Ref #: 31670

Employment type: Fixed term - Full-Time

Location: US Homebased

Posted: 27-Aug-2021


Senior Stat Programmer

Hello Stat Programming professionals! Looking for an exciting new position?? ICON/DOCS is recruiting for a home-based opportunity for our FSP program to work on Stat Programming!

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organization. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organizations.
With our patients at the center of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.
Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


Perform all duties and responsibilities associated with the SAS Programmer role
Demonstrate excellent SAS programming skills and the ability to implement complex data step logic
Create complex analysis data sets derived from various data sources with a careful eye for outliers and errors.
Write SAS programs to generate derived analysis datasets, perform analysis, and TFLs
Perform ad hoc flexible and rapid programming arising from questions generated from planned analyses and results
Perform programming validation to ensure the quality of analysis datasets and programming outputs
Ensure consistency and adherence to standards within the project
Provide input to the design of the clinical trial database for proper data capture and to ensure data quality
Provide programming support for the preparation of integrated reports, submissions and post-submission activities
Convert, verify and integrate multiple sources of incoming data for the creation of analysis datasets
Serve as an advisor to programmers assigned to the project to ensure high quality and timely deliverables
Serve as a coordinator when multiple programming resources (e.g. CROs or contractors) are used
Contribute to the creation, maintenance, and validation of standards for outputs and macros
Provide training on SOPs, WPs and standard programs
Contribute to the creation of naming conventions and development of the programming environment
Perform any additional tasks required


Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other subject with high statistical content (Masters degree preferred)
8+ years programming experience
Strong documentation, communication, enthusiasm, and time management skills are essential
Epidemiology Programming using SAS Pharmaceutical industry experience
Prior experience with large databases and observational research/epidemiology methods is strongly desired.
6 plus years Pharmaceutical/CRO industry experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Good planning and project management skills
Ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment
Thorough understanding of clinical data structures, relational database structures, and data exchange with alternate data formats.
Experience in using additional software tools and applications (e.g. MS office, XML)
In-depth understanding of regulatory, industry, and technology standards and requirements.

Our success depends on the knowledge, capabilities and quality of our people. That’s why we are committed to developing our employees in a continuous learning culture – one where we challenge you with engaging work and where every experience adds to your professional development.

At ICON, our focus is to provide you with a comprehensive and competitive total reward package that comprises, not only an excellent level of base pay, but also a wide range of variable pay and recognition programs. In addition, our best in class employee benefits, supportive policies and wellbeing initiatives are tailored to support you and your family at all stages of your career - both now, and into the future.

ICON is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know through the form below.