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Study Programmer - Descriptive Epi

Thousand Oaks, CA
Top 3 Must Have Skill Sets:
    
Minimum 4 years SAS statistical programming experience
Excellent SAS programming skills; Database programming using SQL or experience with advanced statistical methods
Experience with large databases such as DRG, MarketScan, Optum, Medicare and/or EMR
Intermediate experience with medical coding systems such as ICD9/10, NDC, HCPCS, CPT, etc.
OMOP common data model, Databricks, Python, SQL are also highly desired skills


Description:

Requires all staff, staff augmentation external workers, and certain other external workers, in the United States and Puerto Rico to be vaccinated from COVID 19 as a condition of assignment. In accordance with applicable law, will provide reasonable accommodations to staff augmentation external workers who qualify on the basis of a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Such accommodation may not pose an undue hardship to its operations, or its staff.”

100% remote.
Open to all Us locations. Schedule is a bit flexible, work is independent however candidates must be comfortable with adhering to a 10am-5pm pacific schedule for meetings, etc.

The study programmer position will be responsible for manipulating large databases and generating reports using SAS to enable analysts to explore real world healthcare data assets. Candidates must have excellent SAS programming skills and the ability to implement complex data step logic. Candidates must be comfortable with creating complex analysis data sets derived from various data sources with a careful eye for outliers and errors. Prior experience with large databases and observational research methods such as epidemiology and statistical methods is strongly desired. Experience in designing and building standard reporting packages and analysis tools also highly desired.

Strong communication, time management, enthusiasm and documentation skills are essential in this home-based position.

-Familiar with at least 1 large commercial claims type database, such as Marketscan of Optum Clinformatics, and have used that data for programming & analysis.
-Is a SAS programmer – intermediate level is OK, they don’t need to be expert, although that would be nice.
-Knows some SQL and efficient manipulation of big data in a health research type environment.
-Is familiar with the major medical coding systems, such as NDC, ICD9&10, HCPCS, CPT.
-Understands observational research, and familiar with cohorts, medical codes lists, inclusion/exclusion criteria, descriptive statistics, calendar date manipulations (in SAS & SQL).

Core Responsibilities:

The study programmer position will be responsible for manipulating large databases and generating
reports and figures using SAS and SQL to enable analysts to explore real world healthcare data
assets.

Plusses:
-Can develop for Spotfire
-Knows OMOP data

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or other subject with high statistical content
• 7-8 YOE
• Minimum four years SAS statistical programming experience
• Database programming using SQL or experience with advanced statistical methods such as survival and regression
• Experience with real world healthcare data such as DRG, MarketScan, Optum, PharMetrics, Medicare and EMR databases

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, or other subject with high statistical content
• 4-5 YOE
• Training or experience using the OMOP common data model
• Training or experience with Databricks, SQL or Python
• Pharmaceutical industry experience

"This posting is for Contingent Worker, not an FTE"
 

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