Pharmiweb ChannelsAll | PharmaCo | Clinical Research | R&D/BioTech | Sales/Mktg | Healthcare | Recruitment | Pharmacy | Medical Comms RSS Feed RSS Feeds RSS Feed PharmiWeb Candidate Blog RSS Feed PharmiWeb Client Blog

Job Details

SAS Programmer - Spain

Company: Premier Research
Location: Madrid, Spain
Reference: 252KJ2
Closing Date: 22 Dec 16
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Comprehensive

Job Summary:

Premier Research helps highly innovative biotech and specialty pharma companies transform life-changing ideas into reality. We have positioned ourselves right in the middle of the action, targeting unmet needs in analgesia, neuroscience, oncology, pediatrics, and rare diseases. We’re looking for a talented and energetic SAS Programmer to join our team! The successful candidate can be based from either our Madrid, Spain office or home based.


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:

Educational Background:

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


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

Expertise and know-how

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 have questions about this role, you can chat with me live, just copy and paste the following link into your browser:


Apply for this job: SAS Programmer - Spain

Contact Information:

Address:  European Headquarters
1st Floor,
Rubra 2
Mulberry Business Park,
RG41 2GY
View our Profile Page
Tel:  +44 (0) 118 936 4000
Fax:  +44 (0) 118 936 4001
Website:  Visit Our Web Site

Share | | |
Site Map | Privacy & Security | Cookies | Terms and Conditions is Europe's leading industry-sponsored portal for the Pharmaceutical sector, providing the latest jobs, news, features and events listings.
The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.