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Position Available


Location: Boston, MA
Employer: Brigham and Womens Hospital Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics  Department of Medicine
Position: Senior SAS Programmer / Analyst
Minimum Requirements:  
Contact Name: Raisa Levin
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Posted: 12/31/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2258

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Job Title:    Senior SAS Programmer/Analyst                           Date:    12/29/2016


The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Womenís Hospital and Harvard Medical School was created to facilitate a wide range of activities related to the use and outcomes of medications. Its mission is to bring together the various specialties of medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, and the social sciences to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and new prescription drugs in relation to their risks and costs; to study how medications are used by physicians and patients; and to develop methods to optimize prescription drug use. The Senior SAS programmer/analyst will support this mission, working with a tight-knit, helpful, dedicated group of friendly people including over 20 Harvard Medical School faculty and 40 support members. The Senior SAS Programmer/Analyst will join a group of 8 experienced analysts.  Division research is particularly focused on the use of large, administrative healthcare databases, such as health insurance claims and electronic health records, but may also be based on surveys and randomized trials.


  1. Support faculty and other research staff with the creation of analytic data files and the conduct of statistical analyses.
  2. Responsible for loading, validating, documenting, managing, and analyzing data for both internal and collaborative research projects.
  3. Responsible for assisting with data storage and management issues around both new and ongoing projects within the Division.
  4. Responsible for working with other research staff within the Division to help specify appropriate analytical data files for the research question under investigation. 
  5. Responsible for creating and carefully documenting all derived analytical data files so that they can be understood and used by other members of the research team.
  6. Works with statisticians and researchers to implement the appropriate data analyses in SAS for a particular study.  Uses additional statistical packages (S-Plus, Stata, etc.), or other high level programming languages as appropriate.
  7. Documents and archives all aspects of analyses and data management.
  8. Participate in monthly programmer team meetings
  9. Mentor junior SAS programmers/analysts



         Over 2 years of experience required, more than 5 years of experience with SAS programming in a health care environment preferred

         Proficiency with SAS/BASE (Data step programming) and SAS/SQL

         Minimum Bachelors/Masterís preferred


         attention to detail

         ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

         ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research team

         experience working in a UNIX environment

         ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research team


         experience with SAS/STAT  procedures

         experience working in a UNIX environment

         experience with health care claims data

         experience with relational databases

         experience with R

         graduate education in epidemiology, biostatistics, or computer science

HOSPITAL WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES:                These are required of all staff, regardless of position.  Do not remove these standards.

Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.





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