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Senior SAS Programmer in Fort Washington, PA at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

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Job Description


This position provides high quality statistical programming analysis and reporting deliverables for global stakeholders in Early Development Statistics. The senior statistical programmer will gather and interpret user requirements for analysis and programming requests in close collaboration with statistical and clinical colleagues, retrieve the required data, and then transform the data into analysis datasets for further statistical analysis and reporting needs. The senior programmer will partner with statisticians to solve problems; reduce the amount of programming task being completed by statisticians to facilitate an increase in efficiency and compliance for statistical analyses. The senior programmer will also write programs to analyze data with statistical methods which are not currently available through commercial software packages.

Primary Activities:

  • Pre-process, filter, and manipulate complex data for the analyses of molecular biomarker data, imaging data, and external data other than traditional laboratory data
  • Provide technical consultation and analytical support to early development statisticians for exploratory and unplanned statistical analyses
  • Prepare compliant programming code for regulatory submissions including analysis datasets, tables, listings, figures and associated documentation
  • Support the development of programming standards to enable efficient and high quality production of programming deliverables
  • Create specifications for ADaM (analysis) datasets
  • Review study deliverables to ensure that they are in compliant with company standards and SOPs
  • Create electronic submission ready deliverables



Education and Minimum Requirement:
BA/BS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field plus 5-9 years SAS/R programming experience in a clinical trial environment

MS in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field plus 3-7 years SAS/R programming experience in a clinical trial environment

Department Required Skills and Experience:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate and collaborate effectively
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Effective knowledge and experience in developing analysis and reporting deliverables for research and development projects (data, analyses, tables, graphics, listings)
  • A project leader; completes tasks independently at a project level; ability to collaborate with key stakeholders


Position Specific Required Skills and Experience:
  • Significant expertise in SAS and clinical trial programming including data steps, procedures, SAS/MACRO, SAS/GRAPH
  • Familiarity with clinical pharmacology concepts
  • Oncology programming experience
  • Designs and develops complex programming algorithms
  • Experience in CDISC SDTM and ADaM standards
  • Ability to comprehend analysis plans which may describe methodology to be programmed; understanding of statistical terminology and concepts; Implements statistical methods not currently available through commercial software packages.
  • Thrives in an exploratory environment, handling non-standard data in a variety of formats with minimal requirements; knowledge of pharmaceutical development processes
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an exploratory environment, handling non-standard data in a variety of formats with minimal requirements; knowledge of pharmaceutical development processes
  • Efficiently manipulates very large databases including complex data preprocessing, filtering, and manipulation


** Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Good working knowledge of reporting processes (SOPs) and software development life-cycle (SDLC)
  • Utilizes and contributes to the development of standard departmental SAS macros
  • Ability and interest to work across cultures and geographies
  • Ability to complete statistical programming deliverables through the use of global outsource partner programming staff
  • Active in professional societies