SAS Programmer

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The Senior Associate, SAS Programming is primarily responsible for accurately developing programs for reporting health services data and assisting with the interpretation and summary of the findings.
- Understand Client Requirements: Participates in discussions regarding the assignment to define how the work will be done and the deliverables that will be presented by the company.
- Prepare Proposals: May prepare drafts of proposals and budgets, incorporating specific client requirements into standard formats used for previous engagements.
- Data Collection: Supports and may supervise the primary collection of data through development of data collection tools and/or data entry.
- Conduct Analysis: Conducts quantitative analysis, programming, or data management activities.
- May review programming code of more junior programmers.
- Develop Findings and Recommendations: Assists in using data to prepare specific findings and recommendations. Evaluates data using appropriate quantitative methods as necessary to allow inferences and conclusions to be drawn.
- Review Findings and Recommendations with Client: May meet with client to describe sources of data, explain patterns observed in data, and indicate how findings and recommendations were developed.
- Prepare Deliverables: Prepares drafts of results graphs, tables, illustrations, and text for reports, presentations, publications, and other key project documents.
- Evaluate Engagement: Participates in the internal evaluation of engagements including review of original work plan, budget, individual assignments, client response, and potential for future work.
- Support Internal Practices: Supports functions of other company practices by providing analysis of issues raised by internal project teams.


The Senior Associate, SAS Programming typically holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science, information technology, or other related field. Position requires proven skills using SAS as the primary analytic tool. Experience creating tables/figures/listing using SAS is a must. Knowledge of CDISC is preferred as well as some coursework in statistics is preferred. Understanding of healthcare claims and health survey databases is a plus.
- Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills
- Demonstrated proficiency in various software programs, including Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint preferred.
- Works effectively in a team environment.
- Collaborates and works with peers to accomplish tasks assigned.
- Strong project management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage workload and meet project deadlines.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Solution driven.
- Positive attitude.


The Senior Associate, SAS Programming typically has two or more years of prior, related work experience
in a clinical study research environment (e.g., consultancy, contract research organization, pharma).  


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