Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Principal Statistical Programmer Job

Boston Scientific's hybrid workplace includes remote and onsite roles. By applying to this position, you will have the opportunity to discuss your preferred working location with your Talent Acquisition Specialist.

Remote Eligible:  Remote in Country
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.


About the role:
This is a lead position in providing statistical programming expertise and in planning, executing, and analyzing of clinical studies in the Interventional Cardiology therapeutic area, such as heart valves, LAAC, coronary stents and balloons.   
This position offers an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skill sets in a collaborative environment that encourages showcasing your talent and progression into areas of advanced statistical programming (eg Bayesian methods, adaptive designs), novel medical devices, and interactions with various internal and external stakeholders as well as managing CROs. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Prepares statistical report templates, data specifications, and analysis datasets (ADS). Develops statistical programs using SAS® for statistical analysis and generating report (TFLs) for internal and external projects and maintains programming documentation as appropriate.
  • Performs quality control and validation according to departmental processes and procedures. Ensures analysis performed in accordance with applicable statistical methods and in compliance with regulatory and company standards.
  • Leads and collaborates with internal or external team members (e.g., Statisticians, Medical Writers, Medical Directors, and Physicians), such as leading the activities for data integration and evidence generation, regulatory submission, study data publications, interpretation of analysis results.
  • Works with Biostatisticians and cross-functional team members to develop study design and analysis plan as needed. Leads studies and applies functional expertise, such as review of CRF, Statistical Analysis Plan, Study Protocol, Clinical Study Report, and other relevant study plans and timelines. 
  • Leads activities as required for the position, such as continuous programming process improvement including standardization and updates on new technical skills and regulatory and industry requirement and trends related to statistical programming.
  • Interfaces as Subject Matter Expert and acts as coach and mentor with vendors performing functional tasks.
  • Responsible for determining, implementing and executing CRO oversight plans and activities for outsourced statistical and programming work. Manages CRO's performance as a functional lead.

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • 8+ years of clinical data analysis experience using SAS® in medical device, pharmaceutical or healthcare industry 
  • In-depth knowledge of SAS® programming language and common statistical methods/tests. Proficient in SAS® Macro programming, ODS/RTF, ODS/GRAPH. Extensive working experience using various SAS/Stats Procedures (e.g., Logistic, GLM, Phreg, and Lifetest).
  • Attention to detail with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and ability to proactively identify and address issues
  • Ability to intact and communicate with people effectively and to explain statistical methods and results clearly as well as strong experience working in a team in a global and remote context
  • Solid experience overseeing and managing CRO work and performance 

Preferred qualifications: 

  • M.S. degree with 8+years experience
  • Experience with sample size calculation and simulations
  • Experience with Bayesian design and analysis, adaptive design, survival analysis
  • Familiar with other statistical programming package or software, such as R, WinBugs, East, etc.
  • Experience of presenting statistical methods or programming technics in major statistics or programming conferences
  • Experience of Common Data Model (CDM) or related data model and database structures
  • Experience of data mining or data science related to clinical studies


Requisition ID: 516880


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

Job Segment: Developer, Statistics, Medical, Law, Programmer, Technology, Data, Healthcare, Legal

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job