Senior SAS Programmer

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Pharma & Biotech Type: Contract

Title: Senior SAS Programmer / Statistical Programmer / CDISC Specialist

Location: Boston, MA.

Duration: 6-month contract with expected 1 year extension.

About the Role:

The Senior Statistical Programmer provides Statistical Programming technical leadership and support to team members. He/She delegates tasks appropriately and tracks progress. The Senior Statistical Programmer may also construct estimates of project resource requirements and time lines and routinely briefs management on accomplishments, status of projects, and any issues. In addition, the Senior Statistical Programmer is a designated member of clinical subteam(s) in the role of project lead Statistical Programmer for a limited number of studies.

Your Main Responsibilities:

  • Effectively designs and codes SAS programs for assigned project(s), consistently meeting objectives of the project
  • Codes complex SAS programs for applications designed to analyze and report complex clinical trial data and for electronic submissions of data in CDlSC format with minimal instruction or input from supervisor
  • Provides guidance on the resolution of highly complex clinical trial reporting problems within budget and time line constraints, while assuring high quality standards
  • Performs quality control checks of advanced SAS code and output produced by other Statistical Programmers
  • Responsible for maintaining excellent working knowledge of medical data, the design and phases of clinical trials, statistics, relevant regulatory requirements, and the pharmaceutical industry
  • Identifies problems and develops global tools that increase the efficiency and capacity of the Statistical Programming group (e.g., macros or graphical user interface applications)
  • May conduct briefings and participates in technical meetings for internal and external representatives (e.g., IS, CROs, Clinical Development Partners, Software Vendors, FDA, EMEA, et cetera), on assigned projects
  • Manages project timelines and schedules of specific phases of projects and contracts with internal personnel and outside customer representatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • M.S. (or equivalent degree) and 4-5 years of relevant work experience, or
  • B.S. (or equivalent degree) and 5-8 years of relevant work experience
  • Proven record of effective and successful project management tasks and skills
  • Demonstrates advanced experience with all SAS language, procedures, and options commonly used in clinical trial reporting including the Macro language, BASE SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS/GRAPH
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of electronic submissions and CDlSC
  • Displays highly advanced knowledge regarding software validation and system development life cycle concepts
  • Communicates effectively in verbal presentations and written technical reports to both internal and external customers

Sthree US is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.