Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 14:22:43 -0500
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From: Darren Gutowski <darren@GSEARCH.COM>
Subject: GLOBAL SEARCH CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES
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Global Search, specializes in identifying and recruiting qualified
professionals for positions in a wide variety of industries. We offer a
variety of placement opportunities for candidates from Junior to Senior
level positions, Full Time and Consulting.
Current openings include Statistical SAS Programmer, Senior Statistician,
Associate Director, Director Biostatistics, Clinical SAS Programmer Analyst,
Portfolio Review Analyst III and Senior Statistician Consultant.
If you are a Permanent Resident or Citizen of the U.S. and are interested
in the current opportunities below please contact me. Thank you.
Global Search Inc.
1-800-652-5122 x 301
CURRENT FULL TIME OPENINGS-Description and Salary Range:
STATISTICAL, SAS PROGRAMMER Clinical Research
Min/Max Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000
Description of Duties and ResponsibilitIes:
Review the protocol, case report forms (CRFs), statistical analysis plan
(SAP) for clinical trails. Annotate CRFs. Program in SAS for edit check for
data validation. Generate the derived data sets for the statistical analyses
according to the SAP. Generate listings and tables for clinical report in
Degree in Statistics/Biostatistics or related Science, 1-2 years SAS
experience, minimum 1 year pharmaceutical industry experience or minimum 2
years clinical research experience.
SENIOR STATISTICIAN Clinical Research
Min/Max Salary Range: $75,000 - $100,000
Description of Duties and ResponsibilitIes:
Review protocols, CRFs and clinical study reports. Prepare statistical
sections of the protocol and the clinical study report. Prepare statistical
analysis plan and perform statistical analyses. Work with clinicians in
study design and results interpretation. Work with clinical data managers on
edit check specifications and on final data validation. Work closely with
SAS programmers to ensure the accuracy and quality of summary tables,
figures, and listings as well as the final database.
Ph.D. in Statistics with at least 3 years of pharmaceutical experience or
M.S. in statistics with at least 5 years of pharmaceutical experience. Good
knowledge of SAS computer package. Knowledge of clinical trial methodologies
and regulatory guidelines. Good communication skills
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR, BIOSTATISTICS Clinical Research
Min/Max Salary Range: $100,000 - $150,000
Description of Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee projects and assuring high quality statistics, timely completion of
projects, coordination of statistics, programming and data management,
coordinate and oversee Biostatistics activities for ISE and ISS, and other
NDA activities Coordinate Biostatistics activities with the Medical Dept. in
development of protocols and clinical development Plan, coordinate
Activities with the Medical Writing Dept. in writing of reports and other
NDA documents. Assign statisticians to projects and oversee their work,
recruiting and developing of future employees. Participate in organizing and
engaging in departmental functions, weekly update meetings with management
peers and Sr. Director, bi-weekly statistical seminars weekly statistician
meetings, participate in developing and implementing SOPs. Represent
Biostatistics at FDA meetings, review dossiers for decisions regarding
in-licensing of new compounds, serve as Sr. Statistician on project(s) as
Min/Max Salary Range: $60,000 - $80,000
POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:
Support drug development by utilizing and apply technical/SAS/PL SQL
programming skills and actively participate on study teams.
Good SAS programming skills; Knowledge of PL SQL and/or Clintrial is a plus;
BS Degree in computer or life sciences preferred with at least one year
experience in a clinical data management environment; Understanding of good
programming practices and methodology; Familiarity with FDA regulations;
Project planning capability; Organizational skills
Communication skills: oral, written and effective listening; Customer focus
CLINICAL SAS PROGRAMMER ANALYST
Min/Max Salary Range: $58,800.00 - $94,000.00
Provide programming support and validation of data structures and database
applications for Phase I-IV clinical trials, including data consistency
checks and monitoring reports. Provides input into specifications of data
structures and database applications for Phase I-Iv clinical trials.
Provides necessary programming support for internal and external transfer of
electronic data. Participates in all meetings, discussions and activities
covering aspects of Database Design on level of drug development project.
BA/BS or equivalent experience in computer science, mathematics, statistics,
life sciences or related field(s). Working knowledge/experience in database
design and creating clinical database applications. Ability to program basic
monitoring reports in SAS. Strong knowledge of global clinical trail
practices, procedures, methodologies. Excellent verbal and written
communications skills. Excellent presentation, organizational, interpersonal
and diplomacy skills. Continuous improvement mentality and attention to
detail. Immediate knowledge of office tools. A minimum of 5 years work
experience in related field.
POSITION TITLE: SENIOR STATISTICIAN
Min/Max Salary Range: $60,000 - $85,000
Reports to: Director, Data Management & Statistics (President, in the
absence of this position)
Duties: Responsible for overseeing the activities of the statisticians and
reviewing and designing study protocols, developing statistical analysis
plans, creation and validation of statistical tables and data listings, SAS
programming activities, providing statistical contributions to study
reports, clinical development plans, and integrated efficacy and safety
Supervises: Statisticians, SAS programmers
Qualifications: Master's degree in Statistics or a related discipline with a
concentration on statistics is required, a PhD degree is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of drug development and study design. Must be proficient in SAS
programming and computer skills (i.e., word processing, spreadsheets,
scientific graphing software). Good communication skills.
Experience: At least 3-5 years of experience as a statistician for clinical
studies in biopharmaceutical companies and/or contract research
organizations (or equivalent academic experience).
