Watson Health - Senior SAS Programmer Analyst
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Chicago, IL 60664
The Sr. Programmer/Analyst provides direct programming support as well as mentoring for projects conducted within Custom Data Analytics (CDA).
Your Role and Responsibilities
Work closely with project team members (Analysts, Research Leaders, Research Assistants, Statisticians) to complete research projects that will meet clients’ needs.
Using report templates, analysis plans and/or project specifications, write SAS DATA STEPs, PROCEDUREs, and MACROs to retrieve “raw” study databases, create summarized patient or hospital discharge level datasets, generate diagnostics and frequencies, and populate Microsoft Excel-ready output tables. Perform statistical testing as required by the project Leader.
Review and debug SAS code. Perform data investigation on diagnostic, descriptive, and statistical output during course of research project. Suggest and implement changes in methodology based on output review.
Direct and mentor more junior Programmer/Analyst staff to perform portions of modular project programming process including: FORMAT preparation for clinical reference files, DATASTEP programming to extract data, and MACRO creation to output results in appropriate formats.
Generate ad hoc query results to support new business development.
Support training for new hires.
This position can be done remotely.
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
7+ years previous healthcare industry and/or quantitative work experience related to pharmaceutical industry or health research.
7+ years SAS DATA STEP programming experience.
2+ years experience working in a variety of computing environments and with a variety of data structures including PC, UNIX, ORACLE, INFORMIX.
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
2 + years working with claims data
About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.
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