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POST DATE 9/7/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential Company Palo Alto, CA

Confidential Company
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Palo Alto, CA
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The Clinical Data Programmer will author requirements and programs for data extracts, listings and summaries as needed to support the study team (both internal and external) needs during requirement, implementation and maintenance phases of a project. The Clinical Data Programmer will provide intra department validation, unit testing and code review with peers. The Clinical Data Prorgammer will provide consultation to internal teams to advance the implementation of best practices and standards.


Author specifications, programming and maintain code used for data management & validation, ad-hoc reports, data exports, program validation and analytics.

Assists internal and external customers such as Project Management, Study Architect, Testing, Data Management, Clinical teams and Biostatistics functions with the intent of process efficiencies and improvement

Communicates effectively within a multi-disciplinary project team to complete assigned tasks on time and within budget.

Evaluate potential software solutions.

Performs all work in accordance with documented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Working Instructions and Best Practices.

Assists in developing and improving Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Working Instructions and Best Practices.

Adheres to Good Clinical Practices (GCP), 21 CFR Part 11 and other regulatory requirements as required.

Assist with other departmental initiatives and projects as required.


Degree in Computer Science, Math, Biostatistics, or similar OR working experience.

3-5years' experience SAS/BASE experience, preferable in a CRO/pharma programming.

Proficiency in SAS/BASE, SAS/CONNECT, SAS ODS, SAS macros with SAS/GRAPH and SAS/STAT as a plus.

Proficiency in MS Excel, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Visual Studio, and SQL a plus.

Strong knowledge of relational data base structures and experience working with complex data systems,

Knowledge of industry guidance and standards for data collection and tabulation such as CDASH and CDISC SDTM.

Degree in Computer Science, Math, Biostatistics, or similar OR working experience.

Exhibits an entrepreneurial spirit while working within the industry regulations and guidance.

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.