Statistical Programmer I (SAS or R) – Office based in Sofia, Bulgaria

22 Feb 2021
19 Mar 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Entry level

IQVIA™ is The Human Data Science Company™, focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for patients.

IQVIA’s Real World Evidence Solutions group in Sofia is recruiting two SAS or R Statistical Programmer I jobs.

You will be working with a growing team as a Statistical Programmer I in SAS or R to support a network of regional offices in the development and delivery of structured healthcare data and reports to provide evidence and insights.

Potential for career development is excellent.

If you possess a Masters Degree, can live and work in Sofia and possess programming experience in SAS or R (you don’t need both) we want to talk to you.

Applications must be in ENGLISH. Closing date is Friday the 19th of March


  • Extract, clean, investigate, prepare, analyse, test and report real-world data according to statistical analysis plans and programming specifications using SAS or R software
  • Implement quality control procedures for your own work and that of others
  • Interpret project level requirements and follow programming specifications, as appropriate
  • Communicate effectively with statisticians, epidemiologists and programmers in separate geographies


  • A Masters Degree in Statistics/Statistical Science/Statistical Data Analytics/Medical Statistics/Data Science or equivalent
  • Already possess the Right to Work in Bulgaria without the need for Visas/Work Permits
  • Ability to manipulate, analyse and report data in SAS (SAS Base, SAS/STAT SAS Graph, SAS Macro) or R (you do not need both)
    • Import and transform data in alignment with specifications
    • Analyse data with descriptive statistics
    • Create and format output into RTF, PDF or HTML via ODS
  • A proactive, creative, innovative and pragmatic approach to problem solving and an ability to think critically and independently
  • Ability to achieve results within a multi-cultural and geographically diverse team in a fast-paced client focused environment
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills in English


  • Experience designing and executing prospective or retrospective database studies
  • Prior experience working in a consultancy or other service sector in the healthcare industry
  • Ability to process and verify the integrity of data from multiple sources
  • Business proficiency in French, German or Spanish


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 67,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at