Graduate SAS Programmer UK

Job Locations UK-Cheshire-Wilmslow
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/20/2023 6:43 AM)
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These positions (3 Vacancies) offer a fantastic opportunity to join a dedicated programming department. As a Graduate SAS Programmer, you will have the opportunity to gain foundation knowledge of SAS programming, developing good programming techniques for clinical trial reporting.


This is an office based role, you will be expected to spend the first year with 5 days a week in office to aid in training. You will be following a development plan designed to give you the knowledge you need to excel within the company. Following your first year it would be a hybrid model with 2-3 days in the office.


Quanticate has a Fast Track Program which works to identify your strengths and ascertain your interests, and then develop a personal training plan to help you to reach your career goals. You will experience rapid promotion through the Programming grades, enabling those capable to become leads on multiple clinical projects at a more junior level. Employees at Quanticate can progress through the three levels of Programming every 6 months, which means that within two years, you could become a Senior. 


You will gain exposure to a broad range of clinical trial studies, working across Phases I-IV in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. Working as part of local and global project teams, you will have the opportunity to work on high profile, global studies for major pharmaceutical clients.


  • Undertake training as directed by line management and project leads.
  • Provide high quality deliverables, timely support as directed by project lead, or designee.
  • Assist in programming derived SAS datasets as appropriate.
  • Assist in programming tables, figures and listings according to the SAP or to a specified client requirement.
  • Assist in performing quality control checks and complete quality control documentation for programming plans, specifications, outputs/derived datasets.
  • Perform other reasonable programming tasks as requested by management.
  • Understand the importance of customer care in the delivery of genuine value and a great customer experience.
  • Have a good understanding of ICH/GCP guidelines.
  • Demonstrate understanding of current Quanticate, and client-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) and processes, as well as applicable regulatory requirements and/or guidelines on behalf of the client.
  • Follow appropriate Project Management procedures.
  • Work to the appropriate standards of the project.
  • Communicate effectively with project team.
  • To be responsible and accountable for daily and accurate completion of timesheets.


Key Contacts/Relationships (Internal & External)

  • Work closely with other project team members, mentor and line manager.
  • Under supervision, may have limited interaction with clients to complete various programming activities. To fulfil this role, the Programmer I, supported by project programmers, may be required to participate in project team meetings and be responsive on an ad hoc basis.


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent, preferably in a maths or physics.
  • Understanding of basic statistics.
  • Exposure to any programming discipline.
  • Should have strong PC skills, good organisational skills, good communication skills (oral and written), good analytical skills and attention to detail.




An exciting opportunity for a Graduate SAS Programmer has arisen within our Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), Quanticate. Working from our Hitchin or Manchesteroffice, you will work within Quanticate’s global programming department, providing the highest quality statistical programming services to our pharmaceutical, biotechnology, nutritional and medical device clients.


Having formed in 2007, from the merger of two specialist Biometrics CROs, Quanticate has grown to become the world’s largest CRO specialising in the provision of data-related services. Our services include Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Clinical Programming, Medical Writing and Pharmacovigilance.


As a recognised Investors in People employer, Quanticate is committed to the development of its employees. With structured career paths across each of its functional areas, and Junior and Expert Academies that have been created to help fast-track you up the CRO career ladder, you will be working for a company that is able to provide long-term career development opportunities alongside flexible working arrangements.



The Programming Group


With approximately 100 SAS Programmers spread across each of our global offices, the Programing Group is Quanticate’s largest department. 




This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a SAS programming career within a CRO that specialises in data-related services. You will receive substantial training that will enable you to gain a clear appreciation and understanding of clinical trial reporting. You will have the opportunity to work as part of global project teams, gaining exposure to high profile, global studies for major pharmaceutical clients.


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