Industry Consultant, Life Sciences

Job Locations US-NC-Cary HQ
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Travel Requirements

An Industry consultant is responsible add business value from established and emerging SAS Health & Life Science cloud technologies and solutions. They help customers rethink their business models, acting as strategic advisors on high-impact cloud transformation activities. Strong knowledge of SAS products and database technology for participation in design and implementation of complex solution architectures; ability to relate technical concepts to SAS System or database applications and user needs and oversees the technical progress of ongoing services. Focused on the underlying technology and may specialize in specific technical issues such as security, data integrity and system integration.


What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Data Analytics or a related field.
  • 2+ years of SAS, R or Python programming experience.
  • 2+ years of Java or Object-oriented programming experience.
  • 2+ years of Cloud platforms like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud experience.
  • Ability to travel 5-10% of the time, as business needs dictate (domestic / international in non-COVID restritcted situations).
  • Strong analytic, inductive, and deductive reasoning skills.
  • Strong communication skills for technical and business audiences.
  • Location: Cary, NC HQ highly preferred, but may be flexible for the right candidate.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in customer facing roles such consulting roles or project team participation.
  • Experience with industry data standards (e.g. CDISC models).
  • Broad understanding of SAS products and database structures.
  • Ability to comprehend the details of complex system software.
  • The ability to achieve goals independently as well as to contribute effectively to teams.
  • The ideal person for this role would be a proactive and enthusiastic developer that enjoys problem solving.
  • Background in the healthcare, life sciences, or pharmaceutical domain is a plus.  


  • We love living the #SASlife and believe that happy, healthy people have a passion for life, and bring that energy to work. No matter what your specialty or where you are in the world, your unique contributions will make a difference. 
  • Our multi-dimensional culture blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Here, it isn’t about fitting into our culture, it’s about adding to it - and we can’t wait to see what you’ll bring.

Additional Information:

SAS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Read more: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law. Also view the supplement EEO is the Law, and the notice Pay Transparency 


Equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered in place of the above qualifications. The level of this position will be determined based on the applicant's education, skills and experience. Resumes may be considered in the order they are received. SAS employees performing certain job functions may require access to technology or software subject to export or import regulations. To comply with these regulations, SAS may obtain nationality or citizenship information from applicants for employment. SAS collects this information solely for trade law compliance purposes and does not use it to discriminate unfairly in the hiring process.  This is a general expression of interest position. If you are a qualified candidate, you will be notified when positions aligned to your skillset are available. 


In order to work at SAS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If there is a medical or religious reason preventing you from receiving an available COVID-19 vaccination, and you are selected as a candidate for consideration, we have an accommodations process in place to evaluate those requests. 


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