SAS Programmer, Full Time Cytel Software
Join Cytel, the world leader in the design, interim monitoring and software development of adaptive clinical trials. An adaptive trial utilizes accumulating data to modify aspects of the study as it continues, without undermining the validity and integrity of the trial. This is one of the most exciting advances in clinical trial design in the past 20 years and is beginning to have a huge impact within the biopharmaceutical industry.
The Clinical SAS Programmer creates SAS programs in support of sponsor's clinical trials according to Cytel SOPs and guidelines. This programmer will create, document, validate, process, and maintain statistical programs and macros that generate analysis datasets, tables and graphics with high quality per agreed timelines. For the project lead position, the Clinical SAS Programmer will provide direction and oversight to programmers in creating sponsor deliverables.
Based either in our Cambridge, MA or or Chesterbrook, PA office, the Clinical Programmer's primary responsibilities can include the following (depending on experience level):
Act as lead programmer to write SAS programs that produce analysis datasets and analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan: Summary Tables, Data Listings, Graphs, Integrated Analyses for regulatory submissions.
Act as quality control programmer to validate SAS programs that produce analysis datasets and analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan
Ensure SAS programs adhere to SOPs, guidelines, and specifications
Ensure SAS program output matches the requirements of the Statistical Analysis Plan
Consult with managerial, statistical, data management, and medical writing personnel to clarify program intent, identify problems, and suggest changes.
Create derived-analysis datasets
Execute analyses specified in the Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP) under the guidance of the project statistician
Ensure specifications and documentation are correct and complete
Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
The successful candidate will have a combination of the following skills/experience:
BS, plus five year experience, or MA, plus one year experience
SAS programming experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and/or contract research organization industries
Extensive knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/GRAPH, SAS/STAT, and ODS
Experience working with heterogeneous data structures
Ability to work independently and adept at managing multiple competing tasks
Good understanding of clinical data and pharmaceutical development
Knowledge of SDTM, ADaM, FDA and ICH guidance
Knowledge of clinical trial conduct and the data and reporting requirements for clinical trials
Knowledge of SAS programming techniques needed to produce outputs in accordance with specifications
Communicate and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams in face-to-face conversation, by phone and by email
The position is full-time and reports to the Vice President of Clinical Services
Multiple positions open
Compensation & Benefits
Cytel offers a competitive salary-based package, bonus, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, plus a contributing 401K plan.
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