CBAR is seeking a SAS Programmer II to join the Programming Core, a robust and productive centralized team focused on engineering solutions and supporting CBAR's network-wide research programming needs. Ideal candidates are innovative specialists, motivated to improve programs and processes that enhance CBAR's operational efficiency. As a skilled professional, the SAS Programmer II enjoys a broader scope of work as well as the independence to conceptualize and implement tools and techniques that enhance statistical programming across networks by collaborating with researchers in an environment of mutual cooperation and respect.
Programmers are valued contributors to the strategic and research goals of the organization and enjoy an environment of learning and growth. CBAR features a well-defined promotional track and support system for employees' professional development and is committed to promoting an inclusive workplace where in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Developing and enhancing universal SAS and BASH programs and UNIX utilities that:
obtain data from Data Management Centers
prepare datasets for subsequent statistical analysis
create finalized Tables, Listings, and Figures (TLFs) for statistical reports
produce professional, well-designed graphics
Prototyping and refining large-scale programs that facilitate data manipulation and improve the user experience in organizing data for analysis
Writing advanced UNIX utilities and related guidance documents for researchers
Extensively testing, validating, and documenting the efficacy of SAS and UNIX programs to ensure they meet CDISC and CBAR requirements
Producing and enhancing programs which maintain and utilize metadata repositories - including CDISC, MedDRA, WHOdrug
Acting as a subject matter expert to share knowledge with statisticians, epidemiologists, and other programmers. This includes:
Engaging with researchers via various communication channels to troubleshoot unique, complex programming problems and general programming support
Educating SAS users on advanced data manipulation, programming techniques, and best practices
Collaborating with high-level users to implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Assisting with the transition to CDISC system
Participating in relevant CBAR committees with internal researchers, clinicians, and data managers to drive CBAR's research forward
Mentoring and/or supervising programming personnel to increase their skills and technical acumen
Increasing technical knowledge by attending local and national workshops or conferences
Improving professional competencies by upskilling research staff through statistical programming presentations, seminars, and external events
Contributing to the programmer hiring process as an interviewer
Other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of November 30, 2020, with strong possibility for extension.
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Copy of transcript, 3) Sample of SAS code (solely created by the applicant), and 4) Names and email contact information for three (3) professional references.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 120 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required
3+ years of experience in SAS programming or similar languages (such as S-Plus, R, STATA, C, C++ or VisualBasic) required; a combination of experience and education may be considered
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Copy of unofficial transcript, 3) Sample of SAS code (solely created by the applicant), and 4) Names and email contact information for three (3) professional references.
Bachelor's degree, in a quantitative or scientific field such as mathematics or computer science, strongly preferred
Programming skills in SAS or equivalent statistical software preferred
Experience in data cleaning preferred
Knowledge of statistical and/or clinical trials preferred
Experience following applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as project-specific work instructions/SOPs that may apply, preferred
Experience programming in UNIX or other high-level programming languages preferred
Experience with/exposure to CDISC preferred
Experience working independently to assess needs, identify solutions, create specifications for that solution, and program finalized specializations preferred
Desire to remain informed of new developments in programming, that are relevant to the industry and the development of tools in SAS, preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills preferred
Strong attention to detail preferred
Strong deductive reasoning skills preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50972BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.