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Senior SAS Data Programmer

Job ID : 15628

Job Title : Senior SAS Data Programmer

Location : Morrisville, NC

Company Name : Quintiles Transnational

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $54,310 - $113,910  per year

Job Type : Fulltime

Posted on: 2020-09-29

Required Skills : SAS Base, SAS Macro, ODS, SQL, SDLC

Benefits : No benefits are available

Job Description:

  • Seeking a Senior SAS Data Programmer to join our team. This role will be home-based and the ideal candidate will have strong SDTM experience.

Basic Functions

  • Perform lead responsibilities on multiple projects, while maintaining a leadership role within the department.
  • Develop and validate programs to generate data cleaning reports and prepare data extracts.
  • Develop internal tools and add-ons to facilitate the processes and workflow for Project Programming and other departments within Data Operations.
  • Provide programming support to project team members and others within Project Programming.

Essential Job Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a leadership role within Project Programming
  • Under guidance from management, define and maintain departmental standards, SOPs and working practices; and lead process improvement initiatives.
  • Develop departmental training materials and execute training, for new and existing staff.
  • Make presentations to clients and other interested individuals about the processes and procedures of the Project Programming department.
  • Perform as a SAS Data lead for projects
  • Draft, update, and maintain the Master Plan for the assigned projects and review study plans for other departments.
  • Review and provide feedback on project timelines and ensure that project tasks are completed timely and with acceptable quality
  • Manage study sFTP site accounts
  • Assume responsibility for project budget and perform monthly time projections.
  • Attend internal team meetings and relevant client team meetings, as needed.
  • Review data transfer specifications and test transfers from external vendors as applicable for reconciliation purposes.
  • Review and provide/collect SAS feedback on eCRF development and data structure changes and evaluate the impact on programming activities
  • File documentation associated with client delivery on an ongoing basis and perform a final archival activity at study close.
  • Manage and support project programming activities and deliverables
  • Develop specifications/test data and program custom data files, SDTM and data integration as requested by the Sponsor; update blank CRFs with SDTM or other custom annotations, develop define.xml file for SDTM.
  • Set up default clinical data transfer and/or perform scheduled and ad-hoc data transfers
  • Define specifications/test data, program, and generate reports to facilitate vendor and/or SAE reconciliation, medical coding, investigator payments, data review (e.g., SAS data checks and patient profiles), and other needs, as requested.
  • Define specifications and test plans for data imports.
  • Develop specifications and programs to integrate local lab normal ranges with data extract.
  • Set up a project-specific J-Review system for InfoLink and/or InForm.
  • Support programming activities for the medical coding group, including the integration of coded terms with data extract files.
  • Develop QC test plans, perform independent unit testing, complete documentation for SAS code installs and utilize source code management software.
  • Project Programming departmental responsibilities
  • Contribute to process improvement initiatives, as agreed to by management.
  • Perform other duties that may be requested by management as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA guidelines and regulations applicable to conduct clinical research.
  • Knowledge of programming and validation methods, and software development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts, and SQL experience.
  • Experience with SAS Base, SAS Macro, and ODS as well as strong data step skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately with no supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and part of the team.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technology, tools, and processes.
  • Ability to develop and conduct training sessions, mentor junior staff.


  • BS degree (or equivalent, based upon education and experience) in Computer Science, Mathematics, life/analytical sciences or related field, and 4 years of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment, or
  • Masters-level degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, life/analytical sciences, or related field with a minimum of 2 years of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, highly detail-oriented.  


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