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Statistical SAS Programmer II - Real World Evidence (Portugal home based)

IQVIA Holdings Inc.

Lisbon, Portugal

IQVIA Real World Solutions (RWS) Statistical SAS Programmer careers. Exciting new solution-driven jobs based at home (or possibly office based)

We’re hiring Statistical Programmers with great SAS programming skills to join our dynamic Statistical Programming team in Europe & Africa

Why you’ll love working with us:

  • Our careers have a greater purpose - alongside a group of diverse, talented colleagues we work daily on making a real positive impact on human lives and overcoming some of the biggest challenges facing global public health
  • We offer opportunities to work with the leading international healthcare organizations and the latest healthcare trends
  • These are exciting new solution-driven roles as RWS expands into developing further innovations for clients
  • You can progress and shape your long-term career in the direction you choose. With access to industry-leading data and experts, you'll find endless opportunities for growth
  • We offer a competitive salary along with other employee focused benefits for health and recreation, remote working and flexible hours

Please only apply if you match the candidate criteria below

Applications must be in English to be considered

Your daily missions would include:

  • An RWS SAS Programmer provides statistical programming and data harmonization (for primary and secondary data from multiple sources - EMRs, PROs, eCRF, Observational studies, etc.) support & expertise. They advise on database design, data collection and programme tables, listings and figures using SAS (Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS Macro) and other applications
  • Conduct statistical analyses for client reports and publications
  • Develop, implement and validate new process technologies, macros and applications under supervision
  • Utilise innovative insights for solution, operations and product development
  • Work directly with both external and internal clients
  • Perform programming quality control checks for source data and report issues
  • Review, detect and correct TLFs, edit checks and SAS programs to ensure quality
  • Assist in the development of programming documentation including specifications
  • Provide technical expertise and project solutions
  • Fulfil project responsibilities at the level of assisting the statistical programming Team Lead (TL)
  • Understand timelines and milestones and alert TL to potential slippage
  • Work independently, act as technical lead and plan from time to time when required

Our perfect candidate needs the following:

  • Knowledge of statistics, programming and clinical drug development process
  • Working knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/STAT and SAS Macro Language
  • 2 years working knowledge of the ADaM standards in clinical trials
  • 2 years working knowledge of TLFs in clinical trials
  • Working knowledge of the SDTM structure
  • Master's Degree in Computer science or related field and 1 years relevant experience Or Bachelor's Degree Computer science or related field and 3 years relevant experience Or equivalent combination of education, training and experience  
  • Already possess the right to work in the recruiting country (we cannot offer visas)
  • Ability to estimate programming scope of work and implement programming specifications
  • Excellent accuracy, attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to establish working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients

You’re an especially great match if you have:

  • In-depth knowledge of applicable clinical research regulatory requirements would be an advantage; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines


At IQVIA, we believe in pushing the boundaries of human science and data science to make the biggest impact possible – to help our customers create a healthier world. The advanced analytics, technology solutions and contract research services we provide to the life sciences industry are made possible by our 70,000+ employees around the world who apply their insight, curiosity and intellectual courage every step of the way. Learn more at

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