Senior SAS Programmer - Zurich

Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Division: Clinical

Company: Vifor Pharma

Seniority Level: Manager

Medha Khanna

Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 852 90 82

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About You

We are currently looking for a Senior SAS programmer. Reporting directly to the Global Head of Biometrics, you will provide support to all Vifor Pharma clinical studies and statistical projects. 

Within this function, you will:

  • Act as the SAS programmer representative in clinical study and project teams and provide SAS programming expertise

  • Coordinate and monitor outsourced SAS programming activities

  • Review and approve the SAS programming deliverables, including programming of SDTM, ADaM and outputs production, and the preparation of the technical documents (specifications)

  • Ensure that quality control is performed on all programs, and that the outputs meet quality standards and project requirements

  • Lead the development and the update of the biometrics standards and SOPs

  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of the FDA and EMA submission filing or responses to the health authorities

  • Participate in the preparation of the integrated analyses of safety and efficacy (ISE/ISS)

  • Provide strategical input to and lead SAS programming activities

  • Prepare, plan and run SAS programming activities according to the projects timelines

  • Manage all technical documentation such as SDTM, ADaM, good programming practices, and Open CDISC validation reports associated to the development of SAS programs across all SAS programming activities.


The successful candidate holds a University level degree (BSc or higher level) in health related field and/or computational science (Degree in Biology or biostatistics would be an advantage) and brings additionally the following knowledge and experience:

  • 3 to 5 years of statistical programming experience in clinical trials

  • 3 to 5 years of SAS programming experience, using SAS BASE, STAT, MACRO and GRAPH

  • Demonstrated and applied experience in the use of CDISC standards (SDTM and ADaM)

  • Good knowledge of GCPs, including local laws, ICH and other regulatory guidelines (in particular eCFR part 11 compliant)

  • Basic or advance knowledge of statistical principles and methods

  • Experience managing CROs and experience in the technical validation and installation of SAS or other programming tools are an asset

  • Abilities to develop, update and/or maintain complex SAS macros

  • Fluent English both written and spoken 

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It holds a leading position in all its core business activities and consists of the following companies: Vifor Pharma and Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (a joint company with Fresenius Medical Care). Vifor Pharma Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348).

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