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Title:Principal SAS Programmer
Location:MA - Rockland


Uses SAS to create and maintain listings, tabulations, graphical summaries, and formal statistical estimates and tests. Creates analysis datasets, assesses quality of data analysis programs, and develops automated analysis tools where appropriate. May be responsible for data integration used for clinical summaries and/or creation and quality control of statistical submission components to regulatory agencies. May partner with biostatisticians and clinical data management staff in establishing standards for clinical data collection, management and/or reporting of data.

  • Independently develop SAS or other programs for use in study or other analyses, such Integrated Safety Summaries.
  • Must be able to program defensively, check results, and consistently produce accurate output.
  • Independently verify other programmer’s results.
  • Adhere to FDA regulations regarding training records, guidelines, and SOPs.
  • Produce study datasets and programs that will help meet CDISC standards.
  • Support Ad-hoc requests as needed.
  • Work on multiple tasks at the same time and prioritize tasks to meet business needs.
  • Trouble-shoot technical and project issues.
  • Help with the infrastructure development of the department.
  • Assist team to ensure timelines for the study and/or project are met.
  • Assist with training new employees and contractors, in particular on study specifics and departmental programming conventions and standards.
  • Communicate with outside departments and/or groups.
  • Meet timelines on a regular basis.

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline and seven years of related experience; or,
  • MS/MA degree in related discipline and five years of related experience; or,
  • PhD in related discipline and two years of related experience, or;
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May require certification in assigned area.
  • At least 5 years experience in statistical programming with clinical data and SAS.
  • Strong SAS programming skills required, with proficiency in SAS/Base, SAS/Stat and SAS Macros.
  • UNIX, S-Plus, CDISC, and SAS/GRAPH experience desirable.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and timely manner.
  • Experience in Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry preferred.

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