. Supervise activities of statisticians and SAS programmers
. Provide statistical review and input for clinical development plan and
study protocol design
. Design of the database and edit and range checks for the database
. Review of the sample case report form and annotated case report form
. Review and quality control checks of study data
. Review patient (research subject) disposition code assignments (e.g.,
protocol-correct or evaluable, intent-to-treat, safety)
. Develop statistical analysis plans for study protocols and reports
. Generate research subject randomization schedules
. Create and validate statistical tables and data listings
. Prepare statistical contributions to study reports and integrated
summaries for pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, efficacy and safety analyses
. Interact with other project team members and senior management.
Min/Max Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000
POSITION: Statistical Analyst/Programmer
DEPARTMENT: Medical and Quality Informatics
REPORTS TO: Director, Measurement & Methods
The basic function of the Statistical Analyst/Programmer is to conduct
statistical analysis and risk modeling for company medical management, and
to perform programming work in support of MaQI's reporting and analytical
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Under direct supervision of the Director, Measurement and Methods,
develop, test and refine risk assessment models for specific disease
conditions among different member population. Working with medical staff,
validate and apply the risk models in companies medical/case management;
2. Conduct statistical analysis in support of regular MaQI reporting or in
response to ad hoc requests by senior management;
3. Provide methodological/statistical consultation to MaQI staff or other
4. Write, test, and execute computer programming codes (SAS, SQL) to be used
in data analysis and research projects. Provide programming support for
other projects within the Measurement and Methods Unit;
5. Develop a good understanding of various data files and use the data
resources to meet the reporting and analytical needs;
6. Familiarize and use standard clinical coding systems (ICD-9 CM, CPT-4,
DRG, etc.) and other information from claims, encounters, or medical records
as required by different research projects;
7. Evaluate research outcomes or review computer output to identify errors
or inconsistencies, and make necessary corrections;
8. Prepare documentation on research projects and programming work, and
write communications to varied audiences;
9. Work with supervisory and other staff in the unit to coordinate, complete
and improve work;
10. Other duties as assigned.
Be able to work independently, schedule and manage assignments. Work with
colleagues and supervisors to identify and resolve problems. Use judgment to
produce completed products according to defined specifications. Make
decisions regarding data collection, organization of data, and use of data
from different sources. Make decisions related to accuracy of computer
programming and validity of analytical methods used in the projects.
Consult with other staff in MaQI or other departments on matters relating to
analysis of data and development of new statistical models. Provide support,
assistance, and guidance on research projects.
No direct responsibilities for supervision of staff. This position entails
responsibilities for project management, in which instances employee is
expected to assign tasks, monitor work, and review research outcome or
Regular and frequent contact with staff throughout Medical and Quality
Informatics Department and with other departments, as needed, to exchange
information and to collaborate on specific projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Knowledge of statistics and analytical methods sufficient to conduct
required data analysis and to design/develop new statistical models.
2. SAS and other programming skills sufficient to efficiently and accurately
extract and analyze data from the system and from other sources;
3. Knowledge of health care industry, especially managed care, and
familiarity with clinical coding systems and medical information used in
health care research;
4. Administrative skills to organize work to ensure accuracy and timeliness,
and to coordinate with other staff for the assigned projects.
5. Oral and written communication skills sufficient to write clear memos, to
develop project reports, and to present research findings at MaQI meetings
or to senior management.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
The above KSA's may be met by a Master's degree in statistics or related
field and a minimum of 3 years' experience in statistical analysis in a
healthcare-related environment. Candidate with a Ph.D. degree in statistics
or related field is preferred. Demonstrated familiarity with SAS
programming (mainframe or PC-SAS) and other statistical programming software
Information Reporting Analyst (Programming)
Max Salary Range: Up to $60,000
To provide accurate and timely management information and reporting to
assess portfolio trends and identify areas of opportunity in support of
Marketing, Risk Management and general credit policy efforts.
Bacheloršs degree in Computer Science or related field preferred.
1-3 years experience using relational database structures.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
SAS and SQL experience required.
Portfolio Review Analyst III
Max Salary Range: $70,000
Forecasting, analyses and reporting on various business trends within the
Credit Card Portfolio.
The incumbent must have excellent PC skills with extensive skills in
spreadsheet (primarily EXCEL), modeling and relational database. The
incumbent must be a self-starter and possess excellent interpersonal,
communication and presentation skills as well as strong organization skills.
The ability to work independently as well as a member of a team is required.
SAS programming skills a plus.
Bachelors degree in business, MIS or statistics with 2+ years financial
services industry experience, 1+ years experience in analysis/reporting.
Knowledge of credit card/consumer loans preferred.
CURRENT CONSULTING POSITIONS
Two openings. Pay Rate: $60-$70 per hour.
Senior Biostatistician II (Level 4) Assign Length 12 months
Education - Masters (minimum) or Ph.D.
Provide statistical input for planning, analysis and reporting of multiple
projects with respect to BRAID (Bone/ Respiratory/ Arthritis/Infectious
disease/Dermatology) activities. Take responsibilities as a trial
statistician with only minimal guidance and support and NDA submission.
Prepare analysis plans, perform exploratory analysis of data, and write
statistical reports. Defend analysis and interpertations at internal and
external meetings. Establish and maintain sound working relationship and
effective communications within Biostatistics/Statistical Programming, and
clinical research BRAID.
M.S or Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics with strong experience (at least 3
years) in clinical trials. Experience in handling multiple projects
simultaneously. Vey good oral and written communication skills. Advanced
knowledge of application and interpretation of SAS inferential procedures.
Strong ability to develop SAS programs to perform exploratory analysis of
data. Strong independence to take responsibility with high quality and