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Head of Statistical Programming

Requistion ID:  1451

Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, DK

Date:  10-Nov-2020

Head of Statistical Programming

Do you want to unfold your skills in a global neuroscience company striving for improving the lives of patients?


If you bring solid expertise within statistical programming and regulatory data submission standards and thrive by leading and developing people and thereby delivering results, we have just the right opportunity for you to join Lundbeck as the new Head of Statistical Programming.


As Head of Statistical Programming, you will lead a great team of 12 skilled programmers with a mix of seniorities. In this position, your overall focus is to deliver the statistical programming expertise to the clinical projects. This includes delivery of clinical databases in accordance with CDISC standards, integration of data, creation of output and summaries, submission plans and authority interactions. Part of your responsibility will be to drive innovation and development of new tools.


The section is part of the Biostatistics & Programming Department within the Biometric Division in our Copenhagen Headquarter. You will report to the Sr Director of Biostatistics & Programming and be member of the Leadership Team that also includes Head of Biostatistics.


We have a strong focus on technical development and knowledge sharing, and together we keep abreast of current practices in pharmaceutical R&D, state-of-the-art methodology and participate and contribute actively to scientific communities.


Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with brain diseases. We are currently executing on the Lundbeck strategy to Expand and invest to grow in a company with the full value chain on site and a solid economic performance.


We offer

In this setting, we offer an attractive and challenging job in a dynamic, international atmosphere with the opportunity of leading and developing a team of highly skilled statistical programmers and setting the direction for the Statistical Programming function. You will work in a setting with a high level of cross-functional collaboration based on extensive scientific/technical knowledge and in a setup where we see most colleagues every day. We offer great opportunities for further personal and scientific development in an environment with focus on a good work-life balance.


Your job

Your main responsibility is to lead, advice, coach and develop your employees to meet objectives and future needs, and to plan and follow-up of activities and resources. This includes participation in setting, communicating and following up on goals for the department as well as ensuring continuous development in tools, standards and processes. You are responsible for the scientific, technical and strategic direction for the Statistical Programming function, and you inspire and facilitate new ideas to foster the continuous development. You work in close collaboration with other leaders and specialists across the R&D organization.


In addition, you may be involved in the clinical projects as project statistical programmer

with overall responsibility for producing, aligning and coordinating statistical programming activities and deliverables on a specific clinical project.


Your qualifications

Our preferred candidate

  • holds a master’s degree within a relevant field
  • has profound experience as statistical programmer within drug development
  • has a proven leadership track record either as technical management within a project or as people manager
  • keeps up with development within relevant CDISC standards and electronic submission requirements and guidelines
  • is a skilled SAS programmer
  • is a strong communicator, great at stakeholder management, goal-oriented, innovative and proactive
  • is fluent in oral and written English.


Application and contact

Applications should be submitted through our website http://www.lundbeck.com/global/career no later than November 29th. For further information please contact Senior Director of Biostatistics & Programming, Anna Karina Trap Huusom on +45 3083 2303.





Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.