Contract SAS Programmer - AstraZeneca
Location: Alderley Park
Contract duration: 11 months
SAS Programmers perform an important role in the UK Programming team in Biometrics and Information Sciences at Alderley Park. Their primary role is, as a member of a drug project team, to assist in the delivery of high quality SAS databases, tables, listings and graphical reports to the project team. This output is used to support regulatory submissions, publications and commercial activities. They are responsible for the quality of their own work and will be expected to manage their own daily planning.
The job involves close project working with all members of a team particularly Statisticians for whom the programmer develops the analysis databases. The programmers also take an active part in protocol and CRF review. They are also responsible for the specification of the tables and listings template shells and the analysis data sets. All programming work is performed to Alderley Park developed GCP documentation standards.
•Preferably degree or equivalent in science, mathematical or computer based subject, or equivalent
•Proven industry experience of SAS programming to an advanced level
•Experience of working in a number of therapeutic areas and all phases of clinical trials
•Development of SAS programs that create SAS analysis data sets from raw database files for use in further formal statistical analysis and general clinical trial or high level document reports.
•Reporting: Tabulate, Print, Report, SQL and Graph procedures
•Statistics: Good skills with basic statistical summaries like Summary, Freq etc.
•Macro: Experience in SAS Macro programming
•Good working knowledge of SDTM and ADaM standards
•Experience with SAS v8.2 or higher is required.
•Experience with UNIX and SAS v9.1 would be of benefit
•Knowledge of Good Clinical Practice, ICH and related validation and documentation practices is required
•Understanding of FDA and similar regulatory submission requirements is also an advantage.
•Ability to work as part of a large team including Programmers, Statisticians, Medical and Data Management members
• Ability to contribute to project planning and specification development related to the SAS programming activities.
•Good communication, time management, and team working skills are essential. A very thorough and analytical thinking approach is also essential.
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