Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities


Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Senior Statistical Programmer

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Reports To:

Director, Statistical Programming

Position Summary

Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Statistical Programmer is responsible for providing Statistical Programming activities across in support of one or more clinical stage programs. Responsibilities will include: support of workflow in generation of study-specific and ad-hoc clinical data listings, summary tables and figures; performing data analysis, statistical analysis, generate safety and efficacy tables, listings and graphs using Base SAS, SAS Macros, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL and SAS/ODS.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

  • Perform data analysis using primarily the SAS programming language for the summary and interpretation of clinical trial data.
  • Create and review CDISC SDTM and ADaM files, SAS export files and Define.xml use for Electronic Submission from the data received in non-standard form from various sources.
  • Perform data analysis, statistical analysis, generate safety and efficacy tables, listings and graphs using Base SAS, SAS Macros, SAS/STAT, SAS/Graph, SAS/SQL and SAS/ODS.
  • Develop SAS coding and table templates for preparing, processing and analyzing clinical data.
  • Establish monitoring of data transfers for ongoing trials to identify study conduct or data quality issues.
  • Review Data Management Plan, Data Validation Plan and edit check specifications.
  • Interact cross functionally with Statisticians and other members of the clinical team to perform ad hoc analysis and generate outputs according to the requirements.
  • Implement and contribute to statistical analysis plans; provide additional expertise in the analysis of clinical trial as it relates to protocol development, case report form design and data collection. 
  • Recognize inconsistencies and initiate resolution of data problems
  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

Required Qualifications and Background

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in Statistics, Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with a minimum 3-5 years Pharmaceutical/Biotech programming experience.
  • Experience in the analysis of complex oncology and/or hematology clinical trial data.
  • Solid knowledge of SAS Programming language.
  • Experience with integrated summaries (ISE/ISS) and Clinical Study Reports.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a team setting.
  • Strong well-rounded technical skills (EDC systems, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent verbal/written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in face-to-face conversation, by telephone, and by email
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with a positive “can-do” proactive attitude.

Physical Demands / Travel

This position will travel occasionally based upon the demands of the business imperatives.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment

This position’s work environment is based in a typical office setting.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.