Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is looking for a Sr. SAS Programmer. Go to here to check out the detail.

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Internal Job Title:
Sr. SAS Programmer Sr. SAS Programmer
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Job Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Job Description:
The Senior SAS Programmer manages, coordinates and performs analytic programming-related activities
for pharmacoepidemiological studies under the Mini-Sentinel pilot. Mini-Sentinel is a pilot project
sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to create an active surveillance system – the
Sentinel System – to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products. Mini-Sentinel uses
administrative and electronic healthcare data from multiple collaborating and partner institutions around
the country. Please see our public website for additional information: http://www.mini-sentinel.org/.
The Senior SAS Programmer determines appropriate analytic design approaches to research projects
and writes SAS programs that are flexible, reusable, scalable, computationally efficient and easily
maintainable. These research projects require high-level communication skills for close collaboration with
investigators, project managers and other programmer/analysts, both within Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Institute (HPHCI) and with external institutions.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Support analytic and statistical programming activities in the production of analysis datasets and
custom analytics.
 Design, code, test and execute SAS programs in an administrative healthcare distributed data
network environment.
 Manage, perform and document quality control (QC) testing of SAS programs, in accordance with
internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines.
 Collaborate with investigators from external institutions on the review, design and implementation
of analytic methods.
 Support the training and mentoring of junior programmers.
 Use good judgment and practice in working with highly confidential information. Follow all
applicable privacy and confidentiality procedures in daily work.
Minimum Requirements:
 MA/MS in related field (e.g., statistics, quantitative social sciences, public health, epidemiology)
 Minimum 5 years of SAS programming experience using study designs and statistical methods
that address bias and confounding in observational data (e.g., self-controlled designs, propensity
score methods, survival analyses)
 Prior experience analyzing large administrative healthcare data a must (Medicare/Medicaid, other
claims-based or electronic medical records databases)
 Experience with medical coding systems (e.g., NDC, ICD-9, HCPCS/CPT, SNOMED CT,
LOINC), basic medical terminology and epidemiologic principles a must
 Experience with other data management and analysis software packages (e.g., R, SQL, Stata,
etc.) or other programming languages (Java, VB/VBA) a plus
 Demonstrated ability and willingness to learn new technical tools and software applications, and
work with variety of data and data sources
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Ability to work independently and as a team member
 Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) does not accept unsolicited Agency resumes. HPHC will not pay
fees to any third party agency or firm that does not have a signed “Employment Agency Agreement”
already on file with Human Resources – The Office of Talent Acquisition.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any
other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

If you have questions, please contact:

Latania Lafontant
Human Resources Associate
HR  Department

1600 Crown Colony Drive  ∙ Quincy, Ma ∙ 02169
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