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Title:SAS Programmer
Location:MA - Lexington


The SAS Programmer will provide clinical programming support to companies Clinical Development/Medical Affairs (CDMA) department and other functional areas upon request.  The SAS Programmer will work independently and as part of a multifunctional team.  Activities will include, but are not limited to, programming specifications, and development/validation of SAS programs and macros in support of clinical study output tables, listings, figures (TLFs), ad-hoc statistical analyses, safety surveillance, and departmental standards initiatives.  

  • Creates SAS programs to generate TLFs and derived datasets in collaboration with analysis plans and departmental programming guidelines
  • Performs and documents programming validation of TLF’s, and derived data sets created by other programmers and/or statisticians.
  • Performs ad-hoc programming requests as required to support CDMA programs and initiatives
  • Reviews and provides feedback on case report form designs, CRF annotations, dB structures, edit checks, and SAPs
  • Creates and maintains SAS Macros to create standard formatted output and assist with automation of routine tasks.
  • Creates and documents mapping specifications for derived datasets.
  • Take initiative to improve Cubist processes to keep current with evolving industry standards for clinical research and participate in review/development of quality systems and processes.  Assist with CDISC implementation, particularly ADaM datasets and other standards initiatives.
  • Interfaces and provides direction/oversight of statistical programming work being conducted externally by CROs and/or consultants.

  • Education: B.S. in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or a related field. M.S. preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years programming experience with SAS in industry and/or CRO is required.  Proficiency in SAS, SAS/STAT, MACROS is required.

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