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SAS Programmer


The SAS Programmer will lead the programming activities for various purposes including Clinical Study Reports, DSMBs, interim analyses, etc. The SAS Programmer will also be responsible for statistical programming of Statistical Analysis Plans (SAP), data lists and charts for CSRs as well as integrated summaries of security and effectiveness, ad hoc analyzes. The programmer will also be conducting CDISC SDTM programming activities for clinical research projects, working collaboratively across departments to produce quality deliverables within agreed project timelines and budget, and assists with development and maintenance of optimal strategies to increase productivity and quality, while decreasing cycle times and costs. In addition, the programmer is required to conduct all these activities in conformance with applicable regulatory requirements, industry guidelines, and Innovaderm standard operating procedures (SOPs) while respecting Innovaderm’s commitment to sponsor’s requirements and timelines.

 

This role will be perfect for you if:

 

  • You enjoy learning and improving continuously
  • You are a good SAS programmer interested in working with a small yet Global team, in a mid-sized company
  • You have a preference for a work environment where you will work on a large variety of programming deliverables

 

Responsibilities

 

More specifically, the SAS Programmer will:

  • Create Define XML, Define PDFs, and Reviewers Guides.
  • Annotate case report forms (CRFs) according to the CDISC Implementation Guideline for migration to SDTM.
  • Follow standard SDTM migration programming procedures to create standardized data table templates that conform to the Standard Data Tabulation Model (SDTM).
  • Write program specifications based on consultations with the biostatistician.
  • Prepare datasets following ADaM standards to support efficient generation of clinical trial statistical analyses.
  • Convert specifications into SAS code to generate datasets and tables, Listings, and figures outputs.
  • Document changes to SAS code, programs, and specifications.
  • Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) related to the implementation of data standards.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of strategies to increase productivity and quality, while decreasing cycle times and costs.

IDEAL PROFILE

 

Education

  • A Bachelor of Science degree is required;
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology Systems, Statistics, Engineering, or a related field, an asset;

 

Experience

  • 1-5 years of SAS programming experience in clinical research in the life sciences industry (contract research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals).
  • Experience working in a CRO (Contract Research Organization) is a considerable asset.

 

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent working knowledge of CDISC SDTM implementation guidelines / processes;
  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory requirements and the drug development process, particularly electronic data submission requirements;
  • Extended exposure to clinical trial data, SAS data, and database specifications;
  • SAS certification and / or Advance Programmer experience would be assets;
  • Knowledge of XML programming is an asset;
  • Very organized and focused on details, with effective project planning and time management skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English, French language is an asset;
  • Ability to work in a high-speed environment with proven agility to juggle and prioritize multiple competing demands.

OUR COMPANY

The work environment 

 

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 

 

In this position, you will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Flexible work schedule 
  • Permanent full-time position 
  • Complete benefits (medical, dental, vision, RRSP, vacation, personal days, virtual medical clinic, public transportation rebates, social activities) 
  • Ongoing learning and development 

 

Work location

 

This position may be based at our headquarters in Montreal, or remote anywhere in Canada.

 

About Innovaderm 

 

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe. 

 

 

Innovaderm is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Innovaderm will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request. 

 

Innovaderm only accepts applicants who can legally work in Canada. 

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