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Business Title Info Tech Support Associate II (SAS Programmer I/SAS Programmer II)
School/Unit Harvard School of Public Health
Location USA - MA - Boston
Job Function Information Technology
Time Status Full-time
Department Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research
Salary Grade 055
Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Duties & Responsibilities The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) is an organization at the Harvard School of Public Health responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials for several clinical trials networks. These include the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinic Trials (IMPAACT) group and the largest HIV-related clinical trials network in the world, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Results from these trials have helped to establish a paradigm for the management of HIV disease, forming the basis of current treatment guidelines and resulting in dramatic reductions in AIDS mortality around the globe.
Duties and Responsibilities for SAS Programmer I include:
• Design and develop project-specific SAS programs for biostatisticians, often producing analysis datasets, reports, or graphics
• Import text files into SAS datasets
• Implement and test cross-project SAS programs
• Develop utilities for QC/QA and analyses
Duties and Responsibilities for SAS Programmer II include:
• Provide advanced SAS programming and statistical applications support
• Independently target, investigate, and solve problems in order to create, design, and implement a variety of organization-wide programs, graphics modules and program suites in SAS, UNIX, and other statistical programming languages
• A large part of this position is creating, modifying, and maintaining the modular standardized programs that are used by all of the analysts at CBAR
• Expertise in advanced areas of SAS such as macro language and ODS
• Acting as a SAS resource and mentor for biostatisticians and programmers
Please note: This position is currently grant-funded through 12/31/2013, with a strong likelihood of renewal. The grant has been successfully re-competed since 1989.
Basic Qualifications Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative or scientific field, such as mathematics or computer science. At least one year of experience in SAS programming or similar languages (S-Plus, R, STATA, C, C++ or VisualBasic). Education beyond high school may count towards experience.
We may hire at a grade 56 level SAS Programmer II based on experience and/or additional education.
Please provide (as part of application):
• Copy of transcript
• Sample of SAS code solely created by the applicant
• Email contact information for three professional references
Additional Qualifications Candidates with at least two (2) years of experience using SAS programming may be hired at the grade 56 level. Programming skills in SAS or an equivalent statistical software strongly preferred. Attention to detail, excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong deductive reasoning skills and experience in data cleaning. Familiarity with UNIX environment. Basic knowledge of statistical and/or clinical trials. Ability to program in UNIX or other high-level programming languages.
Additional Information Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off:3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision:We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement:University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program:Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation:Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options:Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard accessto athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join HSPH to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
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