SAS Programmer - Data Exports (Laboratory Clinical Data Analyst) - (R1017554) in Marietta, GA at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization. We help biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation that transforms science and data into actionable medical insights. Q2 Solutions is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


We are looking for applicants with varying levels of Data Management, Data Transfer and data programming experience. This role provides Data Management support as part of a team to perform delivery of data files through the full Laboratory Data Management (LDM) project life-cycle. They will serve as the point of contact for clients, communicate internally and externally to drive resolution of issues impacting the transfer of data files.  We need detail oriented candidates with solid skills to work independently with the ability to recognize when to seek assistance from others.  They’ll be supporting other team members as needed by serving as back-up and through mentoring junior analysts.  Candidates must be able to comprehend and comply with core standard operating procedures and work instructions.
  • Manage delivery of projects through full data management study life-cycle with guidance from a more senior Laboratory Data Analyst or Manager, manage project timelines and quality; identify out-of-scope work. Serve as a Primary Laboratory Data Analyst for a number of regional or global studies.  Bring project solutions to the LDM team.
  • Interact with internal and external team members to negotiate timelines and responsibilities and to help resolve issues dealing with clinical trials database.
  • Ensure service and quality meet agreed upon timelines and deliverables in data transmission agreements; ensure quality checks performed on data files before transmission and obtain peer-review where required.
  • Determine and assist with set up data requirements and specifications per project needs as requested by the Client Data Manage; identify database set up and programming gaps and solves issues using the global issue escalation/communication policy.
  • Ensure specification and design documentation are filed and stored according to company policy.
  • Understand and verify error logs generated by the LIMS Data Transmission creation programs and communicate to the programming/support team to resolve any issues in the data transmission (with guidance).
  • Record all evidence of the data transmission process from data file definition to closure of study.
  • Ensure the internal and external customer queries are addressed and resolved effectively.
  • Perform comprehensive quality control procedures to maintain the completeness, accuracy and consistency of the clinical trial database deliverables on an ongoing basis.
  • Uses multiple approaches or technologies to solve a problem within established standards and procedures.
  • Provide input for negotiations with customer relative to project details, e.g., timelines, financial, process, resources.
  • Work activity may  require hours beyond a standard 40 per week and evenings or weekend dedication to deliverables as needed.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the functional manager.

Job Requirements

  • Good customer-focus perspective with skill to guide customer communications and customer management
  • Good attention to detail to anticipate, address and/or escalate issues, with aptitude to embrace and be conduit for change
  • Good project and task management capabilities and ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Effective problem solving skills as well as ability to proactively identifying process improvements which reduce operational costs and maintain quality
  • Quality conscious with high degree of ethics and integrity carrying out duties in accordance to laws, regulatory standards, and with company policies and procedures
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems (user-level skills), Microsoft Office applications
  • Good understanding of medical, clinical research, and Lab Data Management process and terminology
  • Working knowledge on various regulatory requirements such as FDA, ICH, ISO HL7, and GLP (Good Laboratory Practices 
  • Bachelor's degree or educational equivalence in computer, life sciences or related field, or a related field with 1 year relevant work experience including SAS programming experience or combination of computing qualification and professional experience preferred; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Basic experience with SAS, SQL (various types); beginner Visual Basic programming and/or Microsoft Access programming experience and/or administration highly preferred.
  • SAS programming highly preferred.
  • Extensive use of keyboard requiring repetitive motion of fingers.
  • Sitting or standing for periods of time as work permits.
  • Use of telephone, computer and face-to face communication requiring accurate perception of speech and clear articulation and idea formation.
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Job ID: R1017554