Senior SAS Programmer/Analyst (Remote)

7 days left

Durham & Research Triangle , NC
Mar 09, 2023
Apr 06, 2023
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a full-time senior SAS Programmer/Analyst. Westat programmers and epidemiologists provide support services for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Epidemiology Branch. Westat supports a longitudinal study to determine the environmental and genetic risk factors for cancer, by conducting a range of data management and analytic tasks. This role will assist the Westat team in developing analytical variables and data files, programming complex longitudinal data, and managing tasks.

Job Responsibilities:
•     Use SAS to perform data management tasks and support analysis.
•     Work with multifaceted teams comprised of epidemiologists, statisticians, and programmers.
•     Conduct data reviews and create documentation.
•     Assist with task timelines and management.

Basic Qualifications: 
•     A Master's degree, preferably in public health.
•     At least 5 years of applied SAS programming skills, with experience managing and analyzing longitudinal data.

Preferred Qualifications:
•     A Master's degree in biostatistics or epidemiology.
•     At least 7 plus years of applied SAS programming skills.
•     Skilled at translating concepts into algorithms for creation of analytic variables.
•     Experience with large, longitudinal health studies.
•     Experience developing and implementing macro language programming.
•     A demonstrated aptitude for data operations and the use of programming for data manipulation and investigation.

Other Required Qualifications: 
•     Demonstrated communication skills.
•     Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
•     Organization skills, including time management ability

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays and 2 Floating holidays)
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.