Associate Principal Programmer
Premier Research - Quincy, MA

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POSITION SUMMARY:
Responsible for the production of clinical data project deliverables and the general support of the Biometrics department through the development of programs, macros, tools and utilities. This position would also be responsible for leading technical projects, participating on and/or leading department task force groups and providing a coaching role to other programmers.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Coordinates and acts as point of contact for all programming responsibilities related to assigned projects and programming resources when designated as the BTO Team Leader for the Premier Research project team

Coaches less senior programmers and assesses development strengths and weakness in coordination with principals and managers for preparation and monitoring of staff development plans

Develops computer programs using SAS and/or performs the necessary manipulations to import complex external data into SAS or export SAS output to other computer files

Develops computer programs, using primarily SAS, to create very complex derived data sets (e.g., adverse events with multiple merging and cleaning procedures ) or perform any other advanced data manipulation

Develops advanced computer programs, using SAS and other software if necessary, to perform system tasks and macros/utilities to increase the quality and efficiency with which results are produced

Ensures that programmed coding is documented in accordance with Working Guidelines

May be required to assist in other programming tasks using software other than SAS (e.g. SQL) to support data management or specialized data analysis requirements

Prepares documents to describe SAS programs and databases for large projects

Performs group and departmental Quality Control (QC) procedures

Lead or participate in task force groups that have an impact on their team

Work on multiple projects simultaneously.

May be asked to lead and direct the work of others

All other projects as assigned

SECONDARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Develops computer programs, using primarily SAS, which generate complex listings, tables (including those with descriptive and standard inferential statistics in collaboration with a Statistician), and complex graphs

May be required to assist with database development responsibilities

Ability to travel up to 10% overnight, as needed

Required Skills

EDUCATION/SKILL/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Educated to Bachelor's degree level, or equivalent. In lieu of this qualification, 3 years experience in clinical research, drug development or healthcare environment will be required

In addition to this, a minimum of 5 years experience programming with SAS in support of data management and/or biostatistics functions. Alternatively, must have proven experience in all primary job functions

SAS Certification (preferably in current production release of SAS)

Able to lead/manage multiple projects, complex projects,

Enjoys working collaboratively as part of a team

Capable of handling multiple priorities

Ability to adapt to changing priorities, take initiative and follow through on own

Attention to detail and ability to independently resolve a variety of issues without close supervision

Organisation and planning skills

Able to think creatively

Excellent English communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal)

Excellent customer relation skills

Ability to mentor other programmers

Required Experience

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