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Abbott Vascular - Sr. SAS Programmer Analyst

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The Position

The SAS Programmer/Analyst will review clinical study protocols and CRFs, work with biostatisticians, writers and clinical staff to generate data summarization, analysis and reports; writes and documents programs; writes command files; generates analysis databases in SAS; produces tables, listings and plots presenting data; reviews reports for consistency between text and tables; and performs ad hoc programming.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1. Perform data management for study data by utilizing appropriate methods, software, and systems. 2. Query and select data from large clinical, observational, and health care administrative databases. 3. Consult on collection and format of study data to ensure integrity of data. 4. Produce tables and graphical display of data for publications, abstracts and other request needs. 5. May populate data sources for outside regulatory agencies (e.g. FDA submissions-PMA's, progress, and final study reports) through understanding of the data and regulations. 6. Validation of programming code used to produce tables and data for submissions to regulatory agencies.

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

Supervision Received

Works under minimal supervision. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

Supervision Provided

May provide work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled nonexempt levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career development planning for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope


Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance, and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical or business solutions. May interact with vendors.


Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

Decision Making/Impact

Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree plus 6+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)

Solid understanding and application of business concepts, procedures and practices. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

Cognitive Skills

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of a variety of alternatives and their impact on their business unit.


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