FSS are currently looking for motivated individuals to fill the following position:


A Programmer (SAS) or Senior Programmer (SAS) exists within the Statistics and Programming team to support various clinical trials.  A large component of the role will include working within standard operating procedures and to internal SAS programming conventions. Using SAS you will develop and validate CDISC SDTM and ADAM datasets and tables, figures and listings (TFLs) against the statistical analysis plan and other specifications.  The role also includes working with legacy databases and developing new programming for future clinical trials and to support the needs of the current team. The ideal candidate should have a degree in computer science, statistics or related discipline, with at least 2 years’ relevant experience working as a programmer or at least 5 years to be appointed at the senior level. Experience working in industry/sponsored clinical trial environment would be an advantage. We may accept a candidate without a degree if the prior experience is extensive.

Candidates should have experience working in SAS to CDISC standards. Candidates should have good problem solving skills using a logical approach, be highly motivated with a willingness to learn/research new technologies and self-manage workload. Ability to write technical specification documentation and work to required industry standards is important.

To be appointed at the senior level, prior experience of leading programming activities, including planning the programming pipeline, liaising with sponsors and task allocation for programming staff is important.

Applicants must already have the entitlement to work in the UK and be able to provide evidence of this on request.

Due to current COVID-19 climate, remote working is currently the default and would be considered longer term for the right candidate.

Additional information about this post can be downloaded here:

Additional Information

Closing Date: Please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to appoint at any time. Final closing date: 30-Jan-2021.

Application Forms can be downloaded here:

FSS Application Form (PDF)

Applicants should submit a completed application form along with their current CV and a covering letter. If there are any questions or you would like to discuss the position further please contact recruitment@frontier-science.co.uk.