Manager, SAS Programming

Location
Kiev, UA;Homeworking
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Apr 2021
Closes
26 May 2021
Ref
2021-13129
Discipline
Clinical Research
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Overview

The Manager, SAS Programming is responsible for providing high-level SAS programming support to SAS programmers and biostatisticians for clinical trials. This includes managing programming projects, participating in the development and maintenance of departmental standards, training and mentoring other staff, developing and maintaining utilities and macros, managing programming directories and data transfers, overseeing programming, testing, and validation of SAS programs according to specifications, and reviewing project and study documents.

Advanced Clinical is a global clinical development organization that provides CRO, FSP, Quality & Validation, and Strategic Resourcing services for biopharmaceutical and medical device organizations. Our mission is to deliver a better clinical experience for our clients. With global experience in over 50 countries, we are committed to improving all lives touched by clinical research. We understand the complex nature of the clinical research industry and approach each opportunity with compassion. Together, we answer the hopes of patients and healthcare professionals with industry-leading services in global life-sciences. As part of the Advanced Group family of companies, Advanced Clinical employees provide the support, structure, and professional background and experience for better clinical trials and research. They are the foundation of our energetic and collaborative environment, where constant learning and service to others take top priority. We seek dynamic, hard-working team members who are inspired to work amongst diverse backgrounds and perspectives. From our altruistic mission to outstanding career development opportunities, there's no better place to grow your career than Advanced Clinical.

Responsibilities

Managerial Responsibilities
  • Coordinate the workload of the SAS programming
  • Ensure that programming deliverables within a study and across studies within a project are consistent, follow departmental standards and programming specifications, and are of the highest quality
  • Interact with internal and external cross-functional teams to coordinate programming activities and deliverables and to ensure that timelines are met
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of programming standards and templates for statistical output
  • Implement and support CDISC and other regulatory standards
  • Develop training materials and participate in training and mentoring of SAS programmers and biostatisticians
  • Develop and maintain SAS macro libraries and utilities
  • Create and maintain study folders according to department standards
  • Manage the transfer and storage of datasets from external sources
  • Assist in the Request for Proposal process
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Be familiar with and follow department and other relevant SOPs.
    • Ensure staff is adequately trained on and following SOPs
    • Create and review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to recognize and prevent potential regulatory issues
SAS Programming Responsibilities
  • Prepare and review programming specifications for CDISC SDTM and ADaM derived datasets
  • Create and program edit checks between the database and external datasets (e.g., datasets from laboratory or other vendors that are not loaded into the database)
  • Oversee and participate in SAS programming of tables, listings, figures, derived datasets and define.xml, and participate in validation and quality control of output
  • Review protocols, case report forms (CRFs), annotated CRFs, SAS extract specifications, and statistical analysis plans (SAPs)
  • Generate randomization schedules according to specifications

Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have an advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Statistics, Computer Science or a closely related field, with a minimum of 8 years of SAS programming experience with, a minimum of 5 years of that experience in a pharmaceutical or CRO setting.
  • Candidate should have spent a minimum of 2 years in a leadership role on projects and must be familiar with regulatory requirements.
  • Candidate must have strong SAS programming skills, including expertise in data manipulation, reporting writing, and macros.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, ability to manage concurrent projects, and attention to detail are required.

At Advanced Group, our commitment to diversity and inclusion in every part of our organization is crucial to fulfilling our mission and demonstrating our REAL values. A diverse staff allows us to effectively draw on different perspectives and enhance our efficiency and effectiveness. Diversity thereby strengthens the legitimacy and relevance of Advanced Group in delivering services to our clients. We seek talented, creative individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures to work with us. It is our priority that our workplace be inclusive, welcoming of diverse ideas and appreciative of valuable experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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