Clinical research is a field that is indispensable to some of the most booming scientific industries, including biotech and pharma. Clinical programming is a source of hot jobs that are highly in demand in these industries, specifically for SAS coding. So what does SAS clinical programming entail, you may ask? Keep reading to find out.
Know Your Codes
The first step to obtaining a job in SAS Clinical Programming is of course, knowing SAS coding. SAS coding is essential to some of the most important aspects of clinical research. You should also know RTF, which stands for Rich Text Format.
Go to School
An SAS Clinical Training Institute can provide you with courses which will give you exposure to what programming entails and will give you tools necessary to do it. Here are some careers which courses can prepare you for: *Analysis Dataset Developer: Studies hire developers to write SAS code and create analysis datasets from raw clinical data.
*Analysis Dataset Validator: Independent validators create their own code in SAS and validate the data by comparing the analysis dataset they come up with to the one obtained in the study.
*Report Generator: Report generators create their own summary reports and listings in SAS code to interpret the data and make statistical inferences from clinical data, using analysis datasets, mock shells, and guidelines.
*Report Validator: Independent report validators write SAS code using analysis datasets and RTF (Rich Text Format) Reports.
*Graph Generator: Graph generators use SAS to generate error bar graphs forPK data endpoints and the percent change form baseline plot (formula Mean+/- SE) for lab tests.
*PK Analysis Dataset Merger Specialist: PK (Pharmacokinetic) Analysis Dataset Merger specialists use SAS to integrate PK concentration data such as blood collection, demographics, dose administration, and vital signs and datasets in a database from raw PK datasets and clinical datasets.
Get an Internship
One of the best ways to prepare for a career in Sas Clinical Programming is to obtain an internship in the field. The reason for this is twofold. Firstly, an internship will provide you with a chance to figure out if you want to pursue this career or not. Secondly, it will show potential employers that you have necessary practical experience with SAS and are prepared to do the job.
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