SGS North America
Secure Data Office Programmer (SAS)
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Germantown Map
Posted: 08/19/2019
Closing: 09/18/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification,testing and certification company. The company employs over 97,000 people and operatesa network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

One of the business segments, SGS Life ScienceServices, is a leadingcontract research organization (CRO).  SGS Life Science Services carries out allaspects of clinical research forpharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, from coordination and running ofclinical trials via data processing and statistical analysis to reportcompilation. Clinical research consists of testing new molecules or techniqueson human beings. SGS Life Science Services has also expertise in the qualitycontrol of pharmaceuticals. 

In a double blind clinical study, it is key that thesubjects, the investigators and parties involved in interpretation andanalysis, are unaware of the subject’s treatment. This means that forrandomization information and for any other data of un-blinding nature (e.g.certain lab data), access is restricted to a very limited group of people,until the official un-blinding of the study takes place. At the Secure Data Office,we handle these limited access data. We are the turntable between the labs, thedata management companies and the pharmaceutical companies and work in a secureenvironment to safeguard the blind for numerous clinical studies.


We are looking for a  

SAS Programmer for our Germantown officesfor the functionof Secure Data Office Programmer.

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Program and review NCA and NONMEM datasets that will serve as input files for Pharmacokinetic (PK)/ Pharmacodynamic (PD) analysis by the PK analyst
  • Create randomization lists
  • Create other SAS datasets for sponsor use if applicable
  • Solve SAS programming errors
  • Create and validate new SAS macros
  • QC datasets to be delivered to sponsors and other outside parties
  • Create and document specifications/requirements of SAS datasets
  • Set-up / review / approve transfer timelines
  • Keep up clear communication with client and data providers
  • Actively contribute to process improvement

Job requirements

Requirements :

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in computer science, mathematics, biology, biomedical sciences, statistics, or similar field.
  • A Master’s degree in statistics is an asset.
  • Knowledge of SAS (BASE-STAT-macros).
  • Willing to travel with the ability to follow a training program in our Belgian offices during the first 2 to 3 months
  • Open communication skills with a very good knowledge of English (written and verbal)
  • Well-organized with an analytical mind
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, flexible and dynamic group

Secure Data Office Programmer (SAS)