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Health Care Research SAS Programmer

Company: Arbor Research Collaborative for Health
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

Arbor Research Collaborative for Health seeks a mid to senior-level SAS programmer to join the Data Services team. This position's primary responsibility will be working with data from large clinical or claims data warehouses and implementing and maintaining production data systems to support research goals. Arbor Research projects range from national level policy research to both national and international wide clinical studies. SAS and Microsoft SQL Server are the primary data platforms. The successful candidate will be well versed in using SAS to work with complex and large healthcare datasets and have demonstrated proficiency in using SAS version 9 and above with data steps, macro, and Proc SQL. The position level offered to the selected candidate will depend on the skills, knowledge, and experience demonstrated during the interview process.Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely rather than in person.Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, a not-for-profit organization located in Ann Arbor, MI, is the preferred employer for professionals passionate about improving health care policy, health care delivery, and health outcomes through evidence based research. At our core, we value collaborative spirit, creativity, credibility, and dedication. Our interdisciplinary team brings together expertise from a variety of fields and disciplines to answer complex research questions by thinking across boundaries and generating innovative approaches.Bright, enthusiastic individuals thrive at Arbor Research. We provide a rich benefits package along with high quality learning and development opportunities, and a casual yet professional work environment in support of achieving a positive work/life balance. These attributes provide our dedicated employees the flexibility to work collaboratively and creatively in order to make credible contributions to the research community. Join our diverse and dynamic team today and contribute to the improvement of patient care in the future!More information about this opportunity and the benefit program at Arbor Research is available on the careers page at . Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and utilize advanced knowledge of project specific data structure and organization, study protocol and research design; analyze user requirements and translate to implementation design; mentor junior programmers on same.
  • Specify and develop project-specific tests within the established testing framework for the project
  • Successfully, efficiently, and independently accomplish a wide variety of analytical and programming requests, performing simple quick-turnaround data request for funding sources and the general public
  • Efficiently and independently perform exploratory analyses and respond to research questions and data requests from funding sources, project staff, and the other stakeholders
  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external research personnel, including co-investigators of varying backgrounds and expertise.
  • Collaborate with analysts and supervisors to ensure accuracy of data analyses and dataset creation.
  • Work collaboratively with other programming staff to maintain and enhance major products of the project.
  • Explore new technology and tools on a continuous basis
  • Take initiative in leading new data-related projects Additional Duties completed by Senior level Programmer
    • Be architect/technical decision maker and implement standardized coding and variable creation, in collaboration with analytical staff, and coordinate the documentation and understanding of major file systems
    • Lead and participate in analyses to address questions posed by data requesters and funding sources.
    • Mentor less senior programmers with regard to both technical and scope relation tasks; help others to understand and implement coding principles.
    • Discuss complex projects with technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Conduct Training Additional Duties completed by those serving in a Technical Lead capacity
      • Serve as technical lead programmer for one or more projects.
      • Provide technical oversight to programmers with assignments on the project.
      • Coordinate with members from other teams to ensure the project requirements are met.
      • Formulate a written project plan, which ties the technical tasks to the project scope. Core Values Our core values define who we are as an organization and serve as the foundation of our code of ethics. Arbor Research expects all employees to embody these and demonstrate them in our day-to-day work.Collaborative SpiritWe expect each staff member to learn from and teach one another, and ask each to exhibit a curiosity and respect for the contributions of others.CreativityWe strive to cultivate a challenging, stimulating, and supportive environment where our employees are expected to be inquisitive, take initiative, and demonstrate ingenuity.CredibilityOur employees are smart, thoughtful, and objective in their work. We expect them to be technically solid in their area of expertise, and for those conducting research to demonstrate scientific rigor.DedicationOur team achieves success because of our dedication to carrying out high quality work and delivering trusted results. Supervision Received General administrative supervision is received from the Director of Data Services or Managing Programmer. Supervision Exercised None Required Qualifications
        • Bachelor's degree with five (5) years progressively more responsible programming experience demonstrated by SAS experience using SAS Base including data step, Macro processing, PROC SQL; and familiarity with SAS statistical procedures
        • Demonstrated ability to write code that is clearly readable and efficient
        • Demonstrated ability to analyze and translate user requirements into implementation design
        • Excellent organizational skills
        • Excellent understanding of statistical concepts and fluency in analytical approaches for health care outcomes
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Additional Qualifications for Senior Level Programmer
          • Bachelor's degree with seven (7) years progressively more responsible programming experience demonstrated by SAS experience using SAS Base including data step, Macro processing, PROC SQL; and familiarity with SAS statistical procedures
          • Experience with health insurance claim data Desirable Qualifications
            • Non-profit experience
            • Health research backgroundVisit to apply. Job Applicants must submit a personalized cover letter and resume.No Recruiters or Staffing Firms pleaseEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. - provided by Dice

Keywords: Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, Ann Arbor , Health Care Research SAS Programmer, Healthcare , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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