June 20th, 2022 Biometrics

Senior SAS Programmer


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Position Summary:

Works closely with other programmers, biostatisticians, and clinical data managers with a leading role in the collection, analysis, and reporting of clinical data for phase I-IV clinical development programs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Following the Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) Implementation Guide, writes specifications for SDTM datasets.
  • Following statistical analysis plans and the Analysis Data Model (ADaM) Implementation Guide, writes specifications for analysis datasets.
  • Following specifications, develops algorithms and writes programs to create datasets.
  • Produces data listings, summary tables and graphs using SAS software.
  • Independently checks data listings, summary tables and graphs.
  • Imports and exports SAS data.
  • Assists data management group in performing data edit checks.
  • Understands and conducts work consistent with GCP, ICH, 21 CFR part 11, internal SOPs and training, and international regulatory requirements.
  • Plays an active role in taking project solutions and generalizing them for the Biostatistics group.
  • Interacts with the project statistician and guides other programmers participating on a project team.


Bachelor’s degree in a statistics, computer science, or a similar quantitative field; an equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.  Experience in programming with the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) beyond classroom work is required.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical statistical programming within pharmaceutical or related industry (biotechnology, medical device, Clinical Research Organization (CRO)). SAS Certified Base and/or Advance Programmer experience is preferred.

Must possess:

  • Proven experience in SAS programming including base SAS, SAS/Stat, SAS/Graph, macros, ODS.
  • Experience with SDTM and ADaM industry data standards.
  • Exposure to statistical graphics software.
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail are crucial.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Able to assert own ideas and persuade others through effectively consolidating, evaluating, and presenting relevant information.
  • Skilled at promoting team cooperation and a commitment to team success.
  • Adept at seeing change as an opportunity to improve business performance and campaigning for it when necessary.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.


What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

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Please note that reasonable accommodations granted throughout the recruiting process are not guaranteed to be the same accommodation given if hired. A new request will need to be submitted for any ADA accommodations after starting employment.