Published date Posted on Indeed on Jun 22, 2022 (12 d ago)



Reports To:
VP, Informatics

Performance Review:
Initially at 90 days; semi-annually thereafter

Salary Review:
Annually, during semi-annual 1 performance review

Full-time or Part-time, exempt, salaried position

Position Description Summary
As a SAS Programmer you are responsible to provide project and departmental programming support utilizing industry and corporate standards. SAS Programmer is a member of Informatics department and will work with across other department functions to provide project support, however works independently on programming specific project assignments.
  • Responsibilities
  • Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Utilize SAS programming language to support data reporting out of EDC databases.
  • Support development and maintenance of all SAS data cleaning reports
  • Provide quality assurance of SAS development code via testing and validation procedures
  • Support the development of project edit specifications and associated test scripts
  • Complete assigned UAT tasks as requested by the Data Manager
  • Assist in developing and executing project UAT test plans for EDC databases
  • Provide and maintain data transfer integration specifications with external data providers
  • Work with third party vendors in the receipt and/or integration of external data
  • Provide SAS programming in the development of accurate and logical consistency in clinical edit check specifications and programming
  • Provide SAS programming support for quality control checks of developed project-specific tables, listings and figures as required
  • Provide SAS programming support to existing databases and systems with minimal direct supervision
  • Manage competing project priorities and communicate status of SAS programming activities and timelines
  • Maintain and report all project time using company time reporting tool
  • Comply with all applicable regulations and be familiar with current SAS programming skills and industry standard practices
  • Attend continuing education classes and project team meetings, as necessary to build expertise as approved by manager
  • Provide assistance in the analysis of existing and emerging EDC and IWRS systems
  • Provide functional and technical expertise for project and/or production support to resolve issues
  • Participate as a team member in computer system validation projects
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Communicate effectively and objectively
  • Accept constructive, collaborative comments and feedback
  • Able to present to small groups, including peers, team members, sponsor personnel and other project-related personnel, as necessary
  • Participate in the provision of alternate solutions to study issues or concerns
  • Continual assessment of process improvement and communicate to managers
  • Participate and facilitate meetings within the project team, within the company, with third party vendors and with the sponsor, as necessary
  • Use applicable systems to communicate with management, team members, and other project-related personnel
2.0 Organizational Commitments
  • Demonstrate vision, passion, and commitment to company goals and objectives.
  • Meet the time allocations for assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity in all work-related interactions.
  • Comply with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Actively participate in staff and departmental meetings.
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Sciences, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Life Sciences or quantitative discipline preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience using SAS preferably in the pharmaceutical/medical device industry, CRO experience preferred.
  • Previous work experience relevant to clinical database management, project-specific data reporting, and the handling of external data.
  • Experience in multiple EDC systems
  • Demonstrated excellence in SAS programming skills (BASE, STAT, SQL, ODS, GRAPH, macro), preferably with SAS certification
  • Knowledge of SAS program and database system quality assurance practices, including the planning, testing and documentation of data testing plans and database/program troubleshooting
  • Preferred knowledge of applicable US federal regulations and ICH Guidelines, including 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and CDISC (SDTM) standards
  • Demonstrated ability to complete client deliverables on time and with a high degree of professionalism and accuracy
  • Capability to work within a project team in project-oriented clinical trial
  • Committed to quality and excellence
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal/written/presentation)
  • General computer proficiency, including use of standard software (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, databases and e-mail) and use of the internet
  • Time management skills and problem-solving abilities
I have read the above position description and have been provided with the opportunity to ask and discuss any questions. I understand that it is my responsibility to fulfill the obligations outlined in my position description.

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