Senior SAS Macro Programmer
United States – California – Foster City

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Senior SAS Macro Programmer

Statistical programmers work collaboratively with internal colleagues and external vendors to ensure the efficient, high-quality production of analysis datasets and statistical outputs for study reports and integrated summaries in support of Gilead’s regulatory, scientific and business objectives.

Key Skills

  • Acts as lead macro programmer for projects; support across multiple therapeutic areas.
  • May participate in sub-team meetings as a representative of macro programming group.
  • Independently identifies issues in the existing or future macros from previous experience and knowledge.
  • Collaborates with Biostatisticians or Clinical Data Managers in defining macro specifications.
  • Provides consistency and quality assurance across various projects.

Job Responsibilities

  • Able to defend the rationale of produced macros.
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills including ability to anticipate time, resources and staffing required to successfully complete a project.
  • Demonstrates significant contribution to the improvement of global macros.
  • Able to provide support for Application Development, Clinical Programming, Biostatistics requests.
  • Works collaboratively with Biostatisticians, Statistical Programmers, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Data Managers and other Clinical, Global Drug Safety, Regulatory and Project Management staff to meet project deliverables and timelines.
  • Assists in the preparation of submissions of electronic data (e.g., SAS® data sets) to regulatory agencies.
  • Contributes to strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Has thorough knowledge of clinical trial study design and electronic data submission requirements.
  • Must be able to work independently on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Experience in Statistical programing and Clinical programming strongly favorable.
  • Knowledge and experience of database programming, Linux Operating system, R, python and CDISC, eCTD a plus.

Education and Experience:

  • 5 years of experience and a BS degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience and a MS degree in Biostatistics, Computer Science or equivalent.

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