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Clinical SAS Programmer II

Company: CPC Clinical Research
Location: Aurora
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for a Clinical SAS Programmer II to join our Biostatistics & Programming team!

Remote applicants are welcome to apply.

This role is responsible for performing all SAS programming tasks required to support the planning and execution of statistical analysis and reporting of projects.

An ideal candidate will have background in the reporting of clinical trial data, using SAS, for use in the pharmaceutical industry and familiarity with the development and conversion of datasets to meet CDISC standards including SDTM and ADaM.

In this position you will:

  • Develop statistical programming for the production or validation of analysis datasets, tabulations, graphics, and listings from clinical databases and other clinical data sources based on programming specifications and statistical analysis plans (SAPs).
  • Develop specifications to define program requirements used to generate analysis datasets, tables, listings and figures. Provide support for the development of specifications and programming for operations activities such as data transfers, edit checks and trending reporting based on specifications.
  • Provide technical support and propose innovative technologies for automation of operations activities.
  • Write SAS programs to generate derived analysis datasets, perform analysis, validation and reporting of clinical data.
  • Perform ad hoc flexible and rapid programming arising from questions generated from planned analyses and results.
  • Review and assist with maintaining existing SAS programs as needed.
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of statistical analysis plans including mock table, figure and listing shells to ensure they are aligned with the CRF and study goals. Provide programming review of CRF to ensure adherence to regulatory and CDISC standards and ensure alignment with study goals.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationship with the study team that fosters confidence, facilitate problem resolution, and enhance the integrity of data and deliverables.
  • Prepare, document and test required programs and procedure data displays in an efficient manner for inclusion in integrated clinical, statistical reports and other similar reports.
  • Work efficiently to provide high quality programming solutions that meet or exceed industry standards and regulatory requirements. Ensure that study databases and statistical programs used within the CPC comply with GCP, FDA and ICH guidelines and CPC standards.
  • Effectively document and communicate requirements, timelines and progress of deliverables/projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments at CPC to optimize cross department functionality.
  • Provide weekly feedback to the supervising programmer or biostatistician on the progress of deliverables/projects. Contribute to the development and maintenance of standardized programming methods including departmental standards, global use macros and program libraries. Follow and contribute to new department and company standards in programs, datasets and directory structure.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of programming procedures and related training activities.
  • Stay current on new SAS developments by regularly attending user group meetings, reading SAS related publications, taking SAS courses and/or interfacing with SAS institution personnel. Here's what you will need to bring to the table:
    • A degree in a related field or SAS certificate preferred.
    • A minimum of 4 years of experience programming in SAS (v9.2+), preferably in a Windows environment.
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry or other regulated healthcare setting.
    • Proficiency in all basic SAS computing functionality and common data summarization and analysis strategies and procedures.
    • Demonstrable programming experience with SAS macros, ODS, Reporting, Graphics, proc SQL, and Excel.
    • Significant experience with developing and conversion of datasets to meet CDISC standards including SDTM and ADaM preferred.
    • Expertise in areas such as complex macro programming, enhanced graphics display, other programming languages e.g. R, Python is a plus.
    • Knowledge and experience with utilization of SDTM and ADaM standards, tables, listings and graphs in support of pharmaceutical product development.
    • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and team skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with clinical team members.
    • Knowledge of statistical terminology, clinical tests, medical terminology and protocol designs. Note: Viable applicants will be required to pass a background and education verification check.

      Targeted Compensation: $70,000 - $93,000 annually

      About CPC:

      CPC is an academic research organization that offers full service clinical trial design, oversight, and management with rapid access to Key Opinion Leaders in a variety of therapeutic areas. With over 30 years of experience, CPC has provided services to over 150 clinical trials in a variety of indications, with an emphasis on cardiovascular, wound healing, diabetes and more.

      CPC has expertise in managing clinical trials from a variety of funding sources including Industry, NIH, and Investigator Initiated trials.

      CPC Community Health focuses on innovative programs that reach into communities to help people find effective ways to become active, empowered and healthy.

      CPC offers:
      • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD etc.)
      • Matching 401(k) plan (dollar for dollar up to 4% of your eligible compensation, fully vested immediately)
      • 10 paid holidays
      • 15 - 25 vacation days based on years of service
      • Paid sick time (2.67 hours accrued bi-weekly up to a maximum of 80 hours)
      • In-suite exercise and relaxation room
      • Monthly fun events (e.g. team building activities, games, charitable events, potlucks, picnics)
      • Flexible and remote work schedules

        An Equal Opportunity Employer

        CPC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, age forty and over, disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

        Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and certain state or local laws. If you need assistance, please email our Human Resources team at

Keywords: CPC Clinical Research, Aurora , Clinical SAS Programmer II, IT / Software / Systems , Aurora, Colorado

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