, meningitis, polio, pertussis, bronchiolitis and much more. We improve people’s lives by developing innovative vaccination solutions against many diseases.

We innovate in vaccines manufacturing through digitalization and we engage in partnerships for disease prevention, to sustainably maximize vaccination impact.

We give employees the opportunity to grow and encourage them to build diversified career paths within the Sanofi organization.

Our Team:

The Sanofi Vaccines Scientific Programming team is part of our Global Biostatistical Sciences department, where we partner with biostatisticians to manage the analysis and submission of our Vaccine trials. The Scientific Programming team primarily focuses on clinical trials, with some support to pre-clinical and non-clinical trials. SAS remains our statistical computing software for submission-related analyses, but we actively use additional tools such as R, Tableau, and Power BI and are always open to new ways of working that will bring simplicity and allow us to focus our expertise where it is most valuable. We are a global team with colleagues and partners currently clustered largely in the USA, France, China, India, and Australia.

Main responsibilities:

The Programming Project Leader is a scientific programming leader for a moderate size vaccines project in late phase clinical development or multiple vaccines projects in early or post-marketing phase. They provide technical and operational leadership for their scientific programming project team(s) and are accountable for all programming activities from study start to regulatory submission and post marketing support at the project level. The Programming Project Leader is accountable for the integrity of the clinical data prepared for submission across all studies contributing to a project, ensuring it meets regulatory requirements for acceptance of the project’s electronic submission and adheres correctly to CDISC data standards.

The Programming Project Leader operates in a worldwide context with colleagues located in different countries and with different cultures. They have no direct reports but indirect ones delivering more on the operational side, requiring the incumbent to demonstrate leadership in engaging and communicating. They interact with other teams within the department, Clinical, Regulatory, Global Program Head, Immunology, Medical Writing, Data Management, etc. to coordinate and negotiate inter-dependent milestones.

The primary responsibilities of the Programming Project Leader include the following.

  1. Apply advanced technical experience as a Scientific Programming leader at vaccine project level:
  • Provide leadership, guidance, and hands-on support to ensure high quality and timely scientific programming deliverables within a project. Ensures technical validity, supervises quality control (QC) methods, and ensures compliance to internal standards/standard operating procedures (SOPs) and regulatory requirements.

  • Ensure standardization and consistency in specifications and programming deliverables across individual studies and for integrated analyses.

  • Take accountability for and provides technical guidance for metadata specifications and project-/study-specific data requirements.

  • Lead regulatory submission activities, including electronic submission packages.

  • Accountable for ensuring the clinical data CDISC packages are delivered and comply with Health Authorities’ (eg: FDA, PMDA, CDE, KFDA,..) expectations.

  1. Act in a project management capacity to ensure scientific programming activities are conducted and completed within the set scope, schedule, and budget:
  • Plan and track programming project activities, timelines, and resource use in cross-site global setting; provide justification for planned resource needs, seek to optimize resource utilization through efficient and well-managed resource allocation and across projects or areas.

  • Collaborate effectively with project statistician and with other functions in the aligned project team; participate in clinical project meetings and provide inputs, whenever relevant.

  1. Act as Scientific Programming Leader both within Global Biostatistical Sciences department and cross-functionally:
  • Lead and/or participate in departmental working groups.

  • Contribute to operational process optimization and provide inputs to programming standards.

  • Participate in cross-functional working groups.

  • Provide guidance to junior staff on programming techniques, project management, and implementation of standards.

  • Lead oversight activities for outsourcing engagements; guide team members to effectively interact with external resources.

About you

You are a leader with a strong organizational and project management skills and a thorough understanding of the statistical programming activities and deliverables provided for vaccines regulatory submissions.

  • Experience :

  • Clinical scientific / statistical programming experience in pharmaceutical industry.

  • Proven success performing, coordinating and overseeing the preparation, execution, reporting, and documentation of all study-level programming deliverables and ability to do the same at project level.

  • Soft skills :

  • Demonstrated leadership mindset that includes embracing change, innovating, continuously improving programming practices, motivation, and teamwork in a global team.

  • Ability to represent scientific programming effectively through internal and external audits, regulatory interactions, submissions and marketing authorizations.

  • Technical skills :

  • Advanced knowledge of SAS programming relevant to clinical data analysis.

  • Thorough knowledge of vaccines clinical development and regulatory submission process.

  • Education :

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biostatistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Life Sciences, or related discipline.

  • Languages :

  • Effective oral and written communication skills in an English global environment and ability to have efficient exchanges with partners, service providers, and colleagues across geographic locations.

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

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