Statistical Programmer - Mechelen, Leiden

Job description

Ref: MEC 282

This position can also be located in LEIDEN. Some travel will be required. 

The Statistical Programmer acts as a functional expert in the field of SAS-programming and CDISC data standards and is foreseen as an active stakeholder that contributes to departmental strategic initiatives.

 

In particular, you will be:

  • Supporting Biostatisticians and Data Managers with respect to the programming activities for clinical studies across therapeutic areas
  • Driving the design, development and delivery of efficient, flexible and modular code used for analysis and reporting and for submission.
  • Taking ownership of quality and timeline aspects of assignments related to programming deliverables while maintaining clear and effective communication amongst all internal and external parties involved in clinical studies and development programs.
  • Performing a hands-on role, but also coordinating the SAS programming activities performed by External Service Providers (ESP)
  • Developing and maintaining Galapagos standardized SAS programs and macro libraries
  • Helping to mentor new-hires and less experienced internal SAS programmers where applicable

 

Requirements

The successful candidate has a BSc or preferably MSc in (biomedical) sciences, including a statistical part of curriculum, with at least six years of strong SAS-Programming experience in life science/pharmaceutical environment (and/or relevant experience within CRO).

He/She shows proficiency with Base SAS, SAS macro language, various SAS procedures and SAS GRAPH, preferably accompanied with SAS Institute certificate(s) such as “Base Programmer”, "Advanced Programmer" and/or “Clinical Trials Programmer”.

Furthermore she/he has in-depth working knowledge and understanding of CDISC SDTM and ADaM data standards, as well as understanding of basic statistics, data management concepts and clinical trial data. He/She should be able to organize and plan multiple priorities, and have the ability to collaborate with and coordinate External Service Providers. Last but not least, having excellent interpersonal and communication skills is required, together with being fluent in English (oral and in writing).