Programmer and Database Administrator, ARLG

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The Biostatistics Center (BSC) of the Milken Institute School of Public Health is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The BSC serves as the coordinating center and/or statistical center for multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The BSC is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at:

We are seeking a full-time Programmer and Database Administrator to perform statistical programming in SAS databases for use by statisticians. This includes creating/developing, testing, documenting and implementing programming systems to process data for a range of research studies within the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), an NIH-funded research project at the BSC.

Duties most typically performed by this position include utilizing relevant professional experience and judgment for the following:

-Performs statistical programming for analysis for study statisticians.
-Designs, builds, and enhances SAS systems.
-Creates and maintains SAS macros, and develops, expands, and streamlines SAS programs.
-Participates in validation activities and contributes to the development and implementation of Good Programming Practices and procedures.
-Creates R functions to implement novel statistical methods.
-Generates graphics using SAS and R, and documents programs.
-Oversees ad hoc programming requirements and collaborates with statisticians in tasks requiring programming.
-Maintains detailed knowledge of research study protocols, manuals of procedures, data forms, and other study documents.
- Communicates with the Biostatistics Center Systems Support staff and Administrative staff relating to systems and administrative details.
-Participates in general staff meetings and study-specific meetings as required.
-Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

• Excellent SAS statistical programming skills including macros programs development, and awareness of current features in SAS especially in Base SAS, SAS/Stat and SAS/Graph
• Desire to remain informed of new developments in programming, that are relevant to the industry and the development of tools in SAS
• Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with clinical trials and/or large datasets a plus
• Excellent R statistical programming skills a plus
• Knowledge of Windows Batch scripting a plus


Campus Location: Rockville, Maryland College/School/Department: Biostats Family Information Technology Sub-Family Data Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 35 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007205 Job Open Date: 05/09/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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        Posted: 5/10/2018
        Application Due: 6/12/2018
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