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SAS Programmer, Statistical Programming

Company: Chiltern
Location: San Jose is preferred, but anywhere in Costa Rica is acceptable.
Reference: SAS-CR
Closing Date: 20 Nov 17
Type: Full Time
Salary (£): On Application
Benefits: Excellent and competitive benefits

Job Summary:

This is a hands on, mid-level SAS Programmer position.


Job Background


SAS Programmer

Costa Rica

Chiltern, a global contract research organization, is a leading provider of clinical services and solutions in a variety of therapeutic areas with engagement models for biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. Chiltern’s team of more than 4,300, located across 48 countries, provides comprehensive Clinical Development, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Data & Analysis, Pharmacovigilance and Strategic Regulatory services using a collaborative approach for more efficient clinical trials. Visit to learn more about how Chiltern is Designed Around You®.


Job Summary:

Develop and validate programs to generate data cleaning reports and prepare data extracts. Provide programming support to project team members and others within Clinical Reporting.



  • Perform as a SAS Data Programming activities for projects
  • Review and provide feedback on project timelines and ensure that project tasks are completed timely and with acceptable quality
  • Attend internal team meetings and relevant client team meetings, as needed.
  • Review data transfer specifications and test transfers from external vendors as applicable for reconciliation purpose.
  • Review and provide/collect SAS feedback on eCRF development and data structure changes and evaluate the impact on programming activities
  • File documentation associated with client delivery on an ongoing basis, and perform final archival activity at study close.
  • Manage and support SAS Data Programming activities and deliverables
  • Set up default clinical data transfer and/or perform scheduled and ad-hoc data transfers
  • Define specifications/test data, program and generate reports to facilitate vendor and/or SAE reconciliation, medical coding, investigator payments, data review (e.g., SAS data checks and patient profiles) and other needs, as requested.
  • Define specifications and test plans for data imports.
  • Develop specifications and programs to integrate local lab normal ranges with data extract.
  • Support programming activities for medical coding group, including integration of coded terms with data extract files.
  • Develop QC test plans, perform independent unit testing, complete documentation for SAS code installs and utilize source code management software.


Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA guidelines and regulations applicable to conduct clinical research.
  • Understanding of CDISC standards
  • Understanding of the database design of one or more of the major EDC systems (Medidata Rave or Oracle Inform)
  • Experience working in a Server based SAS environment preferred
  • UNIX/Linux knowledge is a major plus
  • Knowledge of programming and validation methods, and software development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts, and SQL experience.
  • Experience with SAS Base, SAS Macro, and ODS as well as strong data step skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and part of the team.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technology, tools and processes.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in life science, computer science, engineering, business or related discipline
  • 4-5 years of experience as a SAS programmer, clinical research or data management (preferably pharmaceutical industry)

Chiltern is an EEO / AA Employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.



Position Type

Full Time


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