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)
Employee Assistance Program
Travel Accident 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.
WESTAT, located in Rockville, MD is one of the foremost contract research corporations in the United States. Since 1961, we have conducted surveys and provided statistical research and related services to the agencies of the U.S. Government and to a broad range of institutional and business clients. We are an employee-owned corporation with more than 2,000 research, technical, and administrative staff and a recognized history of technical and managerial excellence.