SAS Programmer

Summary/Overview:

WCRI is recognized worldwide as the leading public policy research organization on workers’ compensation issues. WCRI conducts and publishes peer-reviewed studies, benchmarks system performance, analyzes trends and the impacts of reforms, and examines a wide range of labor economics and health policy issues. The studies meet high standards of publishable journal articles, while providing practical, actionable research findings that are regularly used by public officials and diverse system stakeholders to improve their systems. However, WCRI does not take positions on issues nor make recommendations. WCRI maintains a proprietary database with detailed information on over 30 million episodes of illness and injury. For a subset of these episodes, it collects patient outcome data via telephone interviews.

Nature/Scope:

WCRI seeks a full time SAS Programmer.  An individual in this position will work with researchers and project managers to provide comprehensive analytic support across multiple projects.  The SAS Programmer will work with large, complex insurance claim databases from diverse sources and develop/modify/document programs to support statistical analyses for peer reviewed studies of healthcare and public policy issues. 

Experience/Skills/Qualifications:

  • 1-4 years of SAS programming experience for research projects
  • Experience working with large databases used for research
  • Demonstrated ability to master complex databases
  • Strong commitment to quality
  • Familiarity with statistical terms and concepts
  • Experience working with and contributing to a multi-disciplinary group of researchers
  • Ability to write clear technical memoranda, technical sections of reports, and program and process documentation
  • BA/BS in Economics, Statistics, Public Policy, Operations Research or related discipline
  • Experience with healthcare and/or insurance data is a plus
  • Experience programming in SAS or related languages in a social science or public policy research environment.

Applications should be submitted to eharrison@wcrinet.org  or via mail to HR, WCRI, 955 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA, 02139.

WCRI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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