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SAS Programmer

Company: Premier Research
Reference: SAS Programmer Wokingham
Closing Date: 22 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive

Job Summary:

Premier Research helps highly innovative biopharmaceutical and medical device companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We take on the most challenging areas of study, with a special focus on unmet needs in such areas as analgesia, CNS, rare diseases, medical device and diagnostics, and paediatric research.


We’re looking for a talented and energetic SAS Programmer to join our team!

The successful candidate can be based from either our UK office in Wokingham, Berkshire or our German office in Darmstadt.  We are happy to consider junior SAS Programmer applications in the German office where training and support can be provided. 

In this position, you'll be responsible for the production of clinical data project deliverables and the general support of the Biometrics department through the development of programs, macros, tools and utilities within the CRO industry.

You'll be Accountable for:

Developing computer programs using SAS and performing the necessary manipulations to import complex external data into SAS or export SAS output to other computer files
Developing computer programs, using primarily SAS,  to create very complex derived data sets (e.g., adverse events with multiple merging and cleaning procedures).
Assisting with the development of advanced computer programs, using SAS and other software to perform system tasks and macros/utilities to increase the quality and efficiency with which results are produced
Ensuring that programs are documented in accordance with Working Guidelines
Preparing documents to describe SAS programs and databases for large projects
Performing group and departmental Quality Control (QC) procedures

You'll also Contribute by:

Assisting with the development of computer programs, using primarily SAS, which generate complex listings, tables (including those with descriptive and standard inferential statistics in collaboration with a Statistician), and complex graphs

You'll Need This Background to be Considered:

Educated to Bachelor's degree level, or equivalent.  In lieu of this qualification, previous relevant experience in clinical research, drug development or healthcare environment will be required

Previous experience of programming with SAS in support of data management and/or biostatistics functions.
Must have proven experience in all primary job functions

Proficient in SQL and PL/SQL programming.  Proficient in SAS programming, including BASE, FSP and SAS macro programming
Understanding of SAS database structures and experience with at least one Clinical Database Management System (e.g. Oracle Clinical, Clintrial, eDM, etc.)
Fluent English communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal)

Personal skills & behaviours:

Enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team
Capable of handling multiple priorities
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, take initiative and follow through on own
Attention to detail and ability to independently resolve a variety of issues without close supervision
Able to think creatively
Excellent customer relation skills

If you are looking for a career within a transparent and non-hierarchical organisation then please contact us at the email address listed below. We are open minded and flexible regarding the talent we recruit, ultimately we are looking for people who will share in our vision and realise the importance of communication, building relationships and adhering to the highest quality standards.

To apply for this role please click ‘apply’ or send your CV to

For more information about careers at Premier please visit our careers site at

Please note:-

You must be eligible to live and work in the UK in order to apply for this role.

Keywords:- Clinical Research Organisation, CRO, SAS, SAS Programming, SAS Programmer, OracleClinical, eDM, Clintrial, SQL, PL/SQL


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