SAS Programmer.

Job type:
Full time
Eleonor Ehrman


Göteborg, Västra Götalands län
Life Science
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik
Job type:
Full time
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We are now looking for SAS Programmers for consultant assignments at AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. AstraZeneca is proud to offer a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Co-workers are empowered to express diverse perspectives - and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity.

The Arena:
Biometrics & Information Sciences (B&I) is the home of late stage drug development biometrics activity at AstraZeneca and consists of experts in statistics, programming, informatics and information science. B&I drive good design and standards to generate the data needed for quality decision making on. The goal of B&I is to deliver value to the pipeline by excellence in delivery, improving decision making, and engaging and shaping the external environment whilst accessing and implementing innovative solutions. Programming is the department that oversees and delivers the programming aspects of clinical development, manages and maintains the end to end standards and manages and maintains the Analysis and Reporting production tools and the information infrastructure. TA Programming is the group that oversees and delivers all the programming contribution to internal decision making, regulatory submissions and reporting and commercial activities for the TA portfolio of projects.

Tasks and responsibilities/The role:
As a SAS programmer you will collaborate with the Programming Leader to provide support for aspects of the clinical development process, including clinical development plans, regulatory submissions, commercialisation and scientific utilisation data for AZ products. You will Report to Programming Team Leader and provide programming support to deliver technical programming and information components of a project, including but not limited to:

  • Regulatory response to agency queries
  • Development Safety Update Reports (DSUR)
  • Periodic Benefit-Risk Evaluation Report (PBRER)
  • Investigators brochures (IB)
  • Data submission strategy, i.e., legacy data, pooling data, communications with regulatory agencies
  • Outcomes studies
  • Pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics data preparation and analysis
  • Manipulating and analyzing adjudicated data
  • Delivering Clinical Trial Transparency (data de- identification)
  • Data preparation and analysis for Global Medical Affairs work
In the role you will:

  • Produce and maintain the technical database standards and Programming Specification documents
  • Contribute to the provision of technical consulting expertise to external partners in relation to the specification and delivery of the SDTM and RDB databases by these partners
  • Provide support to the regulatory submissions including specification and delivery of overview databases, outputs and response to regulatory questions
  • Identify opportunities to improve the methodology and provide practical solutions for problems
  • Contribute to the development of best practice to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness
Minimum requirements

  • BSc in Mathematical, Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science
  • Extensive SAS programming experience
  • Knowledge of database set-up and report publishing requirements
  • Knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements related to the role
  • Knowledge of CDSIC standard and industry best practices
  • Experience in clinical drug development or healthcare
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Assist in developing and delivering training
Preferred experience and key factors

  • BSc in Mathematical, Statistical, Computer Science or Life Science
  • Contributes to innovating and streamlining workflows
  • Knowledgeable of the drug indications within a therapeutic area and data submission standards within that therapeutic area.
  • Contributes to assessing and mitigating risk within a protocol or drug project and proactively determining the need and/or level of escalation
Business: Dfind Science & Engineering

City: Gothenburg

Deadline for applications: 2018-11-11. Selection is on-going and interviews will be held continuously which means the positions can be filled before deadline. Please make sure to send in your application at your earliest convenience!

For more information contact: Eleonor Ehrman +46733434109 or

Please keep in mind, e-mail applications will not be considered. Register your profile at Dfind Science & Engineering's webpage and send in your application there.

Organization/Business description:
Dfind Science & Engineering is a recruitment and consulting company within science and engineering. All our consultant managers and recruitment consultants have an education and work experience within the respective field. In combination with extensive knowledge of staff issues and solid experience of recruitment, this means that we understand our clients' need for both flexibility and the right skills.

Dfind Science & Engineering is since 2016 part of Randstad Group. With over 600 000 employees in over 40 countries Randstad is the world’s second largest company within recruiting and staffing.