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Clinical SAS Programmer
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A growing pharmaceutical company in the bay area is actively interviewing for an experienced Clinical SAS Programming professional to join their Biometrics team. The clinical programmer will be focused on validating macros and datasets, mentoring junior programmers, and ensuring all data transfers are scheduled and multiple data sources are coordinated. This position reports directly to the Director of Biometrics. Ideal candidates have a minimum of 3 years experience as a clinical SAS programmer working at a sponsor pharmaceutical company.
Scope of responsibilities:
An ability and willingness to gain in-depth knowledge of assigned studies’ protocols, CRFs, clinical and external data structure and content, study timelines and key milestones
-Awareness of Clinical Programming activities needed to support study conduct
-Point person for all study team or management queries about Clinical Programming activities for assigned studies
-Proactively ensure all data transfers are scheduled and multiple data sources coordinated if necessary to support the reporting needs of assigned studies.
-Ensure specifications are in place for all data transfers, verification of data against data transfer specs, reconciliation of external data with clinical data, clinical data review deliverables, including patient profiles and BOXI reports, and study metrics deliverables
-Review routine specifications drafted by support programmers or study team members, revise if needed with input from team
-Gather requirements from study team and write complex specifications for metrics or reports for assigned studies
-Ensure end users have sufficient detail (QC listings, support data presentation) in addition to the formal deliverables to evaluate them for approval
-Manage the Clinical Programming queue of work from request to release
-Send reviewed/completed specifications for programming
-Answer technical questions from programmers, or coordinate with end users for clarifications if needed
-Ensure support programmers (in-house or CRO) meet timelines, or escalate any at risk
-Review programmed output against the specifications
-Coordinate end user review and address any feedback
-Release finalized programming into production
-Provides responsive programming support for any tight-timeline, ad hoc, or crucial deliverables or data transfers, and for quick turnaround code fixes to facilitate release
Bachelor in Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Life Sciences with a minimum of 5 – 8 years of clinical or statistical (SAS) programming experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, or MA/MS with 4 years of experience (less needed for junior candidates)
-Proven Clinical (SAS) Programmer experience in a pharmaceutical or CRO working in a FDA regulated environment
-Excellent verbal/written and interpersonal skills required for working successfully in a cross-functional team environment; communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in face-to-face conversation, by telephone, and by email.
-Ability to translate requirements expressed in non-technical language into technical specifications or programming instructions
-Oncology experience preferred
-Experience in EDC systems, data management preferred
-BOXI a plus
-Excel graph skills a plus
-SAS Certification (BASE or ADVANCED) a plus
Required Skills for Clinical SAS Programmer Job:
- SDTM DATASETS
- ADAM DATASETS
- MACROS VALIDATION
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