Statistical Programming / Unix Systems Administrator
"To support the Biostatistics team by supporting the computing environment. As a senior member of the team, contributing to the overall efficiency and best practice running of the Biostatistics systems, demonstrating the ability to work efficiently and to a high standard within a clinical team environment. Maintenance of Biostatistics data servers including access control, study directory creation and data transferring. 1. Working with external vendors in order to develop or monitor the content and structure of SAS and related Software installations. The contractor’s primary responsibility will be supporting the statistical technical aspects of our computing environment. • SAS Applications Server • Data access control • Global macro support (SRS TLG systems, SRS ADS systems) • Global Analysis Environment. 2. Developing and maintaining SOPs, SWPs and other related technical documents, providing input and feedback. Providing input in gathering and analysis for business requirements, validation plans, and other related documents and determining and researching SAS software upgrades and related system maintenance issues. 3. Writing and Executing systems and macro testing (IQ/OQ/UAT), and delivering training. 4. Liaison with multiple Eisai disciplines (i.e., clinical informatics, TAs/PCUs, biostatistics, clinical pharmacology, regulatory, etc) and external vendors to support projects (new and ongoing). Work closely with IT personnel to support global technical architecture. Qualifications and education required: • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related science discipline preferred. • Masters degree preferred Experience required: • Experience in administration of UNIX and Windows SAS servers in a pharmaceutical/CRO environment. • Some SAS programming experience in a pharmaceutical/CRO programming environment. • Validation and Systems Development Life Cycle Skills and aptitude required: • Experience using SAS-Base, MACRO, STAT, GRAPH, ACCESS, MS Office. • Proven experience with Unix and Windows operating systems. • Programming / Scripting Experience with Perl and Shell. • Understanding of the software development life cycle. • Extensive knowledge of applicable Regulatory (FDA and EU) requirements for the implementation and usage of Computerized Systems in a Research and Development environment. • Hands-on experience with industry tools including biostatistics platforms, ETL, standard reporting and visualization tools (e.g. Base SAS, SAS CDI, SAS Data Miner, JMP, SAS DD, Oracle HLS, Oracle CDC/Waban, Informatica, Business Objects, i/J Review, Spotfire,) a plus. • Must be able to multi-task and pay close attention to detail in order to minimize obstacles and risks while delivering a well-structured project/program. • Strong problem solving ability through insightful solutions which address complex issues. Ability to dissect root cause of issues creating the best solution. • Good organization, time management and attention to detail skills needed to work in a stressful environment under tight deadlines while maintaining focus on details and quality. • History of working in complex team environments with numerous/diverse stakeholders. • Applies good judgment and leads problem solving within the team. • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills needed to effectively lead a team towards a common goal. * Responsibilities weighting may change significantly based on the incumbent and their assigned areas of responsibility. Regards,
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