SAS Programmer - PPD Outsourcing Solutions Group
Various Seniority Levels
Home-Based/Remote Based Contract/Temp Opportunity
Full Time (FTE 1.0)
6 month duration
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The Senior Pharmacovigilance Programmer Analyst provides programming support for client's ad-hoc data reporting and analytical needs. Provides programming support to internal project teams for safety data review and signal detection activities. Develops programming utilities to enhance business productivity. Assists in business metrics reporting.
Will independently create, execute, maintain, and validate programs that generate ad-hoc safety data reports for client
Will provide programming support to internal project teams for safety data review and signal detection activities
Will provide support in departmental metrics development and maintenance
Interact with project team or client to understand the requirement and seek feedback on deliverables. Create requirement document. Maintain the document throughout the development life cycle
Will independently create, execute, maintain and validate programs that extract and combine data from the appropriate data sources
Will develop other solutions and utilities to enhance Global PVG and Medical Communications business productivity
Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field plus -- 5 years of programming in clinical research or related experience
Masters degree in computer science, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics or related field plus -- 3 years of programming in clinical research or related experience
Must have SAS or equivalent statistical/BI software package programming experience;
4 years work experience on clinical safety data and use of standard drug coding dictionary. (preferred)Experience with business intelligence software, e.g., Business Objects, Cognos, MS SSRS, OBI (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Proficient in one or more programming languages
Knowledge of clinical trials and relational database structure (preferred)
Knowledge of AERS safety system or equivalent safety management systems (preferred).
Knowledge of Clinical Data Management and/or EDC systems (preferred)
Knowledge of GCPs and other guidelines/regulations, including international regulations regarding the conduct of clinical trials (preferred)
Ability to train and mentor others.
Demonstrated strong attention to detail
Excellent problem solving and innovative skills
Good written and verbal communications skills
Ability to independently and effectively organize and manage multiple assignments with challenging timelines
Ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities