Senior SAS Programmer

Deerfield, IL, US;Homeworking
20 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
R & D , Scientific
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

The Senior SAS Programmer / Statistical SAS Programmer is responsible for providing programming support for clinical trials and contributing to the development of departmental standards. This includes developing and validating SAS programs for statistical tables, data listings, figures, and derived datasets according to specifications.

NOTE: This role can be based remotely from any U.S. location. (work from home)

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.


  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Understand and implement CDISC and other regulatory standards.
  • Develop and implement internal SAS programming standards.
  • Create and maintain specifications for CDISC SDTM and ADaM datasets and other derived datasets.
  • Apply knowledge of SAS programming to develop and validate statistical tables, data listings, figures, and derived datasets (including STDM and ADaM datasets) for clinical trials data and for integrated summaries according to SAP and other specifications.
  • Review annotated case report forms and database structures.
  • Perform ad hoc analyses of current and legacy databases.
  • Work closely with other programmers, statisticians, data managers, and database programmers to ensure accurate and high-quality deliverables.
  • Support the efforts of others and share knowledge and skills.


The ideal candidate should have a degree in Statistics, Computer Science or a closely related field, with a minimum of 3 years of experience as a SAS programmer, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in a CRO or pharmaceutical company. The candidate should have knowledge of basic statistical concepts, must have strong SAS programming skills, including data manipulation and statistical analysis procedures, and must have experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in mapping SDTM datasets is a strong plus. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and organizational skills are required. Candidate must be detail-oriented, team-oriented, and self-motivated, and must work well under pressure.

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.

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