Statistical Programmer

Statistical Programmer

Merus is seeking an experienced Senior Statistical Programmer to join our Biometrics team. You will be responsible for performing daily statistical programming tasks for all phases of Merus clinical trials including oversight of CRO statistical programming activities and support other functional areas such as data management and biostatistics. You will be reporting to the Vice President of Biometrics. 

Your Role

In this role, you will leverage your expertise in statistical programming to support multiple facets of clinical development. You’ll ensure that data handling and analyses are conducted according to the highest standards, providing critical insights for strategic decision-making. 

As a Senior Statistical Programmer, you will: 

  • Develop and execute statistical programming tasks for internal and external purposes, including health authority interactions, such as briefing books and conference presentations. 
  • Provide oversight of CRO statistical programming activities, ensuring quality and adherence to timelines. 
  • Produce statistical outputs according to specifications for internal data reviews and clinical trial updates. 
  • Review SDTM and ADaM specifications and datasets, contributing to the development of internal specifications for analysis datasets. 
  • Program and update dashboards for ongoing studies, ensuring accurate and timely information flow. 
  • Engage in project management of programming activities across multiple trials, enhancing the efficiency and output of our biometrics functions. 

Your Profile

We are seeking a dynamic and skilled professional who can manage complex datasets and contribute effectively across different phases of clinical development. Your analytical skills and proficiency in statistical software will play a crucial role in the advancement of our clinical research.

We are looking for a candidate with: 

  • A University Degree in Science or a related field; an advanced degree is preferred. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry with a solid foundation in statistical programming. 
  • Proficiency in SAS, R, and familiarity with CDISC standards, including specific knowledge of RECIST 1.1. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across various teams, including Biostatistics, Clinical Data Management, Pharmacovigilance, and Clinical Operations. 
  • A proactive approach to risk management, with a track record of delivering high-quality clinical data on time and within budget. 
  • We prioritize recruitment within the EU and EEA, and currently do not support VISA applications.

This role is designed for a detail-oriented professional who excels in a dynamic environment and is eager to take on challenges in clinical trial programming. If you are driven by quality, efficiency, and the opportunity to advance cutting-edge pharmaceutical research, we encourage you to apply and join our team in pushing the boundaries of medicine. 


Why Merus?

 We offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest in the biotech industry. As part of Merus, you’ll experience a steep learning curve from your very first day in the job. And you’ll get to interact with a great international team of people who love what they do! To top it all, we offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, an excellent pension scheme, a company bonus and 30 days’ annual leave (based on a full-time position). Most importantly, you’ll have the chance to help us close in on cancer – everything you do matters at Merus. 

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    Our Hiring Process

    Stage 1:

    Internal Review

    This means that we’ve received your application and are in the process of reviewing it.

    Stage 2:

    Initial Call

    We’ll set up a 15-minute phone call with our Internal Recruiter to discuss the details of this job opportunity and your own expectations of the role, as well as Merus as a company.

    Stage 3:

    1st Interview Phase

    During the 1st interview phase, we’ll set up an interview with your potential future manager. We’ll be looking to understand more about your experience, how that fits the role, and what makes you tick.

    Stage 4:

    2nd Interview Phase

    If things are still looking good, we’ll set up several short interviews with team members, peers, Management Team members (where relevant) and HR to make sure we are a good cultural fit. We do our best to plan these interviews on the same day, although on rare occasions they’ll take place on multiple days.

    Stage 5:

    Job Offer

    After positive evaluation from both sides, you will receive our job offer. Once you’ve accepted it, we will draw up the necessary paperwork. You will receive your contract within 3-5 working days and your onboarding process will start!

    Stage 6:


    We’re more than happy to welcome you to join Merus in our pursuit to close in on cancer!

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