SAS Programmer

7 days left

South Africa
20 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
SAS Programmer - Anywhere South Africa


Who We Are

Synteract ® , a Syneos Health ® company, is a leading full-service Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a successful three-decade track record of supporting emerging biotech and pharmaceutical companies. We provide customized Phase I through IV services globally, offering expertise across multiple therapeutic areas, including notable depth in oncology, dermatology, general medicine, infectious disease and vaccine, neuroscience, pediatrics, and rare and orphan diseases.

Position Overview

As a SAS Programmer, you will be responsible for executing programming activities in coordination with project teams with supervision. You will develop, create, verify/validate and maintain managing the programs for assigned projects in compliance with standard operating procedures.

Specific tasks would include:

  • Participates in the validation of SAS programs and maintaining validation documentation.
  • Familiarizes oneself with the SAS dataset structure and format catalog related to a given study.
  • Familiarizes oneself with the documents associated with a given study. Such documents include (but are not limited to) edit check documents, SAS and database annotated Case Report Forms (CRFs), visit map/schedule of events, CRFs, code lists, statistical analysis plan (SAP), data management plan (DMP), clinical protocol, programming-specific documentation.
  • Develops, programs and maintains: SAS edit checks and SAS edit check listings. Subject profile programming used for quality control of paper-based project databases. Data line listings as requested by the Sponsor and/or internal project teams. Clean subject programming used to identify clean subjects for a given project. Review objects and registry of SAS datasets. SAS programs used to generate random samples of subject numbers and calculate database reliability rates during the quality control of paper-based project databases. Programs that download external data received from various data sources. External data reconciliation programs. Programs that generate CRF and Query metrics. Ad-hoc Sponsor and internal programming requests.

  • Bachelor's degree in the relevant field of study or B.S. equivalent.
  • 2 years of experience in clinical research preferred.
  • Possess an underlying understanding of data management practices and clinical data management systems (CDMS).
  • Possess a basic understanding of the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) domain and item names and the role of CDISC in drug development.
  • Understands the sequence of running programs to ensure up-to-date data and to troubleshoot, debug programming problems and to identify data trends.
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Effective verbal and writing skills; English + local language, if relevant.

If you're passionate about bringing clinical trials to life, we encourage you to apply today!

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