Senior SAS Programmer

IT & Technology


Looking for a Senior Statistical SAS Programmer for the Research & Innovation department of a leading global FMCG company in Utrecht.

As Senior SAS Programmer you will be part of the department that is responsible for the data processing and the analysis (mainly in SAS) of clinical studies. You will be in the lead of several projects and you will work in close collaboration with the team of Clinical Data Sciences (Data Management, Statistical Programming and Biostatistics), as well as with clinical study team members and other stakeholders within Clinical Research. Among your responsibilities:

  • Develop infrastructure, tools, and work practices for Statistical Programming and Data Warehousing;
  • Define, implement and maintain data standards (CDISC SDTM, ADaM, define.xml);
  • Develop plans and (co-)lead innovation projects, e.g. related to digitalization, data transparency and sharing, GDPR;
  • Represent the company in the external professional community of Statistical Programming;
  • Evaluate and improve internal programming & data warehousing tools, methodologies and processes.

There is a very competitive salary for this position and a very attractive package of secondary benefits (a.o. yearly bonus, premium free pension, 30 days annual leave).


The Senior SAS Programmer we are looking for is above all strong in communication, stakeholder management and vision. Next to that you have: * Master's degree in Biomedical or Life Sciences; * At least 7 years of programming experience with SAS (Base, Macro, STAT, GRAPH, ODS); * Minimum 3 years of experience as Lead Programmer in SAS; * Working knowledge of R is preferred; * Minimum 3 years of experience in project management; * Broad knowledge of programming, IT systems & databases; * Solid understanding of the clinical trial process and clinical trial data; * Full working proficiency in English.