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Senior SAS / R Programmer / Data Analyst – RWE / Data Analytics

London, UK.

Position Location: United Kingdom, office-based or 100% remote. Other locations: GB-GB-Cambridge, GB-GB-Liverpool, United Kingdom, GB-GB-Glasgow, GB-GB-Reading.

The Senior SAS/R Programmer will be responsible for implementing a range of moderate to complex analyses in support of epidemiologic studies for our clients. This individual will work within a team of researchers in Evidera on epidemiological studies using retrospective and prospective data, clinical and observational, and both existing data such as large health administrative databases (MarketScan/Truven, Optum or CPRD as an example), and data collected explicitly for research objectives (de novo data collection), , and will be required to provide input in the planning and designing phases of projects. The main programming language is SAS (e.g., SAS Base, SAS Stat, SAS Macro) and/or R.. In addition, this individual will participate in quantitative analysis of

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Implements cohort selection, variable derivation, data management, analyses for the type of studies described above, and production of results using SAS or another of the programming languages specified above with little or no supervision
  • Conducts validation and review of programs developed by other programmers in the team.
  • Reviews and assists in the development of athe protocol or statistical analyses plan and table shells, as well as the planning of the programming phase of the study. 
  • Reviews and assists in the development of a protocol or statistical analyses plan with responsibility for planning and design phases of projects.
  • Independently handles client communication around cohort selection, and variable definitions. Act as main point of contact on client calls and present findings when requested.
  • Provides general infrastructure support to the department, including presenting/teaching at department meetings, assisting in establishing training materials, and contributing to other general department documents or policies. Contributes to a library of SAS Macros and/or R programs to increase programming efficiency.
  • Conducts all programming work per RWE Good Programming Practices and QA/QC practices.
  • Provides critical review of budgeted hours for Data Analysts for project planning purposes.
  • Manages and assignments to meet timelines and deliver high quality work, being familiar with any relevant contractual obligations or limits.
  • Provides training and guidance to junior team members.  May have supervisory responsibilities.

Job Qualification

Education, Professional Skills & Experience:  

  • MSc/PhD in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Biostatistics or related field with 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Senior level expert in quantitative methods in epidemiology, statistics, health economics,  or health services research, epidemiology or statistics with the focus on data analysis using observational retrospectivesecondary data sources such as electronic medical records, registry data or claims data, or clinical trial data using SAS (e.g., SAS Base, SAS Stat, SAS Macro) or R
  • Working experience in Python, PySpark or R;  or SQL also relevant.  Training will be provided for promising candidates without these additional experiences
  • Experience working with large databases such as claims, EMR, registry data, clinical trial datasets,MarketScan/Truven, Flatiron/EMR data, or similar are essential
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific research methods and practical knowledge of research implementation.
  • Advanced knowledge of fundamentals of epidemiology, health economics and statistics and epidemiology.
  • Advanced knowledge of scientific research methods and practical knowledge of research implementation.
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant methodology and statistics.
  • Experience in Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.

Personal Skills & Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and document information effectively in written English, including the ability to produce reports, documents, emails, and other written pieces which are well-organized, free from errors, and are appropriately adjusted to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Strong organizational, time-management, prioritization, and decision-making skills necessary to evaluate, plan and accomplish multiple work goals in a timely fashion.
  • Able to quickly learn and apply new information, skills, and procedures.
  • Proactive and positive approach to tasks and projects, as well as resilience when encountering process, project, budget, or client changes that are inherent in the consulting environment.
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop and sustain positive rapport with internal and external contacts in person, over the phone and by email that. provide solutions that meet or exceed client expectations
  • Experience presenting ideas to individuals and groups in a formal presentation setting
  • Able to analyze complex issues and evidence, identify cause-effect relationships, and generate effective solutions
  • Delivers a positive internal/external client experience; listens and understand the client’s needs, and provides solutions that meet or exceed client expectations
  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment in analyzing, responding to, and resolving enquiries, issues, and escalations.

Who we are?

Evidera is a business within Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) a leading global contract research organization (CRO), and a is a preeminent provider of evidence-based solutions. We provide integrated scientific expertise and global operational capabilities to help clients generate the evidence needed to optimize the market access and commercial potential of products.

Working Environment:

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:

  • Able to communicate, receive and understand information & ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel.

What we offer?

We know that if you are provided with the right support and resources needed you will thrive! Therefore, Evidera offers a great mix of compensation and benefits options to show you how valuable you are to the organization.

Some of our perks include:

  • Highly competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Generous benefits package, including healthcare, dental, vision and paid time off to spent with your friends and family
  • Flexible working environment by offering fully remote work for most of our positions, to support work-life balance
  • Clear opportunities for growth and career progression. We offer multiple Learning & Development programs, coaching and mentoring trainings, career planning and discussions to help you grow as a professional.
  • Access to Employee Well-being programs and services. We value your emotional health and offer a variety of programs to support your mental healthcare.
  • Collaborative working environment with focus on Diversity and Inclusion. At Evidera, we respect one another and recognize that our diversity makes our business stronger. We strive to be an inclusive organization where colleagues can be their authentic selves and grow their careers.
  • Global exposure: Opportunity to work on multiple projects with some of the industry’s leading researchers around the globe.
  • Smooth onboarding process with your own dedicated onboarding specialist and a working buddy to help you navigate through your first few weeks thus ensuring great start to your new role.

Evidera has been providing outcomes research, data analytics and epidemiology services to clients in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 19 years. The Data Analytics team supports the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ medical device companies throughout the product lifecycle, from early pre-launch planning to launch and post-marketing management. Our focus is on helping our clients build economic and epidemiological evidence to demonstrate and support the value of their products. Through analysis of large health administrative databases (e.g., medical claims, electronic health records, registries, etc.), we may provide key information such as:

  • Treatment patterns and drug utilization
  • Resource utilization
  • The incidence and prevalence of diseases and co-morbidities
  • The incidence of adverse events
  • The impact of various risk factors
  • Burden of disease
  • Comparative effectiveness

Knowledge of the relationships between patient, drug, clinical and disease factors can significantly aid our clients in navigating potential drug-event causal relationships as well as in building stronger evidence-based value messages.   

Our 4i Values:

Our 4i Values are critical components in accomplishing our mission. These values guide us and, ultimately, define us.

Integrity – Innovation – Intensity – Involvement

If you resonate with them and wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, submit your application – we’d love to hear from you!*

*only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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