Principal SAS Programmer

  • Location

    Norfolk, England

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    Life Sciences

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  • Contact:

    Janne Bate

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Principal SAS Programmer will be responsible for statistical programming activities relating to clinical trials. Principal programmer will additionally be responsible for leading the programming activities on studies

Areas of responsibility include:

Primary areas:

CDISC SDTM and ADAM mapping and programming. Creation of SDTM and ADAM mapping specs, SDTM and ADAM defines and reviewer's guides
Provision of expert advice and technical support to study teams
Principal role will include project leadership activities
Additional areas:

Development of analysis dataset specifications
Development, maintenance and validation of SAS® programs for the production of analysis datasets and tables, figures and listings for inclusion in clinical study reports
Creation and review of shells for tables, figures and listings from a programming perspective
Development, maintenance and validation of SAS based utilities
Data capture design review and input into data standards
Lead role in SQN's development of new systems, processes and SOPs
Experience and skills required:

Current and extensive proven technical experience performing this role with a proven track record in leading study teams
Subject matter expert in one or more areas
Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others
Expertise in CDSIC SDTM standards, including thorough understanding of SDTM IG, creation of SDTM mapping specifications, defines and reviewer's guides. Experience in the conversion of data sets into SDTMs
The equivalent knowledge of ADaM standards essential
Experience of running data integration projects
Strong analytical, programming and data interpretation skills
Minimum of 8-9 years SAS® programming experience ideally in the CRO environment
Good organisational skills with the ability to proactively prioritise projects and allocated activities
Experience of leading project teams, forecasting work and assessing progress
Budgeting and resourcing skills
Leadership and mentoring skills
Commercial awareness
Practical experience with SAS v 9 and macro development
Understanding of clinical development processes
Excellent communication skills and high level of English language