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Senior/SAS Data Programmer, US Homebased - IQVIA Biotech

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Primary Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States Additonal Locations: Columbus, OH,USA; Wilmington, NC,USA Full time R1323932

Job description

IQVIA Biotech is seeking a Senior/SAS Data Programmer, Homebased in the US:


Perform lead responsibilities on one or more projects.  Develop and validate programs to generate data cleaning reports and prepare data extracts. Provide programming support to project team members and others within Project Programming.


  • Perform as a SAS Data lead for projects
    • Draft, update and maintain the Master Plan for assigned project and review study plans for other departments.
    • Review and provide feedback on project timelines and ensure that project tasks are completed timely and with acceptable quality
    • Manage study sFTP site accounts
    • Assume responsibility for project budget and perform monthly time projections.
    • Attend internal team meetings and relevant client team meetings, as needed.
    • Review data transfer specifications and test transfers from external vendors as applicable for reconciliation purpose.
    • Review and provide/collect SAS feedback on eCRF development and data structure changes and evaluate the impact on programming activities
    • File documentation associated with client delivery on an ongoing basis and perform final archival activity at study close.
  • Manage and support project programming activities and deliverables
    • Develop specifications/test data and program custom data files, SDTM and data integration as requested by Sponsor; update blank CRFs with SDTM or other custom annotations, develop define.xml file for SDTM.
    • Set up default clinical data transfer and/or perform scheduled and ad-hoc data transfers
    • Define specifications/test data, program and generate reports to facilitate vendor and/or SAE reconciliation, medical coding, investigator payments, data review (e.g., SAS data checks and patient profiles) and other needs, as requested.
    • Define specifications and test plans for data imports.
    • Develop specifications and programs to integrate local lab normal ranges with data extract.
    • Set up project-specific J-Review system for InfoLink and/or InForm.
    • Support programming activities for medical coding group, including integration of coded terms with data extract files.
    • Develop QC test plans, perform independent unit testing, complete documentation for SAS code installs and utilize source code management software.
  • Project Programming departmental responsibilities
    • Assist with process improvement initiatives, as agreed to by management.
    • Perform other duties that may be requested by management as assigned.


  • Understanding of GCP, ICH, and FDA guidelines and regulations applicable to conduct clinical research.
  • Knowledge of programming and validation methods, and software development life cycle.
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts, and SQL experience.
  • Experience with SAS Base, SAS Macro, and ODS as well as strong data step skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and part of the team.
  • Ability to learn new programming languages, technology, tools and processes.


  • Very little physical effort required to perform normal job duties (unless otherwise indicated)


  • BS degree (or equivalent, based upon education and experience) in Computer Science, Mathematics, life/analytical sciences or related field, and 2 years of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment, or
  • Masters-level degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, life/analytical sciences or related field with a minimum of 1 year of work experience in SAS programming, preferably in a clinical environment.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organization skills, highly detail-oriented.


This position is classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act; employees are not eligible for overtime compensation.

IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. We believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. Learn more at

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all, including veterans and candidates with disabilities.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, IQVIA’s ability to operate and provide certain services to customers and partners necessitates IQVIA and its employees meet specific requirements regarding vaccination status.

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