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SAS Programmer

  • Job reference: 929621
  • Location: Uxbridge, London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, IT
  • Date posted: 24/01/2020

Orion Group Sciences have an exciting opportunity for a SAS Programmer for our multinational pharmaceutical client based in the Middlesex area on a 12-month contract.


Job Purpose

Orion Group Sciences' client are looking for an epidemiological/statistical programmer to work in their Functional Programming group. The role involves producing analysis datasets using SAS and creating visualisations from these datasets using Spotfire as well as ad-hoc analysis work.


Main Responsibilities of the role

The role will involve interpreting plans of analysis developed by our epidemiologists. Candidates with experience of working with observational data and with epidemiological knowledge will be favoured. The main skills we are looking for however are the ability to interpret and clarify the details of a plan of analysis and to implement the programming necessary to deliver the results requested. Communication is key in this role.

At times the successful candidate will need to deliver results within short timelines and on occasion will need to balance more than one study at a time.

Desired Experience and Background of the successful candidate

  • The preferred candidate will have excellent SAS programming skills, however candidates with limited SAS knowledge but with knowledge of R or Python will also be considered
  • Candidates will need to have a strong programming background
  • Knowledge of SQL is needed. Applications from candidates with experience of working with Spotfire are encouraged
  • Candidates must be comfortable with creating complex analysis datasets derived from large databases and have a careful eye for outliers and errors. This will include checking the accuracy of programs written by colleagues
  • The ability to work effectively and successfully in a team environment, strong documentation, communication and time management skills are essential. The team works using Agile methodology
  • Ideally candidates will have at least 4-5 years' experience in statistical programming

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For more information on this role, call Kate O' Sullivan on +44 (0) 2039 944702 or email Kate.OSullivan@orioneng.com for a completely confidential chat about this role and other opportunities using the reference number: 929621


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