• SAS Programmer II

    Job Location UK-Cambridgeshire-Peterborough
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Are you an experienced SAS Programmer, ideally with Clinical experience? Joining our Systems Analyst team will put you at the heart of our operations. Liaising with our Data Management teams and external clients, you will ensure the high quality research and analysis performed by ERT experts is translated into accurate and relevant data files for our clients. This is a fast paced environment, so your SAS knowledge must be up to date and you will have a wide breadth of experience in different report styles, data formats and source information.


    ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that our customers can move ahead with confidence. With more than 45 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so it can adapt without compromising standards.

    Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement, and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Over the past four years, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, Biotechs, and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 9,500+ studies spanning three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly – and with confidence. For more information, go to or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.




    As a SAS II Programmer (also known as Systems Analyst II) you will create and test SAS code used for non-standard data file creation; mentor System Analyst I staff and be a programming resource for Clinical Data Operations staff and other departments as needed.

    1. Perform any and all functions of the System Analyst I as required to meet corporate commitments and deliverables; in particular, to review or provide standard data specifications and create standard data files through SAS
    2. Receive and review non-ERT standard client file specifications from Data Manager / Project Manager or client and interact with the client to finalize transfer specifications
    3. Develop SAS programs to create non-standard data files, specifically vertical file and incremental data file requirements
    4. As part of the Software Development Life Cycle, review User Requirements and create and/or review Functional and Technical Specifications and approve specifications
    5. Create and test ad-hoc programs for: a) Esoteric quality control checks requested by QC b) Data resolution/mining c) Other client requirements



    1. Assist with orientation and training of Systems Analysts and Data Management / Project Management personnel as determined by management.
    2. In conjunction with the entire department, recommend, develop and implement SOPs for improved CDP Procedures.


    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.



    1. BS in computer sciences or related field; MS in computer sciences related field helpful.
    2. Minimum three years experience in BASE SAS products and procedures and one year experience in database design and data structures.
    3. Understanding of the pharmaceutical drug development process, ideally gained through a minimum of two years experience in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. 
    4. Strong organization, analytical and communication skills.
    5. Detail-oriented.
    6. Experience with Windows and Microsoft Office products.
    7. Experience with DB programming is a plus.


    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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