• Undergraduate Industrial Placement Systems Analyst (9 - 10 months)

    Job Location UK-Cambridgeshire-Peterborough
    Intern (Full Time)
  • Overview

    Our undergraduate programme offers 9-10 months' practical, paid work experience, starting between July- September (subject to candidate’s preference). For 2017 – 2018, we are recruiting an Industrial Placement as Systems Analyst (SAS Programmer), within our Clinical Data Programming Department. You will be fully trained in our systems, the types of data we process and given a thorough understanding of the Clinical Trial process and the role ERT plays within this. You will be given practical work from very early on, and through the year you will be stretched as you learn different types of coding and work on increasingly more complex studies.


    As part of the Software Development Life Cycle, you’ll create and review functional and technical specs, process data extracts through SAS, review encoding requests daily to run encoding programs and produce generic SAS edit checks and client-specific edit checks. This is a role that would be perfect for a Maths, Statistics or computing student. Some experience of SAS products and procedures would be ideal but nothing extensive. Pharmaceutical or drug development exposure would be a bonus, but otherwise we welcome those with some work experience and with a keen interest in technology and/or healthcare.


    This role is based in our Peterborough Office at the Peterborough Business Park in Lynchwood, providing easy access to the A1 and surrounding road networks. We enjoy fantastic facilities including a vibrant office, staff canteen and easy onsite parking and we offer a wide range of social, employee welfare and charitable events.







    Create and test SAS code used for standard data file creation; Create or review ERT standard data specifications



    • Review or provide standard data specifications.
    • Develop SAS programs to create ERT standard data files. 
    • As part of the Software Development Life Cycle, review User Requirements and create and/or review Functional and Technical Specifications
    • Process data extracts through SAS
    • Review encoding requests daily to run encoding programs.
    • Produce generic SAS edit checks and client-specific edit checks for the DM/PM to clean data.
    • Create final client data files and transfer to client (for electronic transfers) or produce CD or diskette and provide to the DM/PM.
    • Create and test ad-hoc programs for data resolution/mining.




    • Assist with orientation and training of Data Management / Project Management personnel as determined by management.
    • In conjunction with the entire department, recommend, develop and implement SOPs for improved Data Management Procedures.
    • Complete administration tasks as needed within CDP.



    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.  Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


    QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS NEEDED: (Key wording should include if degree is needed, any travel requirements, special qualifications needed, skills, etc.)


    1. In the process of completing BSc in computer sciences or related field (mathematics, statistics etc.).
    2. Understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process.
    3. Strong organization, analytical and communication skills.
    4. Detail-oriented.
    5. Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office products preferred.
    6. Exposure to SAS products and procedures and some programming experience is preferred.


    The Department Head has the discretion to hire personnel with a combination of experience and education, which may vary from the above listed qualifications.


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