Data Manager/ SAS Programmer

Location: Remote

Job Description:

• Preparation of datasets including quality control and related documentation for ongoing projects and regulatory submissions
• Responsible for maintenance and management of all datasets in the Health Analytics Department, including external data streams
• Conducts data management activities including preparation of queries to clean and lock datasets
• Writes code using SAS to create datasets, manipulate and transform data according to analysis plans/specifications provided by biostatisticians and epidemiologists for surveillance reporting, surveys, grant projects, scientific papers and other assignments
• Conducts data quality verification checks on datasets prior to analysis
• Prepares related documentation including coding manuals and quality control records
• Creates standards and best practices for data management and programming to meet the needs of the Health Analytics Department and comply with regulatory requirements
• Defines and anticipates processes for databases/datasets creation and maintenance to maximize multipurpose uses
• Assists in development, documentation and implementation of work instructions to ensure integrity of department data management and associated datasets
• Analyzes current and projected future database performance requirements; fine-tunes or recommends equipment/software changes when necessary
• Participates as active team member on company committees specifically addressing data integrity and database quality improvements
• Collaborates with the IBH Team to write specifications for data variable definitions, content of analysis datasets and data acquisition from all proprietary data streams and to assist in problem solving data discrepancies within datasets
• Interacts with technical support team and vendors to schedule upgrades, modifications, and required maintenance to software and to prevent system failures
• Responsible for vendor oversight, including allocation of work, monitoring progress, quality control and other related activities
• Manage the configuration support and maintenance of the SAS server platform
• Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, social science or related field required although Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience conducting data management with SAS, including preparation of datasets for analyses and coding for data outputs.
• Proficient with SAS and MS Office Suite applications
• Certified SAS Advanced or certification in SAS Base and Advanced Programming, SAS Macro, SQL development desired
• Expert level programming skills using SAS specific to advanced data manipulation, complicated programming logic, and large data volume is required
• Experience with SAS SQL
• Proven capability of developing sophisticated SAS or other macro applications
• Basic knowledge of SAS server configuration
• Demonstrated independent capability to write SAS programs and code, manipulate data sets to convert and merge data files, and perform quality checks of datasets and output
• Ability to anticipate and analyze reasons for delays of product, must take the initiative to make changes that will improve processes, procedures or will increase efficiency
• Experience in creating audit trails and documentation
• Proficient writing and verbal communication skills in English
• Prior experience working on multidisciplinary teams in a CRO or bio-pharmaceutical is a plus
• Must have excellent attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work well both independently and in a remote team environment

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